Brought to you by Interactive Ontario, IO Connect is a series of  hybrid keynote and networking events that provide high-quality learning and B2B activities for Ontario’s video Game and immersive/interactive digital media stakeholders.


IO Connect: Evening Networking Mixer

Interactive Ontario has partnered with XP Game Developer Summit for our latest iteration in our IO Connect series. This event promises to build on the successful foundation we built with our Video Game Audio event this past December with Music Publishers Canada (details below). Join us and the Ontario video game industry for a night of music, exclusive networking opportunities, and video game celebration. Food and drinks will be provided at the event.

What: IO Connect: Evening Networking Mixer

When: Thursday, April 20, 2023 after XP Game Developer Summit. Specific Time TBA

Where: Artscape Daniels Launchpad East Tower, 130 Queens Quay E 4th Floor, Toronto, ON

Who: XP Game Summit VIP & Business Pass Holders, and IO Connect: Evening Networking Mixer Pass Holders

Interactive Ontario Members receive 25% off VIP, Business, and Conference Passes for XP Game Developer Summit. (IO Connect admission not included with Conference Pass)

Stand alone IO Connect tickets are available EXCLUSIVELY to Interactive Ontario Members. Tickets limited, available while supplies last. 

Our promo code unlocks both the 25% discount, as well as access to the standalone tickets, so please email membership@interactiveontario for your promo code today!

Interactive Ontario
Ontario Creates - Ontario Créatif
Canada Media Fund
XP Gaming

Event Recap

On December 7th, 2022, Interactive Ontario and Music Publishers Canada hosted the biggest Ontario video game, immersive/ interactive digital media, and music event of the year.

Hosted at the legendary El Mocambo, IO Connect: The Future of Video Game Audio & Holiday Celebration brought together nearly 400 people from across industries to participate in this inaugural collaboration between IO and MPC. The evening’s opening panel welcomed Darren Korb of Supergiant Games, Colin Walder of CD Projekt Red, Eduardo Vaisman of Ubisoft Toronto, Debbie Gonzalez of Keywords Studios and moderator Stephanie Greenall of Tilt 5 for an engaging and enticing discussion of video game audio. This was followed by the talented DJ Killa Jewel taking the stage, who performed the soundtrack of the night, incl. a compilation of music from Ontario video games, a proud moment for many of us.

Photographs by Lindsay Duncan


  • Live Panel Discussion on Video Game Audio

  • VIP B2B Lounge
  • Drink Ticket(s) & Complimentary Provisions
  • A raffle with prizes including a Xbox Series X, Far Cry 6 Collector Editions, and VR Headsets provided by our partners

We look forward to hosting additional IO Connect Events in 2023, so come and reintroduce yourself to the Ontario video game, immersive and interactive digital media industry.



Music Publishers Canada
Ontario Creates - Ontario Créatif
FACTOR - The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings
Government of Canada
Canada Media Fund
Pixel Audio
Government of Canada - Trade Commissioner Service



XP Gaming