Workshop and Lecture Series

The Emerging Media Lab runs workshops and lectures conducted by UBC staff and faculty, as well as experts from other institutions and industry. EML is also a regular participant in the Emerging Media Community of Practice. Find out more on the Emerging Media Community of Practice website.

Upcoming Workshops and Lectures

EML will be conducting regular Workshops and Lectures throughout the 2024 year, with the first occurring on July 10th, 2024. To stay informed about the next workshop or lecture, or to receive notifications about registration, sign up for EML’s monthly newsletter.

Past Workshops and Lectures

Annual Spring Showcase 2024

An event showcasing 10 different projects from EML and MDIA 470 student teams to show you how interdisciplinary project-based learning ​(PjBL) with emerging technologies happen at UBC.

Annual Summer Showcase 2023

EML celebrated the CUCCIO Collaboration award at our 2023 Summer Showcase, where we presented five projects using creative and emerging media and discussed the use of generative AI in post-secondary learning environments.

April 2023: Using AI Tools for Creative Process

Join the UBC Emerging Media Lab for a panel discussion organized by EMCoP on using AI tools for creative process!

Annual Spring Showcase 2023

A hybrid event on EML’s projects and presentations from “Collaborative Prototyping”, as well as a panel discussion regarding "ChatGPT and Beyond: Generative AI in Instruction and Research", moderated by Dr. Patrick Pennefather and featuring EML’s team of Faculty in Residence.

February 2023 Emerging Media Community of Practice: How AI Tools such as ChatGPT are changing conversations in Higher Education

The Emerging Media Lab presents an online Zoom seminar about AI technologies (e.g., ChatGPT), and how they will affect our world going forward.

Games in Action Conference: November 4-5, 2022

On Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th, UBC’s Chan Centre hosts the Games in Action conference: two days of panels, presentations and demos from professional game designers, academics, and gamers. Emerging Media Lab is partnering with Heart Projector, a Vancouver indie games art collective that produces pop-up arcade nights featuring unique games by diverse creators.

Annual Summer Showcase 2022

Participate in live demos of the projects using emerging technologies at the Emerging Media Lab's Summer Showcase 2022.

Fundamentals of Machine Learning

Interested in understanding machine learning and creating your own basic learning model? Join the Emerging Media Lab and Greg d'Eon for a workshop on the fundamentals of this emerging AI technology. No prior programming experience is needed, and all are welcome!

Celebrate Learning Week 2022 with EML

As part of the 2022 Celebrate Learning Week, EML features a discussion between faculty members on taking a step back to ask the question: “Does it have to be VR?”

Git Real – An Introduction to Git Workshop

EML, CEDaR, and IKBLC collaborate to deliver Git Workshop - for beginner to intermediate developers: Getting started with the command-line tool git, collaborating on Github and more.