What is Future Computing?

Future computing is the practice of turning technological dreams into reality with computers and computer media.The Future Computing Ecosystem
Future computing 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 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…

Welcome to the Future of Intelligent Digital Reality at Immersed 2017

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Register Now to Hear International Speakers Present the Latest Advances in Immersive Technologies and the Impact of AI on Digitized Media Toronto, Canada (Oct 16, 2017) – Immersed 2017 marks the 4th anniversary of the premier East Coast gathering of immersive technology leaders, investors, content makers, creators and end users…

Immersed Conference Demonstrating Viability of VR / AR / MR / 3D Markets

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Celebrating its fourth year, the Immersive Technology Alliance's (ITA) Immersed conference takes place at the Ontario Science Centre from October 19-21 in Toronto, Canada. Audiences include professionals working in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), 3D, and organizations that stand to enrich operations by using immersive technologies…

Association News

Latest Developments by TIFCA And Its Subsidiaries.

NIST Among Keynotes For Immersed 2018

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Division Chief
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Immersed is very pleased to announce that among its growing list of speakers, one of its highlight keynotes will be Dereck Orr, Division Chief at the Public Safety Communications Research Division Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  Mr. Orr specializes in public safety, communications, law enforcement, and homeland security.  Among other things, NIST is the organization responsible for the atomic clock, and they have all kinds of direct involvement with future computing and will make for a great speaker at Immersed 2018. Read More

Immersed 2018 Tickets on Sale, First Round of Speakers Announced!

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Immersed 2018 tickets are on sale and our first round of international speakers include CEO, Vice-President, and Director level speakers from Advanced Micro Devices, Intel, M2 Insights, the DNA Association, and many more to come. Immersed runs November 8-9, 2018 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Canada.

The mission of the Immersed conference is to lay down the groundwork and enhance the viability of building what’s next through industry education, B2B networking, and influential media exposure in the future computing world. Future computing is the practice of turning dreams into reality with computer technology and media. It’s based on the pillars of compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content & applications. Read More

Immersed 2018 Call For Speakers Open!

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

We are looking for speakers for the fifth edition of Immersed running November 8-9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada! Future computing is all about building what’s next through the dedicated pillars of computer horsepower and peripherals, immersive technology, and innovative content & applications. While each pillar stands on its own, their success contributes to an interrelated ecosystem that positively impacts everyone.

We want speakers who can educate fellow market players and developers on things to come, and can also awaken the excitement of businesses and organizations that should be using these technologies and concepts as part of their day to day.  Reach out!

Introduction to Future Computing and TIFCA

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

For those who have never heard of future computing before, this was Neil Schneider’s introductory presentation that took place at a private TIFCA launch event during Game Developers Conference 2018.  Neil Schneider is the Executive Director of TIFCA, and this presentation covers future computing, challenges the market faces, and industry developments.  We will publish additional sessions shortly.  The TIFCA launch event was sponsored by Intel.

TIFCA Launches to Build What’s Next

By Neil Schneider | TIFCA News

Frank Soqui, Vice-President and GM of VR for Intel, Chair of Computing Technologists Group in TIFCA

We are pleased to announce that the Immersive Technology Alliance and the Open Gaming Alliance have merged into a single organization called The International Future Computing Association (TIFCA).  This is far more than a merger; it’s an expansive mandate and mission to lay down the groundwork to build what’s next through future computing. Read More