Yes. You read that right. A Ryerson student group funded by Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) will be sending 8 lucky students to VidCon 2016 in California this summer! Now that’s what I call experiential learning!
Earlier this week I attended the info session being held by the new Ryerson student group New Wave Creators for all students interested in attending the conference. Check out all these amazing students who also showed up!
This group was created by three amazing student leaders, Kelly, Sarah, and Dustin. Passionate about content creation, these leaders pitched the idea for this student group in early 2015 to the RCDS with one dream in mind: sending Ryerson students to VidCon. Heading into their second year as a group, they’re beyond excited to be keeping this legacy going!
Now wait, what exactly is VidCon? Well, it’s only the world’s largest convention/conference/event for online video creation. Held annually in Anaheim California, content creation leaders from around the world gather to share their ideas and network with others. What does this mean for any attending Ryerson students? An AMAZING opportunity to meet likeminded people and gain valuable information from the leaders themselves. Sarah and the team shared their experiences from last year through an awesome recap video!
Opportunities like this exist everywhere you look here at Ryerson. To name a few, I’ve personally had the opportunity to attend Canada’s Walk of Fame (catch me front row beside Don Cherry, Michael Bublé, and Shawn Mendes), full studio tours of CBC and Bell Media (eTalk, The Social, what??), as well as the red carpet of Buffer Festival – and that’s only this year!
While these are all pretty Media Production-related, I promise that there’s things going on which apply to every faculty here at Ryerson! Let us know on SnapChat (WhyRyerson) what you’d like to experience first hand during your studies here at Ryerson – I bet we’ve already got an opportunity or two waiting!