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Emily Carr University of Art + Design & Centre for Digital Media

Great Northern Way

Vancouver, BC V5T 0C6


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Enterprising Culture is an international meeting that provides opportunities for unique discussions and exchanges between Canadian and French professionals from the worlds of culture, creative, and media industries.

This edition focuses on start-ups and companies working in Immersive technologies (VR/AR, MR, 3D display, Holographic experience…) with a program designed to showcase new digital technologies (hardwares and softwares) and innovative content producers from both countries.

This invitation-only event offers two days of conversation, panel discussions, presentations and demos. Join us to meet companies and professionals from France, Ontario and British Columbia.

The Forum aims to be a place for concrete proposals, unique networking opportunities for start-ups coming from France and Canada, and a place to learn about key trends in these innovative markets.



Day #1 - November 2, 2017
@ Reliance Theatre - Emily Carr University of Art + Design

3:15 pm - Registration starts (through out the day)

4:00 - 4:15 pm - Opening remarks
Dr. Ron Burnett - Emily Carr University for Art + Design, President & Vice Chancellor
Hon. Philippe Sutter - Consul general of France in Vancouver
Dr. Richard Smith - The Centre for Digital Media, Director Master Digital Media Program
Mrs. Ana Serrano - Canadian Film Centre, Chief Digital Officer and Founder of CFC Media Lab

4:15 - 5:00 pm - Building Partnerships in the VR/AR and MR Economy
Anne-Marie Enns, VU Conference & VR/AR Association
Alan Goldman, Emily Carr University for Art + Design
Frédéric Josué, Havas & Uni-XR
Robert Wong, Creative BC
Moderator: Ana Serrano, CFC MediaLab

5:00 - 5:30 pm - The VR workflow: Building and sharing knowledge from VR developement project
Joe Bonar, New Reality Garage
Eric Hine, Archiact
Chloé Jarry, Camera Lucida
Moderator: Colin Northway, Northway Games

5:30 - 5:50 pm - Break & Networking

5:50 - 6:20 pm - Changing the cultural space with VR experiences
Michael Swierczynski, Forum des Images (Paris)
Maria Lantin, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Bernhard Rieke, Simon Fraser University

Moderator: Patrick Pennefather, The Centre for Digital Media

6:20 - 6:50 pm - Infinite possibilities for *R experiences ?
Ben Cole, Mashup Machine
Aaron Hilton, Steampunk Digital
Wilson Tang, Yumebau
Oleg Veryovka, Google
Moderator: Denise Quesnel, Simon Fraser University

7:00 - 9:00 pm -Day One Closing Reception @ The Hangar - The Centre for Digital Media
Join us for a cocktail reception showcasing all participating start-ups and get a chance to experience all demos.

Register and attend Enterprising Culture for a chance to win a roundtrip ticket Paris/Vancouver offered by Air France !

Day #2 - November 3, 2017
@ The Hangar - The Centre for Digital Media

1:00 pm - Registration starts (through out the day)

2:00 - 3:00 pm - Pitch session #1
Janus VR / Karan Singh, Co-founder
Large - Albedo Informatics / Kori Golding, Owner
H+ Technology / Vincent Yang, Chief Executive Officer
VRTuoz / Gildas Dussauze, Founder
TH-er / Colin Northway

3:00 - 3:30 pm - Demo & Networking

3:30 - 4:30 pm - Pitch session #2
Red Corner / Marie Blondiaux, Founder
Audiogaming - Novelab / Grégoire Parain, Founder
FilmTyme / Ben Sainsbury, Founder

Gengiskhan VR / Line Brucena, Founder
Mashup Machine / Ben Cole, Chief Technology Officer

4:30 - 5:00 pm - Demo & Networking

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Pitch session #3
Archiact / Eric Hine, Executive Producer
MasterpieceVR /
Johnathan Gagne, Co-founder
Biointeractive Technologies / Lukas-Karim Mehri, Chief Executive Officer
Histovery / Mathilde Michaud, Founder

6:00 - 8:00 pm - Presentation of Pulse on VR: A living Ecosystem & Day Two Closing Reception
Presented by Ana Serrano, CFC Media Lab & Kristian Roberts, Nordicity

Terms & Conditions

Enterprising Culture is invitation-only free event. Registration is required and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Places are limited.

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design & Centre for Digital Media

Great Northern Way

Vancouver, BC V5T 0C6


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