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THURSDAY MARCH 30TH
NOTE: AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
8:00 am

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST BUFFET

9:00 am

Main Auditorium

Welcome& Introductory Remarks

Wayne Clarkson
Executive Director
Telefilm Canada
9:15 am

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Alexander Manu
Director, Beal Centre for Strategic Creativity
Ontario College of Art & Design

THE INTERNET OF THINGS and the IMAGINATION CHALLENGE

Do you remember Dick Fosbury?

In the early 1960's, foam rubber was introduced in the high jump drop pit box to replace sand. For years after the introduction of foam rubber in the landing pit, the standard high jumping technique called the straddle remained virtually unchallenged and thousands of high jumpers and their coaches treated foam as if it was sand. Until Dick Fosbury.

For Fosbury the foam was a trigger towards the mastery of a new way to jump: the Fosbury Flop. What Dick Fosbury recognized was that foam had a capability allowing him to explore a new opportunity -- and win the Gold Medal at the Mexico Olympic games in 1968.

Think of any instance in your business where something new is fundamentally changing everything. What is the foam in your environment?

 

10:00 am

COFFEE & TEA NETWORKING BREAK (SPONSORED)

10:20 am

PLENARY PANEL:
Transformation: Is it OK to Say "Convergence" Again?
A Canadian Media SuperPanel

Air it at 9 pm, offer it for download at 9 am. Content providers are starting to behave
more like retailers and less like service providers.

How will media companies develop closer relationships with their audiences?
What is working? What has been successful? What has failed? What are the
opportunities? What are their plans for IPTV, VoD, interactive TV, cellular, etc.? What has
changed in the last five years? We all have a vague picture of the far future - what
is the outlook for the next 18 to 24 months?

MODERATED BY:
James Lewis
Editor
Canadian New Media & Canadian Communications Reports
Decima Reports

PANEL:
Gary Anderson
Vice President, Consumer Internet Services
Bell Canada

Norm Bolen
Executive Vice President, Content
Alliance Atlantis

Maria Hale
Vice President, Content Business Development
CHUM Television

Mike Lee
Chief Strategy Officer
Rogers Communications

Paul Robertson
President, Television,
Corus Entertainment

Presented by:

 

11:45am

Introductory Remarks:

MIchel Frappier
CEO
Ontario Media Development Corporation

LUNCH DEBATE:
The Copyright Conundrum:

Many argue the race to protect copyright on digital networks is starting to spin out of control. A major record label stands accused of planting spyware on its own customers'’ computers. Grandparents and single mothers are losing their life's savings in lawsuits. And yet copyright infringement via file sharing continues globally despite severe penalties in many jurisdictions. Is there a way to rethink the system from the ground up to increase compliance while protecting the rights of creators? This session will explore the feasibility of blanket and compulsory licensing.

MODERATED BY:
Jim Griffin
Managing Director
OneHouse LLC

PANEL:
Michael Geist
Research Chair, Internet & e-Commerce Law
University of Ottawa

Susan Peacock
Vice President
CMPDA, Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association

Marcus Bornfreund
Managing Director
Creative Commons Canada

Jake Gold
President
the Management Trust

Presented by:

1:10 pm

DISPERSE TO BREAK-OUT ROOMS

1:15 pm

Main Auditorium

We/Me Media: When YOU are the Content

More and more, content is being generated from the contributions of the audience. Revenue models are beginning to form. What models are working? What are the business challenges and opportunities of participatory media?

MODERATED BY:
Barnaby Marshall
Partner
Pod10

PANEL:
JD Lasica,
Executive Director
OurMedia

Matt Mullenweg
Founder
WordPress& Automattic

David H. Jacobson
Director Technology Advisory
Price Waterhouse Coopers

Bob Young
Founder & CEO
Lulu

CR2

Machinima Showcase:
Video Games as Filmmaking Tools

Imagine a 3D animation environment where acton can be captured in real time. Machinima is both a production technique and a new film genre where video game engines are used to create narrative media. Will this unintended usage of PC and console game platforms open up new creative potential for low-cost, user friendly animation for the masses?

MODERATED BY:
Jim Munroe
No Media Kings

PANEL:
Paul Marino
Executive Director
Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences

Matt Heindl
Director of Marketing
heavy.com

Friedrich Kirschner
Producer, Director, Developer
Zeitbrand

Eric Call
Senior Artist
Second Life / Linden Labs

CR3

The Kids are All Right!

