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Blackbox Communications Inc.

Blackbox Communications Inc. a communications agency that specializes in the strategic development of integrated experiences for business-to-business and employee based audiences

Inciting customers, partners and employees to become a community of brand evangelists requires strategic communications that provide positive brand experiences at every touchpoint along the journey. From event programming to marketing communications campaigns, video to design, Blackbox provides the process and production necessary to envision and create such experiences –communications expertly cr

Inciting customers, partners and employees to become a community of brand evangelists requires strategic communications that provide positive brand experiences at every touchpoint along the journey. From event programming to marketing communications campaigns, video to design, Blackbox provides the process and production necessary to envision and create such experiences –communications expertly cr

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Blackbox is proud to announce its 15th consecutive year of supporting North America’s longest-running employee recogniti...
02/18/2022

Blackbox is proud to announce its 15th consecutive year of supporting North America’s longest-running employee recognition program. Our team consistently supported the Client with a positive and sustained impact on their business, and Blackbox’s success. We want to recognize all the people that have worked over the years on the program. A big thank you to Jason Thomson, Laurie-Shawn Borzovoy, Matthew Labutte, Tania Fitzpatrick, Laura Gladwish, Kayla MacDonald, Peter Marshall, Tanya Ong Labutte, and Tamara Romanchuk

Thank you again!

Congratulations to our newest Client, Kyndryl Canada, and the 90K global Kyndryl employees on their successful transitio...
11/04/2021
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Congratulations to our newest Client, Kyndryl Canada, and the 90K global Kyndryl employees on their successful transition from a managed infrastructure services division within IBM’s global technology services unit – to an independent, publicly-traded company as they rang the opening bell at the NYSE today.

The 44th annual ICPC World Finals concluded last week in majestic Moscow, and once again Blackbox was honoured for the 7...
10/14/2021

The 44th annual ICPC World Finals concluded last week in majestic Moscow, and once again Blackbox was honoured for the 7th consecutive year to support the world’s most prestigious competition in the field of computer programming.

From Regional competitions to the World Finals, this event brings together over 50,000 students from more than 3000 Universities, spanning 111 countries, and culminating in the top 350 students worldwide competing onsite in Moscow. Over 1300 attendees, guests, dignitaries, and coaches traveled to Moscow to see who would take the Championship trophy.

To keep our attendees healthy, strict anti-covid protocols were put into place across all venues, hotels, and transportation systems, with thousands of PCR tests administered during the 6-day event, supported by the Moscow Ministry of Health.

Blackbox is looking forward to next year’s World Finals to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in November 2022.

For the 4th year in a row, Blackbox is honoured to host today's IBM Think Summit Canada 2020. Planning started 12 months...
10/22/2020

For the 4th year in a row, Blackbox is honoured to host today's IBM Think Summit Canada 2020. Planning started 12 months ago only to be knocked sideways in April by COVID 19 restrictions on live events during this period of extraordinary change.

It’s required heroic efforts to create, source, produce and package under such tight timelines. It takes a special talent to accomplish this kind of production under adapted restrictions. Laura Gladwish has shown great ingenuity to champion and lead the effort into elevating this virtual event to where it is today.

Melissa Elliott and the entire Blackbox team worked with amazing agility and resiliency in supporting and collaborating in true partnership, working towards one common goal with a truly special client.

So very proud of Melissa Elliott, the unsung powerhouse and client champion, and the whole Blackbox team for an incredib...
10/20/2020

So very proud of Melissa Elliott, the unsung powerhouse and client champion, and the whole Blackbox team for an incredible job of pivoting the premier live annual global conference for supply chain innovators into an incredible content-rich, virtual two-day event. The conference Opener reached 70 countries over 6 continents, 400 companies, and 3200 attendees. We’re proud to support one of the world’s leading tech innovators and a true Canadian tech success story! #virtualevents #corporatecommunications #incitechange

First day of studio recording for the upcoming digital Think Canada Summit. Measured the chairs 6-feet and all 😅#digital...
09/19/2020

First day of studio recording for the upcoming digital Think Canada Summit. Measured the chairs 6-feet and all 😅#digitalevents

Last week Blackbox had the privilege to plan and organize the annual IBM Canada Townhall with special guest; Ginni Romet...
02/21/2020

Last week Blackbox had the privilege to plan and organize the annual IBM Canada Townhall with special guest; Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM worldwide. It was truly inspiring to listen to her speak... and crack a few jokes 😜#ibm #torontoevents

We're honoured to have been hosted again this year in Barcelona at IBTM World. 5,000 industry leading, global event and ...
11/25/2019

We're honoured to have been hosted again this year in Barcelona at IBTM World. 5,000 industry leading, global event and meeting industry professionals from 140 different countries. Making lots of face to face networking connections and gaining great key industry insights!

