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Posted: September 19, 2007 07:27 PM
Special CBC News Forum: The Future of the Future of News

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17

Technology is rapidly transforming the way citizens consume media and how the media communicates information. This forum will explore how technology -- such as citizen journalism and Web 2.0 tools -- can be used by the media to provide greater public service to citizens and communities. The forum will be streamed live on CBCNews.ca and segments from the discussion will appear on CBC TV and CBC Radio.

Participants include:

Andrew Keen, author, The Cult of the Amateur
Leonard Brody, CEO, NowPublic.com
Rahaf Harfoursh, Research Coordinator, "Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything"

Location: Glenn Gould Studio Lobby, CBC Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front St. West


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8th Annual Conference and Awards Banquet, Oct. 17-19, Sheraton Centre, Toronto

Questions about membership, registration or sponsorship opportunities? E-mail Executive Director Lori Schwab.

Questions about conference lineup or volunteering? E-mail Conference Chair Ju-Don Roberts.

Oct. 19, 2007 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast Discussion Groups (Sponsored by AFP) 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: The Cutting Edge of Online Data 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Finding Your Voice Online 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Business Workshop: Leading the 21st Century Newsroom 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: General Session: Membership Meeting 10:45 a.m. - Education Members Meeting, Expanding ONA's educational offerings, Dominion Ballroom 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m: Keynote: Michael Oreskes, International Herald Tribune 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Lunch on Your Own (Box lunch sponosred by CBSNews.com) 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: Broadcaster Strategies for the Web 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Integrating Multimedia in Storytelling 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Business Workshop: Legal Panel 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: Revamping Your Curriculum for Online Journalism 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Integrating User-Generated Content 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Business Workshop: Advertising 2.0 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Coffee Break (Sponsored by Pluck) 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Journalism Next: Impact of Aggregators, Blogging and Social Networking on the Industry 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Reception sponsored by CBC.ca 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Awards banquet


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    The 2007 Online News Association Conference is the premier conference for those who work in, or have an interest in, online media and news.

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