Vision 20/20 - CMDC
VIP Dinner20/20 Vision Conference
Monday, April 25th, 2016Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
Four Seasons HotelTiff Lightbox, 2nd floor
60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto350 King St W, Toronto

In this stage of marketing communications, ideas and information collide at high velocity. Staying on top accelerates the need to channel your always-on consumer, as they continuously move through the intersection of content, culture and data analytics.

CMDC’s 20/20 Vision will be held at TIFF Lightbox where we take on "The Speed of Culture".




Jason Silva is a self-professed wonderjunkie and creator of “Shots of Awe,” micro-documentaries exploring creativity, innovation, technology, futurism, metaphysics, existentialism and the human condition. In short: Philosophy, Science and Art for the YouTube generation. His talk will change the way you look at everything - innovation, technology and creativity, even yourself.

Lindsey Clay

CEO, Thinkbox

Relentless in her quest to get TV the credit it deserves, Lindsey Clay takes us on an exploration of TV’s place in the media industry, its role and function in a digital world -- and what a powerful combination TV and digital can be. With her strong knowledge of television marketing, Lindsey’s talk is sure to get you thinking about television in ways like never before.

Josh Jacobs

President of Kik Services

Josh Jacobs’ unique perspective combines insight into how to break new ground with tech and deep knowledge of building communities in a talk that will inspire you to harness the power of real time audience engagement.

Darrin Rose

Comedian & TV Personality - MC

Whether you recognize him from CBC’s Mr. D or Comedy Network’s Match Game, Darrin Rose is a familiar face in comedy across Canada and around the globe. Winner at the Canadian Comedy Awards and the Canadian Screenwriting Awards, Darrin is a six-time performer at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival. He is sure to make you laugh throughout the day as MC of The Speed of Culture.

Josh Luber

Co-Founder & CEO, StockX

Josh Luber is a ‘sneakerhead’ - a collector of rare or limited sneakers. But as an established marketer, Josh has a much better understanding of the volatile sneaker market than most. By integrating his passions for marketing and shoe collecting, Josh made a business of collecting and analyzing data about this market for collectors and investors. In his talk, Luber dives into a new world of marketing (and modestly shows off his ample shoe closet).

Christina Jennings

Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury

Christina Jennings is known as one of Canada’s most accomplished producers. She founded Shaftesbury in 1987, which has since turned into a global business. Jennings later acquired Smokebomb Entertainment, which focuses on elevating brands through content. Take your business to the next level with Christina Jennings as she demonstrates the importance of branded content.

Brennan Loh

Director of Business Development, Shopify

Since joining Shopify in 2011, Brennan Loh has helped the company flourish to over 200,000 active retailers, leading key product and strategic partnerships with companies including Uber, Amazon and Facebook. Find out the future of e-commerce, retail and entrepreneurship with Brennan Loh, and how you can leverage partnerships to boost your brand.

Terry Stuart

Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte Canada

Terry’s 25 years of experience in business has armed him with the ability to react quickly in today’s rapid business culture. By applying his knowledge and passion for innovation, he has helped clients solve business problems and create new offerings. Join Terry as he challenges you to think differently and take advantage of new opportunities in the age of disruption.

Brian Wong

Co-Founder and CEO, Kiip

A moment can last a lifetime. Kiip’s Brian Wong, the youngest person to ever receive venture capital funding by TechCrunch and the Wall Street Journal, is redefining moments that matter by tapping into consumer online achievements. Find out with Brian how to win consumer brand advocacy by ‘taking a moment’ to connect.

Caleb Harper

Urban Agriculturist, MIT Media Lab

What if we could control our environment? How would it affect the way we live? Caleb Harper has discovered something about food that can change quality of life and how we live. Using data and ‘food computers’, Caleb is transforming ecosystems. Find out new ways to use data, and the true impact technology can have on food and how it can affect consumers.

Jennifer Golbeck

Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab

Dr. Jennifer Golbeck is a woman of many trades - a computer scientist, a professor and a writer. Her research focuses on analyzing and computing with social media, as well as creating usable privacy/security systems. The discoveries Jennifer has made will provide you with everything you need to know about data mining and how consumers are taking privacy to the next level.

Simon Houpt

Senior Media Writer at The Globe and Mail

Simon Houpt is charged with covering the media industry's transformation. He began his career with The Globe in 1999 as the paper's New York arts correspondent. In 2009 he joined the Report on Business as its advertising and marketing reporter. Houpt has worked on the CBC-TV show Undercurrents and is the author of Museum of the Missing: A History of Art Theft. You’re sure to be captivated as he draws a compelling interview with fellow Globe reporter Cathal Kelly.

More speakers to be announced.


VIP Dinner

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Four Seasons Hotel

60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto



Speaker - TBD




20/20 Vision Conference

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Tiff Lightbox, 2nd floor

350 King St W, Toronto




8:30am – 4:00pm


4:00pm – 6:00pm

TIFF LIGHTBOX - 350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5
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