#PBI2016: Connecting the Digital Generation to Public Broadcasting

September 13, 2016, Montreal

CBC/Radio-Canada to host over 60 broadcasters in Montreal from September 14 to 16 for the 2016 Public Broadcasters International conference

CBC/Radio-Canada is proud to host over 60 public broadcasters in Montreal for the annual Public Broadcasters International (PBI) conference, which returns to Canada for the first time since its launch 25 years ago.

Many of the conference’s panels will be streamed live at the following link: PBI2016.ca

In each country, public broadcasters have been finding ways to transform how they serve their citizens in the digital age. We are stronger when we share and build on what we have learned. In that vein, this year’s conference has the theme:

The NEXT Future: Connecting the Digital Generation to Public Broadcasting

Key to that future is engaging the creators of tomorrow. That is why the meeting’s focus on connecting the digital generation to public broadcasting is so important.

The PBI Conference is a great opportunity to learn from each other and to work together to strengthen the collective value of what we offer the world. Public broadcasting is more important than ever. It builds social cohesion by informing people about their country and their world; it supports tolerance, diversity, and democracy.

We look forward to hearing and sharing new ideas about what public broadcasting can do.

Visit PBI2016.ca to view the full list of panellists.

About Public Broadcasters International

Founded in 1990, PBI is an organization that brings together executives and senior managers from over 60 public broadcasters worldwide. PBI provides its members with an annual forum to share experiences and ideas about how best to deal with the challenges they all face.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective.

Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #PBI2016 @CBC/Radio-Canada

For more information and for media accreditation (media only), please contact:

Alexandra Fortier
Strategy and Public Affairs
613-288-6335
alexandra.fortier@radio-canada.ca
@A_Fortier

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