DigiBC's mission is to promote, support and accelerate the growth of British Columbia's interactive and
digital media industry to the benefit of current and future generations.
Our membership is comprised of companies from the video game/interactive, animation, visual effects, and VR/MR/AR sectors, along with technology enablers and service providers who work alongside our members to help grow the creative technology economy in the province. We seek to achieve our goals through
advocacy & policy engagement, growth programs, talent programs, events, and member benefit initiatives.
DigiBC Diversity & Inclusion Surveys
Do you work in video games, animation, VFX or VR/MR? If so, we'd love to get your help in establishing the industry baseline for equity, inclusion, and diversity in B.C.'s creative tech sector. If you have seven minutes to spare then your voice will be heard. This information is vital in helping us gauge where things are currently at and seeing what we can do to grow it going forward. Survey is open until April 30 >> http://bit.ly/2H8fpeV
DigiBC, the Interactive and Digital Media Industry Association of British Columbia, is pleased to announce DigiMusic 2019, a province-wide music composition activity for high school students. Created in conjunction with music education specialists, DigiMusic is designed to provide students, educators, and parents with a glimpse of what it's like to work in BC’s thriving creative technology sector, which offers a range of fulfilling, well-paid career opportunities for people with a diverse range of skill-sets and backgrounds. DigiMusic asks students to compose an original score for a short video game or animated movie clip provided by some of BC’s leading studios. Curriculum support materials to help guide students and teachers through the process are available. The DigiMusic contest runs from April 2-30. Winning compositions will receive prizes for schools and composers, and the winning groups of students will be invited for a tour of a video game studio in early June. Please find the materials and full contest details on our website: www.digibc.org/digimusic
Financing Deconstructed Panel Recap
DigiBC hosted a breakout session panel event on the topic of financing last week. It was a fun and engaging night where members from the creative tech sector came together to hear from important players in the tech and media finance world. Attendees were split into small groups and rotated through the five panelist stations where they were able to sit and interact with each speaker. The event took place at the KPMG Ignition Centre and it was great to see folks engaged and connecting throughout the night. Huge thanks to our generous sponsors (KPMG & Fasken) and our wonderful panelists (Raul Duque from EDC, Caterina Papadakos from Espresso Capital, Stéphane Cosentino from the CMF, Ed Zacharuk from KPMG & Roberto Monteleone from RBC) for making this event possible. We can't thank them enough! DigiBC has more events planned for the year, so no need to fret if you weren’t able to make it to this one! However, make sure to join our mailing list so you can stay up-to-date on what we’re doing. >> http://bit.ly/2IOW6bo
What We Do
Our mission is to help ensure that IDM, as a cornerstone of the broader technology sector, grows and thrives in the province to the benefit of current and future generations. We are involved in ongoing discussions with the government regarding short and long-term policy development, and working with leaders in education to help shape the curriculum from kindergarten through post-secondary to help better equip BC students for fulfilling a career in IDM. We are engaged with programs to help grow the number and strength of IDM programs in the province, and hold a series of networking and professional development events. Member companies and their employees can take advantage of an ever-increasing number of member benefit programs.