Digifest Returns to Toronto with Intel Family Day

The leading edge of digital innovation and design is coming to Toronto for Digifest, May 8 to 10 at Corus Entertainment on Toronto’s waterfront.

Presented by George Brown College, Digifest claims to be “Canada’s premiere, international, digital culture festival, focused on the future of digital innovation.”

Founded in 2002, Digifest is an annual event featuring interdisciplinary talks by some of the world’s most visionary tech leaders, and showcases hands-on demos of cutting-edge innovations.

This year, Digifest 2014 will address the theme of Digital Urbanism and the Future of Cities. Its programming and events will highlight the latest digital tools that are facilitating creative solutions, and connecting people and networks that inspire us to imagine more responsive cities that will enable better living.

Daan Roosegaarde will deliver Digifest’s keynote presentation on May 8th and examine the interaction of technology, people and space to create new uses, new experiences and new understandings of the world.

On Saturday May 10, Digifest has partnered with Intel to create Intel Family Day, a free to the public, full day of exhibitions, play spaces and workshops. Intel Family Day celebrates the power to create, innovate and realize ideas. The day welcomes everyone from preschool to adults to take in exhibits and demonstrations by artists, and learn from inventors and makers of many cool things.

Intel Family Day also includes a student showcase of innovative digital projects from across Canada and beyond, and the “IT’S A START” entrepreneur competition that sees 20 finalists battle it out in a pitch contest finale for a chance to win more than $20,000 in cash and prizes.

Visit www.torontodigifest.ca for the complete festival schedule and to register.