Tim Peake, the first British ESA astronaut to go to the International Space Station, will run where no man has run before thanks to RunSocial, the pioneer of mixed reality running technology and IO member IO member A51, who created the multi-user platform to facilitate the real time interactions between runners - whether on earth [...]
Startup & Up is a joint initiative of the Institute of Communication Agencies, Interactive Ontario and the DMZ at Ryerson University. The program will match select startups with ICA member agencies for pro bono advertising, marketing and branding support for a time period to be negotiated between the startup and the agency. This support will [...]
Created by Trevor Allan, Jody Colero and Jane Heath, Junior Joe is a full-service boutique music production company dedicated to children’s programming. While Silent Joe has long been involved in sound production for kids, the studio felt the time was right to dedicate an entire shop to the children’s world. And so Junior Joe was [...]
Congratulations are in order for Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen of IO member company Portfolio Entertainment and IO Vice-Chair Lucie Lalumiere, as recipients of WIFT-T Crystal Awards this year. At the December 1 ceremony, Lucie will receive the Digital Trailblazer Award, while Lisa and Joy will receive the Outstanding Achievement in Business Award. Register here [...]
IT’S A START is an exciting and interactive pitch competition taking place at Digifest 2016. Pitch your business, convince the judges of its value, and wow the crowd in 5 minutes, and you will have the chance to win thousands in cash, incubation space, and mentorship. IT’S A START will provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the [...]
The Ontario government is embarking on Culture Strategy consultations this fall. We encourage you to provide input on Ontario’s growing digital media sector through the following methods: 11 town halls starting in Barrie on 13 October and winding up in Windsor on 3 December Written submissions accepted up to a 7 December deadline Online submissions [...]
Front Row is pleased to enhance the benefits of an IO membership by removing $50 of fees on each of 2 separate insurance programs to meet the needs of member companies. They will take $50 off the fees for the Business Office Package, which typically costs $650/yr, and covers theft, fire and water damage, contents, [...]
IO Executive Director Christa Dickenson recently spoke to EDC's ExportWise about Canada's strong video game industry. The resulting article is full of resources for game companies at any stage of development and delves into the growing fields of prescriptive gaming and games for change. Read it here.
The TAAFI 2016 call for animated submissions is now open! They will be accepting online submissions of animated shorts, feature films, commercials, game trailers, and motionography to be screened in competition at TAAFI 2016, a three day animation arts extravaganza in Toronto, April 22-24, and there is no admission fee. Submit here.
The Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will address delegates at the first day of GameON: Ventures (formerly GameON: Finance), a conference dedicated to the business of video games. GameON: Ventures takes place on September 29 & 30 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto. “We are delighted to [...]