Program Info

Torch Talks is an industry-led effort bringing together people from different areas of expertise for candid, in-depth, authentic conversations, where we can ask questions and make better decisions to thrive as leading studios in Ontario. Together we are expanding our skills, tactics, and businesses, as we come together to usher Ontario onto the Global stage of Video Games and Interactive Digital Media. These virtual peer-to-peer events are discussion groups, bringing together key contacts from Interactive Ontario’s Torchbearer and Expand level member companies to identify and address their needs and challenges across Business Development and Operations including Tech, Creative, Production, Marketing, and Communications.

If you’d like to join us and are not currently an Expand or Torchbearer member company, please update your membership here .

This event is exclusively for Expand and Torchbearer Interactive Ontario Members.

Meet the Committee

Laura Jabalee Johnston

Laura Jabalee Johnston

Director of Business Affairs
Secret Location

– Committee Chair –

Daniela Mahac

Daniela Mahac

Director of People Ops
Uken Games

Joel Burgess

Joel Burgess

Studio Director
Capybara Games


Renee Wong

Renee Wong

Communications Specialist
Gameloft Toronto

Upcoming Meetings

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Learn about becoming an IO Memeber
  • with Marketing & Communications from Ontario companies

    Meeting Date: October 6, 2022
  • Torch Talks: Studio Tech Leads

    with tech leads from Ontario companies

    Meeting Date: September 22, 2022
  • Torch Talks: Executive Producers

    with executive producers from Ontario companies

    Meeting Date: September 22, 2022
  • Torch Talks: Creative Leads

    with creative leads from Ontario companies

    Meeting Date: September 16, 2022
  • Torch Talks: How to Win at Remote Work

    with Daniel Cook, CCO at Spry Fox

    Meeting Date: May 19, 2022

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