The Digital Media and Wireless Association of BC – is a member-supported, non-profit organization, based in Vancouver, BC Canada. DigiBC’s mission is to promote, support and accelerate the growth, competitiveness and sustainability of BC's digital media and wireless industry. It serves the needs and represents the interests of more than 400 member companies, making it one of the largest associations in BC. The combined wireless and mobile, video gaming, animation and VFX, web 2.0 and social media, interactive marketing and e-learning sectors include more than 1,300 companies, employing 22,000 people, and generating revenues of more than $3B a year.


News on DigiBC

Disruptive Publishers Making Easy Work of Digital Animation
In a surprisingly easy to handle package, Disruptive Publishers is making big waves in the Digital Animation space with their new “labour of love” TAM.  The Animation Modeler... more
'Made in BC' Event Shines Light on Local Tech Industry
Held in Victoria on May 4, DigiBC—a group that promotes, supports, and accelerates the growth of BC’s digital industries—held a showcase promiting the successes, and talent in... more
DigiBC Brings Together Panel to Discuss Internet of Things
On Monday, DigiBC hosted a panel discussion on BCs Internet of Things.  Each of the panelists brought a unique view of the Internet of Things (IoT) in British Columbia and the broader... more
25 Innovative Technology Companies Showcase Talent and Celebrate Community At NextBC
On May 15, the top 25 tech companies in BC gathered together on the second-floor concourse of The Telus World of Science to showcase their latest innovative breakthrough and to celebrate the... more
D-Wave, Urthecast, CineCoup Among List of BC Companies Most Likely to 'Influence the Future'
NextBC has named 25 BC companies in the technology industry who are innovative and "will influence the future." The companies will strut their stuff on May 15 at 6pm at the Telus World of... more
DigiBC Town Hall Searches for Answers to the Questions Canada's Gaming Industry is Asking
The future of the video game industry is in a state of flux, and for those in the trenches, some discussion of that future is essential. DigiBC took over the HiVE on Tuesday night to throw a... more
The State of the Video Game Industry in BC
BC's video game industry is in constant flux. One week longstanding studios are shuttering or packing up and moving to Ontario. The next week San Francisco's hottest mobile game developer is... more
DigiBC Hosts Summer BBQ at EA's Burnaby Studio
Have you been to Electronic Art's Burnaby studio? If not, you're going to like this upcoming DigiBC event. By popular demand, DigiBC is hosting another networking event on July 12. Join the... more
DigiBC App of the Week: Moving Tales' Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross
Welcome to the BC App of the Week series presented by DigiBC. DigiBC's mission is to promote, support and accelerate the growth, sustainability and competitiveness of BC's digital media and... more
DigiBC App of the Week: Pocket Pixels' Color Splash
Welcome to the BC App of the Week series presented by DigiBC. DigiBC's mission is to promote, support and accelerate the growth, sustainability and competitiveness of BC's digital media and... more
DigiBC's App of the Week: Loud Crow Interactive's A Charlie Brown Christmas
Welcome to our new BC App of the Week series presented by DigiBC. DigiBC's mission is to promote, support and accelerate the growth, sustainability and competitiveness of BC's digital media and... more
Gamble Vegas-style and play video games at DigiBC's Holiday Party this December
If you're looking for a fun holiday party, look no further than DigiBC's offering. The DigiBC Holiday Party, which goes down on December 8th from 6:30 to 10:30pm, features an open bar, appies, an... more
DigiBC reloads with a new and improved website
Today DigiBC launched a new website powered by Vancouver's SilkStart and it promises to be a lot more interactive that their last one. New DigiBC President Howard Donaldson wants the new site is... more
Will you be a part of the Canada Pavilion at Germany's Gamescom this August?
