Digital interactive and gaming. Conference. DIG. For those of you who already know what this means, kudos! We can’t wait to see you in November. Confused? Don’t be; I’m going to clear everything up for you. My name is Trisha Beausaert, and I am the Marketing Coordinator for the London Economic Development Corporation. This is my first year with DIG, and I could not be more excited to be a part of the team who is bringing you DIG. I am one of three coordinators who will post blogs Tuesdays and Thursdays. This opening blog post is simply to introduce the bones of the conference to newcomers, as well as to remind returning participants of why they keep coming back. The next few months of blog posts will give these bones meat, and a pulse, as we discuss everything related to DIG and the industry that interests you.
If you’re interested in video games, web development, or the path to your dream job, attendance at DIG in London, Ontario, is essential. In an industry that celebrates accomplishments and new ideas through the use of tradeshows and conferences, there are many events to choose from, but DIG is not your average conference.
DIG is focused on the Canadian web and game industry. It is designed to appeal to local industry experts and amateurs and provides programming for a varied audience, whose needs and interests overlap to create an interactive and informative day. A special area of DIG programming reaches out to high school and post-secondary students who are interested in a career in DIG industries.
Idea sharing, networking, a reunion of sorts, informative and educational seminars and panel discussions, a pseudo job-fair, and school recruitment are all rolled into one awesome package. Our DIGX room- where games and new innovations can be experienced and enjoyed- is famous. Participants can contribute to discussions about web and game development with artists, computer programmers, software engineers, web content managers, and designers.
Essentially, DIG showcases the latest in digital technology and brings together the industries’ leaders and contributors to share, collaborate, and network. We’ll keep you updated on our program and speaker developments through this blog and our other social media outlets: