Citizen Media Rendez-vous

This came through yesterday courtesy of our Regional Director, Giancarlo. Read on.

Montréal Citizen Media Rendez-Vous

  • Monday, August 23, 2010
  • 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Palais des congrès de Montréal
  • FREE Online Registration

Montréal, Monday, July 26, 2010 — CitizenShift, Parole citoyenne, the Institut du nouveau monde (INM), Media@McGill, Alternatives and Communautique invite bloggers, engaged filmmakers, photographers, citizen journalists, media experts, independent media practitioners and others to the 2nd Citizen Media Rendez-Vous on Monday, August 23, 2010 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

This international event begins at 8:30 am and runs until 6:00 pm, with networking sessions, 2 panel discussions, a Cinema Politica Rendez-Vous screening room and a multimedia exhibit of posters from 40 years of social movements in Québec related to media. The event is open to the public and will provide a venue for discussing topics such as content creation using diverse technology platforms and applying collaborative models for citizen media.

Participatory media projects that include multiple platforms, genres and issues are adding diversity to conversations at a speed and across distances that are changing the way people communicate with one another. A goal of the Citizen Media Rendez-Vous is to encourage a collaborative exchange to learn about, and advance the practices of, citizen media that cultivate inclusive participation and social justice.

Our new National VP, Craig Silverman will be part of a panel discussion as well.

Visit http://citizen-media.ca for more info on this bilingual event. Online registration is free but mandatory.

For further details, contact David Widgington, event coordinator – media-rdv@citizenshift.org.

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