The Innoversity Creative Summit was a tremendous success because of the sponsors, partners, delegates, volunteers and panelists. We thank you.
At each Summit we promise to "spike" the conversation about diversity in the media. Summit 2014 more than delivered on that promise. Delegates were reminded that although Canadian television broadcasters and production companies have come a long way since Innoversity was established 14 years ago, there is still more work to be done.
There were so many memorable moments at Summit 2014: Paul Lewis, President of Discovery Channels reminding us there are no borders or boundaries for talent; an engaging discussion with producers and show-runners of popular TV programs; Ron Scott, the writer-producer-director of Blackstone who inspired us all with his all-Aboriginal cast and exemplary inclusion practices; the producer and director of the new TV mini-series on the Book of Negroes sharing the excitement of bringing the award-winning book to the small screen; talented young producers from culturally diverse backgrounds competing in the Innoversity Pitch Competition; and recipients of the Innoversity Angel Award and Trailblazer Award. More importantly, the usual warm and collegial atmosphere that allowed hundreds of delegates to make new contacts or to re-energize their careers.
Innoversity has always been about acknowledging the creativity and innovation inherent in diversity. We believe this year’s Innoversity Creative Summit did just that. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Hamlin Grange and Cynthia Reyes