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, VR / MR / AR, and digital marketing 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.
ESAC's 2017 Video Game Industry Study
The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) was in town recently and hosted a cocktail mixer at Rogue Wet Bar to celebrate the launch of their 2017 Canadian Video Game Industry Study. The crowd, made up of a variety of people from the Vancouver gaming community, were treated to a tasty assortment of appetizers and drinks while networking and socializing ensued throughout the evening. There was also a short presentation from Jayson Hilchie, CEO of ESAC, who said a few words to address the state of the industry, as well as touch on the results of the economic study. Following that, Jon Lutz, DigiBC Board Chair, gave an update on DigiBC's progress with its IDMTC whitepaper and proposed changes to the tax credit.
MDM Charity Poker Event 2017
The Centre for Digital Media is hosting a charity event in support of the Vancouver Food Bank on November 29. Industry friends and colleagues can join in for a fun evening that includes 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 ($20 suggested amount). RSVP online: here
The 2017 VRX Conference & Expo
The VRX 2017 Conference in San Francisco on December 7 & 8 will bring together the world’s leading content creators, commercial leaders, and respected analysts and experts from across the VR/AR/MR ecosystem. It's set to be the best opportunity for those looking to position their business at the forefront of this new platform revolution. Are you planning to attend? If so, then take advantage of the 15% discount we've arranged on conference passes! Use the code 4870DIGIBC15 when you register online.
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 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.