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From: jcarr...@jacc.com (Jim Carroll)
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems,comp.groupware,alt.internet.services
Subject: Digital Convergence conference
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Date: Thu, 24 Feb 94 14:40:39 GMT
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I have been asked to post this on behalf of the conference organziaters.
jc


                     
Digital Convergence:  The Information Superhighway Conference
Toronto, Ontario    Park Plaza Hotel   March 24/25, 1994
 
This two-day event discusses the convergence of Computers, Communications, Content and 
Consumer devices and the impact of having everything available in digital format.  
 
Learn from such industry leaders as the Wm. Greenhalgh, COO and President of
The Globe & Mail; George Smyth, President of Bell-Northern Research; and Jim
Barton, V.P. of Silicon Graphics; Apple Canada, Microsoft Canada, SoftImage,
Newbridge, Kodak Canada, Intel of Canada, Toshiba, and the prestigious McLuhan
Program.
 
Enjoy the Technology Showcase, cocktail reception and hear from a renown
international futurist, Jean -Pierre Balpe, Director of Hypermedia, University
of Paris, France and Dave House, Senior V.P. Corporate Strategy, Intel
Corporation of Santa Clara, CA and Arpad Toth, Image Telecommunications
Architect, Imaging Research Laboratory, Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y. via
video conferencing!
 
For more information and a copy of the conference poster please call - Barb
Alexander at (416) 960-3834. FAX (416) 960-8791;
mplacem...@applelink.apple.com.
 

    *************************************************
    Digital Convergence: The Information Superhighway
    March 24/25, 1994
    Toronto, Ontario
    *************************************************
    also know as "The Third Annual Practical Approach to Multimedia"
                         
    Sponsors: Adcom Presentation Graphics, Adobe, Apple Canada Inc., Intel
    Canada, Kodak Canada, Silicon Graphics Inc., Softchoice, SoftImage,
    Toshiba of Canada,The McLuhan Program.
             
 
 
THE 4 C's of Convergence
*************************
     
 
The convergence of Computers, Communications, Content and Consumer devices is
breaking down traditional barriers between the segments of technology and
cultural industries.  The availability of everything in digital format is
revolutionizing our most fundamental notions of information and communication.
The impact on fields as diverse as education, government, entertainment,
business and home is nothing short of revolutionary.
 
Microplacement Inc.
 
Based on our past conference successes the First Annual and Second Annual
"Practical Approach to Multimedia" we are proud to introduce our Third Annual
Multimedia Conference event entitled "Digital Convergence:  The Information
Superhighway" in our continued commitment to provide our participants with the
opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and be witness to news being
made!
 
Don't miss this exciting, entertaining and educational multimedia event!
"Digital Convergence:  The Information Superhighway" is a rare opportunity to
learn from industry experts, gain insight, and experience the latest
innovations in digital technology. Envision the current and future realities of
convergence at this onetime event.
 
"Learning, shopping, playing, living, and personal communications will be
enhanced as customers control the information they access, when they get it and
how they want it package."
 - Pactel Carmen and CEO, Sam Ginn
  
 
Who Can Benefit?
 
If you work in any of these areas, you will definitely benefit from this
conference:
 
o Multimedia o Computers o Training o Education o Marketing o Advertising
o Management o Archivist o Film o Telecommunications/Cable o Publishing o Law
and Consulting o Government o Entertainment o Information Systems o Software
Development
 
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Conference Agenda
Digital Convergence:  The Information Superhighway Conference
 
 
Your Host:  Derrick de Kerckhove, Director The McLuhan Program
 
 
Agenda Day 1 - Thursday, March 24th
 
 
8:00 - 8:30    Continental Breakfast
 
8:30 - 9:30 Keynote Address
   The Globe & Mail - William F. N. Greenhalgh, President & COO
      Today's "footware" to tomorrow's "software"
       
9:30 - 10:15   Bell-Northern Research - George Smyth, President
   Strike up the Bandwidth:  Trends in Telecommunications Technology
    
HEALTH BREAK
 
10:30 - 11:30  Apple Canada - James Christopher, Manager Market Development
   Apple's Glimpse of the Future Today
    
