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:
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
- Media Management (Facilitated by Gary Martin, Executive Director of Access Sacramento)
- Trainers (Facilitated by Frederick Dobler, Trainer at Thurston Community Media)
- Radio (Facilitated by Keith Thibault , Director of Fall River Community Media)
- New to Community Media (Facilitated by Mike Wassenaar, President of the Alliance for Community Media)
12:30 – 1:45pm Session # 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.
- 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.
- 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
- DIY: Relational Databases for Member Management
Build your own database for managing members and equipment. Presented by John Hargis.
- Engaging Volunteers and New Producers Roundtable
Facilitated by Kirimi Flitter and Andrea Capere.
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
- 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.
- Produced by Her
Filmmaking by young female filmmakers. Presented by Kerri Lynne Thorp and youth media makers.
- Multimedia Storytelling Workshop
Presented by Dave Christensen, Program Director of opbmusic on Oregon Public Broadcasting.
2:15 – 3:30pm Session #4
- 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.
- 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.
6pm Best of the Northwest Reception
7pm Best of the Northwest Awards
8pm Celebration and Dance Party
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