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

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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

Invitation Final

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

March 19th – 3rd edition of Game Nation Canadian Reception

March 19th @ Jillian’s San Francisco – 5 to 8:30 pm

Since 2012, the Canadian Interactive Alliance took over from the Government of Canada, as the lead organizer of the Game Nation Reception. This event, in addition to other activities held at the Intercontinental Canadian Business Lounge, is an integrated part of Canada’s video game industry companies and stakeholders’ efforts to network beyond the 2014 GDC and Game Connection America to take place in San Francisco, March 17-21.

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 two main objectives:

  • To facilitate great networking with international VIPs including publishers, investors and studio heads; and
  • To give Canadian game developers a chance to celebrate their great accomplishments.

Thanks to our partners, the Game Nation Canada 2013 Reception was a spectacular success with over 700 attendees from across Canada and around the world.

CIAIC is gearing up to make this 3rd edition the biggest and best yet, with your support! As a Canadian major industry player, we look forward to welcoming you and rely on your support and presence to make this year reception a success.

The formal invitation requests are now closed.

Contact Serge Landry, CIAIC Chairman & CEO at serge@ciaic.ca to become a 2015 Game Nation Canadian Reception Partner.

Thanks to our Partners for making 2014 Game Nation Canadian Reception possible!