The Membership

The TIFCA membership is an amalgamation of the former Open Gaming Alliance and The Immersive Technology Alliance.

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
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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 Alliance of Computing Technologists, 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.

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What is TIFCA Working on Today?

The client-to-cloud ecosystem is going through a revolution where cloud and independent platforms like PC, console, mobile, and other devices are developing new types of collaboration in distribution, and software and content execution. With the advent of 5G and other connectivity breakthroughs, devices of all sizes and abilities are expected to be enabled beyond the processing power they are built with.  TIFCA is fostering industry collaboration to make this Client-to-Cloud Revolution (#clienttocloudrevolution) both possible and effective on a global scale.

We want to enable:

  • Increased client and consumer market size potential.
  • More computing resources for content and application makers to fulfill their artistic and inventive ambitions.
  • Stronger offerings across all platforms.
  • New types of applications that were previously impractical.
Alliance of Computing Technologists

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

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We enhance the adoption and viability of immersive technology.

We advance generations of innovative content & applications.

WHY JOIN?

  • 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.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • 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.

WHY TIFCA?

  • 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.

The International Future Computing SummitNovember 5-6, 2019
The Computer History Museum
Mountain View, California

  • Leading international future computing event.
  • Business to business.
  • Where the ecosystem meets and builds.

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Press Releases

Sixth International Future Computing Summit Moves to Silicon Valley November 5-6, 2019

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Open Call for Visionary Speakers and Leaders in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution Mountain View, California (June 3, 2019) – Future computing is the practice of enabling what’s next through the pillars of compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications. Founded in 2014, The International Future Computing Summit…

Immersed Conference Welcomes Over 30 International Future Computing Speakers

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5th Annual Event Showcases the Newest Tech and Content in Entertainment, Education, Business, Manufacturing, and Healthcare   Toronto, Ontario (October 29, 2018) -Future computing is the practice of turning dreams into reality with computers and computer media through compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications. Founded in…

Dr. Jon Peddie to Help Kickoff the Immersed Conference

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The world’s leading expert on vision processing will share his thoughts on the Future of Visual Computing Tiburon, Calif. (October 29, 2018) – Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today revealed that Dr. Jon Peddie will help kickoff the State of Future…

Association News

Latest Developments by TIFCA And Its Subsidiaries.

The International Future Computing Summit Schedule is ONLINE

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

The IFC Summit schedule speaks to what the event has and what it wants to have.  When the summit is complete, delegates should have a full appreciation for what’s next in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution and how this next era of computing can influence them and how they can influence the next era.  The International Future Computing Summit runs November 5-6, 2019 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

Speaking applications are still being reviewed and accepted. Speakers should review the schedule before applying so that the chances of acceptance are maximized. IFCS is open to fresh new topics provided they tie in well with future computing and/or the Client-to-Cloud Revolution.  Speakers should complete their applications ASAP as the schedule is getting finalized at an accelerated pace.

Client-to-Cloud Vision Document Published

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

The Future Computing Ecosystem
The TIFCA leadership have agreed to publicize the first vision document of the Client-to-Cloud Revolution. This is the developing next era of computing and TIFCA is working with partners to enable it on a global scale. This document outlines the vision and is the first iterative step in what will be multiple discussions with members and industry partners needed to make this a full reality.

From the client to the cloud, from the tool makers to the content and application developers, from the vendors to the users and customers – everyone will be influenced by what the industry develops here. We want to hear from you and we want you to be part of this process. Read More

TIFCA Describes Client-to-Cloud Revolution on Gamasutra

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

Executive Director
The International Future Computing Association

With the advent of 5G and upcoming streaming and gaming systems, the industry is preparing for the Client-to-Cloud Revolution (#clienttocloudrevolution).  Neil Schneider, Executive Director of TIFCA, shared an in-depth look at the direction this future computing market is heading and what it means for users and product builders alike.  The client-to-cloud revolution is shaping up to be a new era in computing, and TIFCA is engaged to help enable the necessary industry collaboration to make this succeed on a global scale.  Be sure to also learn about TIFCA’s upcoming International Future Computing Summit taking placing November 5-6, 2019 at the Computer History Musuem.

Client-to-Cloud Revolution Happening at IFC Summit

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

The International Future Computing AssociationThe recent news and product announcements about impressive new content streaming services and high bandwidth capabilities are just the beginning.

The client-to-cloud ecosystem is going through a revolution where cloud and independent platforms like PC, console, mobile, and other devices are developing new types of collaboration in both distribution, and software and content execution. With the advent of 5G and other connectivity breakthroughs, devices of all sizes and abilities are expected to be enabled beyond the processing power they are built with. This will expand the client and consumer market size potential and make it possible for content and application creators to deliver even stronger offerings than previously thought possible. Read More

IFC Summit Reveals First Speakers

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News

An evolution is happening in the computing world that is going to influence the way we use and think of computers. Get ready for it by being at the International Future Computing Summit (IFC Summit)! The future computing ecosystem includes compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications. Read More

Open Call For Speakers at The International Future Computing Summit

By Neil SchneiderTIFCA News


Since 2014, the International Future Computing Association (TIFCA) has been annually hosting the Immersed conference in Toronto, and it has consistently served as Canada’s leading immersive tech conference.

The Future Computing Ecosystem

Beginning last year, we expanded our mandate to address future computing.  Future computing is the practice of enabling what’s next through the pillars of compute performance and platforms, immersive technology, and innovative content and applications.  Now we are ready for the next step! Read More