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Saturday, Oct. 5

Making waves: dig into digital, the future of N.S. ag and more.


Sponsored by Syngenta

6-9 a.m. - Guild Foyer Room, Main Floor, Atlantica Hotel

It’s a full day of professional development coming up. You’re going to need the brain food as we work straight through to lunch. This will a hot breakfast with grab and go sustenance snacks.


All PD takes place in the Guild Hall on the Main Floor of the Atlantica Hotel.

PD sessions or speakers subject to change.


Cast the anchor

8 a.m.: CFWF Strategic Planning Session. What do you want from CFWF? How can we improve who we are and what we do? This is your chance to have your say.


Feature presentation: Digging Digital

9-11:30 a.m.: This hands-on, two-and-a-half hour workshop provides an overview of core digital tools and techniques that every journalist, editor and communicator can use. Learn how to background people, verify digital images and videos and to investigate websites. Bring your laptop!


Presented by award-winning Canadian Journalist Craig Silverman, this is an elite, featured workshop of the CFWF conference, designed to help all of us determine what’s authentic, what’s AI-generated and how to tell the difference and much more. Craig has been researching and investigating online rumours, fake news and mis/disinformation and media manipulation for more than a decade. He joined ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom, to continue his coverage of these topics. He was previously the media editor of BuzzFeed News.

We believe Craig is delivering such an important workshop that we're opening tickets up to local media, communicators, journalism instructors and students.



Sponsored by SECAN

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


12:30 - 1 p.m.: N.S. Ag by Numbers: The stats and numbers you need for your stories



1 - 2 p.m.: N.S. Ag Issues: Panel discussion about the issues Nova Scotia farmers are facing and how they are dealing with them.


Break, sponsored by FCC

2 - 2:30 p.m. 


Wave of the Future

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Looking ahead to the future of N.S. ag. panel discussion


CFWF Awards Banquet

Guild Hall Foyer and Guild Hall, main floor, Atlantica Hotel

6 - 7 p.m. - Cocktails

7 - 9 p.m. - Banquet and awards presentations

9 p.m. - midnight - Celebration party


Hospitality Suite, Commons Room

We're wrapping up the event with some final networking, visiting and fun in the hospitality suite.

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