In August, we profiled the upcoming CDMN Canada 3.0 event. The CDMN is a national network of incubators and accelerators that bring together industry, academia, and government to accelerate the commercialization of innovation creating more wealth in the country. Registration for CDMN Canada 3.0 2013, Canada’s only national digital media conference focused on the commercialization of innovation, is now open.
When: May 14 & 15, 2013
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON
Collaborate and Commercialize Canadian Innovation: Event Details
The CDMN Canada 3.0 conference will feature world-class speakers talking about issues from entrepreneurship to talent, attracting investment to gamification, and celebrate Canadian achievements in the commercialization of information and communications technology (ICT) and mobile to prospects, partners and funders from Canada as well as international markets. The CDMN Canada 3.0 2013 will be co-located with the GRAND 2013 conference, which will further increase industry-university networking at CDMN Canada 3.0.
Through CDMN’s deployment of a crowdsourcing platform, CDMN Canada 3.0’s SoapBox, Canadian digital media companies are encouraged to come to Canada 3.0 and share their success stories. Idea for session topics that celebrates Canadian capacity in digital media are being accepted via SoapBox, where attendees can vote to make your session part of the program.
Business Event Speakers
Bestselling author of Power Friending, social media expert, speaker, TV host, and entrepreneur Amber Mac will host CDMN Canada 3.0 2013.
Confirmed keynote presentations include:
- Chris Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine and bestselling author of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, The Long Tail and Free, presenting on how a generation of ‘Makers’ using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent – creating ‘the long tail of things’
- Jane McGonigal, game designer, futurist and bestselling author of Reality is Broken, is harnessing the power of Internet games in new ways to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing our world today and tomorrow. She will discuss gamification principles for digital media companies and non-tech companies looking to implement these concepts to drive engagement and productivity.
CDMN Canada 3.0 Pricing:
Early bird – $795CDN until February 1, 2013
Full price after February 1, 2013 – $895CDN
One-day pass – $500CDN
Registration fees do not include HST and Administrative Service Fees. Applicable taxes and service fees will be applied to registration fee upon checking out.
Canadian Government Funding Programs
Lastly, if you are a business that is interested in learning more about government funding opportunities that are available to your business, I strongly encourage you to contact Mentor Works’ the Canadian Government Funding Experts. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook to receive current updates.