Tuesday, 27 September 2011

COPA+ Digital Publishing Conference

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COPA+ Digital Publishing Conference
Monday, Oct. 24, The Gladstone Hotel - Limited Seating!
Now in its third year, the Canadian Online Publishing Awards is growing again… this time with an exciting new one-day conference — COPA+ — aimed at the needs of leaders in Canada’s digital publishing industry, and held the same day as the COPAs.

COPA+ will inspire and inform publishers, editors, designers and marketers from the ranks of Canada’s digital publishers, including those from newspaper, magazine, broadcast and digital-only backgrounds. The conference features:
insightful keynote sessions
networking opportunities
technology presentations
the unique COPA Café & Market
products and services for digital publishers
Venue
COPA+ is set at The Gladstone Hotel on Toronto’s hip West Queen West district. As the home of COPA, it’s the perfect space for the first COPA+, with free wireless throughout, relaxed workspaces and networking zones, and delicious food and drink.
Schedule
COPA+ Conference:9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
COPA Café & Market:2:15 – 5 p.m.
Product & Service Demos: 2:30 – 4 p.m.
COPA Awards Ceremony:5 – 7 p.m.
Speakers
Here’s an initial line-up of confirmed speakers, panelists, moderators and hosts; more to be confirmed:
Staffan Ekholm, CEO, Moving Media+, New York/Stockholm
Geoff Teehan, Co-founder, Teehan+Lax, Toronto; Co-creator, Tweetmag
Bob Atkinson, Publishing Consultant, Digital Monetization Strategies (U.S. and Canada)
Duncan Clark, VP Digital Media, National Post, Toronto
Candice Faktor, VP Strategy & New Ventures, Torstar Digital
JP Fozo , GM, Digital, Current Affairs and Business, Rogers Publishing, Toronto
Christopher Frey, Editorial Director, TorontoStandard.com
Jerry Brown, Associate Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Global Entertainment & Media Practice, Toronto
Nora Young, Host, “Spark: Technology and Culture,” CBC Radio 1, Toronto
About
COPA+ is specially paced to allow time for learning, inspiration, networking, and celebration. You’ll likely learn as much from other conference goers as you will from the official presentations. And, of course, there are breaks to give you time to check in with the office, your CMS, your social media and email accounts.
A full Conference Pass gives access to all keynotes, networking luncheon, the COPA Café & Market in the afternoon, and the Awards presentation in the evening, emceed by CBC Radio’s Nora Young, host of Spark, CBC’s leading-edge technology and culture show.
A Conference for YouWhile the conference landscape is cluttered with events for digital marketers and advertisers, editorial-based publishers have very different—and often divergent—needs and challenges. COPA+ is designed to tackle these issues in an intimate, highly focused setting.
COPA Award participants include Canada’s leading editorial-based digital publishers, including Rogers Publishing, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Edmonton Journal, Transcontinental Publishing, CBC.ca, CTV, St. Joseph Media, and many more including exciting digital start-ups.
Watch this space for conference updates. Registration will open soon. For updates, sign up for our free weekly Express newsletter, or follow us on Twitter.

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