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nextMEDIA connects you to business opportunities in the digital media industry.

With the rise of multi-screen behavior comes pressure on media publishers and advertisers to connect with customers anytime and anywhere they want to consume content. This pressure is causing unprecedented industry convergence within the advertising, media and technology industries.

nextMEDIA offers a series of conferences, programs and publication to help executives navigate the changes digital technologies are causing within the media industry in order to capitalize on the business opportunites presented.

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The CFC Media Lab is proud to present a keynote with Cory Doctorow and a panel with several leading executives.  See the details below!

Known for his progressive publishing and content strategies, signature analogies and unmatched storytelling style, Cory Doctorow will sit down one-on-one with the Chief Digital Officer of the Canadian Film Centre, Ana Serrano, to discuss how the Internet has changed commerce, culture and content.

  • Get a better understanding of the deep implications the internet has on current copyright laws and how this will affect the future development of the media industry.
  • Get a deeper understanding of how the internet has and will continue to affect how businesses are structured.
  •  Re-imagine a future that leverages the collaborative potential the internet offers and better understand where we are heading as a global society.
Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre (CFC)

Cory Doctorow, Author, CorDoc-Co, Ltd

For hundreds of thousands of years humans have sat around the campfire and told stories. These stories have been the bedrock of civilizations creating and reflecting the cultural beliefs of any given society. The 20th century saw the rise of television as the modern campfire where billions of people can sit around and absorb stories that are told. Now, at the beginning of the 21st century as we enter into a more digital, connected and globalized world, we are seeing different types of storytelling emerge. Listen as expert digital storytellers from around the world answer the following questions;

  • How have digital technologies changed the fundamental nature and process of modern day storytelling?
  • What are the new skills that you need to thrive and survive in the age of digital storytelling?
  • Are linear and interactive storytelling compatible? How can they co-exist to complement each other from a creative and business perspective?
Nick DeMartino, Principal, Nick DeMartino Consulting
Jay Bennett, VP, Creative Director, Smokebomb Entertainment
Esther Lim, CEO, The Estuary
Christopher Sandberg, Chief Creative Officer, Founder, The Company P
Suzanne Stefanac, StoryCubed