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Emerging Mobile and Digital Media Technologies, Methodologies and Opportunities

February 7, 2014 | Vancouver, BC

GRAND NCE Workshop

GRAND is pleased to host a workshop at the University of British Columbia, Robson Square Conference Centre, Vancouver, B.C. on February 7, 2014 on Emerging Digital Media Technologies, Methodologies. The event is sponsored by the BC Innovation Council.

GRAND is hosting a free networking workshop with leading members of the Canadian digital media community, including researchers, developers, venture capitalists and representatives from supporting agencies and organizations in British Columbia. The goal is to increase industry-academic collaboration and to forge partnerships that will provide solutions to key graphic, animation and digital media problems and needs and lead to future product development and commercialization, and stimulate entrepreneurship and continuous innovation.

Sponsored by:

BC Innovation Council Western Economic Diversification

Date: February 7, 2014

Time:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location: University of British Columbia, Robson Square Conference Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

Conference/Workshop Fee: $0 (Lunch provided)

Due to space constraints please register early.  Our last event brought together over 160 participants – researchers, console and mobile game developers, studio heads, film producers, angel and venture capitalists.  We hope to match or exceed last year’s attendance.  


Mark Salopek  

Please include in your RSVP your organization title, contact info, and any food allergies.

Workshop Agenda

8:00am – 8:20 am Networking & Early Morning Coffee
8:20am – 8:30am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker: Mark Salopek, GRAND NCE

8:30am – 8:45am

Industry and Academic Collaboration
Speaker:  Nicholas Vining, University of British Columbia/GasLamp Games

8:55am -9:10am

Content Creation Tools
Speaker:  Miles Thorogood, Simon Fraser University

9:15am – 9:30am

Lean Launch Pad Program
Speaker: Andrew Talbot, entrepreneurship@UBC, University of British Columbia

9:35am – 9:50 am

Gaming Technologies
Speaker:  Carman Neustaedter, Simon Fraser University

9:55am – 10:10 am

Face Morphing Technologies – Advances in 3D modeling on mobile devices
Speaker:  Steve DiPaola, Simon Fraser University/

10:15am – 10:30am

Lane Marker Detection – the New Mobile Environment
Speaker:  Payam Rahmdel, Middlesex University/UBC, MAGIC Lab

10:35am – 10:45am

Coffee Break

10:45am – 11:00am

MITACS Program: Procuring Talent
Speaker:  Sang Mah, MITACS

11:05am – 11:20am

Advances in Visualization: CZSAW
Speaker:  Jeffrey Guenther, Simon Fraser University/LOMAS

11:25am – 11:40am

Kieretsu Angel Investors Program
Speaker:  Harvey Lawson, Keiretsu Northwest

11:45am – 12:00pm

Mobile Projection
Speaker: Matt Negulescu, University of British Columbia

12:05pm – 12:35pm

Luncheon and Networking

12:35pm – 12:50 pm

Visualization Text Content Analysis
Speaker:  Aaron Smith, Simon Fraser University

12:55pm – 1:10 pm

New Ventures B.C. Program and Challenge
Speaker: Angie Schick, New Ventures BC (NVBC)

1:15pm – 1:30pm

Supporting Canada’s Young Entrepreneurs and Startups
Speaker:  Paulina Cameron, Canada Business Youth Foundation (CBYF)

1:35pm – 1:50pm

Interactive Video Gaming for Health
Speaker: Darren Warburton, University of British Columbia

1:55pm – 2:10pm

Industry and Research Interaction and Experiences: NRC Concierge Service
Speaker:  Julie Rezler, NRC-IRAP

2:15pm – 2:30pm

NSERC Partnership Programs
Speaker:  Rick Warner, NSERC

2:35pm – 2:50pm

Interactive Video and Content Control
Speaker: Sid Fels, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

3:00pm -3:15pm

Coffee Break

3:15pm – 3:30pm

Canada 3.0:  Mobile Developers Needed: Tap the Requirements of the Energy Sector
Speaker:  Richard Miller, TRTECH/CDMN/Canada 3.0

3:35pm – 3:50PM

Urban Opus – Data Integration and Management: Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: David Vogt, University of British Columbia

3:55pm – 4:15pm

Applying to the Canada Media Fund and Succeeding
Speaker: TBA, Telefilm – Canada Media Fund

4:20pm – 4:35pm

Launch Academy
Speaker:  Ray Walia, Launch Academy