Summit 2019

45 Workshops | 21 Talks
Labs | Performances

In association with

17 - 19 Aug




Workshops (Saturday)

Karl Skene

Karl Skene is a Toronto-based new media artist specializing in generative visuals, projection mapping, LED design, and interactive installations. With a background in electronic music, he became drawn to VJing and lighting design at underground raves in 2014. Since then, he has diversified his skill-set by collaborating on numerous large scale installations with Young Offenders and Artefact Creative for clients such as Google, RBC, and Absolut.

Richard Burns

Richard Burns is an interactive developer specializing in the field of projection mapping. Previously he worked at ProjectionArtworks in London, UK. He has developed diverse projects that include car simulators, interactive ping pong tables, projection mapping, and tracking systems. In his spare time he performs VJ sets at various locations in the UK and teaches TouchDesigner. He recently moved to Tokyo.

Jakob Povel

Jakob Povel is a graphic designer by profession and a nerd at heart. Since discovering a way to integrate real-time graphics into his design concepts, he has left the standard graphic design tools, which he had been using for over a decade, behind.

It all began with a batch script game he made that showed him the power of programming.

From there he took a leap using various techniques that suited the task, from writing macros in AutoHotkey to using TensorFlow to create art. After discovering TouchDesigner while researching how to connect the Kinect he was able to present his VR experience Structure at the TouchDesigner Summit in Berlin in 2018. This was the first TouchDesigner project he made, but definitely will not be the last.


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.