Note: This event has already happened. Check out video from the Future of Media 2010
. You can also visit the official Future of Media website
Digital media news outlet DigitalJournal.com is proud to announce it will be hosting its annual discussion featuring some of the most influential leaders in Canadian media. We have invited leading executives from Facebook, the Globe & Mail, Global News and Polar Mobile.
Dubbed “The Future of Media,” the panel discussion will explore how media organizations are adapting to the Web, how social media has influenced journalism, and what the future holds for media professionals.
The event will take place Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the Drake Hotel Underground
(1150 Queen Street West) at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free and open to the public.
Topic & Discussion
The Future of Media 2010 is a must-see event for anyone interested in the rapidly changing landscape of new media, the Web and technology.
The speakers will discuss some of the biggest challenges the mainstream media face today. Panelists will address how social and digital media are changing traditional media; why social services such as Facebook are increasingly being regarded as a discovery point for news; how real-time information is changing mainstream media and the role of mobile devices; and how changing media consumption habits offer a glimpse into the future of media.
The event will feature a live panel discussion followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Digital Journal will also be taking questions via Facebook
to pose to panelists.
Questions may be submitted at any time between now and Sept. 8.
Speakers & Sponsors
DigitalJournal.com is happy to announce a star-studded, A-list group of media executives will make up the panel at this year's Future of Media conference. The speakers are:
• Elmer Sotto
, Head of Growth for Facebook
• Anjali Kapoor, Managing Editor of the Globe and Mail
• David Skok
, Senior Producer of Online Content for Global News
• Kunal Gupta
, CEO of Polar Mobile
• Mark Evans
, a digital marketing and social media strategist
and co-founder of the MESH conference
The Future of Media will be hosted and moderated by Digital Journal. The event is sponsored by Queensway Audi
, Toronto's number-one Audi dealer; Suite 66
, Canada’s largest independent online advertising sales organization; CNW Group
, Canada’s leading newswire provider; Dell Canada
; Rogers Wireless
; Flip Video
; and Palm
Sponsors of Digital Journal's Future of Media event are also providing an impressive array of door prizes to be given away to attendees of the Future of Media event on Sept. 8 at the Drake Hotel in Toronto. The prizes are:
• 1 person will take home a 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G Apple iPad, courtesy of Suite 66
• 1 person will take home a new Dell Studio 15 notebook
with artist lid, courtesy of Dell Canada.
• 5 guests will take home a high-definition Flip Ultra HD camcorder
, courtesy of Flip Video.
• 2 guests will take home a new Palm Pre
, a Touchstone charger and leather case, courtesy of Palm. Wireless subscription not included.
• 1 guest will take home a new Samsung Galaxy S Captivate
, courtesy of Rogers Wireless. Wireless subscription not included.
Prizes are given away in a random draw at the end of the night, so you have to be there to win.
For more info, interview opportunities or press passes to the event, contact David Silverberg or Chris Hogg by phone at (416) 410-9675 or online here
Please note: Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, Facebook Managing Director Jordan Banks is unable to attend the Future of Media conference as previously indicated in prior releases. Taking his place on the panel is Elmer Sotto, Head of Growth for Facebook Canada. For those interested in Jordan Banks’ views on the changing media landscape, DigitalJournal.com will conduct a sit-down interview with him to discuss social media’s impact on news and Facebook’s role in the future of media.