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« Manufacturing curiosity »: cultural diversity in the digital world to be discussed in UNESCO

December 11, 2015
Vivendi is partnering “Manufacturing curiosity” international conference being held on December 17, 2015 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris to mark the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Bringing together major players from the Internet and media, as well as artists, researchers and representatives of various institutions around four round tables to reflect and debate on new online methods of shaping individual taste: this is the goal of this international conference organized by the French National Commission to UNESCO in partnership with Vivendi.

What are the agreements, shared responsibilities and solutions could be considered between public and private actors to face the digital turn currently transforming our consumption of cultural goods online? On this matter, the fourth and last round table will allow to share the different points of views of all parts of the cultural value chain – from creation, production to broadcasting of content – with film director Nadège Batou, Google President of Europe Middle East and Africa of strategic relations, Carlo d’Asoro Biondo, Publicis France President, Axel Dauchez, and Vivendi Chief Operatin Officer and Member of Management Board Stéphane Roussel.

Another highlight of the conference will be the Vivendi –Sciences Po prizes that will be awarded to 17- to 19-year-old students in the Europe-Africa program for the best essays on the topic of “Culture and digital technology in support of sustainable development in Africa.” Promoting cultural diversity in content production and distribution has been a priority of Vivendi’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy since 2003.

The winning essays will be published on December 17, 2015 on the  Culture(s) With Vivendi website. The entire symposium will be broadcast live, and will then be made available as a podcast on Vivendi’s CSR web radio station, Vivoice. There will also be live tweeting on @CulturesWith and @WebradioVivoice (#diversitéculturelle).

December 17, 2015 :  International conference « Manufacturing curiosity » at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Find out more about the program of the event.



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