Sending these two Boxers for a well-deserved, two-night spa experience at #millcroftinn. Laura and Chelsea have been KIL...
11/07/2019

Sending these two Boxers for a well-deserved, two-night spa experience at #millcroftinn. Laura and Chelsea have been KILLING it lately. Thanks for your professionalism and dedication to our clients and the work you do. We’re very thankful to have you as part of the Blackbox crew!

Another #CASCON is in the books… our 4th year in a row. We’re very proud to support this premier, industrial and academi...
11/06/2019

Another #CASCON is in the books… our 4th year in a row. We’re very proud to support this premier, industrial and academic three-day conference on computer science and software engineering. This year the event partnered for the first time with the annual developer conference, EVOKE.

Back in Moscow this week for around the clock, whirlwind operational meetings for the International Collegiate Programmi...
10/29/2019

Back in Moscow this week for around the clock, whirlwind operational meetings for the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) 2020 World Finals. https://youtu.be/5MKGrKuNYkg

Once again Blackbox is honoured to host today's Think Summit Canada 2019 in Toronto.Thanks to a great collaborative clie...
10/24/2019

Once again Blackbox is honoured to host today's Think Summit Canada 2019 in Toronto.

Thanks to a great collaborative client working lock-step with us over the last year of planning. Truly amazing project management and production coordination of 160K square feet of custom-built experiential activations, main tent theatre for 1500ppl and last but not least the 40 top event production professionals in the country working towards a common goal. #thinkcanada

We’re still obsessing over last night’s event. Intimate dinner at the Shangri-La, so beautiful!! 🌼#bbcevents #shangrilat...
10/16/2019

We’re still obsessing over last night’s event. Intimate dinner at the Shangri-La, so beautiful!! 🌼#bbcevents #shangrilatoronto #torontoevents @ Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto

We’re in Alberta this week! One of our favourite events of the year. Energy Disruptors 2019 in Calgary. This is the even...
09/18/2019

We’re in Alberta this week! One of our favourite events of the year. Energy Disruptors 2019 in Calgary. This is the event of the year to attend with the worlds best energy game changers 👊🏻 #EDU2019

Blackbox was in majestic Moscow last week working on the preliminary logistics for the International Collegiate Programm...
07/30/2019

Blackbox was in majestic Moscow last week working on the preliminary logistics for the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) 2020 World Finals.

The competition will be held at the neoclassical, Moscow Manege. Built in 1817, it’s been used as a riding academy, officer training school, indoor parade space, art gallery… large enough to hold an infantry regiment of 2K soldiers. The Manege was rebuilt in 2005 after it burned to the ground in 2004 on the night of Vladimir Putin’s re-election. Perfect location for the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world!

We’ve got an exciting event coming up soon to say the least 🤭#ibm #shangrila  @ Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
07/13/2019

We’ve got an exciting event coming up soon to say the least 🤭#ibm #shangrila @ Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto

Last month IBM was a focal point at the BC Tech Summit in Vancouver. Hundreds of attendees and over 120 sponsors. BC Tec...
04/29/2019

Last month IBM was a focal point at the BC Tech Summit in Vancouver. Hundreds of attendees and over 120 sponsors. BC Tech is always an integral Conference that cannot be missed where businesses, small and large, come together to exhibit and learn about new technology advancements. #bctechsummit2019

Thursday concluded the 43rd annual ICPC Competition in beautiful Porto. First time in ICPC history that the winning team...
04/07/2019

Thursday concluded the 43rd annual ICPC Competition in beautiful Porto. First time in ICPC history that the winning team were the same contestants who won last year... congratulations Moscow State University! On that note, next year’s Host city will be... *drum roll* ... MOSCOW #icpc2019 📷 credit: @icpcnews

