Visual Connections Toronto 2013

Where Toronto, Canada
Date Thursday, May 16, 2013
Venue The Spoke Club
Address 600 King Street West, Toronto, M5V 1M3 (map)


Visual Connections’ first ever event in Canada was held at the prestigious Spoke Club in downtown Toronto on Thursday, May 16th. The Spoke Club’s members are “individuals with an interest in media, entertainment and the arts” (the club is affiliated to the Norwood in New York City and the Groucho in London, England), so this was a perfect venue for our event.

The day started with a Q&A session on Know your copyright and clearances!, chaired by Elizabeth Klinck. The exhibit floor offered a diverse line-up of image and footage agencies from Canada, the US, UK and Sweden.

Registrants for the event were from the following market sectors:

Market sectors

A few other notable stats about the attendees:

  • 98% would come again.
  • 94% found the Q&A Session useful.
  • 61% work with footage regularly, and a further 26% occasionally. In other words, almost all buyers are involved with footage nowadays.
  • 83% are interested in search services.

Prize winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the sponsored prize drawing:

Prize Winner
Condé Nast Collection
Framed Cartoon Print
Christie Vuong, The Grid
Danita Delimont Stock Photography
Canvas Mounted Print
Kimberly Murphy, McGraw Hill Ryerson
3 Month Subscription
Sonja Carr, CBC Television
Apple iPad Mini
Sara Basso, Data Armada
Science Photo Library
Nikon COOLPIX Waterproof Digital Camera
Diane Kerner, Scholastic
Q&A Session
The Q&A was great - a super panel with a lively and valuable discussion. The afternoon exceeded my expectations, with the chance to meet many of the suppliers I have worked with before, along with the chance to learn about other suppliers that I'd not previously heard of. The food was lovely too!
—Emma Kehayas, Freelance