​Enterprising Culture

Overview
Enterprising Culture 2018
Enterprising Culture 2017
Partners
Participating Start-Ups

The Third Franco-Canadian Forum in Toronto

October 12, 2018, Toronto
October 15-16, 2018, Vancouver

Enterprising Culture is an international invite-only meeting that provides opportunities for unique discussions and exchanges between Canadian and French stakeholders and startups from the cultural, creative and media industries. 

Enterprising Culture draws high-level French and Canadian stakeholders in the sectors of education, arts, culture and heritage – academics, CEOs, content creators, designers, educators, entrepreneurs, government leaders and investors. Together, they generate substantive reflection on the ethics and impact of new digital technologies in creative, cultural and this year, educational work. 

This year’s forum not only spotlights the ethics and applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), but also how we interpret data to make meaning that puts humans at the centre. How do we move from understanding facts to creating insights? What does wisdom look like in the digital age? How do we teach future generations?


About CFC
The Canadian Film Centre (CFC), celebrating 30 years, is a charitable cultural organization that supports, develops and accelerates the content, careers and companies of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based and digital industries. Its uniquely designed programs and initiatives span film, television, screen acting, screen composing and songwriting, and innovative work in the digital media and entertainment technology industries, all of which continue to push boundaries and generate world-class content, products and companies for the global marketplace. cfccreates.com

About CFC Media Lab
The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) is an internationally acclaimed digital media think tank and award-winning production facility. It provides a unique research, training and production environment for digital media content developers and practitioners, as well as acceleration programs and services for digital entertainment start-ups and related SMEs. Program participants have emerged as leaders in the world of digital media, producing groundbreaking projects and innovative, sustainable companies for the digital and virtual age. CFC Media Lab is funded in part by a contribution of up to $4.76 million through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. For more information, visit cfccreates.com/programs/media-lab or ideaboost.ca

About the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada
The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada works through the five Consulates to implement a cultural policy that focuses on four principal areas: cooperation, innovation, sustainable growth, and French-language initiatives. Canada and France develop a significant partnership in cultural and digital fields. For more information, visit francecanadaculture.org/en 

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Enterprising Culture Toronto 2018 

From Facts to Insights: Wisdom in the Digital Age

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Airship 37, 37 Parliament Street, Distillery District, Toronto

Note: conference is by advance invitation only. Lunch, coffee breaks and post-conference reception provided to registered guests. For questions, please contact Lise Bourgeut, Program Coordinator, CFC Media Lab at 416.445.1446 x498 or by email at lbourguet@cfccreates.com.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  Registration

9:00 - 9:05 a.m.  Welcome and Land Acknowledgement
  • Ana Serrano, Canadian Film Centre
  • Tiffany Fukuma, Embassy of France in Canada

9:05 - 9:20 a.m.  Keynote I: " Setting the Context: Wisdom in the Digital Age," Dr. Igor Grossmann, University of Waterloo

9:20 - 9:30 a.m. Setting the Day: Nataly De Monte, Canadian Film Centre

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Keynote II: "Mining for Meaning with Humans at the Center" Dr. Alessandra Renzi, Concordia University

Session I: Interpretation in the Digital World

10:00 - 10:40 a.m. Presentations
  • "Listening Deeply," Erin Millar, Discourse Media
  • "The Social Dimension in Games," Nordine Ghachi, DOWiNO
  • "VR Documentaries and the Colonial Gaze," Maud Clavier, VR Director
  • "Ethical Translation of the Body," Cindy Poremba, Ontario College of Art and Design University

10:40 - 11:15 a.m.  Facilitated Roundtable - audience members form small groups to generate questions

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.  Panel with Audience Questions

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Lunch

12:45 - 1:15 p.m.  Keynote III: "Moving towards Wisdom: AI with Ethics," Ozge Yeloglu,  Microsoft Canada

Session II: The Humanization of Technology

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.  Presentations
  • "Learning Code through Connection," Ann Poochareon, Little Robot Friends
  • "Real-time Connections in Immersive Media," Eric Fantone, DVgroup
  • "Work that Matters: Matching Learning with Career Trajectories," Pat Whelan, Paddle HR

