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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The Discoverability Summit is Open to the Public - Register soon: space is limited!

The Discoverability Summit is Open to the Public - Register soon: space is limited!

MONTREAL and GATINEAU, QC, April 6, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), will host the Discoverability Summit in Toronto on May 10 and 11, 2016.

Tickets are available to Canadians who are interested in this subject and who want to attend! Please visit the Discoverability website to browse through the agenda and register.

Abundance of audiovisual content
We live in a world of choice where content is available everywhere. This phenomenon is characterized by the presence of hundreds of television channels and countless online options, which audiences can access with any device, anywhere and at any time.

In this era of abundance, how is it possible to stand out? How can specific content emerge from the vast array of content and move to the forefront? This is the challenge of discoverability, which will be the focus of the Summit.

Come and listen to and meet some major players in this field!
The Summit will be held on May 10 and 11, 2016 at the Thompson Hotel in Toronto. A number of guest speakers with expertise in various fields related to discoverability will be in attendance, including Jeremy Singer of Entertainment Tonight Canada, Amy Terrill of Music Canada and Louis Lalande, Executive Vice-President of CBC/Radio-Canada French Services.

As well, a number of well-known individuals will lend us a hand by serving as moderators and other major players in the digital media sector will come and share their success stories. Their names will be revealed in the coming weeks!

Participants of the Summit will also have the opportunity to attend a very special social evening which will be held on May 10 at the Burroughes Building.

En Route to the Discoverability Summit events
Leading up to the Discoverability Summit, the CRTC and the NFB organized two preliminary events in Vancouver and Montreal in order to kick-start the discussion on discoverability. Experts from various fields were there to propose ideas and preliminary strategies. You can view the videos of these events on the Discoverability website.

For the latest news and to join the discoverability conversation:

-- Follow the CRTC (@CRTCEng), the NFB (@theNFB) and the Discoverability
Summit (@Discover_Summit) on Twitter.
-- Use the #discoverability hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.
-- Visit the Discoverability website.

Quick Facts

-- The Discoverability Summit will be held in Toronto on May 10 and 11
-- Tickets are available to Canadians who wish to attend.
-- The agenda for the event and the registration page are available on the
Discoverability website.
-- The CRTC and the NFB are hosting this event to address the issue of
discoverability and the challenges it presents.
-- Discoverability is a domestic and international challenge in many areas,
including audiovisual, music and book publishing.

"Today, creators, distributors and promoters must not only offer appealing content to consumers, but must also do everything in their power to ensure that it is 'discovered.' This is why discoverability is so important.

This Summit will provide an opportunity to continue discussions started during the En route events in Montreal and Vancouver. Participants will have an opportunity to exchange ideas on approaches and strategies that could be adopted to overcome challenges of discoverability. They will have several sessions to choose from that will address both relevant and diverse challenges. The Summit will help us all better navigate the fast-paced and ever-changing world of digital media and its many twists and turns."

- Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO, CRTC

"At this event, which promises to be a highly inspiring gathering for people in our industry, the guest speakers are sure to stimulate and enrich our thought process through their expertise in a range of sectors related to discoverability issues as well as the concrete solutions they propose. This will be an opportunity to take stock together and equip ourselves for the future."

- Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson, National Film Board of Canada

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-- Discoverability

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