Leading IT, media companies and government bodies confirm sponsorship, other opportunities available
TORONTO, April 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) has secured a number of key sponsors for CDMN Canada 3.0 - a two-day conference on May 14 and 15 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. CDMN Canada 3.0 is the annual culminating event for CDMN's world-class commercialization activities like international soft landings, sharing of best practices, online collaboration and access to expertise and research that enables Canadian digital media companies to succeed at home and abroad. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Now in its fifth year, CDMN Canada 3.0 is attracting a TED Talk-caliber roster of keynotes. Following on yesterday's announcement of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the conference organizers today announced the addition of Steve Irvine, Group Director of Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook to the lineup of speakers. Facebook joins the already impressive list of speakers, which includes Jason Townsend, NASA's Deputy Social Media Manager (who will be appearing via telepresence); Chris Anderson, best-selling author and former Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine; and Jane McGonigal, game designer, futurist and best-selling author.
This two-day long conference for business leaders and IT executives celebrates Canadian achievements in the commercialization of digital media, defined as information and communications technology (ICT) and mobile innovations. It also provides attendees with the tools to grow their businesses, and make powerful connections to prospective partners and clients. To create more points of interaction, this year, CDMN Canada 3.0 has added 65 mentoring lunches that will give attendees exclusive access to proven, Canadian entrepreneurs who understand how to effectively do international business, grow a business and improve productivity through the deployment of digital media.
CDMN Canada 3.0 is made possible through the support of the following sponsors and partners: Lead Sponsor, OpenText; Official IT Media Sponsor, IT World Canada; Network & Mentor Sponsors, Waterloo Stratford Campus; Workshop Sponsor, Corus Entertainment; Workshop Sponsor, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Charging Station Sponsor, Front Street Capital; Media Sponsors, Backbone and TechVibes; Film Screening Sponsor, TVO.
Companies interested in sponsoring CDMN Canada 3.0 can contact Drew Carroll at [email protected] or 416 703 3589 x 229.
About the Canadian Digital Media Network
The Canadian Digital Media Network (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.
CDMN helps bring more digital media solutions to market to create more companies, jobs and wealth in Canada. Together, the Network provides access to the knowledge, connections, services and support that digital media companies need to successfully innovate and market themselves at home and abroad. Major initiatives include an exclusive online national collaboration platform; an online Research Portal that provides one-stop access to important information about key digital media issues; the CDMN Soft-Landing Program to drive Canadian success globally; National Tour events enable companies to go global; and CDMN Canada 3.0, Canada's only national digital media conference focused on the commercialization of innovation.
CDMN, Canadian Digital Media Network, and Canada 3.0, and the CDMN and Canada 3.0 logos are trademarks. Trade names of other companies used in this announcement are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of appropriate companies.
SOURCE: The Canadian Digital Media Network
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