The art & business of kids' interactive - May 15 & 16, 2013 at the Metro
Toronto Convention Centre
TORONTO, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - From video games and TV to toys and
eBooks, there is an ever-increasing focus on interactivity and the
interconnections between platforms in the kids' media space. Interactive Ontario's INplay conference will highlight new insights and opportunities in kids'
creative industries when it returns on May 15 & 16, 2013 at the Metro
Toronto Convention Centre. Now in its fourth year, the 2013 edition
will take place in partnership with Canada 3.0, the national digital media conference presented by the Canadian
Digital Media Network.
"Canada 3.0 and INplay are both centred on innovation and on the
importance of the digital economy in Canada, so it seemed like a
natural fit to bring the conferences together for a day. We're pleased
to be partnering with CDMN in order to bring greater programming and
networking opportunities to delegates of both conferences," said
Interactive Ontario President & CEO Donald Henderson.
INplay delegates will have access to CDMN Canada 3.0 programming on May
15th, with the option to attend Canada 3.0 on May 14th at a reduced
price. Canada 3.0 attendees will also have access to INplay speakers on
May 15th, with the option to attend the second day of INplay at a
reduced rate. Of particular interest to delegates from both conferences
is the May 15th appearance of Lane Merrifield, co-founder of Club Penguin. He will deliver a keynote presentation on
the creation and growth of Club Penguin, the opportunity that Disney
saw in opening a studio in Kelowna, thanks to digital production
enabling the brand to utilize Canadian animation and programming
expertise while also capitalizing on the business benefits of a studio
outside L.A. or New York. Sharing a true Canadian success story,
Merrifield will speak to the confluence of benefits to Canadian digital
media production and how to realize them in other fields.
"Today's children will be the innovators of tomorrow, so it's critical
that we target the imaginations of young minds for digital media
engagement," said Kevin Tuer, CDMN Managing Director. "The convergence
of INplay and CDMN Canada 3.0 provides a great opportunity to broaden
the experience and collaboration at both these important conferences
and advance objectives for Canada's digital economy."
Previous INplay conferences have featured speakers from academia,
government and industry, including Mozilla, Schell Games, CBC, Monster
Factory, Children's Technology Review, TVO, BBC, Toca Boca, Fuel Youth
Engagement, Sesame Workshop, Pancake Mountain and many more.
Visit www.cdmn.ca/canada30 to learn more about CDMN Canada 3.0 2013. Visit www.inplayconf.com to learn more about INplay.
About Interactive Ontario: Interactive Ontario (IO) is a member-driven not-for-profit trade
association committed to the growth of the Ontario interactive digital
content industry. IO is the voice of the interactive industry in
Ontario, representing companies working in e-Learning, video/online
games, mobile, broadcast, social media and other forms of interactive
digital media. IO's programming includes the INplay, X-Summit and
GameON: Finance conferences.
About CDMN Canada 3.0 2013: The CDMN Canada 3.0 2013 conference, organized by the Canadian Digital
Media Network (CDMN) www.cdmn.ca is focused on the commercialization of Canadian innovation. CDMN, a
federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR),
is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in digital media
(ICT + mobile) by creating and enabling connections and collaboration
between entrepreneurs, companies, research institutes, government and
intermediary organizations across the country.
SOURCE: The Canadian Digital Media Network
For further information:
416-516-0077 ext 224