Reframe2: About

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Reframe2: Media & Leadership Conference
May 13th & 14th, 2005
Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, B.C.
hosted by the Centre for Digital Humanities Innovation (CDHI) and the Media Studies Department

Showcasing innovation, imagination and independence in media creation and distribution, the Reframe2: Media and Leadership Conference explores the idea that we are the media. Reframe 2 will bring together independent media artists and distributors, individuals and collectives who are reshaping the mediasphere with emerging digital technologies.

Presentations will typically be 45-minutes long to allow media artists and distributors to share examples of their work and discuss strategies of creation and distribution. Uniting these innovators working in film, video, music, radio, print, and web development, the conference showcases how independent media is made, the leadership role it plays, and how it provides opportunities for networking and social dialogue.

This year's reFrame encompasses two special events: the Gathering--initiated by the Canadian Unity Council and co-hosted by the Institute for Community Leadership and Innovation--will bring together 32 youth (aged 15-18) and 32 adults for dinner and discussion of media issues on Friday evening, May 13; and a concert at the Abbey Gallery in Cumberland on Saturday, May 14 beginning at 9 pm will showcase the musical talents of reFrame presenters. Both events are described in more detail on this website.

Please register online to reserve a seat -- there is limited seating (100). You can pay for your registration at the door when you arrive. We won't be able to accept credit or debit cards, so please bring cash with you. (There are ATMs nearby on campus.) The cost for 1 Day is $20, and 2 Days is $35. For students 1 Day is $12, and 2 Days is $20.

Funding for reFrame 2 has been provided by the Media Studies Department and the Centre for Digital Humanities Innovation through the Malaspina Research Activities Committee and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Assistance for Small Universities). For the Gathering, sponsors include the Canadian Unity Council, Nanaimo Youth Services, Institute for Community Leadership and Innovation, Malaspina UC Centre for Continuing Studies, Malaspina University-College Office of the President, Coastal Credit Union, Dave Hammond Re/Max Nanaimo, and Merrill Leckie.

For more information contact: Dr. Marshall Soules, Chair of Media Studies, at; or Romina Wendell at