SOCAN members will receive a major discount on regular registration rates ($99 instead of $399, CAD) to attend the fifth annual Digital Media at the Crossroads (DM@X) conference, to be held at the University of Toronto on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, 2019.

Taking a look at the future for Canadian creators of all kinds, DM@X is recommended to all students and professionals in digital media.

The program for the conference has been organized to be informative, wide-ranging and provocative. Following a review of revenues, employment and future trends in each sector of the digital media universe in Canada, individual panels will address the future of over-the-top video services, the impact of Google and Facebook News on print media, and changes in copyright policy. An expert from the European Union will provide an update on developments affecting local content creation in Europe.

And there will be a Town Hall meeting with members of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel, which is reviewing the federal legislation affecting the digital media sector.

There’s an impressive list of speakers, all of whom are directly involved in the digital media business, whether as producers, regulators, entrepreneurs or academics.

You can register here, and your SOCAN membership will be validated at the door.