Digifest Toronto avoids a lot of the trappings of typical, bloated marketing conferences. We wont name any names and we'll leave you to fill in what, exactly, those trappings are. We're sure you'll have no trouble filling in the blanks.
The tickets are reasonably priced (relative to other conferences) and while we haven't yet attended, the schedule looks like it is actually legitimately interesting and thought-provoking. A quick glance shows talks from 3D artists, lectures on classical art in video game design, and a lot more.
Toronto needs more conferences like this — thought-provoking, accessible and no lectures on e-commerce trends or SEO.