TRTech and CDMN jointly announce Canada 3.0 2014 to be held for the first time in Western Canada

TORONTO and CALGARY, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, TRTech and the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) announced that they will co-host the 6th annual Canada 3.0 conference to be held for the first time in Western Canada at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre on May 26th-28th, 2014.

Canada 3.0 has been an annual event since 2009.  Started by CDMN, it is now Canada's largest annual digital media conference.  TRTech, a hub on the CDMN, and CDMN are long-time partners working to assist early stage, midsize and large digital media and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and mobile companies to commercialize their products and services, for national and international markets.

The Canada 3.0 2014 conference will be themed Digital Innovation: Enabling the Energy Economy.  It will bring together digital technology innovators and energy leaders to address issues, activities and collaboration opportunities in two of Western Canada's strongest industries.

Rob Tasker, President & CEO of TRTech and co-host for Canada 3.0 2014 says, "We're very pleased to co-host Canada 3.0 with our long-time partner, CDMN.  The resource sector is the largest contributor to the Western and Canadian economies; our focus for 2014 is to strengthen the cooperation between the energy, environmental and ICT sectors to increase development, adoption and export of innovation."

Kevin Tuer, Managing Director of CDMN and the co-host for Canada 3.0 2014 says, "We're excited to co-host Canada 3.0 with our Western Canada partner, TRTech. This is a great opportunity for our more than 20 regional commercialization hubs across Canada to unite once again. Through greater collaboration across Canada, we're able to move closer to our goal of becoming a world leader in digital media."

The energy industry relies heavily on innovation, including ICT solutions, to help address its sustainability needs related to environmental monitoring and protection, increasing the industry's productivity and filling the increasing need for skilled labour. Canada 3.0 2014 will explore these issues with presentations from keynote speakers, a global forum with selected international partners, themed workshops and a student program. Canada 3.0 will be an opportunity for ICT and energy companies to exhibit and network during the event.

Canada 3.0 2014 is made possible through the support of our sponsors and partners.  Our launch sponsors are: AITF (www.albertatechfutures.ca), TECTERRA (www.tecterra.com), Cybera (www.cybera.ca and Wavefront www.wavefrontac.com).

The event program, speakers and registration information will be announced in the coming months.

The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research, 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.  CDMN helps bring more digital media solutions to market to create more companies, jobs and wealth in Canada.

Together, the Network provides access to the knowledge, connections, services and support that digital media companies need to successfully innovate and market themselves at home and abroad. Major initiatives include an exclusive online national collaboration platform; an online Research Portal that provides one-stop access to important information about key digital media issues; the CDMN Soft-Landing Program to drive Canadian success globally; National Tour events enable companies to go global; and CDMN Canada 3.0, Canada's only national digital media conference focused on the commercialization of innovation. Learn more at www.cdmn.ca or follow @CDMN on Twitter, join the Canadian Digital Media Network Group on LinkedIn, and like the Canadian Digital Media Network Page on Facebook.

TRTech is an industry-driven, not-for-profit technology commercialization company that fast tracks innovation to market by working with its 80 industry, government, and academic partners and clients to discover, develop and commercialize technology. TRTech is the longest- established such organization in Canada, having been established in 1986.  TRTech's mandate is to grow the ICT industry in Western Canada by supporting your success, while giving you full control over Intellectual Property. Innovation activity focuses on five themes: Intelligent Wireless, Interactive Video Services, Data Analytics, eHealth, and ICT Security.

Facilities are located in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, and Winnipeg. TRTech's market-pull commercialization service offerings to industry include: market requirements identification, technology assessments, applied research, proof of concept, prototyping/integration, and take to market services. TRTech provides business with the talent, connections and savings to help deliver their Information and Communication Technology innovations to market.  Learn more at www.trtech.ca or follow @TRTech on Twitter, join the TRTech Group on LinkedIn, and like the TRTech page @TRTech on Facebook.

To learn more about sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please contact Don Kjosness at 403-281-2164 or don.kjosness@trtech.ca


Image with caption: "TRTech and CDMN jointly announce Canada 3.0 2014 to be held for the first time in Western Canada, in Calgary, May 26-28, 2014 (CNW Group/The Canadian Digital Media Network)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130514_C6569_PHOTO_EN_26656.jpg

SOURCE: The Canadian Digital Media Network

For further information:

on Canada 3.0, media are invited to contact:

Jason Krell, PR Specialist at Mosaic; 403-862-7380; jkrell@mosaicstudios.com

Karyn Szilagyi, Office Manager & Executive Assistant at TRTech; 403-338-6393;
karyn.szilagyi@trtech.ca

Kieran Lawler at Media Profile; Direct: 416-342-1823; Cell: 416-303-0799;
Kieran.lawler@mediaprofile.com

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