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AHA MEDIA is very pleased to see: W2 Community Media Arts Society presents W2 Culture + Media House during 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver


As reported in the Globe & Mail and by Bob Mackin in 24 Hours, W2 will open its doors to independent journalists and bloggers from around the world—and around the corner. The program will be launched the first week of January 2010 and feature 3-floors of media production resources and an epic mix of daily programming highlighting Vancouver’s diverse cultural scene. Participants can expect media events, receptions with international artists, screenings, live video streams from throughout the city, workshops, performances, conferences, and more from inspiring journalists and international artists in residence!

W2 Community Media Arts Society presents W2 Culture + Media House – a 24 hour/day media centre for non-accredited bloggers and journalists to share their perspective on the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver with the world.

The W2 Culture + Media House offers something for everyone, with three levels of engagement (Public, Basic Media Access, and Full Media Access). The services packages include a public access cultural space during the day, transformed each night for 40 different live shows and receptions. Registered individuals and media organizations have access to the upper 200 and 300 levels offering daily morning press briefings, high-speed wireless internet (upto 25Mbps), meeting space, complimentary Salt Spring Island coffee, fully wired computer work stations, broadcasting systems, and access to W2 silkscreening and printing services.

http://www.creativetechnology.org/profiles/blogs/launch-date-010110

http://www.creativetechnology.org/page/2010-media-house-1

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Online registration will open in January with a mix of Vancouver and international media outlets already confirmed to occupy space in the 10,000 sq ft heritage venue. The registration fees will provide participants with robust wireless, Salt Spring Coffee Co. beverages, daily press briefings by local and international NGOs, access to video editing resources, shipping and office support services, onsite letterpress/silk-screen/digital printing, access to media production equipment, interpretation services, knowledgeable local hosts, and tickets for conferences and festivals. It opens in January and will be at full capacity from February 12—28, 2010. A separate initiative focusing on the social media scene during the Olympics is being headed up by our friends at the True North Media House (TNMH)—which is not affiliated with the W2 programs. TNMH is “a media collaboration campaign to encourage social coverage of major events, highlight emerging media and provide a venue for discussing the increasing use of social media… at events of like the 2010 Winter Olympics.”

The W2 Culture+Media House operations are in addition to the busy work W2 is doing building a permanent community media facility across the street at Woodward’s—set to open in the Spring of 2010. While the Woodward’s heritage building construction will not yet be finished for the Olympics, W2 will present Fearless City Mobile screens at our future W2 Cafe site in the Woodward’s Atrium. This living streaming video wall will be operational throughout February and is located just 100 feet distance across Hastings Street from the W2 Culture+Media House.

For partnership and sponsorship inquiries contact:

W2 Executive Director irwin@creativetechnology.org

W2 Administrative Director lianne@creativetechnology.org or phone 604.689.9896.

Registration Inquiries

We invite your questions and interest in the W2 Culture + Media House.

Please direct your inquiry to:

Irwin Oostindie
Executive Director

irwin@creativetechnology.org

Toll-free: 1-877-689-9896
Local: 604.689.9896

Skype: irwin_oostindie
Twitter: @W2Woodwards @FearlessCity


2010 Media House – Registration Inquiries

W2 Community Media Arts Society presents W2 Culture + Media House – a 24 hour/day media centre for non-accredited bloggers and journalists to share their perspective on the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver with the world.The W2 Culture + Media House offers something for everyone, with three levels of engagement (Public, Basic Media Access, and Full Media Access). The services packages include a public access cultural space during the day, transformed each night for 40 different live shows and receptions. Registered individuals and media organizations have access to the upper 200 and 300 levels offering daily morning press briefings, high-speed wireless internet (upto 25Mbps), meeting space, complimentary Salt Spring Island coffee, fully wired computer work stations, broadcasting systems, and access to W2 silkscreening and printing services.

Local and international media already registered to use W2 Culture + Media House during the 2010 Games include: CJSF RadioCFRO Radio24 HoursFresh MediaThe Tyee, Open Media, and Rabble.ca. W2 is currently fielding registration inquiries from media organizations as far away as USA, Japan, the Netherlands and the UK.

Full Media Access Pass

Application required* for 24/7 access to levels 100, 200 and limited 300

  • Recommended for individuals and teams who are looking for a home-base during the 2010 Olympics and require secure and dedicated media production supports and want complete 24/7 access to all media, cultural and social events to connect with media makers, artists and journalists. Add some serious bandwidth to a rich mix of work and socializing
  • 1. Reserved access (includes complimentary beverages) to daily Cinq à Sept Receptions featuring guest hosts and daily speakers (from the sport, culture, media, NGO, and technology communities), live music and DJs, fresh video feeds, hors d’ouevres, and beverages. Cinq à sept refers to “five to seven”, pronounced “sank-ah-set,” is a Québec French term for a time in the afternoon intended to be spent with friends and colleagues.($180 value)
  • 2. Complimentary guest passes for your friends and colleagues to daily Cinq à Sept Receptions ($120 value)
  • 3. Reserved ticket to more than 24 separate evening events on 100 level ($300 value)
  • 4. Reserved ticket to W2’s Social Media & The Olympics conference. Launching Jan 15, 2010! ($40 value)
  • 5. Souvenir shwag! Bring home your choice of souvenir W2 Culture+Media House Tshirt and buttons! ($25 value)
  • 6. Access to all levels of the House: 100, 200, and 300 levels. This includes exhibitions by: Dustin Rivers (Squamish Nation), fifty artists in the Hot One Inch Action button show, neighbourhood artists featured in the Downtown Art Walk, and many more!
  • 7. Salt Spring Coffee fair-trade organic coffee – unlimited fuel
  • 8. Daily press briefings between 9am and 12noon from local and international NGOs, with updates from Cultural Olympiad international and local artists and cultural presenters
  • 9. Rendezvous and meeting space
  • 10. Secure high speed internet (upto 20 Mbps
  • 11. Dedicated fully wired computer work stations
  • 12. Printing 5 cents/page b+w, 35 cents/page colour
  • 13. Zip Courier service (at-cost rush courier to local and international destinations)
  • 14. Photography and scanning service
  • 15. In-house silkscreening print services (caps, patches, tshirts,..)
  • 16. Final Cut Pro editing suites
  • 17. In-house Technical support
  • 18. Access to W2 TV broadcasting platform
  • 19. Access to video footage from our 8 camera HD and mobile W2 TV crews
  • 20. Interpretation services (Chinese, French, Spanish, Dutch…)
  • 21. Local guides familiar with the Cultural Olympiad, socio-economic issues of the Downtown Eastside, and major issues of the 2010 Olympics.
  • 22. Ticketing service for Cultural Olympiad events

Photo from December 30 and we are currently setting up the level 300 Final Cut Pro editing area and work-stations.

Operations: The W2 Culture + Media House operations are being scaled up throughout January with full media operations running throughout February, and basic media services during March.

Participation Fees

Daily $ call for details

Week $ call for details

Month $ call for details **

* Full Media Access Pass requires application and approval by W2.

**Sponsorship and barter exchanges available, please inquire.

For partnership and sponsorship inquiries contact:

W2 Executive Director irwin@creativetechnology.org

W2 Administrative Director lianne@creativetechnology.org or phone 604.689.9896.

Registration Inquiries

We invite your questions and interest in the W2 Culture + Media House.

Please direct your inquiry to:

Irwin Oostindie
Executive Director

irwin@creativetechnology.org

Toll-free: 1-877-689-9896
Local: 604.689.9896

Skype: irwin_oostindie
Twitter: @W2Woodwards @FearlessCity

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