Michael Geist Speaking on E-Publishing and the Law

The Canadian Journalism Foundation is presenting Michael Geist in both Toronto on March 6th and Vancouver on April 3rd. The session description:

The Internet and new technologies have ushered in a seemingly unlimited array of possibilities for access to knowledge, creativity, and public participation. University of Ottawa Law School professor and internationally renowned expert on law and the internet Michael Geist will highlight the role that the Internet is playing for new creativity and knowledge sharing, while identifying the business and policy challenges that this creates for journalists and journalism. The talk will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Sally Armstrong (Toronto).

The Toronto talk is sold out, but they are taking names on a waiting list. There appear to still be tickets for Vancouver. More details here.

Link courtesy Judy Gombita.


  1. Just wanted to give an updated on the Geist event in Toronto and Vancouver. We’ve actually increased our capacity for the Toronto event, and there are still a few seats left for Thursday, March 6 at MaRS Centre. We will be confirming the details for Vancouver this week. If you want to be kept up-to-date, register at the site for the Vancouver event and we’ll add you to the list.

  2. Thanks very much, Heather.

    If anyone decides to attend, we’d love to hear about it! Post a comment here.

  3. For Michael Geist buffs in Toronto, he is also speaking at Osgoode Law School tomorrow, March 5, 2:40 – 4:00 p.m. EST. It will be live-streamed from this page. He will be discussing “Canadian copyfight” and his use of Facebook to build support against pending copyright legislation.

  4. Connie, the Canadian Journalism Foundation is planning to record Thursday night’s event as well (and I imagain also his appearance in Vancouver), with the archived webcast being made available for viewing in about a week.

    CJF did the same thing with its recent and excellent evening with Pamela Wallin (speaking about the Manley Report): http://mediacast.ic.utoronto.ca/20080129-CJF/index.htm

    Anyone who attended mesh06 knows that Michael Geist is an excellent speaker, informed, personable and entertaining.

  5. Thanks kindly, Judy. He is definitely well-known to many Slaw readers. I won’t personally be able to make it after all, so I appreciate the CJF making a recording available.