RDV CANADA offers a space that fosters collaboration between all Canadian attendees to help leverage SXSW’s international reach.
This year, rendezvous with the best of Canadian talent at the following events :
Discover the Canadian talent at SXSW!
Consult the summary of film screenings at SXSW.
OPEN EVERY DAY
11+12+13/03 – 10:00-02:00Lounge Areas
Come and have your meeting in the comfort of our Canadian themed lounges.
11+12+13/03 – 10:00-17:00 VR/AR Garden
CANADA. BIG ON VR GARDEN.Presented by Telefilm Canada and the Phi Centre, featuring The Orpheus Project by François Chalifour and Hecate Group
To make sure you have the best experience at the events listed below, we ask that you RSVP to them!
To RSVP please follow this link: http://rsvp.telefilm.ca/rsvp-rdv-canada-sxsw-your-invitation-to-rendezvous-with-us/
11/03 – 12:00-13:00Welcome lunch
Hosted by Telefilm Canada, Secret Location and CMF
For more information: click here
11/03 − 13:00-15:00Canadian AR/VR Summit
Presented by Secret Location
Attend a program full of panel presentations featuring global leaders in immersive entertainment.
Panel 1: Tech Tips & Tricks of the VR Trade
Panel 2: Location-Based Entertainment in the Era of VR/AR
Panel 3: The Rise of Immersive Storytelling
For more details and panel presenters: click here
11/03 − 17:00-18:00Indie Tips from your Canadian Neighbo(u)rs meet upOur fellow Canadians, Eli Batalion and Philip Kalin-Hajdu are hosting a Panelpicker Meet-Up about Canadian indie filmmaking, with a chance to meet with artists and industry like Telefilm Canada and those that want to work with Canadians.
You’ll want to attend, because they will be serving Montreal bagels!
Venue: JW Marriott, Room 210
For more info:https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/events/PP77429
11/03 − 17:00-19:00Welcome Networking for the Québec @ SXSW Delegation
Offered by Export Québec and the Bureau du Québec à Houston
11/03 − 18:30-19:30Rendezvous with Canadian Creators
Hosted by Telefilm Canada
Head on over to meet your Canadian Creators and make bonds that will never break! This is a great time to relax before a very eventful night here at RDV CANADA.
11/03 − 19:30-00:00The Canadian Soundtrack
A festive event hosted by Telefilm Canada and Consulate General of Canada in Dallas, featuring Kardinal Offishall and Beachclub
11/03 − 00:00-02:00Beachclub Resident DJs Spinning Film Soundtracks
Produced by Beachclub
12/03 − 12:00-14:00 Music Meets Tech
A presentation by HUB Montréal, in collaboration with M pour Montréal
12/03 − 14:00-15:00AI Summit: Winning the Race for Top Machine Learning and AI Talent
Hosted by C2 Montreal in collaboration with Ville de Montréal
Attracting the brightest minds in AI is intensifying. Given the height of the competition, the short supply of qualified candidates who fall into the category of leading edge, and the difficulty in attracting top talent, hiring machine learning talent has become a major challenge for smaller firms in 2018. How to attract top candidates of leading edge? What are the key considerations for top AI talent when it comes to choosing a job? What are the key motives taken into consideration by top AI talent in choosing a job?
12/03 − 17:00-19:00APÉRO @ SXSW
In collaboration with the Quebec Office in Houston, Business France, Machine Lafayette and the Walloon Agency for Export and Foreign Investment
12/03 – 20:00-02:00We Are Montreal
Featuring Pierre Kwenders + Milk and Bone + Wake Island + Moonshine, in collaboration with M pour Montréal, Bonsound, Pop Montreal and Beachclub
Experience the musical programming of the movers and shakers that make this city so cool. Come for the good vibes, stay for the good music.
13/03 – 12:00-14:00Blockchain & Media Industry – Lunch & Meet
Presented by Telefilm Canada, Groupe Média TFO, Three Lefts, OVA et Badel Media.
Discover innovative start-ups that are developing blockchain initiatives related to the media industry. Discover new solutions, exchange on industry challenges, learn from the experiences of others, identify blockchain developers and experts and find potential partners.
For more details: click here
13/03 − 14:00-16:00Smart Cities Challenge – When countries empower communities to collaborate and innovate
Since 2016, US Department of Transporation (2016) and Infrastructure Canada (2018) have both challenged communities to come forward with their best ideas to improve the quality of life of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.
The Grand Prizes: USA: US$40M Canada: CAN$50M
Eric Poirier (Infrastructure Canada)Ted Lehr (City of Austin Smart City Team)James Cumming (London & Partner)
Join us in a open book discussion between Ted Lehr from the City of Austin Smart City team (whom came in second at the US Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge (2016)) and Éric Poirier from Infrastructure Canada, whom is in the center of this initiative. Plus discover the vision of the city of London with James Cummings from London & Partner.
13/03 − 17:00-19:00The Canadian Mixer – Vision 2019
Hosted by Telefilm Canada in collaboration with CIMA, CMF, Consulate General of Canada in Dallas, Mangrove and Tak Design
13/03 − 20:00-02:00 Free Trade Music From Canada M pour Montréal and Exclaim! presents a 100% Canadian showcase in collaboration with Manitoba Music and SaskMusic.
The evening will feature performances from R&B/hip hop duo Samurai Champs, new pop alent Boniface, dark-synth group Ghost Twin, alternative band John Jacob Magistery, the inimitable singer-songwriter Lisa Leblanc and “sincere pop” artist Helena Deland.