What is Future Computing?

Future computing is the practice of turning technological dreams into reality with computers and computer media.The Future Computing Ecosystem
The Future computing ecosystem is made up of specialized pillars that include:

Compute Performance and Platforms

  • Graphics & processing capability
  • Supporting peripherals and ecosystems
  • PC, Mobile, Cloud, Console

Immersive Technology

  • Virtual Reality
  • Mixed Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Stereoscopic 3D
  • Haptics
  • Advanced diplay / experience technology

Innovative Content and Applications

  • Entertainment
  • Video games
  • Enterprise / serious use case
  • Education
  • Game Engines
  • Content development toolsets

What is TIFCA and What do we do?

The International Future Computing Association is a network of member companies and institutions that each play a part in what are, and will be, the ultimate tools and experiences that impact our daily lives using computer technology and media.

TIFCA’s mission is to lay down the groundwork and enhance the viability of building what’s next.  We achieve this through influential membership meetings, stakeholder education, market-building events, special initiatives, and more.

TIFCA is comprised of three pillar groups that include the Computing Technologists Group, the Immersive Technology Alliance, and the Alliance of Content Creators.  It is purposely structured this way because even though each division has its own purpose and industry space, the pillars are interrelated in that each success helps drive the other.

We grow the computer horsepower and peripheral ecosystems that are the backbone of turning big dreams into fruitful realities.


We enhance the adoption and viability of immersive technology.

We advance generations of innovative content & applications.


  • Be INFORMED. Senior level private access to market leaders on a regular basis.
  • DRIVE the market! Co-develop and participate with initiatives that measurably grow your business and business potential.
  • SOLVE the problems! Join forces with fellow market leaders to identify and overcome industry-wide challenges.
  • CONTROL your future! Embrace Future Computing – don’t just react to it.
  • MEET the right partners to get to the next level.


  • A single membership includes access to all three pillars.
  • One vote per eligible member organization.
  • Most  meetings held via teleconference / web conference.
  • Membership rates for nearly all budgets.


  • Positive track record dating back to 2009.
  • Experienced management and advisory team.
  • True non-profit corporation.
  • All members are leading executives and decision makers.
  • Our initiatives are focused on YOUR viability.

Immersed mediumCall for speakers OPEN!
November 8-9, 2018
The Ontario Science Centre

  • Leading international future computing event.
  • Business to business.
  • Where clients, vendors, and media meet and build.



Press Releases

The International Future Computing Association Gathers at Immersed Summit

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New Member Benefits Program Goes Live Toronto, Ontario (September 18, 2018) - The International Future Computing Association (TIFCA) will be holding its first voting class meeting at the Ontario Science Centre on November 7, 2018. The meeting is one-day before the start of the 5th annual Immersed summit held on…

Immersed 2018 Calls For Future Computing Speakers & Visionaries

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Fifth Annual Conference Highlights AI, Compute, Immersive Technology, and Innovative Content & Applications Toronto, Ontario (June 26, 2018) – Founded in 2014, Immersed is the leading future computing conference and will be held November 8-9, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada. Celebrating its fifth year, Immersed delivers…

The International Future Computing Association Launches

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Market Leaders join forces to drive computing innovation and market growth San Francisco, Calif., (Mar 26, 2018) – At a special launch event sponsored by Intel, market leaders announced The International Future Computing Association (TIFCA) which is built from the merging of the Open Gaming Alliance and the Immersive Technology…

Association News

Latest Developments by TIFCA And Its Subsidiaries.

The Globe and Mail’s Josh O’Kane Speaking at Immersed

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Josh O’Kane, Reporter
The Globe and Mail

TIFCA is very proud to announce that Josh O’Kane, award-winning reporter for the Globe and Mail‘s Report on Business will be moderating this year’s Immersed Futurists Panel. The Futurists Panel is one of the summit’s highlights every year and features the market’s top influencers and innovators.

Mr. Okane’s longform journalism has been showcased by Harvard’s Nieman Storyboard and Great Canadian Longform. His breaking-news writing has been shortlisted for a Canadian Online Publishing Award, and in 2018 he was part of the Globe team that won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Best in Business Canada Award for breaking news.

Immersed takes place November 8-9, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre. It is sponsored in part by Intel (Platinum) and Advanced Mico Devices (Silver). We are still welcoming the right speakers, and we will begin announcing exhibitors shortly. Interested companies are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible.

Ajay Fry Speaking at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Ajay Fry, Co-Host of HUD

One of the big trends future computing is looking at is eSports. This year, we are welcoming Ajay Fry, a regular co-host for HUD (Heads up Daily) on GINX ESPORTS TV. GINX ESPORTS TV is Canada’s only 24 hour eSports television channel.

Ajay will be giving a birds eye view of the market, share some of his stories and insights from his work at HUD / GINX ESPORTS TV, and keep a sharp eye out at Immersed for future computing developments he himself is excited about!

Affordance Studio Speaking at Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

The Immersed 2018 conference has begun to publish the presentation synopsis of our speakers, and professionals working in the education field will rejoice with the addition of Avery Rueb, Co-Founder of Affordance Studio.

Avery Rueb, Co-Founder
Affordance Studio

Affordance Studio makes classroom solutions that revolutionize the way we learn. Most worldwide schools don’t have stable WiFi connections making it impossible for teachers to use effective digital solutions to develop 21st century skills and knowledge for their students. Their solution is Dokoma, a learning management system (LMS) which can travel in a modified Rasperry Pi. Mr. Rueb will talk about the future of classroom content creation and delivery throughout the world. Read More

Immersed Welcomes Dr. David Rolston

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Dr. David Rolston, CEO, Tirocorp

Immersed 2018 is big on the future and tight on the hype, and we are proud to welcome Dr. David Rolston, CEO of Tirocorp to the summit.  Dr. Rolston’s career includes being a best selling author in AI development (“Principles of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems Development”, published 1988), he led one of the first VR companies, was a General Manager with multiple firms (TRW, Silicon Graphics, ATI), was the Vice-President of Engineering for ATI and the youngest Engineering Fellow ever appointed at Honeywell Inc.  He was also one of the developers behind DARPAnet, the precursor to the Internet! Read More

Immersed 2018 Welcomes Rama Krishna Aravind

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Founder & Creative Director
Poco Loco Amusements

Immersed 2018 is two months away, and our speakers line-up grew again. One of our latest additions is Rama Krishna Aravind, Founder & Creative Director for Poco Loco Amusements. This new venture aims to create hologram interactive X.R. Cinema and other innovative entertainment forms.

What caught our eye with Rama is he was Assistant Director for “Baahubali -The Beginning”, one of India’s highest grossing films ever made. He was later VFX Project Manager for “Baahubali – The Conclusion” which more than double its predecessors earnings.

Immersed 2018 is a future computing event (i.e. building what’s next with computers and computer media). Important themes include entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, business, and education.

Learn more and get registered at http://www.getimmersed.com.