Montreal Digital Week & ISEA2020: 26th International Symposium on Electronic Art
October 13 – 18, 2020
6 DAYS OF PROGRAMMING • 600 SPEAKERS • 50 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED • +10,000 ATTENDEES • THOUSANDS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERACTION
Bringing Together Digital Minds, Digitally.
Montreal Digital Spring (Printemps numérique) presents MTL connecte, a dematerialized experiential event, 100% online and innovative! The team worked tirelessly during the pandemic to offer a completely reinvented event experience, with a rich program at a price accessible to all.
Forget boring Zoom meetings and Webinars: connect with decision-makers, entrepreneurs, creatives, developers, recruiters, investors, digital and technology specialists involved in research and development of new thinking on the uses and impacts of digital.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
- 6 days of programming
- 9 Thematic pavilions
- 300 hours of content
- Live from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (GMT-5) for an international audience
- + 600 local and international speakers
- English and French content
- + 50 countries represented
- Thousands of participants
Discover new trends in digital transformation. Meet new people, expand your network and ecosystem. Develop business relationships. Discover the latest technological innovations. Recruit new talent, or get your dream job. And much more!
Reflecting these unprecedented times, the Montreal Digital Week program also hosts a number of COVID-related conferences across many of its thematic pavilions, such as; Health, A.I., and City of the Future.
26th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRONIC ART
As part of Montreal Digital Week, the globally-renowned ISEA returns to Montreal after 25 years. In 1995 ISEA introduced Montreal as a Digital Arts Centre and gave a spotlight to emerging local talent. Now, as one of the world’s foremost digital hubs, Montreal welcomes ISEA2020.
Founded in the Netherlands in 1990, ISEA is one of the most important art and technology events in the world. ISEA2020, MTL connect’s Creativity Pavilion, will be entirely dedicated to examining the resurgence of sentience with the theme, Why Sentience?
The academic program – including keynotes, paper presentations, posters, institutional presentations, artist talks and workshops – will be presented entirely via an online platform.
The artistic program presents a selection of 80 works by 105 local and international artists including installations, videos, virtual reality works, online pieces and performances and interventions in public space. Each work will be presented both on ISEA2020’s online platform and on a dedicated website.