Connecting with potential buyers, funders and partners is key at TAC. In addition to the many parties and social events throughout the OIAF, TAC offers a number of networking events especially created to help you mingle with your targets, build relationships with your peers, and have a good time doing it. (TAC AnimaPass or TAC Only Pass required.)

Yoga for Creativity and Connection with Tim Tyler RYT 200

This 1 hour yoga flow for all levels will bring you into the moment, onto the mat, and energized in Ottawa. Unkink from travel and connect to your breath, body, and mind in a creative practice with with RYT & Television Producer Tim Tyler.

Everything is better with yoga. TAC and the Ottawa Animation Festival are too! See you on the mat.

Delegate Lounge

The TAC Delegate Lounge is a space where delegates can hold impromptu meetings, informal introductions, or take a break with new friends.  It is also an ideal hub for pre-arranged meetings amongst delegates. The Lounge is the site of the luncheons, Fast Track, as well as the Content-on-Demand stations, for those who cannot make it to screenings.

Don't miss the South African Delegation booths, featuring:
The Storyteller Pod (Pty) Ltd
Jaks Pack
Pixcomm cc
Wayne Thornley
Lucy Heavens
Buthano Pictures
Big Chair Studio
Katanimate Studios (Pty) Lt

Networking Luncheons

Delegates can take this time to sit down and meet with their counterparts, share ideas, and build relations over a lovely catered lunch. This casual break in the day has surprising benefits, making it easy to meet new people and connect with peers.  We aim to have one or two key attendees at each table to create more opportunities for delegates to meet with their targets.

Coffee Stations & Afternoon Cookie Breaks

The most important components of any conference are the coffee and tea stations. Thanks to Pipeline Studios you can grab a cup of tea or coffee in the Delegate Lounge or in the Drawing Room Foyer .

Back by popular demand, the cookie breaks are back and presented by Portfolio Entertainment.  This is a great, short break for the delegates to chat and enjoy the hotel’s delicious, warm cookies.

Toon Boom Boat Cruise

Following a full day of panels, pitches and business meetings, this networking event is ideal for delegates to relax, get to know each other, and speak more intimately about potential collaborations. The 2-hour sightseeing cruise tours Parliament Hill, The Museum of History, Rideau Falls and other popular sites in the beautiful Capital while guests enjoy cocktails and light snacks.

Happy Hour

This cocktail party is an ideal place to reconnect with those you have met throughout the conference, make any last minute contacts and set up future meetings. Relax and enjoy this gathering amongst friends and colleagues.