International Women in Digital Media Summit

Stratford, Ontario
Monday, October 24, 2011
International Women in Digital Media Summit
Monday, October 24, 2011 - Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Summit location: The Rotary Complex
353 McCarthy Rd
Stratford, Ontario N5A 7S7
Canada

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Presented by Women in Film & Television - Toronto

The iWDMS 2011 is set to bring together professionals from traditional and digital media communities, as well as educational/research institutions from around the world.  With high level keynotes, cross-sector dialogue, expert panelists, controversial debates and structured networking, the Summit will promote knowledge-sharing, and will explore innovation, skills gaps, policy and research in digital media--including gaming, mobile, and social media--and the impacts on and advancements by women globally.  Through engagement with a range of topics the iWDMS promises a fresh and exciting look at the ever expanding field of digital media, including:  

Women in Leadership - Technology, Corporations and Entrepreneurs
New Media Literacy
Gender and Technology
Evolution of Business Models (particularly in female-led businesses)
Emerging Technologies
International Innovation
Labour Market Research for Women in Digital Media
Applications of Digital Media in Crossing the Digital Divide
Transmedia Content Creation
2020 Predictions....and more! 

Registration Includes: 

October 23, 2011  Welcoming Meet'n Greet Event
October 24, 2011  Opening Keynote, Keynote Luncheon*, Panel Discussions, Debates and Welcome Dinner*
October 25, 2011  Keynote Address, Panel Discussions, Networking Lunch and Closing Cocktails

*Please note: Keynote Luncheon and Welcome Dinner tickets are NOT required.  RSVP is required and included in the registration process.

New Day Pass Registration – Regular Attendees and Student rates:

The Monday-Only Pass for Regular Attendees and Students Includes:

  • Opening Keynote with Arianna Huffington
  • Keynote Luncheon with Sara Diamond
  • Welcome Cocktails & Dinner, including a conversation with Jade Raymond and Carolyn Lawrence
  • 8+ hours of event programming with iWDMS presenters
  • Cost - Regular Attendees $295 + HST & Processing Fee; Student $145 + HST & Processing Fee

The Tuesday-Only Pass for Regular Attendees and Students Includes:

  • Keynote with Tom Perlmutter
  • Industry Study Presentation and Buffet Luncheon
  • Closing Cocktails & hor d'oeuvres
  • 8+ hours of event programming with iWDMS presenters
  • Cost - Regular Attendees $250 + HST & Processing Fee; Student $145 + HST & Processing Fee
Daily Shuttle service return Toronto - Stratford
Daily shuttle service is available from downtown Toronto to the iWDMS.
Tickets $20. Space is limited. Call WIFT-T for more information or to book your seat 416 322-3430 x224

Registration Fee:

Monday Only Pass

 $295.00 (CAD) + taxes + processing fee

to October 17, 2011

Tuesday Only Pass

 $250.00 (CAD) + taxes + processing fee

to October 17, 2011

Monday Only Student Pass

 $145.00 (CAD) + taxes + processing fee

to October 17, 2011

Tuesday Only Student Pass

 $145.00 (CAD) + taxes + processing fee

to October 17, 2011

Regular    $525.00 (CAD) + taxes + processing fee to October 17, 2011
Industry Affiliate  $475.00 (CAD)  +  taxes  + processing fee to October 17, 2011
WIFT Member  $425.00 (CAD) + taxes + processing fee to October 17, 2011
Student    $295.00 (CAD) + taxes + processing fee to October 17, 2011
Group Rate, 4 or more      $500.00 (CAD) + taxes + processing fee to October 17, 2011  
Please note the following:
Within the registration system, prices for WIFT Member and Industry Affiliate are shown at pre-discount rates - discounts will be applied once registrants enter their special discount code.  All purchase deadlines are midnight EST.

Optional Evening Activities for which additional fees apply:

Matinee Performance of Camelot
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Sunday, October 23, 2011 $60.00 per person  To purchase tickets contact the Stratford Festival Theatre Box Office at:
1-800-567-1600  

Please Note: Tickets to the Matinee performance of Camelot are NOT included in the conference fee.


Accommodation:

Room reservations can be made at the following two hotels:

The Arden Park Hotel 552 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON N5A 6W4 
 http://www.ardenpark.on.ca/ To reserve at the conference rate please call the reservation hotline at:
1-877-788-8818 
The Festival Inn       1144 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON N5A 6Z3
 http://www.festivalinnstratford.com
To reserve at the conference rate please call the reservation hotline at:
1-800-463-3581


Cancellation Policy:


Attendee cancellations will be accepted.  You may cancel without penalty if written cancellation requests are received up to and including 45 days (August 26, 2011) prior to the start of the conference.  Due to the financial obligations incurred by WIFT-T, a $50 CAD processing fee will apply to all requests until August 26, 2011.  A credit less 50% of the registration fee + a $75 CAD processing fee will apply to all written requests received up to and including 21 days (September 23, 2011) prior to the start of the conference. 

Cancellations received after 5:00 PM EST on September 23, 2011 will not be processed and no refund will be issued.  Cancellation notions must be emailed to bgillett@uwaterloo.ca.  Please ensure you state in the subject line WIFT-T International Women in Digital Media Summit Registration Cancellation Notice.  All cancellation emails will be acknowledged via email and a refund will be confirmed.  Please allow a minimum of 3 business days for processing.


Notice:

Registration for the iWDMS 2011 includes automatic registration for the Summit's online-community: Wink.

Wink is a social networking website.  By logging-in to Wink you are visible to other iWDMS delegates in the Wink system.  You will receive email notifications of meeting requests, messages, conversation posts, contact or exhibitor followers, sessions added to your schedule, etc..  These notices will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.  You may adjust your privacy settings or email notification preferences at any time. 

Using Wink you can: 
    Build your event schedule and download it to your mobile device
    Search and browse featured conference speakers and moderators, as well as other iWDMS 2011 delegates
    Send/receive one-to-one messages and meeting requests from other delegates
    Submit questions for discussion sessions
    Integrate social media tools to share your personal profile with other attendees
    Lead online debates on key issues
    Gain free access to selected interviews, presentations and video content after the Summit.

 





           
           

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