The Paley Center for Media and the Banff World Media Festival announced today the launch of The Summit at Banff, happening June 11 and 12, 2011, at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta. Taking place immediately preceding the 2011 Banff World Media Festival, this invite-only event will bring together senior executives from across the global entertainment, media, technology, communications, and advertising industries for an exclusive program of topical roundtable discussions, facilitated meetings and presentations from thought leaders in the industry.
This groundbreaking summit will facilitate the exchange of ideas and inspiration while strengthening dialogue and relationships between and among the key protagonists shaping the international media ecosystem. The conference agenda will focus on leadership in an era of rapid technological innovation and convergence, the impact of changing consumer behaviour and global economic factors, and the challenges and opportunities presented by these evolutions. Several key Summit participants will also participate in the Banff World Media Festival program.
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. The Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.