FIFOCON – DAY OF DISCOVERY
TALENT – Friday, October 27th is designated as a Day of Discovery – based on a career fair model, featuring a selection of guest speakers who are game and film industry professionals. FifoCon will actively reach out to high schools in the Acadiana, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans areas and work to identify students who express interest in Visual / Practical FX in the film industry as well as Video Game Design. We will request that FifoCon be considered an official field trip for those students. Participants will be transported to the event, and from 10AM thru 1PM, student attendees will be able to freely ask questions of the professionals during the presentations as well as at their booths and tables on the convention floor.
IDEAS – In order to provide opportunity for creatives to get in front of angel investors, other entrepreneurs, and like-minded individuals who want to support the Digital Media ecosystem, on Friday evening we are producing a pitch competition with the Louisiana Technology Park.
CAPITAL – Additionally, we intend to organize a special panel of Digital Media Industry leaders in order to highlight the current state of the art facilities and companies in Louisiana. We wish to educate business leaders and policy makers about the importance of Digital Media and its ability to spur economic development in our region and keep jobs here. Our hope is to showcase ideas and capable talent worthy of investment.
If your school has given you and/or your student a unique coupon code to sign up and attend our Day of Discovery, please purchase your pass by clicking the link below and enter in the coupon code provided by your school when prompted to receive the appropriate discount.
If you aren’t a student but wish to attend the Day of Discovery, then click the links below to purchase a pass for Friday and you can be a part of the festivities, too!