Game Nation 2018

It’s time once again for CIAIC’s annual gathering “Game Nation” celebrating Canada in the video game industry at GDC in San Francisco. Game Nation 2018 is the 7th annual event joining Canadian and International game professionals for the largest networking reception outside the GDC Conference.  Attendees include developers from studios all across Canada, supporting partners and governments, as well as foreign companies interested in Canada. Enjoy some poutine, a beverage, and stop by the photo booth to get a Great Canadian photo! The Canada Game Nation 7th annual edition will host over 800 attendees on March 21st at 5:00pm at Jillian’s Metreon at 175th 4th Street, right by the doorsteps of the Game Developer Conference and Game Connection America.

NOTE: This years event is a closed private eventOnly those that receive an invite could sign up for a ticket. There are no tickets at the door. Entry is subject to first come first serve, to the venue max capacity.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

CIAIC is gearing up to make this 7th edition the biggest and best yet, but we need your support!

CIAIC relies on partnerships to build on long standing tradition and to position Canada as the best place in the world to make video games, in line with our main objectives:

Key focus for this year’s event:

  • Exhibit Canada’s growing video game industry, demonstrating a great place for investment opportunities.
  • A more defined guest list to target Canadian companies and potential international partners.
  • Increased networking opportunities to meet both Canadian and International companies.
  • Continue tradition of celebrating the Canada wide video game industry bringing together studios, partners, and government

Thanks to our partners, past year’s Game Nation events have been a spectacular success growing  to over 800 attendees from across Canada and around the world. Please contact Gillian Hickman, at gamenation@ciaic.ca to become a 2018 Game Nation Canadian Reception Partner.  Please find sponsorship opportunities HERE.

 

 

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Canada Game Nation 2017 Reception

CIAIC’s annual gathering of Canadians returns for another year at GDC 2017 in San Francisco. In a celebration of the Canadian games industry there will be a chance to speak with participants from studios all across Canada, supporting partners and governments, as well as foreign companies interested in Canada. Come and network with industry leaders from all over Canada, have a drink, eat some poutine, and stop by the photobooth. TheCanada Game Nation’s 6th annual edition will host our 1,000 attendees on March 1st at 5:00pm at Jillian’s Metreon at 175th 4th Street, right by the doorsteps of the Game Developer Conference and Game Connection America.

This is possible only with the help of our generous sponsors and we thank them for their continuous support.

Registration will be opening soon, any organizations interested in supporting this event OR if you want to request an invite, please contact: jillian@jillianmood.com

Canada Game Nation 2016 reception – March 16th

It’s time once again for CIAIC’s annual gathering of Canadian and international game professionals at GDC 2016 in San Francisco. The 5th annual edition of the Canada Game Nation reception will take bring together hundreds of attendees on March 16th at 5:00 pm at Jillian’s Metreon at 175 4th Street just at the doorsteps of the Game Developer Conference and Game Connection America.

This is possible only with the help of our generous sponsors and we thank them for their continuous support.

This event is by invitation only, if you want to request an invite please send your request to: jillianhr@live.ca

CIAIC invites you to the Canada Game Nation 2015 Reception on March 4th at Jillian’s Metreon in SF

CIAIC put together once more the largest reception of Canadian and international game developers professionals at GDC-GCA 2015 in San Francisco on March 4th 2015 at Jillian’s Metreon. For the 4th year CIAIC is gathering all Canadian participants and partners from around the world at this annual gathering which will host over 600 peoples and 150 VIP’s. Come network and exchange with the best of the industry and take a bite and a drink on us at 5:00 pm at Jillian’s Metreon at 175th, 4th Street just at the doorsteps of the Game Developer Conference and Game Connection America.

This is possible only with the help of our generous sponsors and we thank them for their continuous support.

This event is by invitation only, if you want to request an invite please send your request to: serge@ciaic.ca

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New Study on Monetizing Digital Media: Trends, Key Insights and Strategies that Work

MONTREAL, Nov. 10, 2014

The Canadian Interactive Alliance / L’alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC) releases Monetizing Digital Media: Trends, Key Insights and Strategies that Work, an examination of recent trends and key models being used to monetize digital media content. The study was conducted by Communications MDR and authored by Maria De Rosa and Marilyn Burgess, with the support of the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Bell Fund, the National Film Board (NFB) and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Integrating key insights by industry leaders and examples of successful monetization models and strategies being used by Canadian companies, the report provides an overview and analysis of recent global trends and key models being used to monetize digital media content. As stated in the report, digital media are being monetized in a rapidly evolving and complex ecosystem requiring a sophisticated understanding of consumer behaviour as well as an appetite for experimentation and risk.

“Understanding the opportunities and challenges afforded by different monetization models is critical for companies to succeed today in increasingly competitive and global markets,” said Serge Landry, Executive Director of the CIAIC.
The study is intended to provide Canadian digital media companies with strategic information as they seek to monetize their content across multiple platforms and in an increasing number of markets worldwide. The authors focused primarily on games and applications but the report also provides an overview on monetization opportunities for convergent content which is produced as an extension, or in relation to a television program.

“This new study is a key part of the CMF’s objective of providing the Canadian digital media industry with valuable industry intelligence,” said Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund. By supporting strategic industry research on monetization, the CMF aims to strengthen the Canadian digital media industry’s ability to continue to innovate with new products for the benefit of Canadians and world markets.”

About the Canadian Interactive Alliance
The Canadian Interactive Alliance / L’alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC) CIAIC is a national not-for-profit association and the voice for Canada’s interactive digital media industry nationally. Founded in 2005, the CIAIC represents nearly 1,000 companies working in and serving the interactive digital media industry from coast to coast. Its membership is comprised of seven provincial new media associations, including Interactive Ontario, DigitalBC, Digital Alberta, SaskInteractive, New Media Manitoba, Alliance numérique, and Interactive Media Association of Prince Edward Island and more recently two new associations in Newfoundland and Labrador and in Nova Scotia have joined the CIAIC.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. Please visit http://www.cmf-fmc.ca.

FINAL Monetization report- November 7 2014