The IBM booth is open! We are so excited about this year’s BC TECH Summit! Located F12 🙌🏼 #bctechsummit2019 #putsmarttow...
03/12/2019

The IBM booth is open! We are so excited about this year’s BC TECH Summit! Located F12 🙌🏼 #bctechsummit2019 #putsmarttowork

Two weeks ago, IBM participated in The Gathering as a Founding Partner Sponsor. The Gathering is one of the most anticip...
03/11/2019

Two weeks ago, IBM participated in The Gathering as a Founding Partner Sponsor. The Gathering is one of the most anticipated annual conferences, that brings leading brands together for an incredible week in the secluded Rocky Mountains. #thegathering2019

Last month Blackbox organized the second annual IBM CIC Innovation Centre Event which expanded it’s mission with Artific...
12/18/2018

Last month Blackbox organized the second annual IBM CIC Innovation Centre Event which expanded it’s mission with Artificial Intelligence and SalesForce. During the event, IBM announced their partnership with the Montreal-based company, IVADO, the Institute for Data Valorization, which aims to combine research and expertise in the AI field. It was an exciting day in Montreal to say the least! #ibm #artificialintelligence #montreal #putsmarttowork #cicinnovation #IVADO #SalesForce

Last week Blackbox traveled to Calgary to assist in the IBM Oil and Gas Forum. This essential event helps the IBM client...
12/03/2018

Last week Blackbox traveled to Calgary to assist in the IBM Oil and Gas Forum. This essential event helps the IBM clients and partners who are involved in the oil and gas industry to understand the ever- growing digital transformation that helps predict drilling targets, improve service and increase operational effectiveness. #ibminnovate #ibmoilandgas #calgary @ Calgary, Alberta

Having the honour to be hosted this week in Barcelona at IBTM World with 5,000 other industry leading, global event and ...
11/26/2018

Having the honour to be hosted this week in Barcelona at IBTM World with 5,000 other industry leading, global event and meeting industry professionals from 140 different countries.

Making lots of face to face networking connections and gaining great key industry insights. Oh yeah the Cava is pretty good too!

Blackbox was honoured last month to support Kinaxis with the planning, development and execution of Kinexions18, their a...
11/16/2018

Blackbox was honoured last month to support Kinaxis with the planning, development and execution of Kinexions18, their annual world-wide supply chain management customer and partner conference held in Washington DC.

Working with the outstanding Kinaxis marketing & communications teams, Blackbox crafted numerous audience interactions utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach with live talent, video production, presentation support, livestreams and an innovative stage production. The combined teams worked as one unit with the same end goal in sight: create a flawless event for customer learning and engagement. Feedback has been spectacular, and we look forward to doing it again in 2019! Thank you Kinaxis

Working through logistics at the wonderful Universidade do Porto today...!
11/14/2018

Working through logistics at the wonderful Universidade do Porto today...!

In the beautiful coastal city of Porto in northwest Portugal this week doing preliminary work on the International Colle...
11/13/2018

In the beautiful coastal city of Porto in northwest Portugal this week doing preliminary work on the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) 2019 World Finals... our 6th year...! Participation has grown to several tens of thousands of the finest students and faculty in computing disciplines at almost 3,000 universities from over 100 countries on six continents. The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world.

That’s a wrap! Once again Blackbox is honoured to have recently hosted the 2018 IBM Innovation Forum at the Sony Centre ...
11/08/2018

That’s a wrap! Once again Blackbox is honoured to have recently hosted the 2018 IBM Innovation Forum at the Sony Centre in Toronto.

The one-day playground is like no other, with insightful speakers, interactive demos, hands on activations and dedicated time with Canada’s leading thinkers in AI, Quantum Computing, Blockchain, Cloud, Data, and Security.

Thank you to a truly collaborative client who we worked lock step with over the last 9 months of planning. Truly amazing project management and production coordination of 10 five ton trucks of displays and equipment, 22K sq. feet of custom-built experiential activations and last but not least the 40 top event production professionals in the country working towards a common goal.

