Media Advisory - "Les Tablettistes" to explore education in a networked world

Rt. Hon Paul Martin to give keynote address, be available for interview at bilingual forum on future of education

TORONTO, Feb. 16. 2016 /CNW/ - How do students learn in a networked world? How can we leverage the potential of technology to build diverse, efficient and effective educational institutions? Learn this, and more, at Les Tablettistes, a one-day, bilingual educational forum - the only one of its kind organized by Groupe Média TFO.

In this disrupting learning environment, Les Tablettistes bring together content producers and distributors, technology developers, futurists and educators to discuss and to shape new strategies to build globally-conscious, connected, engaged students in the 21st century.

The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada, will give the keynote address. The address will discuss Martin's work with the Martin Aboriginal Educational Initiative, and how technology can allow groups to create customized, culturally-relevant educational experiences. Mr. Martin will be available for a media scrum shortly after his keynote address.

Sessions include: YouTubers: The recipe for classroom engagement?Individuals around the world are harnessing digital technology to create and share their own content. What is it that makes these videos so captivating? How can we capitalize on this type of creativity to increase engagement in young learners?

Hacking Into YouAs technology, humanity and the cloud become ever-more-connected, what does it mean for the classroom? What does it mean to 'learn' when Wikipedia is instantly accessible from everywhere, and when memory and retention can be artificially improved?

Gaming the System: The Mental MotivatorGamification of the classroom is an existing trend – but it is now maturing and expanding across industries, changing the way we experience and engage with daily life. How can gamified strategies and innovative platforms increase, and instill, a long-lasting motivation to learn?

WHAT: Les Tablettistes, a one-day forum discussing the future of education

WHEN: February 17, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WHO: Many of the panelists and speakers will be available for interview: 

The Rt. Hon Paul Martin – Former Prime Minister of Canada; available for media scrum shortly after his keynote address. The scrum will last between 10:15 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.

Cynthia Dulude - Montreal-based YouTube personality and beauty influencer. Her channel has over 400,000 subscribers and 50 million views.
Stéphane Bouchard - Canada Research Chair in Clinical Cyberpsychology; University of Quebec in Outaouais
Bruno Guglielminetti - Independent digital consultant; formerly General Manager of Just for Laughs' digital division
Giovanna Mingarelli - CEO and Co-Founder of PlacMC2; Technology entrepreneur and thought leader; Contributor to White House, the World Economic Forum
Erik Martin - Youth advocate; Student Rights Ambassador for Student Voice; presently at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Rick Matthews - Managing director for Kin Community Canada
Will Richardson - Co-founder, Modern Learner Media
Joseph Wilson - Director of Business Development, Spongelab Interactive
Roel Vertegaal - Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Human Media Lab, Queen's University

WHERE: Glendon College, Toronto
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About Groupe Média TFO

Groupe Média TFO is a premium destination for audiences seeking educational and cultural content in French. It offers stimulating experiences and award-winning content, always at the forefront of digital learning.

TFO serves 2 million students and 30 000 teachers across Ontario and Canada. It operates the number one French-language Youtube Channel in Canada. TFO has received awards and accolades from Austin and Amsterdam (Kidscreen Awards, Gemini Awards, Cassies, IBC Awards, SXSW Film Design Awards and more).

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For further information: Touria Karim - Communications Manager, Groupe Média TFO,, 416-968-8225; Christopher Williamson,, 416-306-6701

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