DOCTalks

DOCTalks seeks to promote cross-sector collaborations between - documentary filmmakers, academic researchers, charities, governments, foundations and broadcasters - to produce and distribute knowledge based documentary media projects. This includes showcasing activities and projects involving knowledge mobilization and dissemination of applied research using documentary media (feature & series documentaries, videos, podcasts, immersive learning technologies, interactive websites, social media).

2019 DOCTalks FESTIVAL & SYMPOSIUM

The 2019 DOCTalks Festival & Symposium will be held from June 11th to 13th on the University of New Brunswick campus in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

Based on their interest and association with DOCTalks activities between 2013 and 2019, we will be seeking individuals and organizations to assist Dr. Paul de Decker from Memorial University of Newfoundland with his research to develop a "DOCTalks Handbook of Best Practices using Cross-Sector Partnerships".  To initiate this research project DOCTalks & Dr. de Decker will be inviting people to participate in the follows ways: 1) Attend the 2019 DOCTalks Festival & Symposium (June 11-13, Fredericton, NB) in person or by video conferencing;  2) Complete a “Cross-Sector Best Practices” survey in late June or early July 2019. 3) If interested, associate with a DOCTalks Chapter in Atlantic Canada to produce knowledge based documentary media projects that will test the efficacy of the "DOCTalks Handbook of Best Practices” research findings.

REGISTRATION

Registration will be by “invitation only” and there will be no registration fees for invited attendees.       Note: Upon arrival at the registration desk, attendees will show identification and be asked for their lunch food preferences.                                                                                                                                                                                                                
The general public will be invited to attend documentary film screenings & talks during the evenings. There will be no charge for registered invited attendees, and “pay-what-you-can” at the door for the general public. 

ACCOMMODATION

DOCTalks attendees requiring accommodations can find and book through the following:                             
i) UNB Conference Services (offering DOCTalks special rates for multi-person suites):     http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/conference-services/stay-at-unb/index.html
ii) City of Fredericton Tourism (offering a wide selection of places to stay)     http://www.tourismfredericton.ca/en/stay

SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

Sponsors: to be announced
Supporters: to be announced

2019 PROGRAM & SCHEDULE: Subject to change, please check back for updates.  

University of New Brunswick  - Fredericton Campus Map


TUESDAY JUNE 11, 2019

 6:00 pm - Registration: University of New Brunswick – location tbd

 7:15 pm - Welcome & Acknowledgements: Host – Marc Bragdon / Welcome - Tim Fox: President, DOCTalks Festival & Symposium Inc.

 7:30 pm - Documentary Film Screening & Talk: to be announced

9:30 pm - Opening Meet & Greet:


WEDNESDAY JUNE 112, 2018

8:00 am - Registration & Information: University of New Brunswick – location tbd

8:45 am – Welcome & Announcements: HOST – Marc Bragdon

9:00 am - Round Table Discussion: Why Collaborate? What are the opportunities and benefits of producing knowledge based documentary media projects using cross-sector partnerships - documentary filmmakers, academic researchers, charities, governments, foundations and broadcasters?

10:30 am - Morning Break

10:45 am – Round Table Discussion: How to Collaborate? How can different types of knowledge based documentary media projects be produced using cross-sector partnerships – feature & series documentaries, videos, podcasts, immersive learning technologies, interactive websites, social media?

12:00 noon - Lunch: location tbd

1:00 pm - Round Table Discussion: Best Practices for Cross-Sector Creative Storytelling & Production What are some of the creative & production issues and challenges that will need to be considered by each partner before collaborating with other cross-sectors on a documentary media project - documentary media content, intellectual property & copyright, ethics, rights clearances, insurance, third party agreements, etc.?

 2:30 pm - Afternoon Break

2:45 pm - Round Table Discussion: Best Practices for Cross-Sector Fundraising and Dissemination & Distribution What are some of the funding, promotion, dissemination & distribution issues and challenges that need to be considered by each partner before collaborating with other cross-sectors on a documentary media project - proposal preparation, budgets & accounting, sources of funding, application submissions, promotional strategies, content dissemination & distribution, etc.?

 4:30 pm - Closing Remarks & Announcements: HOST – Marc Bragdon

Evening Rest & Dinner Break

7:30 pm - Documentary Film Screening & Talk: to be announced

9:30 pm - Meet & Greet:


THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2018

8:00 am - Registration & Information: University of New Brunswick – location tbd

8:45 am – Welcome & Announcements: HOST – Marc Bragdon

9:00 am – Round Table Discussion: Purpose of DOCTalks Chapters DOCTalks is in the early stages of establishing chapters in Atlantic Canada, so a “discussion document” has been drafted and circulated for review to seek feedback and guidance on the purpose, structure and activities of a DOCTalks Chapter. See link for more info: https://www.doctalks.ca/doctalks-chapters

10:30 am - Morning Break

10:45 am - Round Table Discussion: Establishing DOCTalks Chapters In Atlantic Canada With the goal of establishing DOCTalks Chapters in all four Atlantic Canadian provinces, we will examine how a Chapter in St. John’s, NL is currently being established, and the ways that it can be created there and in other communities. 

12:00 noon - Lunch: location tbd

1:00 pm – Panel Presentation: Expanding the Open Your Eyes Concept in Atlantic Canada The Open Your Eyes concept was designed and developed in Fredericton, and since 2016 has proven to be an effective way to produce, fund and promote knowledge based documentary media projects in local communities using cross-sector partnerships. An update on this initiative will be presented. See link for more info: https://www.doctalks.ca/open-your-eyes

2:00 pm – Afternoon Break

2:15 pm – Panel Presentation: Establishing Educational Television Channels in Atlantic Canada There has been interest from DOCTalks and various cross-sector partners to establish educational television channels in Atlantic Canada to help produce, fund and mobilize knowledge based documentary media content. An update on what’s happening in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to move this process forward will be presented.

3:30 pm - Panel Presentation: Update on the DOCTalks Presents TV Series & Fund in Canada and United States To counter-balance the loss of documentary media content on Canadian and American television channels, DOCTalks initiated the DOCTalks Presents TV Series & Fund. This initiative seeks to produce and distribute knowledge based documentary media content through a partnership between DOCTalks, CACTUS community TV stations in Canada and NETA-PBS TV stations in the United States. An update on this initiative will be presented. See link for more info: https://www.doctalks.ca/doctalks-presents

4:30 pm - Closing Remarks: HOST – Marc Bragdon

Evening Rest & Dinner Break

7:30 pm - Documentary Film Screening & Talk: to be announced

9:30 pm - Closing Meet & Greet: