Digital Alberta

Digital Alberta

Digital Alberta is an industry-led organization devoted to promoting and connecting our thriving digital media community across Alberta, Canada. Through professional development workshops, advocacy work, and business development activity, Digital Alberta is building the digital media industry provincially and promoting it abroad.

The digital media industry is defined as the creative convergence of digital arts, science, technology and business for human expression, communication, social interaction, and education. The industry spans several disciplines, including but not limited to: audio, video, game design, animation, modeling, simulation, and interactive design. Digital media is produced across several platforms including web, game consoles, HDTV, DVD, and mobile devices.

The global digital media industry is expected to grow from $28.5 billion in 2005 to more than $65 billion by 2010. In Alberta, digital media is considered a key contributor to the provincial ICT industry which is made up of 6,300 companies, 57,000 employees, and generating over $9.4 billion in annual revenues.


News on Digital Alberta

One Week Left to Enter Digital Alberta Awards
The Digital Alberta Awards showcase the best digital work from Alberta-based students and professionals. There's one week left to enter. This year, new categories cover UX, mobile, and social... more
2013 Digital Alberta Awards Winners Announced
Last night Digital Alberta announced the winners for the 2013 Digital Alberta Awards at a gala event held at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. 16 winners from a pool of over 100 finalists were... more
Calgary’s Charity App Challenge Offering $30,000 Contract to Winning Development Team
Scroll, click, code. From February 1 to 3, that’s exactly what local Calgary software developers will be doing to help create mobile apps to benefit charity. Competing for the chance to... more
2012 Digital Alberta Awards Winners Announced
After a sold-out gala evening at Hotel Arts in Calgary last night Digital Alberta has announced the winners for the annual Digital Alberta Awards recognizing the outstanding digital talent in the... more
Digital Alberta Gearing Up for Second Annual Awards Ceremony Tonight in Calgary
Digital Alberta is gearing up for its second annual awards ceremony, set to honour the industry’s most innovative professionals June 4 at Calgary’s Hotel Arts. This year’s... more
Now That AccelerateAB is Over, How Does Alberta Keep the Startup Momentum?
AccelerateAB is in the books and the largest startup tech event to ever take place in Alberta has put the Energy Province on the map for something other than oil. 180 early-stage entrepreneurs and... more
Nominate Inspirational Leaders for a Digital Alberta Award
While it's too late to submit nominations for the majority of categories in the Digital Alberta Awards, there are still two days left to submit your nominations for the Most Inspirational Digital... more
Digital Alberta Extends Nomination Deadline for Awards to May 17th
The 2nd annual Digital Alberta Awards are designed to recognize leaders in innovation, creativity and the evolving digital media sector in Alberta. And they're now open for submissions. Nominate... more
Digital Alberta Award Winners announced
The Digital Alberta Awards were held last night at Hotel Arts in Calgary. The event underwent a major overhaul this year and all of Digital Alberta's work seems to have paid off. Attendees say the... more
Digital Alberta Awards announce finalists
The Digital Alberta Awards Event is coming up fast on June 6th at Hotel Arts. If you haven't booked your ticket, you'll want to do right away.  Today, they've just announced the finalists for... more
Last week to apply for Digital Alberta Awards
The Digital Alberta Awards (previously known as the Media Fresh Awards) are accepting nominations. Each year, the awards recognize leaders in innovation, creativity and the evolving digital media... more
Digital Alberta elects Michelle Sklar as New President
Digital Alberta, the industry-led organization devoted to promoting and connecting the thriving digital media community across Alberta, Canada, elected current board member Michelle Sklar as... more
Digital Alberta Awards Nominations now Open
The Digital Alberta Awards (previously known as the Media Fresh Awards) are now accepting nominations. Each year, the awards recognize leaders in innovation, creativity and the evolving digital... more
Get your nominations in for the Digital Alberta Awards
The Digital Alberta Awards recognize companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped Alberta's digital landscape.   Through nominations the Digital Alberta Awards notes the... more
Alex Gault: Representing Alberta's Digital Media Industry Across Canada
Alex Gault is a busy guy these days. While he spends his days as the VP of product development and client services at Mobovivo, he also volunteers an incredible amount of time pushing the digital... more
Head of Digital Alberta dishes about the challenges of a tech sector in oil country
The Calgary Herald has an interview today with Larry Jacques, head of Digital Alberta. Digital Alberta is an industry organization dedicated to promoting and strengthening Alberta’s digital... more
Intimate and Interactive with TechRev's Digital Media Innovators
Tomorrow night Digital Alberta is hosting an Intimate and Interactive panel with TechRev's Digital Media Innovators at the Seven RestoLounge. Come join us as we host a panel of TechRev's Digital... more
Two Leading Calgary Women-In-High-Tech Leave Their Mark
It would be a shame if Rene Smid and Michelle Sklar didn't get some public recognition for their contributions to the Calgary high-tech scene, as both have recently announced they are leaving their... more
Calgary - All associations BBQ on June 22nd
This 2nd Annual All Associations Year-End Bar-B-Q is an opportunity to thank members for their support over the past year, provide an excellent networking opportunity with 25 different associations... more
Digital Alberta’s Media Fresh Awards – April 30th
With the Awards fast approaching Digital Alberta is diligently working away on the production of the show.  They plan on presenting a cutting edge program that showcases how digital media can... more
Banff hosts Digital Media workshop
Digital Alberta along with the Banff New Media Institute are presenting a workshop titled Digital Tableau - The Art and Craft of Digital Media next month. During the 2 1/2 days of this workshop,... more
Alexander Manu coming to Calgary January 19th
Strategy + Innovation = Alexander Manu. Keynote speakers and innovative minds simply don’t get much bigger and better than Alexander Manu, and this January 19, 2010, he will fundamentally... more
Digital Alberta gives us the scoop on upcoming events and hosts a panel on Mobile Industry
Digital Alberta has several upcoming events, including a Nov 17th Basement to Boardroom event with Patrick Lor and a January event with Alexander Manu. Also, remember that your MediaFresh... more
Digital Alberta: Why buying a membership is worth it
Digital Alberta hosted their first event of the season last night at Seven Lounge in Calgary.  There was a great turn out, and Digital Alberta had plenty of updates on their upcoming events... more
FITC Edmonton tickets up for grabs
Digital Alberta has secured 30 tickets as a sponsor of this FITC Edmonton 2009 Design & Technology festival being held on October 17th and 18th.  The first 30 Digital Alberta Members that... more
A primer/glossary/listicle on Alberta's tech scene
Alberta's tech scene is home to numerous associations, events, groups and government initiatives. This is a primer/glossary/listing of various technology related things going on in Alberta. A... more
Tech Events in Calgary in July - What Stampede?
There's more than the Stampede going on in July in Calgary. While it's true that the tech scene does slow here are some events to sate the appetite.  Google Book Settlement Luncheon - July... more
Digital Alberta hosts BBQ
Join the Digital Alberta Association on Thursday, June 11th as many of the associations that represent the information and communications technologies and digital media industry in Calgary... more
Digital Alberta names Smid Executive Director
Digital Alberta announced today that long-time Program Manager René Smid has been appointed Executive Director of the organization. "We are grateful that René has accepted this... more
Super Fancy Pants DemoCamp Calgary Recap
It was an exciting night at the Seven Resto-Lounge. More than 70 Calgary's tech enthusiasts braved the weather to see what was going on in the Calgary tech scene.The night included five demos,... more
Tech Events in Calgary - February 12th - 28th
There is a little bit of everything for everyone here in Calgary during the month of February. From the inaugural Twestival to a reception organized by the Canada's Venture Capital & Private... more
On the Road to GDC
Are you considering attending next month's Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco? Want to talk to a game publisher but unsure of how best to approach them? Join Digital Alberta and the... more
Go to SXSW with Digital Alberta
Interested in attending the South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, TX in March? Digital Alberta may be able to help you out. Have a read: Join Leanne Elias, Digital Alberta... more
Basement to Boardroom in Calgary
The first segment of Digital Alberta’s Basement to Boardroom series is coming up on November 20th and Raj Narayanaswamy of Replicon Inc. is scheduled to share his story. The Basement to... more

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