Thursday, June 09, 2011

Coming up next week: NxNE in Toronto

©2011 nxne festival

For those of you in the Toronto area, be sure to mark your calendars and check out the line-up for next week's North by Northeast (nxne) Music Festival and Conference. The event (now in its 17th year) runs from June 13 to June 19th, and boasts a fantastic program of concerts, (music-themed) film screenings and a number of industry + academic panels on a variety of media-related topics. It's also the place to find out about new and up-and-coming bands, as unsigned artists/bands are featured alongside indie favourites (incl. Swervedriver, yay!) and major-label headliners. In addition to getting my own live music/film watching fill, I'll be participating in the Interactive (a.k.a. Conference) component of the festival...here's the description from the official website:
NXNE Interactive (NXNEi) is a digital interactive media conference like no other. It brings together content-creating artists, tech entrepreneurs, digital marketing gurus, web business experts, and social media aficionados for four days of workshops, presentations, and panels that explore the newest ideas in bridging the gap between creativity and the interactive world.
I'll be participating on a panel on June 18th (noon) called "Is it still (app)licable? Kids' entertainment across multiple screens", with Zinc Roe president/founder Jason Krogh, Family Channel/Disney content manager Nicole Mickelow, and Brunico Communications senior online writer Wendy Goldman Getzler. It's going to be pretty darn interesting and multifaceted (each of the panelists comes from such different backgrounds/perspectives). There's a great line-up of industry leaders, indie media makers, advocates and academics...including fellow SFU alum Steve Anderson and Kate Milberry, UofT's Siobhan O'Flynn, as well as Kate Raynes-Goldie and Steven James May from York/Ryerson, Colin McKay from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, and many many more (a snapshot of which is featured in this short promo piece created by BizMedia):



You can find out all the necessary details on the nxne website, including info about the event, the schedule, and presenter bios. See you there!

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