Kids continue to drive the adoption of interactive media platforms, technologies and content all over the world. Their expectation for interactivity has transformed the traditional relationship between the content provider and their audience. What current trends are emerging from this market? What business models make sense given the potential ethical and legal challenges?

MODERATED BY:
Matt Hornburg
Partner & Producer
marblemedia

PANEL:
Steve Szigeti
Director, Online Services
Teletoon Canada

Lucie Lalumière
Vice President and General Manger, Interactive
Corus Entertainment

Jennifer Burkitt
Manager, TVO Kids
TV Ontario

Jason Hovey
Vice President, Kids and Educational Properties
Kaboose

2:30pm

Main Auditorium

Past the Headlines: How games are changing the world, winning hearts and making money

Games have grown into a $28 billion annual business. Next generation consoles are arriving, the US military is recruiting with games and games are more and more used for teaching children, professionals and activists alike.

Meet some key players shaping this evolving field and discover how they're changing the world and making money.

MODERATED BY:
Nathon Gunn
CEO
Bitcasters

PANEL:
Ian Verchere
Founding Partner
Proving Ground Media

Adeo Ressi
CEO
Game Trust

Trevor Fencott
President
Groove Games

Jason Azevedo
VP Creative
Silver Birch Studios

NIcholas Reichenbach
Director of Business Development
Gamefederation

CR2

The 3G Experience: Signals from Around the World

Asia and Europe have long since implemented their 3G networks. Can Americans and Canadians learn from their experience? Or will the content markets as be different as the mobile voice markets? Who is producing, who is
paying and what kinds of deal are being done?

MODERATED BY:
Diane Williamson
President
Digital Wizards

PANEL:
Martin Thomas
Director, Business Development
Ericsson Canada

Raef Akehurst
Marketing Manager
Blaze Limited

Mark Hyland
VP, Marketing
QuickPlay Media

Presented by:

CR3

The New British Invasion

Britain has long been a savvy global exporter of its culture and entertainment content, especially in music, television and film. Meet three leading UK producers who are on the crest of a new wave of interactive innovators poised to take the interactive industry by storm.

MODERATED BY:
Sheila Robinson
Managing Director
Solvebrand

PANEL:
Miles Welch
Managing Director
Victoria Real, an Endemol Company

Mike Ryan
Managing Director
Idaho Technology Limited

Davie McGirr

Creative Director
Illumina Digital Ltd.

Presented by:

3:40 pm "High Tea" - sponsored by UK Trade and Investment”
4:00pm

Main Auditorium

Switching Channels: Building Multi-Platform Strategies for Audience and Revenue

How are broadcasters and portals currently developing their long-term strategies for deriving revenue through interactive platforms? Will television continue to be the primary driver for interactive production or is that trend reversing? Are broadcasters becoming portals? Are portals becoming broadcasters? Is there something in between?

MODERATED BY:
Mclean Mashingdaize Greaves,
President, Founder
The Nimble Company

PANEL:
Jeffrey Elliott
President
BiteTV

Dale Fallon
Director, Interactive
CHUM

Mitchell Praw
Channel Manager
AOL Canada

Kerry Munro
General Manager
Yahoo! Canada

 

Presented by:

CR2

 

CR3

If I had a Million Dollars: Financing New Media

Could your latest brainwave become the next Google? If only you had the cash? What are the possible opportunities for financing your current or next venture? What strategies make the most sense for small and medium size interactive media businesses in Canada?

MODERATED BY:
Anne Marie Maduri,
President
Mimesis Capital Corp.

PANEL:
Rick Nathan
Managing Director
Goodmans Venture Group


Colin D. Sharman
Senior Manager
RBC Media & Entertainment

5:15 pm Main Auditorium

MICROSOFT XBOX360 LIVE!
Xbox360 Live Arcade and Marketplace

SPEAKER:
Greg Canessa,
General Manager,
Xbox LIve, Microsoft

INTERVIEWED BY:
Trevor Stewart
(TBONE_1138)
FlyInMyEye Design

7:30 pm

The Berkeley Church
315 Queen Street East (at Berkeley)
Toronto

An evening of networking, fun & a celebration of the official launch of the
Canadian Interactive Alliance / L'alliance Interactive Canadienne (CIAIC)

SPECIAL GUESTS: DALA

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