FITC Toronto 2015 – a three-day celebration of design, development, media, and innovation – broke every record this year with over 1250 attendees, 70 presentations, and 50+ sponsors. Expertly organised as always, FITC managed to offer something for everyone, with sessions on illustration, coding, AR, design, UX, tinkering, and the business of doing creative work for living.
“Our goal with FITC is to educate, inspire, and connect, and we have been pursuing these goals for 14 years now,” said Shawn Pucknell, Founding Director, FITC Design & Technology Events. “We feel that it is through events like ours and others, the community and industry are stronger.” Having attended FITC last year, it certainly looks like the community is getting bigger and stronger than ever.
There’s simply no other event in Toronto that can bring such diverse speakers and attendees under one roof. The Speakers and presenters list of fame included Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer of the CFC and Founder of CFC Media Lab, GMUNK, Graphic designer James White, Peter Nitsch of Wattage, and many more fantastic names, well worth hearing.
It also included BetaKit’s very own Tom Emrich, who spoke on the marketing opportunities with wearable tech. BetaKit contributor Amanda Cosco was in attendance and said Tom’s session was a highlight, as well as Song a Day Mann’s talk on creating content and connecting with individuals online.
“FITC always does a great job at bringing together the tech community,” Cosco said. “This year, there was a lot of buzz about virtual and augmented reality — there was even a VR demo one the scene. It’s a really exciting space right now, and it’s great to see the industry band together to connect and co-mingle.”
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