The animation event of the year

TAAFI INDUSTRY 2018 is a 3-day event offering exclusive talks from top animation artists and creators. This year’s conference is the first of its’ kind for Toronto, with world-class speakers, workshops as well as parties, and is sure to knock those lovely socks of your beautiful feet.

Our most exciting new format, TAAFI INDUSTRY collects our wildly popular industry keynotes, panels, workshops and sneak peeks of festivals past, and offers them to you on a shiny pink platter of creative decadence in a dedicated weekend long format that lets you, our animation-loving audience, dig deep into inspiring and informative content. 
This year’s conference will include over two and a half days of programming across multiple streams, combining keynote speakers, panels and sessions with networking events and workshops spanning a lovely weekend in early November on Toronto’s waterfront. Programming is already underway with announcements regarding key speakers arriving soon!


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Extraordinary Speakers

The world of animation is changing – our speakers represent a diversity of stories, ideas and designs that are changing the industry and are bound to inspire.

Event Schedule

The inaugural TAAFI Industry conference will encompass three days, two stages, multiple venues and a dance floor (or two). Coming soon

Get your pitching on!

Back again, but better than ever, our TAAFI Pitching series connects creators with broadcasters and production studios looking for the next break out hit.

The Big Pitch! Could it be you? Are you the one who will have your great idea seen and heard? You never know until you find out! Sign up today!


Corus Quay

WHERE
Corus Quay
Toronto, CA
WHEN
Friday to Sunday
November 2 – 4, 2018
WHAT
Speakers and Schedule to be announced soon!


Get Your Tickets!

  • Student Pass

    ONLY 30 AVAILABLE
    at Early Bird rates!
  • Full conference pass
  • Sessions
  • Speakers
  • Panels
  • Cocktail Hour
  • The Bouncing Ball
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  • $89
  • $89
  • VIP Pass

    ONLY 30 AVAILABLE
    at Early Bird rates!
  • Full conference pass
  • Sessions
  • Speakers
  • Panels
  • Cocktail Hour
  • The Bouncing Ball
  • + VIP sessions
  • + VIP Party
  • + VIP Perks
  • $299
  • $299


Book your hotel

Coming in from out of town? Get a good night’s sleep, and a cosy place to watch your morning cartoons at the Westin Harbour Castle! Book today with the special TAAFI rate of $229, which includes Wifi, and indoor pool and more.


Book your room now!


Become a volunteer!

Volunteer with us and get an all access pass to the festival, meet the speakers, and make new friends – plus get yourself a coveted STAAFI shirt and black sharpie marker to make it truly memorable. If that’s you, sign up today!


Also, hey: do you have an animated personality? Because we’re also on the look out for a few good MCs to keep our stages rolling and our audiences gelling. Sign up here to audition for the role of a weekend!


Our Sponsors

TAAFI is a non-profit volunteer organization, supported by many of the leading animation studios and industry organizations throughout the year as well as at each of our events. Without them we couldn’t bring our programs to you, our audience.

Platinum Sponsor