iSUMMIT 2006 is an international interactive entertainment and media forum that will bring together top business minds from across Canada and around the world for two days of networking and discussion in downtown Toronto from March 29th to 31st, 2006.
The event will take place at the newly constructed MaRS Collaboration Centre (www.marsdd.com ) located in Toronto's Discovery District. This exciting new venue features state-of-the-art facilities and unique meeting spaces created to promote business collaboration and innovation.
Organized and presented by the New Media Business Alliance (NMBA), iSUMMIT is produced with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada , administrator of The Canada New Media Fund funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage , the Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund .
We talked a lot about trying to build a community at TorCamp similar to the NMBA but focused on software and platforms rather than content. iSUMMIT looks like it includes a “platforms & technologies” section in addition to content production and distribution. This looks like a promising venue for companies like AmbientVector and hopefully it will build a community of developers like in London or Seattle ( looks like there’s even some Seattle penetration in to the Canadian market with Melodeo signing an agreement with Rogers Wireless in spring 2005 to power the Rogers Music Store).
Too bad there isn’t more information on the iSUMMIT site. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.