In a couple of months is Gamescom 2011 in Cologne, Germany. Happening from the 17th to 21st of August, B.C. companies can take advantage of the world's largest trade fair spectacle of the... more
Vancouver Enterprise Forum to cover gaming for May
For their May event the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) along with DigiBC are hosting a panel discussion on Video Gaming Technologies in BC. Hear the latest from established players such as... more
DigiBC names veteran Howard Donaldson President
DigiBC announced today that it has appointed Howard Donaldson as its new President. Donaldson is a seasoned digital media executive with over 15 years' experience leading high profile companies.... more
MoMoVan coming up on March 7th
Another month, another Mobile Monday in Vancouver — it’s coming up soon, so make time next week to learn, network and mingle with your friends at DigiBC and in the mobile space.... more
DigiBC webinar to highlight the advantages of working with Big Fish Games
DigiBC, Export Development Canada and Big Fish Games invite you to tune into a webinar tomorrow morning for game developers. The webinar will give developers insights on how partnering with Big... more
DigiBC president Michael Bidu stepping down
DigiBC, the Digital Media and Wireless Association, announced today that its president, Michael Bidu, will leave the organization April 30th to pursue new entrepreneurial opportunities in mobile... more
Celebrate the holiday season at the DigiBC Holiday Party
This year, the holiday season will have special meaning for the crew over at DigiBC: it will mark the conclusion of their first year of operations. To celebrate this milestone and welcome the... more
MoMoVan's coming up November 1st
Next Monday is the first Monday of the month, and you know what that means: time for another edition of Mobile Monday Vancouver! As usual, the event is free to DigiBC members, and a beer and pizza... more
FREE BEER! Now that I have your attention, Mobile Monday Vancouver is next week
Are you a member of DigiBC? If so, you’re invited to come to the next Mobile Monday Vancouver (a.k.a. MoMoVan), a free event at the Granville Island Brewery on October 4th. MoMoVan is a... more
BC Wireless Health Forum promises a glimpse into the future of wireless health
DigiBC and LifeSciences BC want to give you a sneak peek into the future of medical technology on October 28 at the BC Wireless Health Forum III in Vancouver. Leading wireless and digital media... more
MoMoVan is back
After a year long hiatus, MoMoVan is back and they're kicking off their 5th season with an event on Monday, September 20th at the Granville Island Brewery. Come out for a great networking event... more
New study shines spotlight on success factors for BC's Tech Startups
A new study titled A Study of New Product Development in British Columbia – what separates product successes from product failures was published this week by Lyn Blanchard of Creekstone... more
Your Guide to VIDWeek and FREE Convergence tickets
Vancouver Interactive Digital Week - VIDWeek for short - is five days away and it's going to be a jam-packed four days after the long weekend. While the official lineup of events are coordinated... more
One last chance to save on your VIDWeek 2010 passes
If you haven't registered for DigiBC's Vancouver Interactive Digital Week series of events running from May 25th to 28th, you still have one chance to get a deal on your registration. Until 6:00pm... more
DigiBC launches VIDWeek website
Today DigiBC launched their new Vancouver Interactive Digital Week (VIDWeek) website - www.VIDWeek.com. VIDWeek 2010 takes place at various locations in Vancouver during the week of May 25th to... more
DigiBC signs MOU with Washington State and invites networking
Tomorrow DigiBC is hosting a private B2Bnetworking session at the BC 2010 Commerce Centre with ten top companies from Seattle involved in the Games and Interactive Industry in Washington State.... more
The Convergence of Gaming and Health
How will digital media and wireless converge with health and sport? How will that convergence change the future of health care access and delivery, physical mobility, training and rehabilitation... more
DigiBC presents Social Networking in Transmedia Hollywood
On March 18th DigiBC is hosting Social Networking in Transmedia Hollywood: A Strategic Master Class at the Emily Carr on Granville Island. The event's panel will include four Los Angeles-based... more
Mobile Marketing Association hosts event at 2010 Games BC Showcase
The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is hosting a Mobile Spotlight networking event next week at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games BC Showcase at Robson Square. Attendees will hear a welcome... more
A video tour of the BC Pavilion
During the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the BC Pavilion is located in the Vancouver Art Gallery and highlights a number of BC companies that have come together to provide content and technology for... more
DigiBC announces launch of DigiBC website
The Digital Media and Wireless Association of BC, DigiBC, today announced the launch of the website for the newly created organization.  The website can be found at www.digibc.org. DigiBC was... more
DigiBC announces launch of VX 2010 Showcase and Directory
In preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Parlympic Games, DigiBC launched its VX Showcase website and B2B digital directory today. DigiBC was the new entity formed when New Media BC and the... more
Fusion Replay: Best in Show Winner Ferma Greenway of EcoBuddies
The 2009 Fusion Digital Media + Venture Forum took place on November 12th, 2009 at the UBC Robson Square Theatre and the video presenations from the Top 3 startups are now available online. The... more
Fusion Replay: 1st Runner-up Ian Andrew Bell of AppSocial
The 2009 Fusion Digital Media + Venture Forum took place on November 12th, 2009 at the UBC Robson Square Theatre and the video presenations from the Top 3 startups are now available online. The... more
DigiBC announces new board members
DigiBC (the Digital Media and Wireless Association of BC) has added 10 members to its board, for a final number of 24 executives. Here's the list... Dr. Boris Wertz, Partner, W Media Ventures... more
DigiBC announces initial Board of Directors
Earlier this month the Digital Media and Wireless Association of BC (DigiBC) was officially incorporated after the announcement of the merger of WINBC and New Media BC back in October. Today DigiBC... more
Vancouver's First Annual iPhone Forum Kicks Off
I'm in a sea of iPhones as I am attending the first annual Vancouver iPhone Forum–sponsored by Bell and organized by BCIT, the CBC and New Media BC– at BCIT's Downtown Campus. Greg... more
Fusion Forum Best in Show video pitches
The big winner last night at New Media BC's Fusion Forum was Vancouver's Ecobuddies. While event organizers captured all twenty pitches yesterday on video, it may take a few days for them to be... more
New Media BC hosts iPhone Forum
It’s no exaggeration to say the iPhone has completely redefined the mobile space. Even in Canada, traditionally a mobile backwater, mobile carriers have been forced to up their game in order... more
NRC-IRAP and Bootup eliminate Pay to Pitch at Fusion Forum
New Media BC announced this morning that thanks to the support of the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and Bootup Entrepreneurial Society have... more
New Media BC and WINBC merge to become DigiBC
Last night at the New Media BC Annual & Extraordinary General Meeting, the decision to merge the associations representing B.C.’s digital media and wireless technology sectors was... more
Fusion 09 Entrepreneur Bootcamp
Twenty top Canadian Digital Media companies will be presenting their latest ventures at the Fusion '09 Venture Forum and you still have an opportunity to be one of them. Fusion '09 is scheduled... more
BC Wireless & New Media Demo Day II
On October 22nd, WINBC and New Media BC are hosting BC Wireless & New Media Demo Day II where they will unveil some of the 2010 Wireless and New Media Showcase and Service projects. We will... more
Flickr Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield to keynote at Fusion '09 in Vancouver
New Media BC announced this morning that Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Flickr, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Fusion Venture Forum 2009 on November 12th in Vancouver. Butterfield is a... more
New Media BC adds San Fran trip and Accelerator placement to Fusion 09' Best in Show Award
New Media BC announced this morning that the winner of "Best in Show" at their upcoming Fusion ‘09 Conference will receive a ticket to San Francisco as well as a three month placement at the... more
2010 Wireless and New Media Showcase gets $300K
Late last week WINBC and New Media BC announced that they have received $300K in funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada to support the industry-driven, community-focused 2010 Showcase... more
New Media BC and Wireless Innovation Network of BC announce proposed merger
For months, the tech community in British Columbia wondered who the next President of New Media BC would be. As recently as early September 2009, TechVibes' own Warren Frey offered his best guesses... more
Google to attend Vancouver's 3rd Fusion Digital Media Ventures Forum
New Media BC announced today that Bill Maris, Managing Partner of Google Ventures and Thomas Duterme, Corporate Development Manager responsible for acquisitions at Google Inc. will be... more
New Media BC annouces 12 Startups for Digital Springboard Mentorships
Today New Media BC announced the 12 digital media startups that have been selected for their Digital Springboard Mentorship Program - a 4 month free advisory service for emerging companies facing... more
iPhone Forum coming to Vancouver?
The CBC, BCIT and New Media BC are partnering to deliver a one day premier iPhone Conference in Vancouver on Tuesday, November 24th and they're looking for speakers. This forum will bring local... more
MoMoVan is back this month
MoMoVan is back for another season - WINBC and New Media BC invite everyone to the MoMoVan season kick-off at the Museum of Vancouver on September 14th at 5:30pm. Come and kick-start the season... more
Who will be the next President of New Media BC?
With current New Media BC President Kenton Low stepping down, its time for the rampant speculation to begin on who will be the next president. Clearly, every candidate must already be an active... more
July 3rd - Weekly Vancouver Game Industry News
This week's update is a quick one. Thanks for those who've contributed thus far - as always, if you have some Vancouver game industry news, contact me via my website. Diving right in...  ... more
New Media BC matches emerging companies with mentors
New Media BC is inviting emerging Digital Media companies are to submit their company profiles and proposals for the Digital Springboard, an advisory service and mentorship program being... more
WinBC announces annual award winners
The Wireless Innovation Network of BC (WinBC) held its last MomoVan event of the season in high style on June 22nd when it held its annual general meeting and announced this year’s award... more
New Media BC President to join Bardel Entertainment
The Twitter rumours are true and it's official - Kenton Low is leaving New Media BC and joining Bardel Entertainment: Hello Friends and Colleagues, I am sending this note to let you know that... more
Kenton Low resigns from New Media BC
Word on the street is that Kenton Low has resigned from New Media BC. New Media BC is a federally incorporated not-for-profit association with a membership comprised of organizations and... more
Mobile Marketing for Media Buyers and Agencies
New Media BC and Tagga are hosting an afternoon seminar on Tuesday, June 9th titled It's time to go mobile - Mobile Marketing for Media Buyers and Agencies. Mobile users represent the largest... more
PopVox Individual Stand Out Award winners
By all accounts, the PopVox Awards last night at Workspace were a huge success. Congratulations to the winners of the 2009 Individual Stand Out Awards. Individual Stand Out: Industry Advocacy... more
No Shortcuts Design takes a shortcut
I've heard from a few people that they think the website for tonight's PopVox Awards is a little tough on the eyes. The good news is that their audience definitely skews mobile and that version is... more
Speed-Dating at the Vancouver International Partnering Forum
I was a participant at this year's VIPF, and got my share of speed dating with potential partners for our startup (I’ll never speed-date for real, ever!).  While exhausted even today... more
Tech Events in Vancouver - May 11th - 17th
Huge week in Vancouver thanks to New Media BC's Vancouver Digital Week. Convergence 2009 Monday May 11th - 9:00am - 5:00pm Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre - West nextMEDIA - The... more
PopVox Individual Stand Out Award Finalists
New Media BC has announced the finalists for the 2009 PopVox Individual Stand Out Awards and here they are: Individual Stand Out: Industry Advocacy Dennis Chenard, Director of... more
nextMEDIA's Music Industry Event at Vancouver Digital Week
Are you a technology enthusiast who loves the music business...and you want meet influencers in the music industry, advertising and broadcasting fields? Then you need to attend this afternoon... more
BC Wireless and New Media demos streamed live online NOW
Today's BC Wireless and New Media Demo day is being streamed online for anyone that wants to catch the demos. Fifty select companies will be showcasing their innovative applications or services... more
Cossette Brings Obama's Hero to Vancouver Digital Week
Cossette West has once again partnered with New Media BC to present the Convergence 2009 Digital Marketing Conference. Convergence 2009 will take place during the second annual Vancouver Digital... more
BC Wireless and New Media Demo Day
It's Demo Day on Thursday, April 30th, so come check out the 50 select companies that want to showcase their most innovative applications or services to you.  The purpose of the Demo Day is... more
Partner up during Vancouver Digital Week
As part of Vancouver Digital Week, New Media BC is hosting the Vancouver International Partnering Forum (VIPF) on May 12th and 13th at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre. Now in its... more
New Media BC Showcase Inititiative Session
Just a reminder to all those who applied to the Wireless and New Media BC Showcase. The half-day session for applicants and those still interested to find out how they can be involved takes place... more
It's Popvox Awards Voting Time Again
It's that of the year again folks...Popvox Awards time that is.  Honouring digital media mavens chosen by the people and part of New Media BC's Vancouver Digital Week, the awards will be... more
53 Days Until Vancouver Digital Week
if you're digital media whiz, work in digital media, you're a business leader or just interested to know what's going on in BC's digital media landscape, you need to check-out the second annual... more
Fill your stomach and brain at New Media BC’s Lunch and Learn Series
Want to eat a free lunch and learn about SR&ED Client Services? Well, the lunch part sounds pretty good, at the very least. New Media BC is holding a seminar on April  9th at noon... more
Turning social transactions into micro and macro cash
Social Media is rapidly transforming the way people work, play and interact, but like almost everything else on the Internet (other than pornography) it’s been a challenge to find ways to... more
New Media BC goes East
Vancouver digital media mavens are well-versed in meeting their counterparts at tweetups, Barcamps, Launch Parties and a myriad of other real-world confabs. But rarely do they get a chance to meet... more
WINBC extends applications for 2010 Showcase
Last month we wrote about a WINBC and New Media BC's joint plans for a Wireless and New Media Showcase to highlight innovative wireless and new media technologies during the 2010 Winter Games.... more
WINBC and New Media BC announce 2010 Showcase
WINBC and New Media BC announced the launch of a Wireless and New Media Showcase today and an open-call for all any BC or Canadian organization involved in wireless or new media as well as... more
Doing Business in The US - What New Media Companies Need To Know
Despite the general economic slowdown, commercial opportunities on the Internet continue to grow. On March 5th, New Media BC will present Fred Speckeen as a keynote speaker at an afternoon workshop... more
Does BC's Gaming Industry need a Stimulus Package?
In the current issue of the Georgia Straight, Blaine Kyllo ponders whether local video-game developers need government assistance in an article titled Video game executives seek stimulus in B.C.... more
MoMoVan takes on Web 2.0, Gaming and Entertainment
The Apple "App Store" has completely shifted the business model for mobile gaming. Suddenly you can sell your product directly to consumers, by-passing the previous market entry barriers. Now... more
New Media BC Holiday Soiree
Join New Media BC for their annual Holiday Soiree at the Black Frog on Tuesday, December 16th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Attendess will get a chance to win some free giveaways and rub shoulders with... more
New Media BC Appeals to Save New Media Fund
This morning we were forwarded an open letter to the New Media BC community by NMBC president Kenton Low, who also posted it in the comments of our recent post, Goodbye Telefilm New Media Fund. We... more
Forum Fuses New Media & Venture Capital
New Media BC is once again bringing digital media creators together with the investors and venture capitalists they'll need to take their companies to the next level. The Fusion Forum, which takes... more

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