Discoverability Summit to be held May 10-11, 2016

Content. Abundance. Discoverability: CRTC and NFB co-hosting the Discoverability Summit in Toronto

GATINEAU, QC and MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)/National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), are announcing that the Discoverability Summit will take place May 10-11, 2016, in Toronto.

En Route events
The CRTC and the NFB held two pre-events to kick-start the conversation on the discoverability of audiovisual content on December 1st in Vancouver and December 3rd in Montreal. The En route to the Discoverability Summit: Content in the Age of Abundance events were live streamed and gathered experts from a variety of fields. Preliminary ideas and strategies were brought to the table and will be explored further at the Discoverability Summit in 2016.

Missed the pre-events? Videos and transcripts will be posted online in the coming days.

The Discoverability Summit
On May 10-11, 2016, the CRTC and the NFB will host the Discoverability Summit. This will be a unique and authoritative event that will enable participants to discuss strategies, tools and approaches to improve the discoverability of content and to make it easier for viewers to find the content that they want. Attendance will be by invitation as there are a limited number of seats.

For the latest news and to join the discoverability conversation:

Quick Facts

  • Discoverability is a domestic and international challenge in many cultural sectors, including but not limited to, audiovisual, music and book publishing.
  • Further details about the Discoverability Summit will be announced in the coming months.

"The pre-events in Vancouver and Montreal ignited a conversation on the discoverability of audiovisual content that will continue in the coming months. Participants engaged in thought-provoking discussions on the technological, cultural, social and behavioural trends that play a role in how content is shared and discovered. A number of creative and promising ideas were mentioned, which will be explored further at next year's Discoverability Summit. Be sure to mark your calendars and join the conversation on social media using #discoverability."

- Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO, CRTC

"The issues related to the discoverability of content are tied to technological issues, but also to issues regarding access to content, and therefore access to knowledge, arts and culture. In this context, we must act! The Discoverability Summit in Toronto will provide an opportunity for all those interested in this topic to pursue the conversation and explore possible solutions."

- Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson, NFB

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