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Register Now: Content is King!

At nextMEDIA Toronto, Content is Still King. In the ever changing, multi-screen, social and branded world that is digital, Content still remains king. It is fundamental to both the critical and business success of any digital initiative. That is why at nextMEDIA we have created a comprehensive program for content creators looking to harness the opportunities in the digital media space.

The Content Creators Program at nextMEDIA includes:

Face-to-Faces with Digital Digital Executives 

Book a breakfast with content executives from Microsoft, Yahoo!, Blue Ant Media, CBC, Bell, Astral and Media Experts

Transmedia Storytelling with ideaBOOST

Hear from leading international Transmedia storytellers about how they are pushing the boundaries in interactive storytelling

Online Entertainment

Watch as Yahoo, Google and Rogers roll out their original online video strategies

Audience Development through the Social Web

Learn from leading social media experts how to build your online audience through the web

Commerce, Culture And Content

Learn from Boing Boing creator and internet visionary Cory Doctorow and Chief Digital Officer of the CFC, Ana Serrano how the digital medium is fundamentally changing the rules that we play by.

*Register to attend nextMEDIA’s Content Day and Digi Awards gala on Dec. 4 only, for just $350 with our nextMEDIA Toronto Content Day pass

*Register for an All Access Pass to nextMEDIA and network with Canada’s top digital publishers, media buyers, advertisers and technology companies, for just $645

*Register to attend the Digi Awards on the evening of Dec 4th for just $50

For more information visit -bit.ly/OClmPt

APPLY NOW: The Digi Awards

On December 4, 2012, Canada’s digital scene will descend on Toronto for a night devoted to celebrating the very best in the business.

Expert Digi Awards juries from across Canada will comb through entries received across 20 distinct categories to determine this year’s Digi nominees— the definitive list of Canada’s digital elite — outlining the brightest stars and biggest disruptors in the media Canadian media landscape today.

Don’t miss the opportunity to solidify your place as one of Canada’s very best in digital media. The deadline to enter your project for the 2012 Digi Awards is Friday, September 28.  Enter online now: http://www.nextmediaevents.com/toronto/registration-digis-2012.php.

The Digi Awards will be the grand finale of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada’s premier digital media conference, taking place on December 3rd and 4th at the Carlu. Register before November 2nd and save with the early bird rate.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uckRkwhqJ-0&feature=plcp

Don’t Miss it: nextMEDIA and the Digi Awards!

As the end of November approaches we are reminded that nextMEDIA and the Digi Awards are around the corner!  We will be there and to make sure that you are able to attend the crew at nextMEDIA has decided to offer a discount for all <STABLETALK> Readers! This is one of the many perks for following us online!

nextMEDIA 2011 is poised to be the most anticipated yet!  Evolve your business alongside leading executives from advertising, publishing, media and technology for two days of strategy, networking and insights at Canada’s most influential media conference.

Some of this year’s participants include:

Also, don’t miss The Branded Entertainment keynote:

The Entertainment Marketplace: Where Buyers Meet Sellers…Yet The Price Is High

Join Robert Friedman on an informative keynote session and behind-the-scenes look at @radical.media’s global company success with well-known next generation entertainment properties. Hear from him how the development and distribution of content across multiple platforms is evolving. @radical.media has created some of the world’s most innovative content; developing, producing and distributing content for television, feature films, commercials, music programming, digital content and design including projects such as the critically acclaimed “Iconoclasts” for Sundance Channel, Emmy®-winning “10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America” for the History Channel, “Oprah Presents Masterclass” for OWN, HBO’s “Paradise Lost”, a wide array of MTV music projects including “Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside”, “Britney: For the Record”, the Award-winning digital experience “The Wilderness Downtown” for Google Creative Lab and Arcade Fire and the the Grammy-nominated digital project “The Johnny Cash Project” with Chris Milk.


After nextMEDIA be sure to attend the Digi Awards!

We are very proud of our alumni for making it on the Digi List for this year’s Digi Awards!

Best of luck to all of you, we will be there cheering you on!

