Merging Media Productions Inc. and The Canadian Media Production Association – BC Producers’ Branch (CMPA-BC) are pleased to announce an impressive international lineup for the Global Edition of the 4th Annual Merging Media Conference, on November 6th and 7th, 2013 at The Arts Club on Granville Island in Vancouver. If you want to attend Merging Media 2013, and if you’re a #MM2013 ‘Early Adopter’, here’s your chance to win a free pass! Two lucky individuals will be picked from the first 50 people who register online to win 2-Day Full conference passes. Don’t wait – register now. Early Bird pricing ends September 20th.
Check out Merging Media 2013‘s new website featuring the best and brightest in cross-media from around the globe, sharing their knowledge and experience on a variety of transmedia topics. The international speaker lineup includes:
- Kathy Franklin, President, Franchise Development for Avatar at James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment
- Gary Hayes,Transmedia Evangelist from Australia
- French Transmedia Guru Michel Reilhac
- Emmy Award winner Steve Peters from Hollywood
- Emmy Award winner Christopher Sandberg from Sweden
The much anticipated – “Merging Media Tête-à-têtes” Podcast series – kicks off this month, as well. A fount of cross-media goodness is being brought to you by The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) in conjunction with the Merging Media 2013 Conference. To launch activities around this Special Global Edition, Merging Media will post a series of Podcasts featuring two #MM2013 Speakers each fortnight leading up to the Conference. Listen in for insightful conversations on topics that are challenging our multi-screen eco-system.
“The CMPA is pleased to collaborate with Merging Media in this exercise in promoting thought leadership and innovation in transmedia,” said Michael Hennessy, President & CEO, CMPA. Episode #1 features #MM2013’s International Advisor, Alison Norrington of Story Central (UK), and Brian Seth Hurst of The Opportunity Management Company (USA). Their tête-à-tête : “ Sharing Storyworlds: Embracing the Fans,” explores the changing nature of storytelling involving Fans.
Tune in online for the Podcast… and don’t forget to catch them “Live” when they come to Merging Media 2013 in Fall – and if you have a hot topic you’d like our #MM2013 thought leaders to debate, send it in. If it is one of the topics that are selected for the “Merging Media Tête-à-têtes” Podcast Series, you could win a 2-Day Pass to the Merging Media 2013 Conference on November 6th and 7th. Other topics already in the fortnightly series include The Future of Games and The Story Entrepreneur. Submit your ideas to info (at) mergingmedia.ca by August 30, 2013 with the subject title: “#MM2013 Podcast Ideas”. You can submit more than one entry but don’t forget to include your full name, company and email contact. Good luck!