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When: Thursday, August 18th, 2022 — Friday, August 19th, 2022
Time: 9:00 am — 5:30 pm
Location:Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0G8
Audience:Carleton Community, Faculty, Professionals
Contact:Guy Hoskins, Ph.D.,

About this event

Bringing together many of the world’s top researchers and a dozen policy, industry and civil society partners,the GMIC Project launched in 2021 to study the development and transformation of two-dozen digital and traditional communication, Internet and media industries in nearly 40 countries, over the period 1984 until 2027.

This year, the project will hold its inaugural conference August 18-19 at the Dominion Chalmers Centre, a beautiful restored heritage building in the heart of downtown Ottawa.

This will be a hybrid event and we will facilitate extensive digital participation as well as in-person attendance.

Events include a series of panels, roundtables and keynote addresses over two days where GMIC Project researchers and invited speakers will:

  • Examine national media and Internet industries developments and concentration trends within select countries.
  • Assess developments and concentration trends across communication markets, online audiovisual media services, and digital platforms within select countries and internationally.
  • Discuss the impact of these developments and trends on international and national policy and regulatory agendas.

Our keynote address will be delivered by the former Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission (2016–2019) and current Professor of Economics at Imperial College London, Tommaso Valletti. Other invited speakers will be announced shortly.

For more information on the GMIC Project and supporting partners, please contact Project Manager: Guy Hoskins, Ph.D.,, or visit


Registration notes:

In-person attendees:

  • If you register for in-person participation but feel unwell or have been advised to isolate at the time of the conference, please do NOT attend in person; let the organizers know and you will receive a virtual link instead.
  • Masks will be worn indoors at all times (except when seated to consume food or drink). COVID restrictions are subject to change at all times, without notice.
  • Please note that hot and cold beverages will be available throughout the day for all on-site participants.
  • A private lunch will be served each day for invited speakers, partners, and project researchers; other attendees are invited to explore the downtown core during the ample lunch breaks.

Virtual attendees:

  • If you register for virtual participation, a Zoom link will be sent by email in the week leading up to the event.


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