Happy Diwali from the team at Blackbox. Can't think of anything better to celebrate than victory of light over darkness,...
11/07/2018

Happy Diwali from the team at Blackbox. Can't think of anything better to celebrate than victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

Settling in well in our new home on King West...
10/04/2018

Settling in well in our new home on King West...

With Fall comes new beginnings, and Blackbox Communications is happy to announce theirs; relocating to the bustling Fash...
09/26/2018

With Fall comes new beginnings, and Blackbox Communications is happy to announce theirs; relocating to the bustling Fashion District in the heart of King West.
King West represents Blackbox’s unique culture: designed for freedom of creativity with a progressive on-trend attitude and the ability to adapt to change with flexibility to keep our client’s Brand the main focus of everything we do.

Where you work and who you work with can make the difference between a good day and a great day.
We look forward to working in such an energetic and exciting part of the city, with the best team committed to bringing fresh, innovative thinking to our client’s communications & events needs.

Address:
Blackbox Communications Inc
548 King Street West
Studio 302
Toronto, ON
M5V 1M3

Blackbox is happy to announce the results of our 2017 Holiday Giving Initiative: In honour of the trust our Clients plac...
01/11/2018
2017 November Christmas Meals | The Scott Mission

Blackbox is happy to announce the results of our 2017 Holiday Giving Initiative:

In honour of the trust our Clients place with us throughout the year, Blackbox chose three humanitarian causes to support on their behalf: one local, one national, and one international. We asked each client team member to make a selection based on their individual preference and a percentage of our donation would go towards the organization of their choosing.

57% chose The Scott Mission in Toronto which provided 7400 meals over the holidays to families and individuals in need http://bit.ly/2oO09wh

33% chose the Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh via Médecins Sans Frontières http://bit.ly/2B0BgyY)

10% chose to support First Nations via Canadian Feed the Children through support of the "Garden Girls" http://bit.ly/2ByZH7G)

We encourage you to visit the links above to see the great work being done through each organization, and thank you to our amazing clients for providing the opportunity to help those in need.

After 8 months of planning with an amazing client team, 10 five ton trucks of displays and equipment loaded, 22,000 sq f...
11/13/2017

After 8 months of planning with an amazing client team, 10 five ton trucks of displays and equipment loaded, 22,000 sq feet of custom built experiential activations, a crew of 38 of the top event production professionals in Canada prepared and standing by… the Blackbox team cannot wait to bump into the Sony Centre in Toronto tomorrow and get this started!

Relax Refresh RechargeWellness inspired activities are gaining popularity at meetings and events. With the emphasis on p...
11/02/2017

Relax Refresh Recharge

Wellness inspired activities are gaining popularity at meetings and events. With the emphasis on physical and mental attendee well-being, many events today incorporate dedicated meditation rooms, yoga-lite, mindfulness sessions and even meditation runs.

Zara Hemmings, Director of Events at Blackbox attended the annual IMEX America conference in Las Vegas last month where a new focus on wellness helped keep Zara’s days productive and inspired. The “Be Well at IMEX” program utilized meditation breaks for its attendees to help with the stress of over-scheduled meetings, long days, lack of sleep and bad exhibit hall air.

Zara notes why meditation breaks benefit meeting attendees:

Endurance… attendees often have a long and stressful journey getting to their event. Productivity and innovative thinking can be challenged by jet lag and exhaustion. Meditation eases those challenges.

Teamwork… Meditation reduces obstacles of judgement, conflict and competition amongst peers.

Greater focus… Meditation returns focus and clarity of thought to the main content.

Ideas flow… sometimes when trying to generate new ideas we have a mental block. Stepping away for a few short moments provides a new perspective allowing greater inspiration.

Better communication… Meditation helps streamline language resulting in more effective communication between attendees.

Remember what happens in the meditation lounge...

Last week in the heart of Montreal, Blackbox had the pleasure of hosting the official inauguration of a brand new Client...
10/26/2017

Last week in the heart of Montreal, Blackbox had the pleasure of hosting the official inauguration of a brand new Client Innovation Centre. The highly anticipated event was attended by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada, the Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, the Deputy Premier, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy, Mrs. Dominique Anglade, the Mayor of Montréal, Mr. Denis Coderre and of course a robot!

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Toronto, ON
M5V 1M3

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Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
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