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Digital Dive Workshop Series

Join us for weekly after-school workshops featuring a hands-on introduction to the game development and interactive digital media, followed by a studio tour at a local gaming company.

Digital Dive Workshop Series

Join us for weekly after-school workshops featuring a hands-on introduction to the game development and interactive digital media, followed by a studio tour at a local gaming company.

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CodeX: playable & disruptive futurist eArt

January 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This exhibition of leading-edge digital art, or eArt, investigates the future of human society through technology, innovation and design.

Disruptive Design and Digital Fabrication Exhibition

February 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Disruptive Design and Digital Fabrication exhibition explores the relationship between digital fabrication processes and social design that increasingly revolve around prototyping and iterative testing. Digital tools are today ubiquitous in academic and community settings, yet engaging with these goes beyond any particular technologically enhanced capacity. In what Katherine Hayles [...]

DMG February Speaker Social

February 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hear from participants in the 2020 Black Women Film! × DMG VR Camp that took place this January, take a look at Blackness and representation in the VR landscape, and get hands-on with their volumetric video projects.

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THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR

  • VIDEO GAME/INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA INDUSTRY
  • ONTARIO BASED COMPANIES HIRING FOR CURRENT OR FUTURE
  • BLACK PROFESSIONALS AND POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES

Interactive Ontario is hosting ipprenticeship: Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students, in collaboration with Ubisoft and event partners.

The two-day event connects companies looking to hire emerging Black professionals with those seeking employment, and post-secondary students seeking internship opportunities.

Book introductory one-on-one meetings with Video Game/Interactive Digital Media studios who are looking to connect with new talent!

After you register you will receive an onboarding email from B2B/2GO to build your profile and start booking meetings.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

The KPI’s of DNI: Impactful Strategies for Investing in Diversity and Inclusion

Leading studios share Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and policies that support branding, cultural identity of the studio, and the challenges of implementing change.

Here’s What You Will Learn:

  • What does it mean to make a commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • How to practically invest in initiatives and policy changes that support branding and company culture
  • Challenges and opportunities that arise when implementing Diversity and Inclusion initiatives 

Meet the Keynote Panelists:

Ubisoft Toronto: Student & Early Career Info Session

Learn more about taking your first step into game development at Ubisoft Toronto. Our campus recruitment team will discuss the studio’s student initiatives, including Ubisoft Toronto NEXT and the Ubisoft Graduate Program. They’ll also share tips and tricks for building a strong job application for your future opportunities

Thank You to Our Partners:

Keynote Event Partners: Ontario Creates, Canada Media Fund, and Bell Media Fund.

Presenting Partners: Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and Ubisoft

ipprenticeship is a Black Youth Action Plan (BYAP) initiative. BYAP works toward eliminating systemic, race-based disparities by increasing opportunities for Black children, youth and families across the province. For the past 2 years Interactive Ontario has been supporting postsecondary education and career development producing Digital Dive and ipprenticeship, Industry-Led Career Initiatives for training, support and work placement opportunities to help Black youth secure high-quality employment and advance their careers in the Interactive Digital Media Industry.

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