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Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

Previous Events:

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

Studio Sessions


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!


Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Behind-the-scenes

Canada enters the Spider-Verse!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse blew audiences away with its boundary pushing imagery and animation, blending an eclectic array of styles seamlessly with dazzling results. The sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, pushes the boundaries even further, thanks to a team of talented artists, including home-grown talent from right here in Canada! Now, TAAFI enters the Spider-Verse with JP Welsh, (Senior Character Animator) Sheldon Lisoy, (Compositing Lead), and Dani Devereux (Matte Painting Supervisor) as they trace the threads they spun into the multi-dimensional web of this groundbreaking animated blockbuster.

Cozy Juicy Real

Wed, Nov 1st

Thu, Nov 2nd

9 Story Media Group

Fri, Nov 3rd

Jam Filled

Sat, Nov 4th

7:00PM - 8:00PM


Virtual Networking Event: Let's Get Cozy!

Join us at 7:00PM Eastern Time on November 1st right before the event starts to get REAL COZY. This is networking gone nuts with a board game twist. Make real connections with your peers and fellow attendees! This event DOES NOT require a ticket and is open to everyone. Follow us on social for the link!


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 the events. Without them we couldn't bring our programs to you, our audience.

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