Digi Awards details…

Date: December 6 2011 at 7:00pm
Location: The Carlu
Tickets: https://registration.achillesmedia.com/delegate_registration/list_products?event_id=37 (this comes with your nextMEDIA pass)

As always, I will be live-tweeting from these two events as well as writing a wrap-up <STABLETALK> post so stay tuned!

Stitch Media Strikes Again!

Hey Stitch. How hot are YOU!?

Leave it to CFC Media Lab Alumni Evan Jones, Victoria Ha, and Michael Schaus to knock your socks off!

Stitch Media‘s Moderation Town has been nominated as one of the Hottest Video Content of 2010 by nextMEDIA’s Digital Hot List. Stitch will be pitching the NSFW web series at NextMedia in Toronto at the end of November.

moderationtown.com
@moderationtown


This ‘living documentary’ scored the TSV Visionary Video Award:

An important, timely work that freshly illuminated historical, political and personal struggles and brought a brilliant combination of research and innovation into the process of reclaiming our history.

Note from the Jury, 2010 Reel Asian Film Festival

…Way to go, guys! HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND!

CNMA 2010 Nominees Announced!

Last night, the Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA’s) announced their 2010 Nominees!

The CNMAs are the country’s only nationwide competition that clebrates the accomplishments of Canada’s most successful digital media companies. Now in its 10th year, the Canadian New Media Awards are a part of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada’s leading forum for the convergence of all forms of digital media, taking place November 29th & 30th, 2010 at the Design Exchange in Toronto. The CNMA gala ceremony will be held December 1, 2010, on the Trading Floor of the Design Exchange. The event is a four-part affair comprised of a pre-awards showcase, cocktail reception, awards ceremony and the much-anticipated after-party.

“We received more entries than any other year from almost every province in Canada, and we’re thrilled to be recognizing such a diverse range of companies and individuals. Every year the bar is raised with innovative creativity, entrepreneurship, and pioneering technology.”

- Jory Groberman, Executive Director of nextMEDIA


2010 CNMA CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES


Canadian new media company.
Start-up or established, it’s all the same category – the winning company will have taken digital media to the next level. Must make a minimum of $2 million in revenue.

• Frima Studio
• I Love Rewards
• Metroleap
• Syncapse Corp.
• Vision Critical

Promising New Company of the Year sponsored by RBC Royal Bank: They have a vision, a two-year game-plan, a team of enthusiastic stars and a regulation-sized pool table. Now all they have to do is rise above the fray and make their mark. Award for the “up and coming” company of 2010.

• Bitstrips Inc.
• Entrinsic
• Polar Mobile
• Trend Hunter

Digital Media Technology of the Year: Awarded to the piece of technology that will most radically change the media landscape. Technology can be software or hardware based. The technology must have been created by Canadian developers working in Canada at the time of its development and launch.

• dimeRocker, OverInteractive Media
• HootSuite, HootSuite Media, Inc
• ShinyAds, Shiny Ads
• Voices.com, Voices.com

Best in Canadian Culture – Interactive: Awarded to an interactive property which helps diverse Canadian communities share their stories and cultural collections—from national and provincial to municipal and local— with new and growing international audiences. Must add visibility to Canada’s cultural experiences through an online exploration of our heritage and culture.

• Days of Remembrance, Canwest
• Le Tapis rose de Catherine, Les Productions Rose Nanan
• Redress Remix, Stitch Media
• Tourism Montreal, Sid Lee

Best Cross-Platform Project: Recognizes excellence in interactive enhancement of a television property on digital platforms. Eligible projects could include games, websites and/or mobile applications associated with a television program.

• Inside Disaster, PTV Productions Inc.
• The Baxter Online Experience, Smokebomb Entertainment Inc.
• The NFB Test Tube with David Suzuki, National Film Board of Canada
• The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games from Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, CTV

Best Online Portal: An online video portal that distributes video content via the Internet or mobile technology. Videos can be any length or genre, and may include music videos, movies, news clips, videos, and full-length TV shows. Portals will be judged according to value of content for the audience, brand distinction, functionality and enhanced features such as social networking tools.

• CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca: Canada’s Digital Olympic Destination, CTV
• Doritos Viralocity, Proximity Canada
• Hot Docs Library, Hot Docs
• Urbania.ca, TOXA

Best Kids Interactive: Honouring excellence in the development of interactive platforms for both entertaining and informing children aged 13 and under. Entries include online video, websites, cross-platform media, and products with a digital environment.

• MY LIFE ME / 3etMoi, CarpeDiem Film & TV inc
• Overruled! You Rule, Smokebomb Entertainment Inc.
• RoboMath / RoboMatique, Project Whitecard Inc.
• The M.I. High Game: The Grand Mistress Mystery, Xenophile Media

Best Online Program, Series or Film: Recognizing excellence in the development of a production that is viewed exclusively by Internet audiences. Entries may include a factual or fictional production of any genre with no transmission on television or theatrical release prior to launch.

• Canadians in Haiti: Stories of Loss and Remembrance, CBCNews.ca
• En audition avec Simon, Radio-Canada
• GDP – Measuring the human side of the Canadian economic crisis, National Film Board of Canada
• RemYx, Vivavision

Best Mobile Application sponsored by Adenyo: Open to any application that delivers services to a mobile phone. This application demonstrates excellent functionality, innovation, audience reach and frequency, as well as excellence in the use of the capabilities of the mobile medium.

• 2010 Guide – Official Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Mobile Spectator Guide, Xomo Digital Inc.
• MyFoodFacts, Visdatec Inc.
• NFB Films Application, National Film Board of Canada
• Thumpies, Big Blue Bubble

Best Web-Based Game: Innovative games playable in a web browser created by Canadian developers for any market or audience. Entries may include games with either single or multiplayer experiences.

• Experience the Haiti Earthquake, PTV Productions Inc.
• Home Sweet Home Online, Big Blue Bubble
• One Ocean Interactive, Tactica Interactive
• Woozworld, Woozworld Inc.

Best Use of Social Media: Demonstrates excellent use of social media for business, arts, or community organizations. Must exhibit innovation in creating and connecting communities.

• Doritos Viralocity, Proximity Canada, Frantic Branded Content
• NOS Energy Drink Challenge
• Republic of Doyle, Republic Season 2, Inc.
• Thoora.com, Thoora.com

Best Online Advertising: Excellence in the creation, delivery and execution of online advertising campaigns. Including but not limited to video, gaming, mobile, websites, banners, pop-ups, microsites, email, digital out of home, and rich media. Entries will be judged according to level of user engagement, awareness, and use of medium.

• Gillette ProGlide, Proximity Canada
• K-Y Intimacy Experiment, Noise Digital
• Tic Tac Small Fun, Noise Digital
• Tourism Montreal – Montreal buzz, Sid Lee

Best Branded Entertainment: Demonstration of content that uniquely positions a brand, product or service within the context of a multi-platform entertainment experience. Must include online video content and one other component (merchandise, mobile, games).

• Cliff Your Ride, The Vacuum Design Inc.
• Pedigree Adoption Drive, Proximity Canada
• The Weak Shop, DDB Canada
• Urbania.ca, TOXA Community

Campaign of the Year: Excellence in the use of the digital medium for communicating with, advocating for and marketing to communities about social causes affecting the world. Methods of outreach can include all forms of digital media, including websites, mobile, and social technologies.

• It’s Time To Shout, Gravity Ltd
• Love Letters to the Future, Xenophile Media
• Pocheville.ca – Motel Biqoudi, Inpix
• The NFB Test Tube with David Suzuki, National Film Board of Canada

Special Achievement Categories

Executive of the Year:

• Alon Marcovici, CTV
• Michael McGuigan, Breakthrough New Media
• Ryan Holmes, HootSuite Media, Inc
• Yann Paquet, Reader’s Digest

Online Artist of the Year:

• Arcade Fire
• Deadmau5
• Down With Webster
• Hail the Villain

Producer of the Year:

• Pablo Vio, Jam3
• Philippe Lamarre, TOXA
• Thomas Wallner, Xenophile Media
• Victoria Ha, Stitch Media

Digital Media Woman of the Year:

• Guinevere Orvis, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
• Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, Vancouver Film School
• Nadia G (aka Nadia Giosia), www.BitchinLifestyle.TV
• Ramona Pringle, PeakMedia

Collective Developer of the Year:

• Benoit Beausejour, Turbulent Media
• Boris Chan, Xtreme Labs
• Kris McLaughlin, The Vacuum Design Inc.
• Matt Fisher, marblemedia

Interactive Designer of the Year:

• Jason Kerr, Taxi
• Myron Campbell, Switch United
• Tyler Kealey, The Vacuum Design Inc.

