Friday, October 28, 2011

McLuhan Then/Now/Next Soon

So, I'm looking forward to attending and participating in the upcoming McLuhan Then/Now/Next international conference in Toronto, November 7-10, and if you haven't made plans to join us, it's still not too late.  This is going to be more than a mere conference.  It will be an event, a happening, a McLuhan extravaganza!

The full conference registration fee is $275 or just $75 for students, and there's a one-day rate of $100, and just $35 for students.  And it's well worth it, as registration includes continental breakfast, snacks, lunch and networking receptions.

And, as it says on the conference website, there will be 4 full days of investigations and discussions on the past, present and future of McLuhan’s work and influence, both in Toronto and around the global village, featuring world-renowned scholars and lecturers (including me), plus film screenings, concerts and visual art happening all across the city.  So hey, go register, you'll be glad you did.

There are still last minute adjustments being made to the program, but I'll be on a plenary session with Paul Levinson, Joshua Meyrowitz, Julianne Newton, and Elena Lamberti on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 8th.  I'll also be participating on an event hosted by the Italian Consulate in Toronto one evening, and hosting a poetry reading on another.  But to get an idea of what's going on, take a look:

Not bad, eh?  And that's not counting all of the events taking place in conjunction with the DEW Line Festival, where artists throughout Toronto and around the world are coming together "to co-create a week of stimulating art, music, poetry and discourse that considers and probes the future of digital media and its impact on our culture and the way we live our lives."

And there's even more than that, but you'll have to be there to experience it, or else be square!

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