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Release No. COC-06.05.17-DigitalMedia
June 5, 2017

College of the Canyons to Host Digital Media Educators Conference

Subject: College of the Canyons is hosting this special event for Information and Communication Technologies, Business and Digital Media faculty in the California Community College system. 

In an age when technology, business and media are woven into the fabric of the modern workplace, digital literacy is a crucial element in even entry-level jobs. This conference, which has attracted faculty from across the state, will focus on the growing role of media in the workplace, and equipping faculty with skills, information and technology needed to prepare students for careers in a wide array of industries.  

Event: The three-day conference will feature workshops, speakers and networking events that highlight the growing digitalization of business through virtualization, the cloud, media production, mobile devices, service management and information collaboration. 

Breakout sessions in five tracks will focus on career pathways for digital media occupations, entrepreneurship and jobs where digital skills combine with other skills for gainful employment.  

In particular, the Innovation and Insights track will focus on the issues and best practices for teaching business and digital media in a high school or community college setting. 

Keynote speaker James Brady, CIO of Kaiser Permanente, will kick off the festivities at 9 a.m. Thursday, followed by Erik Kellener of CxO Consulting, Inc. at 10 a.m. 

On Friday, Mike Cavanagh, president of Key Code Media, will deliver the 9 a.m. keynote address, followed by Carol Schenkler and Jon Swift of Robert Half Technology at 10 a.m. 

Members of the media are welcome to attend any part of the conference.  

Time: 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday June 7; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 8; and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. 

Location: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

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Contact: Paula Hodge, South Central Coast Regional Director - (661) 362-5108