For more info and to register…

I’m crossing my fingers for CFC Media Lab Alumnae, Victoria Ha (Stitch Media) for Producer of the Year!

Canadian New Media Awards 2010: Now Open For Nominations!

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Canadian New Media Awards (CNMAs), the country’s only nationwide competition recognizing the accomplishments of Canada’s most successful digital media companies, is now open for nominations! The awards are part of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada’s leading digital media production and development marketplace.

Canada is a hotbed of digital innovation. Last year’s nominees and award recipients truly represented the best in digital media and we look forward to discovering fresh talent from leading-edge companies.

- Mark Greenspan, Executive Producer of nextMEDIA and former Senior Training Programs Manager at the CFC Media Lab

Celebrating its 10th year, the CNMAs offers up two exciting new categories:

  • Community Campaign of the Year
  • Digital Media Technology of the Year
The Deets!

THE WHEN: November 29 – 30, 2010
THE WHERE:
The Design Exchange – 234 Bay Street, Toronto, ON (The CNMAs Gala Awards will also be held at The Design Exchange on November 30, 2010)
THE RATE: Kick Off Rate is only available until September 17, 2010. Click here to register: https://registration.achillesmedia.com/delegate_registration/list_products?event_id=32

Think you’ve got the chops to enter?

To be considered for this year’s CNMAs, choose the category which best applies to the achievements that you would like to highlight for this year’s awards. To view all the categories and to check your eligibility, click here: www.nextmediaevents.com/cnma/competition-categories.php
Regular Rate is $175.00 CDN. Enter today! Contest is closing September 17th, 2010.

For more information, please contact:
Tiffany Rushton | Program Producer – Awards
Email: trushton@achillesmedia.com

CFC Media Lab Gears Up for nextMEDIA+Banff 2010!

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nextMEDIA+Banff2010 will be chock-full of inspiring conversations and exciting keynotes!
Still trying to decide when to be where and where to be when? Check out the CFC Media Lab’s top picks!

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
ROOKIES IN THE ROCKIES

WHEN: 3-4pm
Location: Sir Edward Beatty
In Partnership with: Calgary Economic Development

To kick-off the Banff World Television Festival, first-timers and veterans alike are invited to meet and question top Canadian and International broadcasters who will provide insider information how to get the most out of the Festival. Find out what potential broadcast partners are looking for and how best to approach them. Festival veteran and independent producer Joe Novak, President, Bow River Productions, steers a stellar team of experts to help delegates tweak pitches, build critical relationships, and ‘work’ the Festival.

Moderated by Joe Novak, Co/Founder, Executive Producer – Bow River Productions Ltd.

Speakers
Elaine Frontain Bryant
, Vice President, Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming – A&E Network & Bio Channel
Victoria Ha
, Partner and Producer – Stitch Media; CFC Media Lab Alumnus
Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Programming & Production – Corus Kids Television
Chris Harris, Director, Online Content – Canwest
Linda Laughlin
, Senior Producer – Independent Documentary Unit – CBC

MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
TELEFILM TV REFRAMED

Storytelling of Tomorrow: Interactive & Transmedia
WHEN: 2-3pm
In Partnership with:
Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)

Join international, award winning interactive producers who have successfully helped producers and broadcasters navigate dual-platform TV projects that have generated results and additional revenues. Listen as they discuss how to breakthrough and what you need to be considering to go interactive and across platforms. Themes to explore include:

    • How to carry a narrative and story arc across platforms.
    • What needs to change when the size of the screen changes?
    • What needs to change when the level of interaction changes?

