November 2-4th, 2023!
LIVE IN-PERSON this year at the Toronto Reference Library! PLUS some exclusive ONLINE events for our international friends. The Toronto Animation Industry Conference 2023 is 3-days of snuggling up to creators, directors and the best ANIMATION | GAMING | VFX peeps we can find!
Catch it all live, Toronto time (ET) or come back and watch the online segments for three months after.
*Friday and Saturday will be IN-PERSON ONLY!
**Any passholder can watch online segments later.
Plan on joining us each day for a selection of epic curated treats, and stick around after to rub elbows with fellow attendees and a slew of super nice speakers.
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Whether it's showrunners or creators, directors, designers, writers or effects artists we have you covered. Oh sorry did you say producers, local and international studios, workshops and parties? Yeah we got that too. Our speakers represent a diversity of stories, directions and designs that have shaped the industry and are animating to inspire our future.
And dozens more speakers!
Opening Keynote: Mindy Johnson
Author of Ink and Paint's Mindy Johnson, the woman who literally wrote the book on the contributions of women in Animation, is coming IN-PERSON to Toronto to open our conference! A powerful speaker and visionary, Mindy's talk is one you can't miss!
Big ideas deserve big opportunities, come show us yours!
TAAFI is looking for two great pitches to go head to head in front of a diverse panel of animation industry experts and yours could be one of them! Pitch competitions usually only offer critiques by industry execs. The Big Pitch will have a panel of judges representing departments throughout the animation pipeline. You’ll learn not only what makes a pitch sell but how to make it work from every angle. Submit your animated TV or web series concept by October 2, 2023 for a chance to be chosen as one of our two finalists who will pitch to a live audience from the TAAFI main stage.
Click here for more info!
TAAFI Meet & Greet
The TAAFI Industry Meet & Greet is a special chance to have a 10-minute one-on-one meeting with various industry experts from around the world from such studios as Guru, Headspinner, Epic Story Media, CBC, Industrial Brothers and more!
Stay tuned for our execs this year!
Be a STAAFI
Care to volunteer at this year’s conference? We're looking for eager and energetic volunteers to help with a variety of jobs at this year's industry conference. Think you got what it takes? Fill out the form below. Thanks beautiful staafi!
Click here to Sign Up!
Meet the Artist Behind This Year's TAAFI Industry!
Jeanna LeClair is a graphic designer, artist, and illustrator. She has been a part of TAAFI for over eight years, translating the show themes into signs, posters, booklets, banners, badges and more! Jeanna has been the main creative lead behind the last three TAAFI Industry Conference events, going big with bright colours and graphics to bring a fresh new look each time.