Media Advisory - Media invited to join CRTC, NFB, experts and participants for The Discoverability Summit in Toronto

OTTAWA, May 5, 2016  /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to join the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) at the Discoverability Summit, on May 10, 2016, in Toronto, Ontario.

In the age of abundance, viewers are overwhelmed with audiovisual content choices. In such an environment, how do creators ensure their audiovisual content connects with audiences? And how can viewers find the content they want to watch?

Come and witness discussions between experts from around to the world, as over 60 high-profile speakers ignite the spark that will generate new ideas and approaches to improve the discoverability of audiovisual content.  View the complete agenda for more details.

The Summit is proud to announce that the dynamic Anne-Marie Withenshaw will serve as the master of ceremonies and that the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will be a special guest of honour.



Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Media are invited during the following times:

- 9:00 to 9:40 a.m. – EDT

Opening remarks and keynote speech "The age of abundance; how we got here" by
Dana Lee, Associate Professor and Manager, Media Production Program, Ryerson

- 1:40 p.m. to 3:25 p.m – EDT

Recess Hub (gadgets and demos), remarks by the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister
of Canadian Heritage and keynote speech "Virtual reality: the future or flop?" by
James Milward, President/Executive Producer, Secret Location.


Thompson Hotel
550 Wellington Street W.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2V4



Keynote speakers and experts will be available for interviews on-site from 1:40 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Media: Please register no later than Monday, May 9, at 4:00 p.m. with Media Relations at 819-997-9403 (please confirm whether camera equipment will be set up).

Media that wish to attend the entire two-day Summit must register as a participant. Please contact Media Relations at 819-997-9403 for further details.

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SOURCE Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

For further information: For more information (media only): CRTC Media Relations: Tel: 819-997-9403, Fax: 819-997-4245,; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155,


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