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Distinguishing itself in a milieu saturated with conferences concerned with new technologies and creative industries, Forum IMG tackles artistic practice, theoretical work and industry issues with a lens on leading-edge artists, ethics, cultural implications and innovative business operations. With the themes broadly linked to imagining our digital futures, the forum examines a range of arts intersecting with technology and how they affect social, political and lived experiences.

For professionals, practitioners, creative companies and the curious alike, three days of keynotes, panels and masterclasses take place across multiple spaces in the state-of-the-art facilities of 7 Fingers Studios, Tuesday, August 20 and running through Thursday, August 22. Many high-profile international creators and professionals are among more than 60 participating speakers and highlight the richness of the local Montréal scene.

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Bill Posters UK / UG / Chloé Jarry, Lucid Realities Studio FR / Damjanski, MoMAR DE / US / Daniel C. Howe US / CN / David Lobser, MoMAR US / Dimitris Kontopoulos, ArtScience Museum Singapore SG / Dominic Desjardins, Zazie Films CA / Douglas Rushkoff US / Étienne Paquette CA-QC / Joanie Lemercier FR / BE / Juliette Bibasse FR / BE / Julian Oliver NZ / DE / Lawrence Lek UK / Scott Gillam, Canadian Museum for Human Rights CA / Stéphanie Targui, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle FR / Yuriko Furuhata, McGill University JP / CA-QC

Abbe Robinson, Light Night Leeds UK / Alexandra Ketchum, McGill University CA-QC / Ali Eslami, ALLLESSS IR / NL / Ash Koosha, auxuman IR/UK / Helena Nikonole RU / Ingrid Burrington N/A / Jasmin Grimm DE / Jason Edward Lewis, Initiative for Indigenous Futures US / CA-QC / Mat Chivers UK / Melissa Mongiat, Daily tous les jours CA-QC / Robert Henke DE / Rumman Chowdhury, Accenture AI US / Shauna Janssen, Institute for Urban Futures - Concordia University CA-QC / Suzanne

Alex Barrette, Lune Rouge Entertainment CA-QC / Ana Serrano, Canadian Film Centre CA / Antoine Cayrol, ATLAS V FR / Bart Simon, Hexagram - Concordia University + Milieux Institute CA-QC / Catherine Mathys, Canada Media Fund CA-QC / Caspar Sonnen, IDFA NL / Dominic Audet, Moment Factory CA-QC / Émilie F. Grenier, Comme des Machines CA-QC / Gabriel Coutu Dumont, Silent Partners Studio CA-QC / Hugues Sweeney, National Film Board of Canada CA-QC / Jake Craven, Breaker US / Janicke Morissette, Silent Partners Studio CA-QC / Jean Dubois, Hexagram - UQAM CA-QC / Jimmy Cheng, Iconic Engine TW / US / Julie Bourgeois, Lune Rouge Entertainment CA-QC / Kevin Faaborg, Ara US / Louis-Richard Tremblay, National Film Board of Canada CA-QC / Lucy Dusgate, The Lowry UK / Myriam Achard, Phi Centre CA-QC / Pete Billington, Fable Studio US / Sandra Rodriguez, MIT Open Doc Lab + MIT Hacking XR CA-QC / US / Selma Sabera, Meow Wolf US / Stéphane Rituit, Felix & Paul Studios CA-QC / Vali Fugulin CA-QC / Vincent Morisset, AATOAA CA-QC