Corus Entertainment sponsors Elevate Tech Festival
Corus Entertainment has signed-on as the media sponsor of the 2019 Elevate Tech Festival, which will take place in Toronto from Sept. 20 to 26. The event is aimed primarily at entrepreneurs, influencers and media professionals. As part of the agreement, Corus will host a series of speakers at the event’s New Media Stage. These speakers will focus on youth culture brands and new media specialists. Corus will also host a Youth Zone on Sept. 24 featuring its animation studio Nelvana. Attendees will be invited to speak with animators about topics such as character design, location design, storyboarding, 2D animation and 3D animation.
“This generation of youth are experiencing some of the most rapid change in history, spanning everything from technology, entertainment, health and wellness, gender identity, the geo-political landscape and everything in between,” said Greg McLelland, executive vice-president and chief revenue officer at Corus Entertainment. “While technology is influencing the pace of change, it's also enabled youth to have more influence on future trends than ever before. We're excited to bring industry and thought leaders together to power conversations around connecting with youth culture and take a look at what trends are on the horizon.”