Media Advisory - Content. Abundance. Discoverability: CRTC and NFB co-hosting "En route to the Discoverability Summit"

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), will host an event in Vancouver, on December 1, 2015, and in Montreal, on December 3, 2015, to kick-start a discussion on the discoverability of content.

The two half-day events known as En route to the Discoverability Summit: Content in the Age of Abundance, will gather experts from a variety of fields to generate preliminary ideas and strategies leading to the Discoverability Summit in May 2016

The event in Vancouver will focus on English-language markets while the event in Montreal will focus on French-language markets

Vancouver event

Date: December 1, 2015

Time: from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: The Chan Centre for Performing Arts, University of British Columbia, 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver

Moderator: Nora Young, host and creator of Spark on CBC Radio

Keynote speaker: Tony Chapman, Founder and CEO of Tony Chapman Reactions.

Expert participants:

  • Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University
  • Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, WatchMojo
  • Moyra Rodger, Founder and CEO, Magnify Digital and Out To See Entertainment Inc.
  • Tessa Sproule, CEO, co-founder, Vubble
  • Ling Lin, Head of YouTube Content Partnerships, Canada
  • Nathan Wiszniak, Label Relations, Spotify Canada

The event will be live streamed, and can be viewed at www.discoverability.ca or on the CRTC's YouTube channel 

Note: Moderators, speakers and experts will be available for interviews on site

For media interested in attending the Vancouver event please contact Media Relations at 819-997-9403 or communications@crtc.gc.ca by Monday November 30 at 5:00 p.m.  A Media accreditation desk will be set up at the entrance of the event.

For media outlets interested in setting up camera equipment please contact us to make advance arrangements. 

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Montreal event

Date: December 3, 2015

Time: from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Phi Centre, 407 Saint-Pierre Street, Montreal.

Moderator: Matthieu Dugal, host and columnist on Ici Radio-Canada Première and TV5 Monde

Keynote speaker: Pascal Lechevallier, CEO of What's Hot, a new media consulting firm.

Expert participants:

  • Sylvain Lafrance, Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal
  • Christine Thoër, Associate Professor in the Department of Public and Social Communication at Université du Quebec in Montreal, UQAM
  • Jean-François Gagnon, President & Founder, LVL
  • Wale Gbadamosi-Oyekanmi, CEO & Creation Director, Darewin
  • Suzanne Lortie , Professor, Director of the communication program (cultural and media production strategies) at UQAM's, École des médias
  • Michèle Savard, Senior Vice President, Carat

The event will be live streamed, and can be viewed at www.discoverability.ca or on the CRTC's YouTube channel

Note: Moderators, speakers and experts will be available for interviews on site

For media interested in attending the Montreal event please contact Media Relations at 819-997-9403 or communications@crtc.gc.ca by Wednesday,  December 2,  at 5:00 p.m.  A Media accreditation desk will be set up at the entrance of the event.

For media outlets interested in setting up camera equipment please contact us to make advance arrangements. 

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For further information: please contact: CRTC Media Relations: Tel: 819-997-9403, Fax: 819-997-4245, Communications@crtc.gc.ca

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