• The Banff Centre Arts Programming Team: Convergence: An International Summit on Art + Technology

November 27-29, 2014

For three days we’re bringing together leading figures in digital arts, performance, gaming, and interactive technology to explore how their creative worlds intersect.

We are offering a special student rate for the summit: we can provide shared rooms (2 students per room) for $50/night. This means that students can attend the full summit for the minimal cost of $150 accommodation plus the $140 summit registration fee.


This event will feature speakers, works, and performances that will have great appeal for graduate students in interdisciplinary, media arts, and related programs. We would be delighted to see representatives of OCAD University at Convergence. We encourage you and fellow department chairs to attend.

We hope that you will be able to visit us in November!

All the best!
Kirstie McCallum

Project Manager, Convergence
The Banff Centre
t/ 403 762-6484

Performers, exhibitions and presenters from around the world are converging in Banff to showcase work that crosses disciplines, sparks the imagination and builds relationships across creative communities in art + technology.

You can experience a conversation with a Telenoid robot, conduct a concerto with a garden of interactive plants and meet the creative minds behind the Atari Research Lab, Madonna’s halftime show, the Barbican’s Digital Revolution, and so much more!

• Eric Fournier, founder of Moment Factory (Montreal);
• Conrad Bodman, curator, Digital Revolution at The Barbican (UK),

On website you can see the events and speakers list in detail, including live performances, art installations, a gallery gaming room, an open mic room with Oculus Rift, the screening room.

Please also consider sharing these links with your colleagues, artists, and others whom you think will be interested in attending our event.*

*simultaneous translation will be available for the French-speaking community.


  • Ontario Women in Computing Conference 2014 (ONCWIC)


WHERE:  University of Guelph on October 24th and 25th:   includes two days of exciting talks, workshops and professional development events for women in computing.

There is a free bus arranged for transport from the University of Toronto to Guelph but space is limited so you would have to register immediately here – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JstszeX7qSv1Vg8QEfTCvUMhlqg7rr44uvqjWPny1BA/viewform

Register here: http://www.oncwic.ca/registration.html