DigitalJournal.com’s popular speaker series called “Future of Media” now has an official home on the Web. DigitalJournal.com is happy to announce a new site, Futureofmediaevents.com, features relevant details on the growing event held in downtown Toronto.
The new website caters to fans, attendees, speakers and sponsors of Future of Media events. The site boasts full bios of all past speakers, such as Elmer Sotto from Facebook Canada and Rachel Nixon of CBC News, as well as video wrap-ups and summaries of past events.
“The Future of Media has become so popular we needed to create an online destination to alert readers about upcoming events while also collecting and publishing information about past events,” says Chris Hogg, CEO of DigitalJournal.com. “In addition to informing guests about the event, we’ll also be covering developments in new media and traditional news to keep everyone up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of news around them.”
Future of Media events take place in the evening and are free to the public. The events are held semi-annually and are broken into three parts: The events begin with a panel discussion, followed by a live Q&A, and they conclude with network opportunities for guests. For the panel portion, industry leaders and experts discuss a topic relating to where media is heading. Past topics have included citizen journalism, media business models and social media.
Future of Media events attract a wide variety of attendees, from media executives to developers to entrepreneurs to social media junkies. The past two events held at The Drake Hotel in downtown Toronto hit maximum capacity before the doors were even opened.
With its new website for the Future of Media events, DigitalJournal.com aims to inform those interested in media about what’s happening around them. In addition to having information about Future of Media events, the site boasts blog page that will discuss trends in journalism and new media.
The next Future of Media event is scheduled for March 2011, at a date and venue TBA.