Interact is IO's series of networking mixers. Food, drink and a great
location allow IO members and other interactive industry professionals
to meet and discuss projects in a relaxed atmosphere.
IO is planning more frequent Interacts for the future, including events
in cities outside of the GTA. We look forward to hitting the road later
In 2011, IN: The Interactive Exchange became X-Summit, but the conference's focus on cross-media intelligence and collaboration remained the same. X-Summit 2012 will take place in the fall and continue our tradition of programming cutting edge keynotes and panels that take an in-depth look at the world of transmedia.
iLunch is a monthly intelligence, skills development, and business networking event series for interactive digital media producers, developers, and entrepreneurs. This series also attracts professionals from digital marketing agencies, film and television production and professional services looking to better understand and partner with interactive digital media developers.
iLunch 11 will begin in Fall 2012.
Our highly popular conference on the business side of the interactive
games industry will return in early 2013. With participants that include
game developers, publishers and distributors, private equity investors,
financial services companies, government agencies, economic
developments officers and tax credit experts GameON: Finance is a can't
miss event for those looking to start or grow their business in the
Our fourth annual conference on the art and business of kids interactive will happen in May 2013, where companies in this space - whether ebooks, educational software, toys, apps or online games - come together to learn and network.
LAX: The Los Angeles Connection
LAX is a trade marketing and business development program designed to develop enhanced visibility and deepen connections between Los Angeles-based studios, major producers and publishers and the Ontario digital games and cross-media production sectors.
The first phase of LAX saw six Ontario companies embark on a trade mission to Los Angeles during the Digital Kids conference for meetings with LA-based companies, while the second took the form of a networking event at E3.
The third and final phase, a trade mission to LA centred around transmedia, will take place in late 2012. Keep an eye on the IO website and newsletter for information on how to apply!