Annual Conference 2011

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The annual National Media Law conference will be held on November 4th and 5th in Montreal. The Conference Committee is working hard to plan an informative and interesting programme and we look forward to seeing you there.

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About the Conference

The Conference will be held at the classic Hotel Place D'Armes in Old Montreal (see below). This year, our program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and we will have an extended Saturday session commencing at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at around 1:30 p.m. The usual superb Friday dinner will be held at an excellent establishment to be announced soon.

Keynote Speaker

This year we are honoured to host _Justice Ian Binnie_ and look forward to his keynote address.

CLE Accreditation

The AdIDEM/CMLA annual conference is accredited by the Barreau du Québec and by the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC has approved 8.33 hours, with 75 minutes of Ethics credit). We are in the process of arranging for recognition by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Please visit our website for additional information.

Agenda Topics

Download the Final Agenda

Highlights include:

  • an in depth look at Access and Privacy Issues,
  • a broad update on defamation law in Canada and abroad (including discussion of the U.K. reforms),
  • an interactive workshop on pre- and post publication issues,
  • a panel discussion on ethics and professional responsibility for media lawyers; and
  • an exiting look at the latest disruptive effects of social media on media law.

Accommodations

2011 Ad IDEM/CMLA Annual Conference Accomodations and Venue As promised we have reserved a block of 50 rooms at the classic Hotel Place D'Armes in Old Montreal for our conference.

Nestled in the heart of Old Montreal, Place d’Armes Hôtel & Suites welcomes you in a well-known neighborhood where historic architecture and modern luxury blend harmoniously. Place d’Armes Hôtel offers 133 rooms, including suites and penthouses. The hotel is also equipped to accommodate corporate groups, located two steps away from the Palais des Congrès. Interior valet parking is available.

Rooms in the block are available November 3-4 for $189 per night plus taxes. These rooms will only be held until October 3rd, so be sure to book early using the number below.

PLACE D’ARMES HÔTEL & SUITES
55, St-Jacques Street West
Old Montreal (Quebec) Canada H2Y 3X2

T. 514.842.1887 - F. 514.842.6469
Toll free 1.888.450.1887  (Canada and U.S. only)
concierge@hotelplacedarmes.com
Sales : sales@hotelplacedarmes.com

Registration

If we receive your registration on or before September 1, 2011 the cost of the conference for Ad IDEM/CMLA members is $650. After September 1, 2011, the cost for members will be $750. The price includes the reception and dinner on Friday evening. Additional dinner tickets for Friday night may be purchased for $185 subject to availability of space. To register, please complete the attached form. Additional copies of the registration forms are available on request.

Payment

Please complete the linked membership renewal and indicate whether you are attending the conference return it to the address below along with the appropriate payment in the form of a cheque made payable to “Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association”.

AdIDEM/CMLA
c/o Leonor Furtado
401 Bay Street
Suite 2104, P.O. Box 21
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
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