CAMP Festival September 21-22, 2015 in Calgary

CAMP in partnership with FITC, celebrates creative technology, art and design by bringing together like-minded professionals, artists, and students to share and shape experiences that educate, challenge and inspire. CAMP is hosted at the historical Theatre Junction GRAND in Calgary.


Join us at CAMP for 2 full days of cutting-edge creative technology, art and design. With 20 expert-lead presentations and panels, 400+ attendees, and endless networking opportunities. Hosted at the Theatre Junction GRAND in Calgary on September 21-22, 2015.


After all of those top-quality and inspiring presentations from tier-1 industry talent, it’s time to relax, rub shoulders and continue the fun by making lasting connections all while soaking in the extraordinary sights and sounds at the special evening events.


We are always on the lookout for the next best digital experience, presenters that kick some serious butt, volunteers to help keep the event running smoothly, and forward-thinking sponsors who embrace digital culture as much as we do. If that sounds like you, get in touch!


At CAMP, we understand it’s not always easy to convince your boss or your teacher to let you go to CAMP. We have created two customizable request letters that can help your chances of going to CAMP. You can download them both and choose the one that best fits your needs. Just fill in the blanks, hit print and submit it to your boss, teacher or HR department. Good luck!


Are your creative sparks not where they should be? Have you always wanted to know more and stay relevant in an industry that’s in constant flux? Do you want to be inspired? CAMP is two solidly packed days of awesomeness, with hand-picked speakers from around the world coming together in Calgary. We cover everything in the digital realm, from creative, inspiration, art, and business to creative coding, web development, and gaming. CAMP brings people together who share your passion and gives the digital future a stage.


Are you into digital media? Do you consider yourself a digital creator or technologist? Are you in charge of a forward-thinking brand? Do you want to transcend boundaries? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, CAMP is for you. CAMP festival is for designers, developers, digital artists and anyone who creates in the digital space. From technical to inspirational sessions, there’s always something for you, no matter what stage of your career you’re in.


Explore what creative thinkers from around the world in various innovative industries are up to and experience the excitement of the cutting edge in design and technology. Learn from their processes, techniques, their challenges and successes. Challenge yourself to think differently. Connect with your peers and leave inspired.

This Year's Storytellers

Yuko Shimizu
Aaron Draplin
Stacey Mulcahy
Shantell Martin
Mario Klingemann
Neil Huxley
Claudio Guglieri
Jay Grandin
Zander Brimijoin
Anton & Irene
Alon Chitayat
Ramy Nassar
Grant Skinner
Steve Tam
Meaghan Nishiyama
Dave Brown
Joey Camacho
Neetu Sidhu
Emily Hicks
Sylvia Cheverie
Roger Jewett
Patti Derbyshire
Patrick Moskwa
Becky Wheat-Bain
Edward Keeble
David Nagy
Marc Binkley

There are all these cool young people doing amazing stuff. I was 34 and I started my first year of art school with all my 17 and 18 year old classmates. It was frustrating but we never get younger than we are right at this moment so let’s stop thinking
“I am too old to _______” and start today!

— Yuko Shimizu —

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Ticket Pricing

Join us and help make CAMP as awesome as it can be!

  • Super Early Bird
    (SOLD OUT)
  • $199
  • Early Bird
    (Ends August 30, 2015)
  • $249
  • Regular
    (after August 30, 2015)
  • $299
  • Special Student Pricing
    (Limited quantity available)
  • $99


CAMP Festival at Theatre Junction GRAND

608 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1M6
403-205-2922 |

Our Sponsors

MarriottWild ForestPattisonEvans Hunt
UppercutMailChimpMediaTempleAvenue MagazineMicrosoft
Studio DialogKelly BrothersBRANDED MagazineUPPERCASE PublishingEdelman
ZGMRamble FilmsDigital AlbertaMcAra PrintingAssiniboine College
FairgoodsAlberta BoostRAdrian MartinusBullfrog PowerVillage BreweryPearson

Adventure Workshops

Logo Tips, Tricks, Triumphs, Turds, Threats and Tales from the DDC
with Aaron Draplin

Go behind the scenes with the Draplin Design Co. logo-making process. See how we work, how we organize our files, how we back our stuff up and how we shave time off our process. A good time will be had by all.

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Learn How to Draw (Better) in One Day with Yuko Shimizu

A one day “drawing boot camp” with professional illustrator and art school drawing instructor Yuko Shimizu. Attend a digest version of a drawing class that is usually taught in one year. Have fun and learn from the best!


How to Make Your Own Flappy Bird Clone in Unity3d

This half-day adventure workshop presented by Young Game Makers will teach kids (9-13) how to make a basic flappy bird clone using Unity3d, one of the industry standard game making tools for indie game developers.

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Lodging at a special rate

The Delta Bow Valley is ideally located in downtown Calgary, minutes walk from CAMP Festival at the Theatre Junction GRAND. Other key sites such as Stampede Park, the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and Stephen Avenue shopping are just some of the highlights of downtown Calgary. You will have convenient access to all venues through the Calgary skywalk system and public transportation, which makes exploring the city that much easier.

To take advantage of the CAMP group rate, starting at $189 CDN per night including Wi-Fi, please email Alfred alfred@fitc.caonly a couple of rooms left!!

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Past Highlights

The inaugural CAMP Festival took place at Theatre Junction GRAND on September 8 – 9, 2014, and it was an exciting couple of days with 20 expert-lead presentations, 335 attendees from around the world, and endless networking opportunities. In total, 21 cities were represented in the audience at CAMP including: Calgary, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Detroit, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Regina, Vancouver, Sioux Falls and Barcelona.

After the jump you’ll find out who joined us, what sponsors/speakers/attendees had to say, watch the award-winning titles, see photos, and read through some detailed statistics.

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CAMP in partnership with FITC

We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to organize CAMP in partnership with global event producer FITC for a second year. FITC stands for Future; Innovation; Technology; Creativity – four words that capture the essence of what the company and its events are all about.

For 13 years and counting, FITC has brought together professionals and students alike at over 97 events in 6 different countries, with 2759 presentations, and 46,292 attendees in 22 cities including Toronto, San Francisco, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Seoul, Chicago, and New York.

All in all, together we provide the dynamics for audience members to explore the rich digital future with incredibly well-curated, top-quality presenters, unparalleled networking opportunities and evening events.