Moderated by Ana Serrano, Director – CFC Media Lab

Speakers
Victoria Ha
, Partner and Producer – Stitch Media; CFC Media Lab Alumnus
Anthony Lilley
, Chief Creative Office and CEO – Magic Lantern
Nathan Mayfield
, Chief Creative Director and Co-Founder – Hoodlum
Christopher Sandberg, CEO and Founder – The company P

SHAKEN @ BANFF TV + NEXTMEDIA

WHEN: 9pm
WHERE: Donald Cameron Hall, The Banff Centre

Brought to you by artsScene Edmonton, Banff New Media Institute, and Canadian Film Centre Media Lab, we’re celebrating the industry’s emerging talent by throwing the newest and hottest party at the Banff World Television Festival and nextMEDIA 2010. It’s a fresh new event in Banff featuring DJs, drinks, digital visualizations, photo booths and more in a two story venue like no other at The Banff Centre. Contact Cindy Fulton or Ken Bautista at info@artssceneedmonton.com for more information.

No Cover. Register today at shakentheparty.com

TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
iPAD: SMOKING HOT iPAD CONTENT

WHEN: 4:30-5:30pm
In Partnership with: MEIC & Trapeze

nextMEDIA will be announcing the winners of the iPAD Tablet competition to find the hottest new ideas using iPad/tablet devices. The winning entry will receive a development deal worth $25,000 to make their concept a reality via leading interactive development agency Trapeze and the Toronto-based Mobile Experience Innovation Centre.

Hosted by Sara Diamond, President – Ontario College of Art & Design

Speakers
David Dougherty
, VP Strategic Innovation – Trapeze
Mike Kasprow
, Vice President and Creative Director – Trapeze; CFC Media Lab Alumnus

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010
BANFF CONNECT: PROGRAM EXECUTIVE

WHEN: 11am-12pm
Location: Oak Room & Norquay Room
In Partnership with: Canada Media Fund

Experience the chance of a lifetime to sit down face-to-face with an international Program Executive. You have ten minutes to make an impression. Take a deep breath, pitch your project, load on the “WOW”…and leave with a deal.

Development Executives
Lydia Antonini
, Director, Digital Development – Warner Premiere
Matt Di Paola, Senior Vice President, Managing Director – Proximity
David Dougherty
, VP Strategic Innovation – Trapeze
Dr. Vitaly Fedko
, President & CEO – Corona Films
Chris Harris
, Director, Online Content – Canwest
Steven Hein
, Vice President, Branded Entertainment – FOX Digital Entertainment
Mike Kasprow
, Vice President and Creative Director – Trapeze; CFC Media Lab Alumnus
Alon Marcovici, Vice President, Digital Media – CTV Inc.
Simon Nelson, Controller, Portfolio & MultiPlatform – BBC Vision
Larry Tanz
, President – Vuguru

To register for Banff2010, visit: https://registration.achillesmedia.com/delegate_registration/list_products?event_id=19

To check out the full schedule, visit: http://www.banff2010.com/schedule.dynamic.php?

nextMEDIA Announces iPad and Tablet Competition

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nextMEDIA is proud to announce a new competition to find the hottest new ideas using iPad/tablet devices!

Submission: FREE

The Process:
Applicants must fill out the application form which will outline the following:

* goal of the application, and specifics of functionality
* audience target
* intentions for development
* information architecture or up to five screen shots

An expert jury will select five finalists to showcase their concept live at nextMEDIA and the
Banff World Television Festival on June 16, 2010.

The winning entry will receive a development deal worth $25,000 to make their concept a reality via leading interactive development agency Trapeze* and the Toronto-based Mobile Experience Innovation Centre**.

The winners will be announced at nextMEDIA.

Deadline for submissions is May 14th, 2010. Click HERE to apply now!

