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Engage 2024 Conference Keynote Spotlight: Nikki Sanchez

We’re thrilled to introduce Nikki Sanchez as one of the keynote speakers at Engage 2024. Nikki brings a wealth of knowledge in Indigenous media and as an environmental educator promises to offer in-depth insights at the conference.

Nikki’s rich historical background including her Pipil/Maya and Irish/Scottish heritage, has deeply influenced her commitment to Indigenous storytelling. Her master’s degree in Indigenous Governance and ongoing Ph.D. studies in emerging visual media technology underscore her dedication to Indigenous ontology.

Beyond academia, Nikki holds significant prominence. She was pivotal in designing and directing the groundbreaking Indigenous Storyteller edition with Telus STORYHIVE, a project that provided funding and invaluable mentorship to over 30 emerging Indigenous filmmakers. Her impactful contributions, including the bestselling anthology “Spirits of the Coast” and the acclaimed VICELAND documentary series “RISE,” have garnered international recognition. “RISE” focused on global Indigenous resurgence and debuted at Sundance in February 2017, earning a “Best Documentary” award at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Nikki is a TEDx speaker and the driving force behind “Decolonization is for Everyone,” a platform where she promotes decolonial dialogues and inclusivity workshops. Her tireless advocacy has earned her widespread acclaim and respect within the Indigenous community and beyond.

As we prepare for Engage 2024, we invite you to join us in extending a warm welcome to Nikki Sanchez and our lineup of speakers. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with Nikki and other thought leaders at the forefront of discussions on Indigenous media, environmental sustainability, and social justice.

Secure your spot for Engage 2024 and become part of this transformative experience! We can’t wait to see you there!

Click Here to Register for Elentra Engage 2024!

Engage 2024 Keynote Spotlight: Dr. Michael Geist on Law, Technology, and Society

Engage 2024 proudly introduces Dr. Michael Geist, a University of Ottawa professor and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law, as one of our keynote speakers. Dr. Geist’s expertise aligns seamlessly with the conference theme, exploring the interaction of law, the internet, and their impact on society.

Dr. Geist not only delivers a compelling keynote address but steers the conference conversation as a much sought-after expert. Regularly cited in national media on Internet and intellectual property law issues, Dr. Geist’s influence is felt far beyond the conference.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Dr. Geist was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2018. Dr. Geist has received numerous awards, including the Canadian Journalists for Freedom of Expression Vox Libera Award in 2018, the Kroeger Award for Policy Leadership, and the Public Knowledge IP3 Award in 2010. Dr. Geist serves on various boards, including the Internet Archive Canada and the EFF Advisory Board.

Join us at Engage 2024 on September 18-20 and be at the forefront of discussions led by renowned experts like Dr. Michael Geist. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect, learn, and innovate.

Elentra Engage Conference 2024 – Call for Proposals is Open Until April 30, 2024!

The Elentra Engage Conference 2024 is set to take place in the vibrant city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on September 18-20, 2024, providing a unique platform for mutual learning, knowledge acquisition, and collective strides in innovating the future of Elentra.

We are thrilled to announce that the Elentra Engage 2024 Call for Proposals has officially opened! We invite and encourage members of our community to share their knowledge through various media, including micro-demonstrations, presentations, workshops, plenary sessions, and networking events. Whether you are a seasoned presenter or a first-timer, the Engage Conference is an inclusive space for all, and the Elentra Engage Planning Committee is ready to assist.

The Call for Proposals is open until April 30, 2024. The dedicated Elentra Engage Planning Committee will review all proposals and confirm session dates/times by the end of May.

The Engage 2024 conference will focus on:

Faculty-Led Sessions
Are you a faculty member who:

  • Has an interesting use for Elentra?
  • Have research findings that Elentra might support?
  • Can lead a discussion on the peaks and pits of using Elentra?
  • Feature Deep Dives

Are you an expert in a specific area of Elentra that you want to discuss?
Is there a particular feature you’d like to explore further?

Plenary Sessions
We welcome proposals for plenary sessions covering:

  • CFOs: Funding for IT and EdTech teams and projects
  • Faculty/Former Dean’s – LCME or CACMS accreditation
  • Elentra outside Medicine – How are other disciplines using Elentra? (e.g., Vet Med, Audiology, Pharmacy, Rehab Medicine)

Do you have a topic to recommend? We want to hear your opinion!

Click Here to Submit Your Proposals

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