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ArtsSmarts 2011 Knowledge Exchange

Tickets are now available to this neat event coming to Toronto!

Art, Science, and the Brain is a conference for people in education, the interactive industry (as vague as that is) and those in science. There looks to be a huge collection of great speakers and presenters. If your in Toronto you should check this out, heck even if you’re not in Toronto you can still check it out.

Info can be found on the MaRS website as well as ArtSmarts

Witness the collision of art and science in a new synthesis of project-based education. Meet some of the most innovative educational entrepreneurs in Canada. Exchange ideas with innovators in the field of public education.

MaRS Discovery District | 101 College Street | Toronto

Monday, October 31, 2011 | 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Canada’s Rise to Gaming Powerhouse

It’s funny that shortly after writing about Jesse Brown’s outrage at tax credits that helps the Canadian video game industry I chance across this article about the success of the industry in Canada.

The MaRS blog has a brief rundown on the rise of the game industry in Canada and why it has been successful:

Today, the Canadian video industry generates an estimated $1.7 billion in revenue, with 400 companies employing 16,000 people.

Canadian-made games, such as Assassin’s Creed, Mass Effect, Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia have smashed, blasted and shot their way to becoming some of the top selling games in North America.

Read the full post at MaRS.

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