* CFC Media Lab Alumnus, Mike Kasprow, is Founder of Trapeze.
** CFC Media Lab Guest Faculty Member, Michele Perras, is Executive Director at MEIC.

nextMEDIA Toronto and The Canadian New Media Awards

nextMEDIA Toronto and The Canadian New Media Awards http://www.nextmediaevents.com/toronto (CNMAs) recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and companies in the Canadian digital media industry. Hosting the top tier of Canadian leaders in the creative, digital, advertising, broadcasting and production industries, these high profile must-attend events take place November 30th to December 1st, 2009 at the Design Exchange in Toronto. nextMEDIA Toronto and the CNMAs set the standard for digital media in Canada and are designed to celebrate the current and future leading players in the advertising, broadcasting, television production, interactive marketing and media buying.. The nextMEDIA conference and workshops serve as the gathering place for leaders in the industry to network and discuss future digital strategies. The CNMAs are Canada’s only digital media awards, spotlighting the talents and successes of the country’s interactive media industry.

Baylea Mahoney – Marketing Communications Co-ordinator
Achilles Media Ltd. | Tel: 416-921-3171 x 239 | bmahoney@achillesmedia.com
nextMEDIA Toronto | November 30 – December 1,  2009. |www.nextmediaevents.com/toronto
The Canadian Innovation Exchange | December 2,  2009. |www.canadianinnovationexchange.com
History Makers 2010 | January 27-29, 2010. | www.historymakers2010.com

APPLY NOW: The Digi Awards

On December 4, 2012, Canada’s digital scene will descend on Toronto for a night devoted to celebrating the very best in the business. Expert Digi Awards juries from across Canada will comb through entries received across 20 distinct categories to determine this year’s Digi nominees— the definitive list of Canada’s digital elite — outlining the […]

Don’t Miss it: nextMEDIA and the Digi Awards!

As the end of November approaches we are reminded that nextMEDIA and the Digi Awards are around the corner!  We will be there and to make sure that you are able to attend the crew at nextMEDIA has decided to offer a discount for all <STABLETALK> Readers! This is one of the many perks for […]

Stitch Media Strikes Again!

Hey Stitch. How hot are YOU!? Leave it to CFC Media Lab Alumni Evan Jones, Victoria Ha, and Michael Schaus to knock your socks off! Stitch Media‘s Moderation Town has been nominated as one of the Hottest Video Content of 2010 by nextMEDIA’s Digital Hot List. Stitch will be pitching the NSFW web series at […]

CNMA 2010 Nominees Announced!

Last night, the Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA’s) announced their 2010 Nominees! The CNMAs are the country’s only nationwide competition that clebrates the accomplishments of Canada’s most successful digital media companies. Now in its 10th year, the Canadian New Media Awards are a part of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada’s leading forum for the convergence of all […]

Canadian New Media Awards 2010: Now Open For Nominations!

Canadian New Media Awards (CNMAs), the country’s only nationwide competition recognizing the accomplishments of Canada’s most successful digital media companies, is now open for nominations! The awards are part of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada’s leading digital media production and development marketplace. Canada is a hotbed of digital innovation. Last year’s nominees and award recipients truly represented […]

CFC Media Lab Gears Up for nextMEDIA+Banff 2010!

nextMEDIA+Banff2010 will be chock-full of inspiring conversations and exciting keynotes! Still trying to decide when to be where and where to be when? Check out the CFC Media Lab’s top picks! SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010 ROOKIES IN THE ROCKIES WHEN: 3-4pm Location: Sir Edward Beatty In Partnership with: Calgary Economic Development To kick-off the Banff […]

nextMEDIA Announces iPad and Tablet Competition

nextMEDIA is proud to announce a new competition to find the hottest new ideas using iPad/tablet devices! Submission: FREE The Process: Applicants must fill out the application form which will outline the following: * goal of the application, and specifics of functionality * audience target * intentions for development * information architecture or up to […]

nextMEDIA Toronto and The Canadian New Media Awards

nextMEDIA Toronto and The Canadian New Media Awards http://www.nextmediaevents.com/toronto (CNMAs) recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and companies in the Canadian digital media industry. Hosting the top tier of Canadian leaders in the creative, digital, advertising, broadcasting and production industries, these high profile must-attend events take place November 30th to December 1st, 2009 at […]

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