Summit 2019

45 Workshops | 21 Talks
Labs | Performances

In association with

17 - 19 Aug




Workshops (Saturday)

Emrah Yayici

Emrah Yayici is the managing partner of ArtBizTech innovation consultancy and UXservices design companies. He is also the chairman of bang.prix which is a non-profit organization that supports young people from various disciplines such as fine arts, engineering, design and genetics who combine science and technology with artistic perspectives. Emrah is also the author of Design Thinking Methodology and Artful Thinking books that are published on

Ben Voigt

A 16-year veteran with Derivative, Ben Voigt has seen TouchDesigner develop from the earliest days of version 007. He is currently engaged in software design and client production at Derivative, working as part of the R&D team. He is also integral to the shaping of TouchDesigner learning material and in teaching workshops. With a background in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, he later found his passion for visuals through film, visual effects, and games. TouchDesigner’s hybrid of art and technology and the opportunity to work with artists and engineers keeps him engaged with the TouchDesigner community wherever he goes.

Ken-ichi Kawamura

Ken-ichi Kawamura is a creative technologist, VJ, and media artist. His recent projects include a variety of techno buddhist ceremonies, audiovisual installations, and panel presentations. He has taught TouchDesigner courses at Tower Creative Academy.


350 TouchDesigneurs coming from all the corners of the world.


The Summit takes place on the beautiful and spacious Couer des Sciences / UQAM campus in  Montreal centre-ville very close to Place des Arts. We will be occupying several spaces in the campus, but the main entrance and registration will be in the “Chaufferie” building which will also act as the ‘lab’ or community space.  Please see attached map for access routes.