About TAC
TAC 2012

About TAC
The Animation Conference is North America's only event that lets you pitch, network and keep up with industry trends, while giving you access to the most creative, original and innovative animation out there.  This animation business forum is designed for professionals in content creation, development, production, distribution and marketing. TAC brings together key players in North America and international markets and provides a forum for active networking, practical information exchange, and trade in a comfortable and intimate environment.  TAC 2014 will be held September 17 - 19 in Ottawa at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier .

More information will be posted on a regular basis, so keep your eyes glued to our website. Click here to stay informed about updates.

TAC Advisory Committee
Stephanie Betts (DHX Media)
Darin Bristow (Corus Entertainment Inc./Nelvana)
Mary Bredin (Guru Studio)
Patricia Burns (Leap2ns Inc.)
Chris Dainty (Dainty Productions)
Frank Falcone (Guru Studio)
Phil Ivanusic (League Productions)
Chantal Ling (Mercury Filmworks)
Kyle MacDougall (Jam Filled Entertainment)
Tom McGillis (Fresh TV Inc.)
Brenda Nietupski (Little Tugboat Entertainment)
Jillianne Reinseth (Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc.)
Dave Skwarczek (Eat Your Lunch)
Julie Stall (Portfolio Entertainment Inc.)
Linda Simensky (PBS)
Frank Taylor (Title Entertainment)
Liliana Vogt (9 Story Entertainment Inc.)
Matt Wexler (Wexworks Media)
Craig Young (Amberwood Entertainment)
 
Buyers
This section is for buyers, programmers, development and acquisitions executives and distributors seeking animated content. Information and links will be added as they become available.
  • Free Accreditation is offered to senior development, acquisitions or programming position in a broadcast or distribution company that is actively seeking television or internet animated content.  The application is now available here. All forms must be submitted by July 15, 2013.
  • Meeting Producers: Fast Track is one opportunity to meet comfortably with producers.  If you are looking for pitches and would like to participate in this event, please check back here for more information.
  • Meeting space: TAC offers a permanent lounge for passholders, ideal for meetings.
  • Content On-Demand:  Access all content in and out of competition from this year.
  • Films and Screenings: Preview the best animation produced in Canada and the rest of the world over the past year.
  • Networking Events: With a comfortable and pleasant business atmosphere, TAC offers plenty of casual networking opportunities.  
 
Independent Producers
If you're a producer seeking buyers or financing for television specials, series and web-based animation, then this section is for you. Information and links will be added as they become available.
  • Keynote Speakers: Enjoy breakfast and begin the day with a keynote speaker offering valuable insights and experiences concerning the industry.
  • Panels: Listen in on topical panel discussions headed by leading industry executives.
  • Seminars: Access specialized information from leading experts.
  • Face-to-Face Business Opportunities: With Fast Track, you are given the opportunity to meet comfortably and face-to-face with dozens of highly desirable VIPs in one shot.  More information will be posted soon.
  • Pitch THIS!: Steal everybody’s attention by pitching an idea to the entire Conference audience and a panel of broadcasters, who will in turn offer honest and important feedback. Keep checking back for more information and deadlines.
  • Delegate List: As a TAC attendee you are provided with a Delegate Guide, which offers a preview of everyone attending the Conference.  
  • Films and Screenings: Preview the best animation produced in Canada and the rest of the world over the past year.
  • OIAF Workshops: Engage in intimate panel discussions with renowned filmmakers, producers, software developers, executives and writers.
 
Industry Professionals
Are you a marketing, merchandising or licensing executive? Production or post-production service supplier? Film, television or new media policy and regulation representative? Investor or funding agency? Information and links will be added as they become available.
  • Panels: Listen in on topical panel discussions headed by leading industry executives.
  • Seminars: Access specialized information from leading experts. Participants are encouraged to bring specific projects to discuss with these experts.
  • Recruiting Opportunities: TAC features Fast Track and various other networking events that are perfect for prompting connections between potential partners and establishing significant relations. Industry Day at the OIAF is also known for being an effective recruiting experience for studios and animators.
  • Films and Screenings: Preview the best animation produced in Canada and the rest of the world over the past year.
  • Delegate Guide/List: TAC attendees are provided with a Delegate Guide, which offers a preview of everyone attending the Conference.
 
Animators
Are you a creator seeking producers or production partners? You've come to the right place! Information and links will be added as they become available.
  • Industry Day at the OIAF: Pass-holders can sign up to speed meet with hiring studios from across North America and make the contacts they need to further their career in animation. This event is known for being an effective recruiting experience for studios and animators.
  • Pitch THIS!: Two producers get the opportunity to steal everybody’s attention by revealing their new project to everyone in the TAC audience which includes over 300 potential buyers, financiers, partners and industry masters who in turn provide honest and informative feedback.
  • Fast Track: As a fully registered TAC pass-holder, you are given the opportunity to meet privately with dozens of highly desirable executives in one shot. Check back soon for deadlines and information.
  • Networking Opportunities: With a comfortable and pleasant business atmosphere, TAC offers plenty of casual networking opportunities.
  • Panels: Listen in on topical panel discussions headed by leading industry executives.
  • Seminars: Access specialized information from leading experts.
  • Films and Screenings: Preview the best animation produced in Canada and the rest of the world over the past year.
  • Delegate Guide/List: TAC attendees are provided with a Delegate Guide, which offers a preview of everyone attending the Conference.
  • OIAF Workshops: Engage in intimate panel discussions with renowned filmmakers, producers, software developers, executives and writers.