/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Content. Abundance. Discoverability. CRTC and NFB co-hosting Youth edition to Discoverability Summit/

OTTAWA, April 27, 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) on May 2, 2016, in Toronto, Ontario, for a dynamic Youth edition to the Discoverability Summit.

The event will feature discussions with millennials – the most digitally connected demographic in history – on how they consume and discover content. The ideas and strategies generated from the Youth Summit will not only help experts and leaders better understand this generation, but directly be embedded into the program for the Discoverability Summit, which will take place May 10-11, 2016.

Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO of the CRTC and Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the NFB, are pleased to welcome the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, as a guest of honour to this event that will foster conversations with our youth – our future leaders of tomorrow.



Monday, May 2, 2016


9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (opening remarks, keynote speech and Minister's remarks)


CBC Atrium

250 Front St W, Toronto, ON

M5V 3G5


Keynote speakers: YouTube and Vine stars Andres B and Mama Bee from the Eh Bee Family.

Expert participants: Nicole Bélanger, Writer & Media Maker; Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts; and Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO, CBC/SRC.

The keynote speakers and expert participants will be available for interviews on-site from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Media are asked to register by Friday, April 29, at 4:00 p.m. with Media Relations at 819-997-9403. Please confirm whether camera equipment will be set up. 

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SOURCE Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

For further information: CRTC Media Relations: Tel: 819-997-9403, Fax: 819-997-4245, Communications@crtc.gc.ca or Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca


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