transmission 2012 Program and Participants Released
Jan 19, 2012

transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2012 Program and Participants Released

transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2012 is about driving results and providing participants an opportunity to strategize and plan for a more sustainable future in their respective creative sectors. Our Facilitation Partner, The Value Web, have taken an integrative approach to our conference design this year and participants can expect to take part in a number of B2B Focus Groups that will allow them to connect with a wide range of their contemporaries.

 David Neale and The Value Web's Aaron Williamson at the TI Summit at U of T, November 2011

Through The Value Web’s general architecture of Scan, Focus and Act, the proceedings will enable participants to collectively create shared context and language, identify the most important challenges and ideas, and formulate actions to be taken to address them. This process will enable participants to achieve this year´s conference objectives, which are to envision and plan for current and future developments of the digital industry, develop a long-term vision for its sustainability and to identify what that means for participants and partners. 

// B2B focus groups

This year's menu for B2B topics include:

  • Setting universal standards to apply metadata across the music and entertainment industries (hosted by SOCAN). The SOCAN Metadata Forum is almost full, register now to ensure your spot
  • Standardized metadata and reporting systems in the digital music ecosystem (hosted by Canadian Music Publishers Association)
  • The importance of Screen-Based Entertainment (SBE) and how the SBE sector might change over the next five years (hosted by the Province of British Columbia)
  • The ongoing relationship between consumers and artists (hosted by CFC Media Lab)
  • Creating value in the digital music ecosystem (hosted by Slacker Personal Radio)   
  • Value creation for end-users of Digital TV and Movies (hosted by PacketVideo)
For a full programming details on our B2B Sessions please visit our website


Jonas Woost, Paul Hoffert, Richard Stursberg, Omri Dolev, David Ben Kay, Eric Garland and Angel Gambino at the TI Summit at U of T in November, 2011.

// thought leaders on stage

This year we are welcoming a variety of thought-leaders, scholars and innovators on stage from all sectors including television, software development, interactive media, gaming, music, literature and news media industries.

  • On stage for a “fireside” collaboration will be Paul Hoffert, CM. CEO, Hoffert Communications, Professor, York University, Dr. Don Mclean,  Dean at the Faculty of Music at University of Toronto and Sandy Pearlman, Visiting Scholar, McGill University.
  • CBC’s Spark Host, Nora Young, will be interviewing Angel Gambino, SONOS Advisory and Co-founder of Rosa Parks LCC, Detroit’s newest incubator.
  • Eric Garland, CEO of BigChampagne, will be taking lead as our General Facilitator.

For a full programming details on our Presenters please visit our website.

// roundtable participants to date

This year’s roundtable participants will include leaders and thinkers from some of the world’s most respected organizations involved in the delivery of digital content.  Companies to date include:

  • AUX TV
  • Berklee College of Music
  • BigChampagne
  • BMI
  • CBC Radio One
  • CFC Media Lab
  • Digital Media Centre
  • Emily Carr University Of Art + Design
  • Gowlings
  • Great Northern Way Campus
  • International Confederation of Music Publishers
  • IODA
  • Lewis Silkin LLP
  • Live Nation
  • McGill University
  • Microsoft
  • NARM
  • Nokia
  • PacketVideo
  • Province of British Columbia
  • Rdio
  • Roadhouse Interactive
  • Slacker Personal Radio
  • Sonico
  • Sonos
  • SonyDADC
  • Telefilm Canada
  • University of Toronto
  • York University

For more companies to date, please visit our website.

// Transmission Innovation Camp: A Unique Acceleration Programme for Startups Between Content and Technology (February 6 - 13, 2012 | Victoria, Canada)

Launching for the first time in transmitNOW’s history, the Innovation Camp is a unique acceleration programme integrated with transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT dedicated to startups at the intersection of creative content and technology that leverages the expertise from transmitNOW’s international network of creators, academics, and business leaders. 

Held over the course of eight days, three to five selected startups will be working in focused business modeling sessions in conjunction with a group of renowned mentors and The Value Web. Transmission Innovation Camp participants will have the opportunity to engage face-to-face with decision-making leaders and experts in the content and technology industries through the intimate surroundings established at transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2012.

Startup companies to date include:

  • CafePlaylist: an online service dedicated to improving retail venue performance licensing compliance and providing related value-added services to venue owners, consumers and industry organizations.
  • MediaCore: a cloud-based online video platform that allows anyone to create, customize, and monetize their own video community (
  • a music discovery website that creates custom radio stations made of the hottest and freshest tracks on the internet (

For more information on the Innovation Camp, including the mentors, supporters and how to still apply, please visit our website.

//transmitLIVE Showcase

The centerpiece of our transmitLIVE Showcase will feature a Gala & Dinner in the Dark at the Atrium on Thursday, February 9th, in downtown Victoria. Each transmission participant will be treated to an amazing multi-course, locally sourced dinner by celebrated chef, Bradford J. Boisvert, of Cowichan Valley’s Amuse Bistro. Local BC wine will accompany each course, and the evening will be illuminated by candlelight in the expansive glass and wood interior’s of the stunning Atrium. After dinner, participants will get to watch the premier of Malcolm Levy’s digital media installation on the interior of the Atrium, as Junior Boy’s Jeremy Greenspan plays a live DJ set to accompany the performance.

For a complete list of creators involved in the transmitLIVE showcase please visit our website. 

// conference schedule

Partners to Date:

// Late Registration Rates are now in effect!

Late Registration Rates are now in effect from January 16 to February 8, 2013.  For questions related to registration, please contact Matt Dixon, Participant Services Manager, at