CMPA-BC and Merging+Media 2011 Program

The Canadian Media Production Association – BC Producers’ Branch (CMPA-BC) and Merging Media Productions Inc. are delighted to announce our 2011 Program, a full slate of business and creative activities to keep us informed + inspired by the latest in cross-media trends + strategies:

NOTE:  CMPA members receive a significant registration discount on all sessions.

SPRING – The Merging Media Transmedia Seminar+Lab, April 28-29

International Transmedia expert Anita Ondine is back with a punch! Fresh from the successful Binger Lab Transmedia workshops in Europe, Anita kicks off our 2011 Program with a Seminar at the Vancity Theatre, followed by an exclusive Transmedia Lab for a limited number of participants. This unique one-of-a-kind syllabus covers the entire Transmedia value chain, from “Conception to Consumption”. Insightful, enlightening + filled with strategic advice for media makers keen on transmedia + multi-platform production.

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SUMMER – SIGGRAPH 2011, Aug 7-11

Get ready for this summer spectacle! Some 17,000 people are expected to visit Vancouver for SIGGRAPH 2011 the highly anticipated international convention for computer graphics and interactive technology buffs. Taking place for the very first time outside the US, SIGGRAPH 2011 is bound to pack the Vancouver Convention Centre from August 7-11, 2011 with enthusiasts + business professionals. The CMPA-BC + Merging Media will be there to support our BC Community with Business activities. For more details, stay tuned at

FALL – The 2nd Merging Media Conference + Masterclass, Oct 28-29

Back by popular demand! The 2nd Merging Media Masterclass + Conference will return to the Woodwards Heritage Complex with a global showcase, thanks to the tremendous support + feedback we received after our inaugural 2010 event. The 2-day cross-media celebration will feature more international guests, “Best-in-class” programming and yes, an attractive development prize for Best Masterclass pitch! Contact if you wish to be a part of this event.

WINTER – ACCESS 360 Workshops

Figuring out how to increase your ROI? Here’s a good place to start. Merging Media will present an Access 360 Seminar and workshop focused on monetization, financing, developing virtual economies + ROI in multi-platform production. The workshop to be held in early 2012, will examine successful Case studies, viable social media platforms, new business models & sustained revenue streams.

Please contact me for more information or if you have any questions about any of these initiatives.

Liz Shorten
Managing Vice-President, Operations and Member Services
Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) – BC

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