Reinventing Canadian Media Symposium

With keynote speaker Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do?

OTTAWA, May 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Public Policy Forum have partnered with the Canadian Media Research Consortium to host a two-day conference on the current implications of digital technologies to media development.

Jeff Jarvis, author and associate professor at CUNY, will deliver the keynote address following the conference's opening by David Mitchell, President of the Public Policy Forum, and David Walden, Secretary-General to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

    
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    When: Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 - 17:30; Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - 15:00

    Where: Westin Hotel, Ottawa, ON
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The Reinventing Canadian Media symposium will assemble influential specialists from a range of industries to discuss how Canada is working to position itself as a leader in global communication.

Discussions will shed light on issues affecting both public and private sectors, including the impact of cultural boundaries and the role of policy regulators in our increasingly-borderless environment.

    
    Other speakers and panellists for the event include:

        -  Robert Picard, Director, Media Management and Transformation
           Centre (Jonkoping University, Sweden) & Fellow, Reuters Institute,
           University of Oxford
        -  David Beers, Founding editor of The Tyee
        -  Donna Logan, President, Canadian Media Research Consortium
        -  Mary Lou Finlay, former CBC TV and Radio Host, author of The As It
           Happens Files: Radio That May Contain Nuts
    

Please visit www.ppforum.ca/events/reinventing-canadian-media for information on speakers and the event itinerary.

SOURCE Public Policy Forum

For further information: For further information: or to arrange for an interview with Jeff Jarvis or David Mitchell, please contact: NATIONAL Public Relations, TJ Clark, (613) 233-1699 x 224, tjclark@national.ca

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