Registration is Now Open for CDMN’s Canada 3.0 Digital Media Forum
Stratford, Ontario / April 24, 2012 — April 25, 2012
On April 24th to 25th, 2012, more than 2,000 delegates – representing industry, government and academia will travel from across Canada and from as far away as Brazil and the Netherlands to gather in Stratford, Ontario to attend CDMN’s fourth annual Canada 3.0 Digital Media Forum. REGISTER HERE
Visit www.canada30.ca for full conference details.
Consistent with the moonshot goal introduced in 2010, “anyone can do anything online in Canada by 2017,” CDMN’s Canada 3.0 2012 will focus on the progress and benefits of digital media as it enriches communication, facilitates knowledge transfer, drives innovation, and improves productivity across all industry verticals.
In support of this approach, Canada’s premier digital media forum will celebrate Canadian leadership in digital media as evidenced by best practices, lessons learned and grassroots initiatives — showcasing our success in business and technology, arts and heritage, research and academia.
The conference organizers have developed four streams for the conference: Connectivity, Productivity, Content and Capital (Talent and Access to Capital). These streams were carefully chosen based on the findings of Canada 3.0 reports from previous conferences, insights shared with the Canadian Digital Media Network as its national tour travelled from coast to coast over the past six months, and input from industry, government and academia. These are the primary contributing factors to Canadian success in the digital media realm and effective management of and access to these resources will help to create companies, jobs and wealth for the nation.
It’s important to note that in the CDMN’s view, digital media is defined as any information that is created and shared virtually rather than physically, enriches communication, facilitates knowledge transfer, drives innovation, and improves productivity across all industry verticals. The breakout sessions in the various streams have been created with that definition in mind.
- Connectivity for Canadians of any financial status and geographic location. We must not be a nation of digital haves and have nots, no mean feat given this vast nation of ours. Sessions in the Connectivity stream will cover diverse issues including usage-based billing and net neutrality, future proofing Canadian business, telecom carrier and user reaction to the spectrum auctions and more.
- Productivity improvements through the adoption of digital media technologies and the infrastructure to deliver digital media. Business process improvement through the adoption of technology is essential to Canadian businesses remaining competitive in the global market. These sessions will tackle such issues as millenials in the workplace, whether social media is a good or a bad thing for your organization, entrepreneurship strategies, the consumerization of IT and more.
- Mobilizing digital Content, from ensuring Canadian content is accessible to realizing commercialization opportunities created through content development or management. In digital media, content is king. These sessions will centre around the development and delivery of digital media, how the creation of and consumption of content is influenced by technology.
- Capital, from the digital skills/Talent required to meet these rapidly evolving needs, to the access to capital/investment required for technology and business growth. These sessions will look at the skills required for Canadians to be successful in the digital age and inform attendees about the tremendous support system available to Canadian businesses. Startup will share success stories and together, session attendees and presenters can build a plan for future success.
The full two-day event agenda will include:
- An interactive showcase profiling emerging technologies;
- A two-day Road to Banff ™ Venture Forum pitch-off competition where 100 startups will gain valuable feedback on their pitches and three winners are awarded a trip to the Banff Venture Forum;
- Engaging keynotes featuring Canadian industry, government and academic leaders;
- Interactive breakout sessions featuring panels, debates and expert presentations;
- A celebration of Canadian entertainment; and
- Extensive opportunities to network and connect with potential partners and investors.
Please join the conversation and download last year’s presentations at Talk.Canada30.ca.
Need more information about registration? Here is a breakdown of costs:
Academic : CDN$795.00
Private Industry: CDN$795.00
Start Up/Small Business/Not-for-Profit-Trade Show Pod: CDN$250.00
Start Up/Small Business/Not-for-Profit-Non Trade Show: CDN$150.00
Government Organizations: CDN$250.00
One Day Conference Pass – April 24, 2012: CDN$395.00
One Day Conference Pass – April 25, 2012: CDN$395.00
Road To Banff Venture Forum Pitch-off and Conference Attendee – per person (no tradeshow booth): CDN $95.00
Road To Banff Venture Forum Pitch-off and Conference Attendee – up to 3 people (no tradeshow booth): CDN $150.00
Road To Banff Venture Forum Pitch-off, Conference Attendee and Tradeshow Booth – up to 2 people: CDN $250.00
Student (Post Secondary): CDN$95.00
General Public (Tuesday, April 24 – Showcase Only)
Registration fees do not include HST and Administrative Service Fees. Applicable taxes and service fees will be applied to registration fee upon checking out.
Please visit www.canada30.ca for the up-to-date schedule for Canada 3.0 2012
Speakers / For a full list of speakers, please visit, http://canada30.ca/program-schedule/speakers/
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Call for SponsorsWe’re looking for industry organizations to join us in making CDMN’s Canada 3.0 Digital Media Forum a great success. If you are interested in becoming a Canada 3.0 sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: 519.497.3271 to request a sponsorship prospectus. To learn more about the partners and sponsors that help make Canada 3.0 the nation's premier digital forum, please visit http://canada30.ca/partners-sponsors/
Start / April 24, 2012
Time / 12:00 am
Organizer / Canadian Digital Media Network
Venue / Stratford Rotary Complex
Address / 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford, Ontario, Canada Google Map
Cost / 795.00