Celebrating CBC: Past, Present and Future
The best way for the CBC to thrive is to build a community of supporters who have a true sense of ownership over the organization. To this end, as part of a national campaign led by media advocacy groups Open Media and Lead Now, Gen Why Media is bringing together seasoned professionals, up-and-coming CBC talent, outside experts, media innovators, and citizens in a celebratory event that will add new energy to the CBC and help articulate a fresh vision for public media.
DATE: May 7th, 2012 | 7pm (sharp) – 10pm (doors open at 6 PM)
VENUE: The Vogue Theatre
Opening Performance: Intercultural performance that showcases Canada’s diverse talent, cultural innovation, and artistic excellence.
Storytelling: Three cultural creators tell stories about their lives as Canadians, and how the CBC has been pivotal to their goals, careers and understanding of their country. Stories from: Christine McAvoy,Ivan Coyote, Wade Davis.
Dialogue: On-stage “living room conversations” where participants reflect on the CBC and progressive media platforms, asking questions such as – How do we imagine the future of Canadian media? How will the CBC grow over the next 75 years? What areas for growth, change, transformation, and innovation could it pursue? What ideas or models could inspire its next generation of work? Participants: Christine McAvoy, Jarrett Martineau, Kathleen Cross, Sean Devlin, Steve Pratt, Nettie Wild.
Closing Performance: Local Super Group of indie musicians. Performances by: Dan Mangan, Aidan Knight, Hannah Epperson, Zachary Gray.