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.  Facilitated Roundtable - audience members form small groups to generate questions

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Panel with Audience Questions

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.  Break

3:15 - 3:45 p.m.  Keynote III: "Radical Openness," Jesse Stommel, University of Mary Washington

Session III: The Democratization of Learning

3:45 - 4:15 p.m. Presentations
  • "Access First," Aly Velji, Toronto Public Library
  • "Amplifying Creative Expression," Paul Greenberg, Creatubbles
  • "EdFab Lab," Benjamin Gans, Cap Digital 

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.  Faciliated Roundtable - audience members form small groups to generate questions

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Panel with Audience Questions

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Award Ceremony and Reception
  • Ana Serrano, Recipient, Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters)
  • Marc Trouyet, Consul General of France in Toronto

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Enterprising Culture 2017: Mark Pesce Keynote from Canadian Film Centre on Vimeo.


Enterprising Culture Toronto

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registration

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre (Emcee)
The Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Brigitte Proucelle, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of France in Canada
Monique Vialatou, President and CEO of BNP Paribas in Canada


9:30 a.m. - 

10:15 a.m.

Decolonizing Immersive Media

Jason Edward Lewis, University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary, Concordia University


10:15 a.m. - 

10:45 a.m.

Case study: Draw Me Close

David Oppenheim, Producer, National Film Board of Canada


10:45 a.m. - 

11:15 a.m.

Introducing the Cultural Start-up Award Finalists
Coffee Break

Constance Richard, Cinema, Music and New Media Officer, Embassy of France in Canada 


11:15 a.m. - 

12:00 p.m.

Building Inclusion into Our Organizations

Anita Lee, Executive Producer, English Program (Ontario Centre), National Film Board of Canada, Ontario
Stéphane Cardin, VP, Industry and Public Affairs, Canada Media Fund


12:00 p.m. - 

12:30 p.m.

Case Study: Small Wonders

Priam Givord, Creative and Technical Director 
Lisa Ellis, Conservator, Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Art Gallery of Ontario


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

BNP Paribas Reception and Lunch

Olivier Dulac, Head of External Relations, BNP Paribas Group and Chairman at L'Atelier BNP Paribas
Sauveur Manella, Head of Brand and Communications, BNP Paribas


1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

The Last Days of Reality

Mark Pesce, Honorary Associate, University of Sydney


2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Case study: The Enemy

Chloé Jarry, New Media Producer, Camera Lucida Productions


2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Introducing the Cultural Start-up Award Finalists
Coffee Break

Constance Richard, Cinema, Music and New Media Officer, Embassy of France in Canada


3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

The Sixth Wave: From Immersion to Embodiment and Beyond

Heidi Boisvert, Assistant Professor, Director of Emerging Media Technology at City University of New York


3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Planning for the Future Roundtable

Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre (Moderator)
Mark Pesce, Honorary Associate, University of Sydney
Heidi Boisvert, Assistant Professor, Director of Emerging Media Technology, City University of New York
Jason Edward Lewis, University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary, Concordia University


4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Registration

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Warren Coughlin, Business Coach (Emcee)
Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre
Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France in Canada


10:00 a.m. - 

10:15 a.m.

From CultureVR to Pulse on VR

Agnes Alfandari, Head of Digital Department, Institut Français
Kristian Roberts, Partner, Nordicity


10:15 a.m. - 

11:00 a.m.

Cultural Institutions Meet Immersive Media

Sylvie Gilbert, Director, Digital Strategy Fund, Canada Council, Montreal 
Sadia Zaman, Managing Director, Royal Ontario Museum
Emma Buttin, Project Manager, La Gaîté Lyrique
Michael Swierczynski, Head of Digital Development, Forum des images


11:00 a.m. - 

11:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:30 a.m. - 

12:15 p.m.

Cultural Start-up Award Pitches

12:15 p.m. - 

1:00 p.m.

