Annual Conference 2012


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Conference registration materials:

2012 Ad IDEM Conference invitation

2012 Conference registration form

2012 Membership renewal form

The annual National Media Law conference will be held on November 2nd and 3rd in Toronto. Please see the attached Agenda.

Final Agenda 2012 Ad Idem CMLA Conference


About the Conference

The Conference will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel (see below). This year, our program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and the Saturday session will be commencing at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at around 12:30 p.m. The Friday dinner will be held at C5 - at the Royal Ontario Museum, just across the street from the conference hotel.

Keynote Speaker

This year we are honoured to host Madame Justice Rosalie Abella and look forward to her keynote address.

CLE Accreditation

The Ad IDEM/CMLA annual conference is accredited by the Law Society of British Columbia, the Law Society of New Brunswick, the Law Society of Prince Edward Island, the Law Society of Saskatchewan and the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) for 10 hours. Please note that this program is not accredited by the LSUC for Professionalism Hours or the New Member requirement. We are in the process of arranging for recognition by the Barreau du Québec.

Agenda Topics

Highlights include:

  • privacy and "intrusion upon seclusion" from a UK, US and Canadian perspective,
  • jurisdiction and "libel tourism",
  • publication bans in light of recent court decisions,
  • digital media and the state of the law and policy; and
  • a panel discussion of the future of the media law business.


2012 Ad IDEM/CMLA Annual Conference Accomodations and Venue We have reserved a block of 75 rooms at the Hotel Intercontinental for our conference.

Rooms in the block are available November 1-2 for $209 per night plus taxes. These rooms will only be held until October 1st, so be sure to book early using the number below.

 Hotel Intercontinental
 220 Bloor St. West, 
 Toronto, ON M5S 1T8
 (416) 960-5200
 1-800-267-0010 (Canada and the U.S.)


If we receive your registration on or before September 1, 2012 the cost of the conference for Ad IDEM/CMLA members is $650. After September 1, 2012, 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.


Please complete the registration form and membership renewal and 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”.

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