Back to All Events

AWE Nite TO Launch and AR & Entertainment

We invite you to the launch of AWE Nite TO - an evening dedicated to explore the AR opportunity and to celebrate the AR activity in the city of Toronto.

This event will specifically take a look at AR & entertainment including augmented reality's impact on TV & Film, music, games and toys. Featuring speakers and demos from CBC, CFC, Spin Master, E One Entertainment, Globacore, Quantum Capture, Jam3, Nordicity, You Are Here, Breq Labs, IDEABOOST, Gimme 360, and Battleverse.

Doors open at 6PM. We will be adhering to strict capacity limits and so it is best to get to the venue as early as possible to get into this event.

Pizza, wine and beer will be served at this event. You must be of legal drinking age to attend. ID may be requested at the bar. 

Interested in demoing, speaking, sponsoring or volunteering at this event? Fill out this form:


6:00-6:30PM: Doors open and demos

6:30-6:40PM: Opening Remarks and "The AR Roundup" By Tom Emrich - Partner at Super Ventures & Producer at AWE

6:40-6:50PM: "Forecasting AR: A 5-Year Perspective" by Kristian Roberts Partner, Nordicity

6:50-7:20PM: AR & Entertainment Panel

- Ana Serrano - Chief Digital Officer, CFC and Managing Director, IDEABOOST
- Richard Kanee - Head of Digital, CBC
- John Bolton - CTO, Globacore
- Cathy Hackl, Futurist, You Are Here
- Rob Hill - Senior Producer Augmented Reality Projects, Spin Master

Moderated by Laura Mingail - Senior Director, Marketing & Business Development, Secret Location – an Entertainment One Company

7:20-7:30PM: Live on-stage Demo: Virtual Humans & Entertainment with Morgan Young - Co-Founder, Quantum Capture and Heather Phenix - Executive Producer, Jam3

7:30-9:00PM: Networking and Demos

  • Battleverse: Canada's 1st Multiplayer Augmented Reality Games Arena
  • Gimme360: easy to use AR Platform 
  • BreqLabs: Provides mobile AR and VR hand interaction solutions
  • Quantum Capture: Creators of a virtual humans platform 
  • Globacore: Creators of HoloLems, a game on the Microsoft HoloLens
  • IDEABOOST - Toronto-based business accelerator and startup community for companies that are building the next generation of technology-based media and entertainment products, services, and brands
  • RBC FutureMakers: FutureMakers is an RBC program that brings together diverse tech professionals to share knowledge and discuss major tech advances
Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 10.20.38 AM.png

Thank You To Our Sponsors & Partners

A huge thank you to our venue partner RBC FutureMakers and to our event partners, Super Ventures, IDEABOOST, Proto3000, and NeuronicWorks for making this event possible. And a huge shout-out to Sipbar and Pizza Pizza our partners for eats and drinks.

Screen Shot 2018-05-07 at 10.06.17 PM.png

FutureMakers is an RBC program that brings together diverse tech professionals to share knowledge and discuss major tech advances. We’re strong supporters of peer-to-peer tech groups in areas like machine learning, cybersecurity, mobile development, design, and enterprise architecture. We also share our insights through FutureMakers Talks and articles on

IDEABOOST is a Toronto-based business accelerator and startup community for companies that are building the next generation of technology-based media and entertainment products, services, and brands. An initiative of the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, in partnership with Corus Entertainment, IDEABOOST provides high–potential Canadian startups with seed investment, mentorship, and access to its network. Learn more at

Proto3000: The Proto3000 team helps companies leverage the transformative power of advanced manufacturing with industry leading additive manufacturing and metrology solutions. Our portfolio of products and services address the growing challenges faced in design and manufacturing, and through partnering with our team we can together address these challenges across the entire product development life-cycle. Our product line of Stratasys professional 3D printers, Desktop Metal and Creaform portable handheld 3D scanners, along with our ISO9001 accredited service bureau can accelerate productivity, increase production speed, and make manufacturing applications more efficient and cost effective. We have helped our customers reinvent the way they produce jigs and fixtures, prototypes, and tooling while creating opportunities to benefit from bridge tooling, low-volume production, supply chain reorganization, and on-demand digital inventory. Together, we can be at the forefront of this new industrial revolution, full of disruption, creativity and innovation. Learn more at

NeuronicWorks Inc. is an engineering design company based in Toronto that offers custom electronic product development services. We provide end-to-end design for visionary entrepreneurs seeking to create a reliable and impactful product while keeping the process cost-effective. From concept to production, we use design for manufacturing methodologies to build state-of-the art electronic systems that meet the increasing demands of today’s technological world. We are your one-stop-shop for tech product development. Learn more at

AWE (Augmented World Expo): The world’s #1 AR+VR conference is back for its 9th year in the USA in Santa Clara on May 30-June 1, 2018. With 6,000 attendees, 300 speakers and 300 exhibitors in over 100,000 sqft. of expo space - this year’s event will illustrate why every organization, startup, and investor must get into XR (short for AR, VR, MR) or be left behind. AWE Nite SF can get $200 off all access and 2-day expo tickets using code AWESF. Get yours here

Super Ventures: The first early stage fund for Augmented Reality. We believe that Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality are giving people real superpowers and are on a mission to invest in early stage startups that are using these superpowers to change the world. Learn more about the fund, our partners and our portfolio at A non-profit organization dedicated to Augmented Reality, Wearables, and IoT. All profits are reinvested in AR.ORG’s services. Our Mission: Advancing Augmented Reality to Advance Humanity. Our Goal: 1 billion active users of AR by 2020. We produce the world's largest AR event Augmented World Expo (AWE) in the USA, Europe and China. Learn more at

Sipbar: Get started and build your SIPBAR in a few minutes! SIPBAR includes a full bar setup with craft beer, wine, spirits, signature cocktails and certified bartenders. Learn more at

Pizza Pizza: We've been at this for a while. In fact, we´ve been a Canadian leader and innovator since 1967. As a restaurant, pizza maker, employer, business partner and caring company, Pizza Pizza delivers. The Pizza Pizza network, including Pizza73, is composed of more than 600 traditional and non-traditional restaurants coast to coast, employing over 3,000 Canadians. We provide a flavourful, varied and high-quality menu to pizza-lovers of all ages and tastes. As a result, our organization has become a leader in the quick service segment of the Canadian foodservice industry, and one of the top pizza restaurant chains in the country. Learn more at