HQ – Ryerson's newest public facing creative venue for engaged audiences invites you to the The Transmedia Zone All-Star Showcase which explores cutting-edge innovations in storytelling, media, and the creative industries.

Get an inside scoop on emerging trends in podcasting, live entertainment, and brain health. Engage with some of the Transmedia Zone's top entrepreneurs as they share their trials and triumphs through some candid #realtalk and experience their innovations in creative storytelling firsthand through interactive displays and demonstrations.

Connect with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and academics to catch a glimpse of some of the most compelling stuff happening in the media space in 2019!


All-Star Teams

Science Everywhere is changing the story of science to be one that is fun and exciting for everyone by innovating a new way to host live events called “free-style socials.” Through their FreeStyle socials, they have reached over 5,000 people while addressing challenging topics like gender-identity, cannabis, and artificial intelligence.

Sensaride is an app that reverses the effects of aging of the brain by providing direct access to your brainwaves and allows users to train the brain network through an interactive story. Winners of the Smart City Award, they are expanding their reach by partnering with George Brown College and NRC/IRAP.

Inappropriate Questions is a podcast that helps listeners develop understanding of marginalized groups including LGBTQ2S+, disability, and religious groups in a respectful manner. They are pushing the boundaries of podcasting by working with artists from those communities to create webcomics that accompany each of their episodes.

Kariakoo is an immersive 360 documentary that takes you on a one-day journey through the historical, cultural and commercial heart of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – one of the fastest growing cities in the world.


Event Programming 

The panel discussion begins promptly at 5:00PM. It is encouraged that guests arrive no later than 5:00PM in order to experience the programming to its fullest.

5:00PM – Panel Discussion led by Dr.Emilia Zboralska begins.

6:00PM – Participants engage in interactive demonstrations and installations led by our All-Star teams.

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