Canadian Digital Creators interested in learning from their peers, hearing from industry experts and networking.
Professionals who work within the Canadian Creator Economy and want to connect with Canadian Creators
Government, Funders and Policy Makers that want to grow their understanding of Canada's Digital Creators
9:30 - 10:00 Doors Open
10:00 - 10:15 - Opening Remarks
10:15 - 10:45 - 30 Minutes With YouTube
Andrew Peterson: Head of YouTube Canada
10:45 - 11:30 - Canadian Policy Discussion
Presented by FASKEN
Moderator: Jay Kerr-Wilson – Fasken
Panelists: Jeanette Patell – YouTube Canada, Steve de Eyre – TikTok Canada,
What is the status of Bill C-11? Should Creators be worried? How can creators protect their businesses? What is Online Harms? How can Creators be heard at the CRTC? Jay, Steve and Jeanette will unwrap it all.
11:30 - 12:15 - Opportunities and challenges for digital creators in 2024
Presented by The Canada Media Fund
Moderator: Florence Girot – Canada Media Fund
Panelists: Fred Bastien – Creator, Carley Thorne – Creator, Chris Rizzi – Rizzi and Rizzi
The competition for audience attention is intense. Even against major players, such as Netflix, digital creators are gaining more eyeballs month after month. But what opportunities and challenges may arise for digital creators in 2024? Join us with Carley Thorne, Fred Bastien and Chris Rizzi for an insightful panel discussion that will extend the themes addressed in Perspectives, the new publication of the CMF’s Foresight and Innovation team.
12:15 - 12:45 - Lunch
Network over a catered Lunch
12:45 - 1:15 - Predicting The Next 5 Years
Moderator: Mariah Owen – Creator
Panelists: Adam Rumenak – Aux Mode, Corrado Coia – Digital Consultant
We will achieve the impossible. We will with 100% accuracy predict what the next five years holds for Digital Creators and the Media Industry.
Since 2018, MADE | NOUS has been celebrating the work of Canadians in film, television, video games and digital entertainment. In 2023, continuing that mission means understanding the critical role that online creators play in shaping conversations about culture and entertainment. That’s why the MADE | NOUS campaign launched its latest initiative by searching coast to coast to coast for passionate digital creators who could help bridge the gap between big screens and small ones, and shine a light on the richness of Canadian content for a wider audience.
3:30 - 4:00 - Going Global, What is CANCON online?
What does it mean to be a “Canadian Creator”. Where are the most profitable audiences? Who qualifies as Canadian? Join 4 Creators from different parts of the country as they discuss what it means to “Canada” online, and does it mean anything at all?