Cultural diversity


International Symposium on the Measurement of Digitized Cultural Products

The International Symposium on the Measurement of Digitized Cultural Products is scheduled for May 9 to 11 at HEC in Montréal. The symposium is jointly organized by Québec’s Observatoire de la culture et des communications and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics to consider how digital media have radically changed how cultural materials are created, produced, and disseminated.

Statisticians, experts, and researchers in related fields such as e-commerce and intellectual property will examine the issues, methods, practices, and innovations relating to the production of statistics on digital cultural products.

See the description of the symposium on the Institut de la statistique du Québec website.

Copyright in the Digital Era Forum

The Copyright in the Digital Era forum, an initiative under the Québec Digital Culture Plan, will take place May 12 and 13 at HEC Montréal. It will offer experts and cultural community stakeholders an opportunity to discuss, debate, and join together in seeking ways to deal with copyright issues in the digital era. Discussions will centre on four main issues: streamlining copyright management rules, ensuring fair compensation for creators, developing legal channels for consumers of online Québec cultural content, and working toward government consistency.

Information on the forum is available (in French) on the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications website.

Discoverability Summit

The Discoverability Summit is scheduled for May 10 and 11 in Toronto. It follows up on previous events in Montréal on December 1 and Vancouver December 3, 2015, that launched a dialogue on “Content in the Age of Abundance”. The event is co-hosted by the CRTC and the NFB to give participants an opportunity to discuss strategies, tools, and approaches to improve the discoverability of content and make it easier for consumers to access. Participation is by invitation only because of the limited space available. Those interested may however still keep up on the latest developments and join the conversation on the Summit website.