Semiofest Reads

Looking for a new book to curl up with on the way to Toronto for Semiofest? Need to sharpen up your understanding of the semiotics of emoji, drink and drinking, or clowns? Fortunately for you our Semiofest 2017 speakers have something for everyone!

The Semiotics of the CN Tower

After 40 months of construction involving 1,537 workers working 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, and a helicopter named “Olga,” the CN Tower opened to the public on June 26, 1976. At a staggering 553.33 meters (1,815 ft) tall. the Tower held the record as the World’s Tallest Free-Standing Structure for the next 34 years. An engineering Wonder of the Modern World, the CN Tower is Toronto’s most prominent and powerful symbol.

What Led You to Semiotics?

We asked our Semiofest 2017 speakers to tell us how they got started in semiotics and were thrilled to read the lovely and sometimes surprising stories that followed. This is what they told us.

5 Great Reasons to Come to Semiofest, Toronto

Semiofest, a Celebration of Semiotic Thinking is the world’s only applied semiotics conference. It’s a unique annual event (held in a new location every year) that provides a space for sharing ideas, mutual learning and networking about brands, culture communication and communication.

Semiofest 2017 Program Announcement!

We are pleased to announce the speaker line-up for Semiofest 2017. This will the first Semiofest to be held in North America, in the cosmopolitan city of Toronto on July 19-22, 2017.

Our conference theme is “Media, Messages and Meanings: Semiotics, form and content” and is inspired by one of Toronto’s greatest thinkers (and perhaps unwitting Semiotician), Marshall McLuhan.

Top 10 Reasons to Present at Semiofest 2017

For those of you who have not yet submitted a response to our Call for Papers, we are writing to provide a rigorous and well reasoned argument for submitting your proposal now. Here are the top 10 reasons to present at Semiofest 2017!