[Announcement] transmission 2011 conference program and festival line-up released
Jan 13, 2011

Conference and transmitLIVE Festival Focuses on the
Intersection of the Creative and Digital Spectrums

With less than a month to go before 150 international leaders, thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs from the creative and digital industries convene in Victoria, Canada from February 9-11, 2011, transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2011 readies a program that speaks to the issues and opportunities of digital content monetization.

In addition, for the first time, transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2011 will also offer participants an opportunity to establish their agenda for global markets through highly intensive focus groups dedicated to international business development in countries where technology and creative industries are expanding rapidly (Brazil, China, and Israel).

// conference themes

150 international decision-makers and thought-leaders from sectors including content, digital platforms, investment, R&D and retail will discuss issues around the following themes in transmission’s unique roundtable format:

protection | connection

While copyright owners need to protect their intellectual property in order to sustain their business models, the camp that supports alternative copyright solutions is growing: a more open approach to information, content, and ideas is heavily supported by a new generation of creators and consumers.

inspiration | realization

Entrepreneurs are the key creators of new technology and business solutions that help to maintain profitable creative industries. On the other hand, traditional and well-funded businesses have the resources to support new ideas and bring them to market; a valuable, but challenging, co-dependence.

globalization | localization

While organizations in all creative industries are looking at new markets to expand their business, successfully exporting content is never easy. At the same time, local monetization of media and entertainment has had a long history and continues to be important on new digital channels.

// conference process

In order to enable meaningful discussions at transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2011, the focus will be on transmission’s signature roundtable format. The roundtable facilitates result-bearing talks between leaders in content, digital platforms, investment, R&D and retail while enabling all delegates to participate in intimate and meaningful discussions.

New for 2011 will be the facilitation expertise from The Value Web, who will not only re-design our roundtable process, but also implement a new and unique graphic facilitation approach.  The Value Web has experience handling mediation for conferences around the globe, including the World Economic Forum, held in Davos, Switzerland, and worldwide.

// business development (B2B focus groups)

transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2011 will host several high intensive B2B groups that are focused on specific business development topics. These B2B groups will include:

  • ‘Focus on Music Publishing’ - presented by the Canadian Music Publishers’ Association 
  • ‘A Global View on Performing Rights Associations’ - presented by SOCAN  
  • ‘China & the Creative Industries’ - hosted by transmitCHINA and Splitworks 
  • ‘Is Brazil the Real Emerging Market?’ - hosted by transmitBRAZIL and Coquetel Molotov 
  • 'Israel: a Start-Up Nation’ - hosted by transmitISRAEL and Lev Group Media

// conference schedule

Note: a detailed conference schedule will be released in the near future.

// conference speakers and participants

transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2011 has already confirmed an amazing line of speakers, including: 

  • Rob Wells (President of Global Digital Business, Universal Music Group)
  • David Neale (SVP Special Projects, Research In Motion/BlackBerry)
  • Eric Baptiste (CEO, SOCAN)
  • Scott Belsky (CEO & Co-founder, Behance)
  • Wu Jun (CEO, R2G and
  • Conference MC: Nora Young (Host & Creator of “Spark”, CBC Radio One)

Confirmed companies in attendance include: Beggars Group, Behance, BigChampagne Media Measurement, BMI, Bookriff, Boompa Records, Canadian Music Centre, Canadian Music Publishers’ Association, CBC Radio One, CBC Radio 3, Centre for Digital Media, Epitaph, Exclaim!, Gowlings, Grooveshark, Research In Motion (BlackBerry), Royal Roads University, Shore104/Shore Media Group, HMV Canada, Indoor Recess, INgrooves, International Confederation of Music Publishers, IODA, IRIS Distribution, Lev Group Media, MasurLaw, Merlin, Metrolyrics, Nettwerk Music Group, PacketVideo, Polaris Music Prize, Province of British Columbia, R2G, Rdio, SOCAN, Sonico, SoundCloud, Splitworks, Techvibes Media, Telus, The Agency Group, The Orchard, Toolshed, Warner Music, Universal Music Group and many more.

For a fuller shortlist of participating companies, please click here.

// transmitLIVE creative industries festival

The evening program of transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2011, transmitLIVE, will feature select artists that are at the forefront of connecting content with digital technology.  A few of these artists include: Jets Overhead, Gordon Blunt /w Blunt Faktory Visuals, Half Moon Run, Ghislain Poirier, Longwalkshortdock, Bonjay, Keys n Krates, Sweatshop Union w/ Kyprios, Todor Kobakov, and more. To see artist bios, click here.

// sponsors and supporters

transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2011 is proud to announce the partnership and support of the following organizations to date:

// register by January 15, 2011 to take advantage of Regular Registration Rates!

Late Registration Rates will be in effect from January 16 to February 4, 2011.  For questions related to registration, please contact Carol Cheung, Participant Services Manager, at