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April 19 - April 21, 2020
145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2


FITC Toronto 2020 – Cancelled

The health and safety of our attendees, volunteers, speakers, sponsors, and staff are of the utmost importance to FITC. For that reason, we’ve made the very difficult decision to cancel the April FITC Toronto 2020 event. We are unable to proceed with the event as planned.

We did not come to this decision lightly. For the last 20 years, we’ve put our everything into bringing the design and tech community together, and it all started here in Toronto with the first event in 2002. Every year, we work tirelessly to honour our commitment to bring our flagship event to life, giving a stage to homegrown talent and global change-makers. But with each day brings more news that tells us there is no way forward with this event, including today’s: ‘Ontario’s top health official recommends events with over 250 people be cancelled’ – https://bit.ly/2U7f8Of

At this time, we cannot realistically reschedule it to a later date for many reasons; the largest one is we have no way of knowing what the COVID-19 situation will be for Toronto and the world in the coming months.

We’ve had to make some tough decisions this week, including laying off 50% of our already small team, and we’ve been in meetings with banks, the Hilton, our landlord, our accountant, our insurance company (no, we don’t have pandemic insurance) and every sponsor and company we work with. It has been an unbelievable week.

We have been overwhelmed with support all around. We are humbled and in debt to so many people who have helped us through the crisis this week, who have all agreed to work through this with us over the coming months. It’s been an incredibly emotional time for all of us here at FITC.

As we look for a way forward to continue on, we ask for your understanding as we navigate this unprecedented and unexpected change, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We know we are not the only company or industry to be impacted by this virus, and we hope that you all see as much support and goodwill as we’ve seen this week.

Sincerely,


Shawn Pucknell, Director
and the entire FITC crew

 

The Technology & Creativity Conference

FITC Toronto is a globally recognized industry event showcasing the best the world has to offer in design, digital development, media and innovation in creative technologies – it’s three days and nights of presentations, parties, installations and performances that unite and transform the industry.

The event explores the future of everything innovative, technical and creative to leave you informed, challenged and inspired. With hand-picked speakers from all over the world and from a variety of backgrounds; whether you’re after a highly focused experience, or your interests are more interdisciplinary, we’ve got you covered.

What You May Find : Day 1 – The Future of Innovation
What does the future hold? Can you see it? Things are progressing and changing faster and faster, sometimes, but not always for the better. As we enter the year 2020, we want to explore the future. What we want, what we imagined, and what will be.

What You May Find : Day 2 – The Future of Technology
We have state of the art technology in our pockets, and access to centuries of information with only a word. Where are the flying cars and jetpacks that we envisioned and were promised? Will our advances eventually plateau, or lead to a singularity.

What You May Find : Day 3 – The Future of Creativity
We live in the future now. For every new design and development, there are serious and incredible consequences. Will you find a new path, a new system, a new set of tools or a new found love for something from the past.



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https://fitc.ca/event/to20/




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