Broadcast Meets Immersive Media

Morgan Bouchet, VP, Innovation and Digital Content, Orange
Chris Harris, Director of Digital Content, Programming, CBC
Glenn O’Farrell, President and CEO, TFO


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cultural Start-up Award Pitches

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 Immersive Media Investor

Dominic Bortolussi, Partner and Founder, The Working Group (Moderator)
Prashant Matta, Venture Fund, OMERS Ventures
Nicole LeBlanc, Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech, BDC Ventures


3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Cultural Start-up Award Pitches

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Coffee Break and Jury Deliberations

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Announcement of the 2017 Cultural Start-up Award Winners

Olivier Dulac, Head of External Relations, BNP Paribas Group and Chairman at L'Atelier BNP Paribas
Brigitte Proucelle, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of France in Canada


4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Toast to Cultural Start-up Award Winners and Finalists, Presented by Air France 

Partners




The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) is an internationally acclaimed digital media think tank and award-winning production facility. It provides a unique research, training and production environment for digital media content developers and practitioners, as well as acceleration programs and services for digital entertainment start-ups and related SMEs. Program participants have emerged as leaders in the world of digital media, producing groundbreaking projects and innovative, sustainable companies for the digital and virtual age. CFC Media Lab is funded in part by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.






IDEABOOST is a business accelerator with a difference – a bootcamp for technology companies that want to achieve success and scale in the media and entertainment ecosystem. An initiative of the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, in partnership with Corus Entertainment, IDEABOOST provides high-potential Canadian startups with seed investment, mentorship, and access to its network, including investors, customers, and partners across the world through the Global Accelerator Network. IDEABOOST is funded in part by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. 



The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada works through the five Consulates to implement a cultural policy that focuses on three principal areas: inter-university cooperation, cultural cooperation, and French-language initiatives. Canada and France develop a significant partnership in cultural and digital fields.


BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.


 

Air France is a leading global player in its three main areas of activity: passenger transport, cargo transport and aircraft maintenance. From its hubs at Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airports, the airline operates flights to more than 320 destinations and 118 countries. Air France is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, alongside Korean Air, Aeromexico and Delta. With the North American airline, Air France has also set up a joint venture dedicated to the joint operation of several hundred transatlantic flights every day.

Participating Start-Ups

Canadian Start-ups


Creatubbles

Creatubbles is the safe global community for creators of all ages. With users in more than 50 countries, it lets people share their experiences and creations safely, whether at home, school, events or other activities. Creatubbles seeks to connect the dots between natural human creativity, technology and business to inspire and bring out the best in us, including our youngest and most vulnerable. Creatubbles API allows any third-party app, platform, site or solution to save creative output directly to Creatubbles, positioning it as the logical aggregation point for children's authoring tools.


Discourse Media

Discourse Media is an independent, for-profit media company. We provide high-quality, consequential journalism about complex issues. We not only reveal problems, but also point possible paths forward, helping our audience move from dismay to possibility, passivity to action.


Little Robot Friends

Little Robot Friends create connected toys and apps for learning code and electronics. Designed for age 7 and up, our products make learning code fun and engaging, encourage the creative exploration of math and music, and inspire curious minds to discover their inner inventor.


Paddle HR

Paddle HR helps large organizations match existing talent to new internal career paths. People voluntarily leave their jobs most often because of a perceived lack of opportunities, especially when many organizations are so complex that their employees cannot see the next viable job. By recommending great career options, Paddle HR helps organizations keep top talent and employees build rewarding, diverse careers. Its matching algorithm, powered by 330 million peoples’ career histories, trains its machine-learning models to predict subsequent career moves. The product leverages this intelligence, not only to offer high-level analytics to human resources leaders about internal mobility, but also to provide employees exciting internal career choices.


French Start-ups


DOWiNO

DOWiNO is a creative studio whose job is raising, awareness, educating and training around issues with a strong social dimension such as sustainability, public health, disability or solidarity.

These complex topics require easy-to-use tools that offer emotionally stimulating, enjoyable and engaging experiences. We custom design these tools for public and private organizations.


Cap Digital

Created in 2006 as a non-profit organisation, Cap Digital is today recognized as the biggest cluster in Europe and one of the largest innovators’ collective in the digital ecosystem. Since 2014, we have been certified as 'Cluster of excellence' by the European Commission (Gold Label).