WATERLOO REGION, ON, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - CDMN Canada 3.0 2013, Canada's only national digital media conference focused on the
commercialization of innovation, will feature world-class speakers, a
wide-ranging program and showcase of Canadian entrepreneurship when it
gets under way May 14 and 15, 2013 at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre. The conference, organized by the Canadian Digital Media Network
(CDMN) and featuring host Amber Mac, is expected to draw more than 2,500 attendees from industry,
government and academia to advance Canadian innovation.
"This is the fifth annual Canada 3.0 conference being staged for the
first time in Toronto, and it's an event not to be missed by anyone
interested in leveraging innovation for commercial success," said Kevin
Tuer, CDMN Managing Director. "CDMN has a national mandate to grow
Canadian digital media companies and jobs in Canada, and the annual
Canada 3.0 conference is a major contributor to that goal."
This year's keynote speakers include Chris Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine and bestselling author of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, The Long Tail and Free; Jane McGonigal, internet game designer, futurist and bestselling author of Reality is Broken; Lane Merrifield, co-founder of Club Penguin, a Canadian startup acquired to become
Disney Online Studios Canada based in B.C.; and NASA's Deputy Social
Media Manager Jason Townsend, who will share a case study about the Curiosity rover launch.
The program will inspire excellence, showcasing Canadian innovation
success stories and providing companies with tools to successfully
commercialize their digital media products. There will be up to 65
mentoring roundtables within five topic streams that include:
productivity; connectivity; access to capital; access to talent; and
the mobilization of digital content.
The conference also features a showcase of more than 100 companies
involved in Canadian digital media and ICT innovation. The Canadian
pavilion within the showcase will feature CDMN's 20 member hubs from
across the country. A Grow Global Pavilion will feature Canadian
government, private organizations and international guests, displaying
all the connections and information a company needs to grow globally,
including CDMN's own Soft-Landing Program.
Winners of CDMN's new national award program, the CDMN Moonshot Awards, recognizing companies that have accelerated growth, innovation or
productivity through adoption of digital media will be announced on the
opening day. And this year's Canada 3.0 will feature a conference
within a conference - GRAND's 2013 annual conference - which will further increase industry-university networking at Canada
A unique feature of Canada 3.0 is use of collaboration tools to connect
attendees and enable collaboration:
Using a crowdsourcing platform, Canada 3.0's SoapBox at http://ideas.canada30.ca, is helping to engage Canadian digital media companies and enabling
attendees to create and vote on session topics;
Pathable for Canada 3.0 2013 will allow attendees to create and view
their conference schedule, check availability of fellow attendees,
request meetings and more; successful completion of conference
registration will trigger automatic registration for http://canada30.cdmn.pathable.com/
Canada 3.0 2013 programming updates, registration details, partnership
and sponsorship opportunities will be posted to www.cdmn.ca/canada30. Follow @can3_0 and @cdmn on Twitter, like the Canada30Forum page on Facebook and join the LinkedIn Canada30Forum Group for updates.
About CDMN Canada 3.0 2013
The CDMN Canada 3.0 2013 conference, organized by the Canadian Digital
Media Network (CDMN) www.cdmn.ca is focused on the commercialization of Canadian innovation. CDMN, a
federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR),
is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in digital media
(ICT + mobile) by creating and enabling connections and collaboration
between entrepreneurs, companies, research institutes, government and
intermediary organizations across the country.
SOURCE: The Canadian Digital Media Network
For further information:
Shelley Grandy, Sr. PR Advisor, Canada 3.0 2013, firstname.lastname@example.org