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Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2013, the conference welcomed more than 1,600 attendees from 47 countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry.

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1,600 delegates
47 countries represented
98% plan to attend again
99% would recommend the event to colleagues
400+ content buyers
900+ producers/distributors

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Asaph Fipke

Chief Content Officer, DHX Studios

Nerd Corps Entertainment (Vancouver)

With over 300 hundred episodes of animated television to his credit, Nerd Corps' C.E.O. Asaph “Ace” Fipke has established himself as one of North America’s top producers of animation. With a rare blend of expertise in the creation, development, production and business of animated television and feature-length animation productions, Fipke spearheads the overall strategy of Nerd Corps Entertainment.

Fipke founded Nerd Corps in 2002 to produce 39-episodes of The Story Hat’s/Alliance Atlantis’sDragon Booster, which won a 2005 Gemini for Best Animated Series. Building on that success, he created and executive produced the company’s first original series, Gemini Award-nominatedStorm Hawks. The action comedy series launched in 2007 and saw unprecedented 52 episode orders from all its broadcasters right out of the gate. Since then, Fipke has overseen and executive produced all series coming out of the studio, including Mattel’s  Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, Monster High and Max Steel; Nerd Corp's original comedy seriesLeague of Super Evil; and the studio’s first preschool seriesKate and Mim-Mim. He is also the creator and executive producer on Nerd Corps’ original Emmy-winning sci-fi action/comedySlugterra,Rated A for Awesome,and theupcoming comedy seriesEndangered Species.

Prior to Nerd Corps, Fipke was a producer and executive on such hit series as Hasbro's Transformers:Beast Wars,Transformers:Beast Machinesand Action Man; Sony Pictures' Heavy GearandMax Steel; and the first-ever animated Barbie movie for Mattel,Barbie in the Nutcracker.

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