Jan 27, 2011

With still two weeks to go, transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT has reached full capacity – making things interesting for organizers. transmission’s always been guided by a philosophy to keep the capacity at no more than 150 people to maintain the intimate nature of the conference; an anthropological principle asserts that clans have always thrived when under this number, but tend to lose cohesion when they exceed it.  However, with the enormous interest that’s been generated due to the conference’s migration from music to creative industries as a whole, transmission’s producers are trying to make room for a dozen more seats at the table. 

All 150 coveted spots at transmission’s unique roundtable format have already been filled by some of the world’s leading creative industry leaders, thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs.  In 2011, conference participants will have the opportunity to have frank discussions with thought leaders of some of the biggest and most progressive outfits such as Behance, Research In Motion (BlackBerry), Google, BigChampagne, Warner, Beggars Group, Universal, Amazon, SoundCloud, Rdio, Slacker, Microsoft and more.   To see a shortlist of these companies to date, please click here.

An exciting addition to the 2011 program is the introduction of a renowned group of facilitators, The Value Web.  As the facilitators for the current and past editions of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, their creative approach to facilitation has inspired new ways of problem solving amongst global leaders including Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Tony Blair, and more.

The Value Web and Al Gore

Photo: Alicia Bramlett of The Value Web scribing as Al Gore speaks at the 2009 World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment.

The Value Web’s unique graphic facilitation is a method that engages all participants, especially visual learners and listeners involved in the conversation.  The graphic facilitators, known as ‘scribes’, capture the ebb and flow of a conversation in words and pictures through colourful, relevant, and robust illustrations done in real time.

Each illustration is photographed and available to participants in a variety of forms such as a PDF file, a PowerPoint document or on a website. For more examples, visit The Value Web’s  collection on Flickr.

For more information on transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT, including the conference program, speakers, and a shortlist of participating companies, please visit:

To request an invitation to participate, please visit: 

transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2011 has received support from the following sponsors to date: