The ACMNWR’s Regional Summit “Access the Future“, coming up April 27-28 in Portland, is able to keep registration fees low due, in part, to our generous sponsors.
The Regional Board first thanks our Presenting Sponsor, Castus, for their support of community media and the Region for the last several years! Be sure to stop at the Castus display at the Summit and thank them for their support. Thank you Castus!
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CASTUS provides streaming solutions and scalable playout servers that are unbeatable in features and price. We are known for our customer-centric approach. Our focus is and has always been on our customers and their needs. As their needs have grown, so have we, creating products that make life easier and better for them. Check out everything we have to offer, from Web Streaming and VOD solutions, to our HD/SD IP servers, and you will see why we have become the system of choice for the PEG community.
Julie Pham is a writer, community builder, historian, and small business advocate. She serves as Vice President of Community Engagement and Marketing at Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and founded its civic collaboration program, Ion. She volunteers as Co-Chair for the City of Seattle’s Community Involvement Commission as a Board Member for Social Venture Partners-Seattle.
After earning her PhD in History from Cambridge University as a Gates Cambridge Scholar in 2008, she returned home to Seattle to get her real life MBA by running Northwest Vietnamese News, the region’s largest Vietnamese newspaper, which she co-owns with her family. In 2010, she founded Sea Beez, a capacity-building program for Seattle’s ethnic media. She continues to organize an annual Ethnic Media Candidates Meet n’ Greet with local political candidates in Western Washington. She was a New America Media & Atlantic Philanthropies Ethnic Elders Journalism Fellow in 2010 and was named to the “40 under 40” business leaders list by Puget Sound Business Journal in 2011. She has published research in international peer-reviewed academic journals, blogged regularly about small, privately owned companies around the world for Forbes.com, and now writes a monthly column, “Beyond Small Talk” for the South Seattle Emerald.
Community media makers from NW North America: Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
A hotel block has been secured for the Summit at Hotel Eastlund. Single King rooms may be booked for $179 a night and Double Queen rooms may be booked for $199 a night. Enter NWMEDIA18 in the Group Code section or call the hotel directly, 503-235-2100, and mention the block of rooms held by the Alliance for Community Media NW.
We are excited to announce that Seattle-based writer, artist, and activist Reagan Jackson will be delivering the keynote address at the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future.
Reagan Jackson is a writer, artist, activist, international educator and award-winning journalist. She is currently the Program Manager for Young Women Empowered and spends her days working with an intergeneration community of women and non-binary folk to support youth ages 13-18 to find their voice and explore their passions. In her spare time she recently launched a podcast called The Deep End with Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia Renee for the purpose of exploring what people of color are doing to find thriving and freedom in their daily lives. She has been a regular contributor to The Seattle Globalist since 2013. You can also find her byline on the South Seattle Emerald, Her self-published works include two children’s books (Coco LaSwish: A Fish from a Different Rainbow and Coco LaSwish: When Rainbows Go Blue) and three collections of poetry (God, Hair, Love, and America, Love and Guatemala, and Summoning Unicorns).
We are pleased to offer three tracks of programming this year with the 2018 NW Media Summit. Attendees can pick and choose from Leadership Development (LD), Production and Technology (PT), and Communities and Youth (CY) to customize their learnings.
2018 NW Media Summit: Access The Future
Portland, OR – Open Signal PDX Register here.
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Looking for some recognition of your great work you do for your community media center? Enter the Best of the Northwest Awards!
The Best of the Northwest Awards is a chance for you to showcase exceptional media programs. This prestigious awards contest honors outstanding programs produced by community media/PEG (public, educational, government) access TV and other non-commercial media in the Northwest region (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) of the Alliance for Community Media.
For over 20 years, Best of the Northwest has supported programs that are made on a local level. With your entry, you’ll be joining a group of the Northwest’s most successful community and local access producers. Entries will be judged at community media centers outside of the Northwest Region.
Entries are being accepted now through the extended deadline of February 9, 2018. Awards will be presented at the Alliance for Community Media Northwest Regional Conference on April 28, 2018, as part of the ACM – Northwest Region’s conference in Portland, OR (check here for details).