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.
'Legal 101 for Video Games' Recap
We held our ‘Legal 101 for Video Games’ symposium on November 6 in the CDM Hangar. This was an exclusive event we offered to our members and it gave them the opportunity to learn from leading lawyers and advisors practicing in the Vancouver video game industry. The panel featured Karam Bayrakal (Fasken), Ryan Black (McMillan) and a number of their colleagues who presented a half-day interactive session that explored the risks and opportunities created by the rapid legal changes in games.
MDM Charity Poker Event [11.27.2019]
The Centre for Digital Media is hosting a charity event in support of the Vancouver Food Bank on Wednesday, November 27. Industry friends and colleagues can join in for a fun evening of poker, pizza, beer, networking, and a silent auction. Doors open at 5pm and cards start at 6pm with the final round taking place at around 8pm. Non-poker players are welcome, and there will be assistants on-site to help if you want to learn how to play. You are also free to just mingle and check out the silent auction! Participation is by donation.
BC Game Developers Innovation Award
As part of our ongoing commitment to promoting creative technology-related educational initiatives in the province, DigiBC is asking for your support through sponsorship of the BC Game Developers Innovation Award, in conjunction with the Science Fair Foundation of BC. This award is for students participating in science fairs across the province in February, March and April 2020.
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 for 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.