Summit Schedule Now Available

The schedule for the 2017 NW Media Summit: Stories for Change is now available. Click through to learn more about the offerings for community media/radio professionals and media makers.


Friday, March 31:

9-10am  Registration

10-11:30am  Keynote:  Building Community Power Through Your Community Media Center: 10 Years of KPCN Radio Movimiento with Ramón Ramirez.

11:30-12:30pm  Boxed Lunch with Affinity Groups

12:30 – 1:45pm  Session # 1

  1. Cable and Beyond: Expanding the Community Media Business Model
    Restructuring organizations for disruption and innovation with MetroEast Community Media CEO Martin Jones and Open Signal Executive Director Justen Harn.
  2. Libraries and Community Media
    Adapting to changing landscapes and maintaining access to digital media tools for our citizens. Presented by John Hargis and Sara Sunshine Holloway from Tacoma Public Library‘s Digital Media Lab.
  3. Cross Platform Moderated Discussion
    Shared content and collaborative distribution via radio, TV, and web presented by Paul Riismandel, Becky Meiers from KBOO, and Devin Febbroriello from XRAY

2 – 3:30pm  Stories for Change Film Showcase
Short films/documentaries that foster change in their communities. Featuring Sista in the Brotherhood by Dawn Jones Redstone, From Salem to Salon by Christian Henry, Voice of the Hi-Line by Doug Hawes-Davis, The Gender Gap Year by Laura Gleim, Impressions of Portland by Julie Perini, and Hideaway produced in partnership with CymaSpace, 2 Deaf Feet Dance Collective, Red Lab Films, and Open Signal.

3:30pm – 4:30pm  Digital Equity and Inclusion
Community media centers are natural practitioners of digital inclusion work. Learn from pioneering media centers and their collaboration with tech partners and the City of Portland on their Digital Equity Action Plan (DEAP). Panelists include André Middleton from Open Signal, Seth Ring from MetroEast Community Media, Colleen Dixon from Free Geek, and Charly Eaton from Multnomah County Library.

4:45pm – 6pm  Session #2

  1. DIY: Relational Databases for Member Management
    Build your own database for managing members and equipment. Presented by John Hargis.
  2. Engaging Volunteers and New Producers Roundtable
    Facilitated by Kirimi Flitter and Andrea Capere.

6pm  Closing

8pm – 11pm Social Gathering at the Barrel Room featuring karaoke hosted by Baby Ketten.

Saturday, April 1:

9 – 10am  Registration

10 – 11am  Plenary:  Community Media and Civic Engagement
Learn how media can impact an engaged and informed populace from community media producers. Lorena Connelly (Voces de la Comunidad), Jim Lockhart (Native Nations), and Nili Yosha (Outside the Frame) present.

11:30 – 12:30 pm  Lunch On Your Own

12:45 – 2pm   Session #3

  1. Livestreaming Roundtable
    Respond powerfully with emerging technologies, providing transparency to government and school board meetings. Moderated by Alliance for Community Media Chair and NW Representative/Vice-Chair Jon Funfar.
  2. Produced by Her
    Filmmaking by young female filmmakers. Presented by Kerri Lynne Thorp and youth media makers.
  3. Multimedia Storytelling Workshop
    Presented by Dave Christensen, Program Director of opbmusic on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

2:15 – 3:30pm Session #4

  1. Beyond Franchise Fees – Negotiating Alternative Funding
    Panel discussion on securing and developing revenue streams post franchise with Alliance for Community Media President Mike Wassenaar and Thurston Community Media CEO Deborah Vinsel.
  2. Send in the Drones
    Best practices in drone videography for community media from MetroEast Community Media staff Jamie Groce and Tony Evans.

4pm  Reconvening and Gold Mining – What Did We Learn?
Moderated by Alliance for Community Media NW Regional Chair, Andrea Capere.

5pm  Closing

6pm  Best of the Northwest Reception

7pm  Best of the Northwest Awards

8pm  Celebration and Dance Party


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