New Media Manitoba Press Conference

On November 1st, Visual Lizard is playing host to a New Media Manitoba press conference, where the 2012 census results for our industry will be unveiled. Also, we're proud to have Provincial Minister Dave Chomiak of Innovation, Energy and Mines, and Dave Angus; CEO of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce in our offices, both of whom will be presenting and speaking at the event.

There are a lot of people here, all of who are as excited as we are to hear about New Media Manitoba's Manitoba's New Media Strategy, and their three priorities as to where this industry is headed for both Winnipeg and Manitoba. We'll try to post #nmmunveil tweets here as we seem them...

At his point, the event took a short pause to feature a video produced by Handcraft Media

After the video, the presentation moved away from the New Media Census results, and onto the subject of a new strategy…

The event started at 10am and wrapped up about an hour and a half later to a room full of excited creative people. New Media Manitoba outlined a three priorities that they will be tackling in the immediate future, with a tagline of "Brilliance Of Exchange".

The first priority is mentorship, helping students come out of secondary and post-secondary education better prepared for the new media industry, and giving employers assistance to hire and train these incoming people. The second priority is a sales portal, a way to help burgeoning freelancers, organizations, and companies expand within and beyond the province of Manitoba. The third priority is a co-work facility somewhere within the Exchange, possibly with presentation areas, boardroom spaces, recording studios, etc, providing a physical place for individuals to meet and cooperate and collaborate.

The event wrapped up with a lot of energy. If you couldn't make it, don't worry… New Media Manitoba will be posting a full report, along with notes, slides, and video, to their website later this afternoon!

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