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14th July 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Production Sessions Feature Summer Blockbusters, Oscar Winner

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Gravity, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Production Sessions are hosted as part of the Computer Animation Festival and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 11-14 August. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th July 2014

2015 Privacy And Security Conference Call For Papers

mini-orbyThe Advisory Board for the 2015 Privacy and Security Conference is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers is now open. Subject matter experts working within the broad privacy and information security communities are invited to submit papers on their area of expertise. Of particular interest are briefs on cutting-edge subjects and themes suitable for presentation in either a panel session or keynote address. Presented by the Office of the CIO, Government of British Columbia, this two-day conference draws an international audience focused on policy, programs, law, research and technologies aimed at the protection of privacy and security.    Read the rest of this entry »

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8th July 2014

QuickMobile Brings Out-Of-The-Box Registration Integration With New Strategic Relationships

quickmobileVancouver’s QuickMobile has integrated more than 130 third-party systems into its mobile event app platform, supporting thousands of events and millions of users with diverse solutions. These systems include enterprise social collaboration tools from Salesforce and Jive Software, real-time polling systems from Lumi and registration systems from EventBrite and RegOnline. QuickMobile today announced strategic relationships with several registration software providers in an effort to simplify registration integration into the mobile event app experience. While QuickMobile will continue to support most registration systems, the company will now provide deeper productized offerings and out-of-the-box integration with a select number of solutions, including those provided by AllianceTech, Certain Inc., Cvent, etouches, EventsForce, Opus Solutions and SignUp4. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th July 2014

Canadian Videogame Awards Nominations Now Open For Games Developed In 2014

Canadian Video Game AwardsNominations opened today for games developed in 2014 for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs), taking place November 21st at The Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto. With the move to an autumn format, this year’s show will present awards from 2013 and a portion of 2014. As one of the largest producers of videogames in the world, the show will celebrate Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. This industry contributes $2.3 billion to Canada’s GDP and employs over 16,500 men and women in studios right across Canada.  Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd July 2014

The Secret World Celebrates Second Anniversary With Love And Loathing

funcomFuncom‘s The Secret World celebrates its second anniversary with a bang! The Guardians of Gaia event starts today, where massive Golems invade every game zone, and this year the players can take on an all new world boss in the city of Tokyo. Many hours of new content is also introduced with a new mission pack for the Tokyo game zone called Sidestories: Love & Loathing. Here players get to fight off the demonic invasion of Tokyo or try their hand at complex Origami in a deep Investigation Mission, among many other challenges. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Technical Papers Preview

siggraph 2014The SIGGRAPH 2014 Technical Papers Program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Submissions to the Technical Papers program are received from around the globe and feature high quality, never-before-seen scholarly work. Submitters are held to extremely high standards in order to qualify. In anticipation of the upcoming conference in Vancouver, SIGGRAPH has released a program preview trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

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26th June 2014

International Films Garner Majority of SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival Honors

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2014 is pleased to announce the 41st annual Computer Animation Festival award recipients for Best in Show, Jury Award, Best Student Project, Best Animated Short, and Best Visual Effects, among others. More than 100 pieces will be shown during the Computer Animation Festival at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 10-14 August. The 2014 nominees were chosen by an expert panel of jury members from more than 450 submissions. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th June 2014

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Presents Seven Canadian Films

Telefilm CanadaCanadian cinema is once again making a name for itself beyond our borders with a selection of seven films at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in the Czech Republic. The films Je suis à toi by David Lambert, a minority Canadian coproduction with Belgium, and Violent by Andrew Huculiak will be shown in competition and also make their world premieres in the Official Selection and Forum of Independents sections, respectively. In the non-competitive sections, the documentary Earth’s Golden Playground by Andreas Horvath, Pierrot Lunaire by Bruce LaBruce, and Que ta joie demeure by Denis Côté will allow Canadian cinema to shine brightly on Czech territory. Lastly, in the wake of his Jury Prize for Mommy during the past Cannes Festival, Xavier Dolan’s last two films will be presented in the Horizons section. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th June 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Not Impossible Labs Co-Founder Elliot Kotek As Keynote Speaker

siggraph 2014ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The current content chief and co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, and editor-in-chief of Not Impossible Now, Kotek is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Beyond Cinema and the former editor-in-chief of both Moving Pictures and Celebs.com. Not Impossible Labs is comprised of thinkers and doers with a mission to transform ideas that once seemed impossible to possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd June 2014

Digital Economy Congress Issues Call For Papers

mini-orbyThe Advisory Board for the 2nd Annual Digital Economy Congress is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers is now open.  Subject matter experts working with disruptive technologies that challenge the conventional ways of doing business in the digital economy are invited to submit papers on their area of expertise. Of particular interest are briefs on cutting-edge subjects and themes suitable for presentation in either a panel session or keynote address. Read the rest of this entry »

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