Tune into ideaCity 2010

ideaCity10_XlogoMcGill students, faculty and staff have a special opportunity this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (June 16-18) to tune into ideaCity 2010, Canada’s premier “meeting of the minds” conference in Toronto.

The annual event of eclectic thinkers will be delivered as a high-definition live video webcast over a next-generation platform of Internet connectivity between participating Canadian universities and colleges. McGill is participating.

The webcast will be available to millions of students and academics free of charge (a $1000 value per viewer). Hi res venues and online links will be available at University of British Columbia, Mount Royal University, Athabasca University, Ontario College Of Art & Design, University Of Alberta, University of Calgary, McGill, University of Lethbridge and more to be announced.

While the advanced network HD edition of the conference will only be available on Canadian campuses, anyone will be able to sign up for a live broadband version of the conference at the IdeaCity 2010 website (http://ideacityonline.com/). In keeping with the multi-platform nature of this year’s conference, presentations from previous years are also being released online in advance of this year’s event.

Like the well-known “TED” conferences in the United States, ideaCity is an eclectic gathering of artists, adventurers, authors, cosmologists, doctors, designers, entertainers, filmmakers, inventors, magicians, musicians, scientists and technologists. Fifty of the planet’s brightest minds converge on Toronto each June to speak to a highly engaged audience. Only 700 are privileged to attend.

Visit www.ideacityonline.com/presenters/2010 to learn more about this year’s crop of presenters.

Produced and presented by Moses Znaimer, ideaCity is not themed around any one topic, issue or business. There are no scripted speeches or, breakout or parallel sessions. Rather, everyone is in one place and in on the same narrative.

Here is the URL. Please do not share it outside the McGill community.