Digital Media at the Crossroads

An Annual Conference on the Future of Content in Digital Media


Policy is Power

An Advanced Graduate Workshop

Friday, September 28, 2018

2:00 to 6:30 pm

What It’s About:

Media Policy is increasingly understood as a crucial sphere of influence within the field of media and cultural production. To provide vital context and perspective on how the power of media policy is shaping our digital future, DM@X-tra is hosting a half-day graduate workshop and critical discussion of topics such as: what a global media state could look like; the active promotion of digital media artists beyond Canadian borders; and how government policy can match the new models that aren't just emerging but taking root and growing.

Organized by DM@X academic partners and prior attendees, the event will be held in roundtable format to facilitate collaborative workshops, short presentations, and discussions that are reported out both during and after the event through social media. One of the main goals of DM@Xtra is interaction among students and recent alumni from different work backgrounds and academic perspectives. A wine and cheese reception closes the event.

Keynote Speaker:

Rachel Noonan, TIFF Director of Audience Development

Two collaborative roundtable workshops (all attendees participate in the roundtables):

  • Topic #1 Rethinking the Broadcasting Act for the OTT Era
  • Topic #2 How Can Policy Prioritize Diversity in Creative Industries?

University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, 80 Queen's Park, Toronto.

Admission is free (registration required).

Register Now »

Program Details »

2018 Speakers »

Sponsors »