TIGS Presents An Elegant Evening with Icons: Osama Dorias & Jamil Higley

Join us for a sophisticated evening of emotional conversations with the remarkable icons Osama Dorias & Jamil Higley. 

Tickets are completely free to attend and include a complete dinner buffet and table wine. Anyone can attend who is 19 years of age and older. Dress attire is business casual (t-shirts are fine). The event is targeted to people who are working in the video games industry, not gamers, sorry. Click here to reserve your tickets now! 

We won’t have any sort of name stickers or badge holders for the attendees, just a bracelet, this is being done to give people a safe space of anonymity.  

Osama and Jamil will be talking about Mental Health Illness and Awareness in the gaming industry and their thoughts on how we can do a better job at being more inclusive and welcoming of our neurodiverse community and colleagues. 
So please join us for an unforgettable evening at the One King West Hotel & Residence in Toronto, ON, Canada. Get ready to be inspired by two incredible speakers: Osama Dorias and Jamil Higley!

  • 6:00-7:00pm: Cocktail Reception with Artisinal Cheese Boards
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Gourmet Dinner Experience 
  • 7:05 – 7:15 Opening Address by The Founder of TIGS, Mark Chandler 
  • 7:15-8:00pm Jamil Higley 
  • 8:00-9:00pm Osama Dorias 
  • 9-10:30pm: Cocktails in the Mezzanine
Anticipate transformative discussions with the brilliant Osama Dorias and Jamil Higley, as they delve into mental health and emotional intelligence.

Ticket Info:
  • Availability: Limited to only 70 exclusive tickets. Act fast!
  • Pricing: Free
  • Seating: Nine meticulously curated tables, hosting ten attendees each
  • VIP Experience: A handful, 5-6 tickets, for the coveted Speakers table at the forefront
Sponsorship Opportunities:
A call to kind-hearted patrons! Help us offset our event cost of $20,000 CAD. Join us as a sponsor and be a part of this significant endeavor.

Bar Info:
An exclusive cash bar awaits you in the mezzanine. (Kindly note: drinks are not on the house.)

Reserve your spot now for a night of enlightenment, elegance, and gourmet extravagance.

We look forward to celebrating with you!


TIGS and its partners provide guidance, resources, and support for employees and employers to manage mental health issues in the workplace.

TIGS encourages the development of games that promote positive mental health outcomes and avoid negative stereotype portrayals of mental health illness.

TIGS’s events feature talks and panels from experts in both the mental health and the video games industry, covering topics such as game design for mental health, diversity and inclusion in the video games industry, and the use of games in therapy.


TIGS is committed to creating a healthier, more inclusive gaming industry where individuals can thrive and reach their full potential.

By bringing together mental health professionals, game developers, researchers, and other stakeholders, TIGS is creating a platform for important discussions and collaborations that can lead to positive industry change.

TIGS and its partners are dedicated to promoting awareness and education around mental health illness and issues in the gaming industry and their
communities as needed.


TIGS (The International Games Summit on Mental Health) is a movement, platform, and community dedicated to promoting mental health awareness and resources in the video game industry.

It serves as an important resource for reducing stigma and creating a culture of acceptance and understanding around mental health issues in the gaming industry.

TIGS brings together game developers, publishers, mental health professionals, and players to discuss ways to support mental health and well-being in the industry.

It encourages industry professionals to prioritize their own mental health, as well as the mental health of their colleagues, employees, and players.

TIGS aims to create a gaming industry that values mental health and well-being, recognizing that a healthy workforce is a productive one.

It shares personal stories of mental illness and recovery to reduce stigma and promote understanding around mental health issues.

By creating a supportive environment, TIGS believes that games that promote positive outcomes for players and developers alike can be created.

Together, we can work towards a gaming industry that values mental health and well-being, and creates games that promote positive outcomes for players and developers alike.





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