11:30 - 12:30  Kodak Canada, Neil Buchanan, National Sales Manager, Digital
Imaging    Group
   Kodak Photo CD Portfolio  "Multimedia for the Masses"
    
12:30 - 1:30   Luncheon
 
1:30 - 2:15River Oaks Public School - Brian Alger, Professor
   Kids Connecting:  You've heard it before, but, technology can reform our
   schools
    
2:15 -3:00 National Film Board - Julie Stanfel, Producer
   Programming for the "Virtual Commons"
    
HEALTH BREAK
 
3:15 - 4:00    Intel of Canada, Doug Cooper, Architecture Manager
   The Virtual Office
    
4:00 - 4:45J. A. Carroll Consulting, Jim Carroll, C.A., Principal Co-author of
the    new book:  Canadian Internet Handbook
   The Internet in Canada:  A Foundation for Global Knowledge Networking
    
4:45 - 5:30Interactive Superhighway Business Panel
   Investment - Sanwa McCarthy - Jane Dragone, Analyst Software and    Technolo
      Legal - Barrister & Solicitor - Caryn Mladen, Lawyer
         Marketing - David Rosen, Marketing Consultant
          
6:30 - 8:00Cocktail Reception
   Technology Showcase
      Jean-Pierre Balpe  -  International Futurist and Visionary
         Director of Hypermedia, University of Paris, France
          
   Dave House - Senior V.P. Corporate Strategy, Intel Corp of Santa Clara
    
   Arpad Toth, Image Telecommunications Architect, Imaging Research
      Laboratory, Eastman Kodak Co, Rochester, N.Y.
       
 
Agenda Day 2 - Friday, March 25th
 
 
8:00 - 8:30    Continental Breakfast
 
8:30 - 9:30    Keynote Address
   Silicon Graphics - Jim Barton, V.P.And General Manager Media Systems
      Beyond Jurassic, Silicon Graphic's View of the Superhighway
       
9:30 - 10:30   SoftImage - Philip Moy, Regional Manager
   Digital Studio:  Software for Digital Media Production
    
HEALTH BREAK
 
 
10:45 - 11:30  Toshiba of Canada - Julia Carrescia, National Marketing Manager
   Mobile Computing on the Information Superhighway
    
11:30 - 1:00   Luncheon/Luncheon Speaker
 
   CulTech Collaborative Research Centre, York University - Paul Hoffert,
   Director
      Intercom Ontario
       
1:00 - 2:00Adcom Presentation Group - Joel Rollins, CTS; Allan Ferguson,
P.Eng.
   Meeting Places on the Highway
    
2:00 - 3:00Newbridge Networks - Lloyd Spencer, Director of Marketing
   Getting Onto Tomorrow's Information Highway
    
3:00 - 4:00Microsoft Canada - Ken Nickerson, Director of Technical Services
   Microsoft TV and A Vision for the Superhighway
    
4:00 - 5:00The McLuhan Program- Derrick de Kerckhove, Director
   New Kinds of Intelligence
    
 
 
It's Easy to Register for this Conference!
 
Register early (before March 1st, 1994) and be eligible to win one of 3 Apple
Newtons! and one of 10 Intel Proshare Standard Edition application software!
 
Special Team Rate; Register three or more individuals from the same company and
save over 15% off the regular price of $595 per person - Special Rate of $500
per person!
 
 
Registration Information:
 
"Digital Convergence: The Information Superhighway" will be held on March 24th
& 25th, 1994 at the Park Plaza  Hotel, 4 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario  M5R
2A5. Tel: (416) 924-5471
 
Including lunch, refreshments and the detailed sessions, your investment for
attending this conference is $595 Canadian + 7%  GST=$636.65. Our GST Number is
R123146532.
 
Telephone registrations may be made, but payment is required in advance with
your registration. Please make all cheques payable to MicroPlacement Inc. Your
registration will be acknowledged immediately. To ensure proper confirmation,
complete and mail the Registration Card, or PHONE : Toronto (416) 960-3834 our
FAX telephone number is (416) 960-8791.
 
Register early as seating is limited! Please complete and return this entire
registration form to:
 
Microplacement Inc.
1200 Bay Street, Suite 1200
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 2A5
 
or Fax or link (MPLACEMENT)@applelink.apple.com this form to (416) 960-8791
 
 
 
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