Transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT to become first institute of its kind for
the creative industries
TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT founder and
CEO, Tyl van Toorn, and Dean of the Faculty of Music for the University
of Toronto, Dr. Don McLean, announced yesterday their intention to
establish a unique, strategic partnership, creating a global institute
for the creative industries.
The Transmission Institute (TI) is an expansion of transmission: GLOBAL
SUMMIT's commitment to being a centre of gravity for
entrepreneurialism, business, science, development and innovation
within the creative industries.
"We are very excited about the Transmission Institute (TI) initiative at
U of T," says McLean. "We hope to sustain the mission of Transmission
between summits and to develop a dynamic research and training
environment that will ensure leadership presence and problem-solving
capacity in creative digital media technologies."
Through its many different and connected pieces of creative endeavor, TI
will become an academic space for research, training and discourse, and
a driver for creative industries innovation.
"After six years of developing and executing a series of events around
the world, Transmission is ready to evolve into an international
institute," says van Toorn. "TI will be supported by a network of
experts that creates and transforms ideas into innovative, sustainable
and impactful projects and businesses in the creative industries."
transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT is part of the transmitNOW initiatives, an
international event series that brings together creators,
entrepreneurs, innovators and thought leaders from the creative content
and technology sectors to exchange and leverage ideas linked to the
creation and demand of digital creative content. For more
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Heather Lejeune, Communications Manager, Fantan Group
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