Greg Marks is a Tacoma-based actor, motivational speaker, and founder of Right Now Today, a nonprofit that focuses on “humans helping humans.” Since founding Right Now Today, his organization has helped over 500 homeless adults and teens through the 500 Bags of Love program by providing hygienic products, food, and clothing.
At the age of forty-three, Greg decided to become an actor and has had much success. He’s been featured in magazines, television commercials, and TV shows, such as GRIMM, Leverage, Twin Peaks, Meet the Browns and stand in work on Grey’s Anatomy also appearances in feature films such as Abduction of EDEN, 21 & Over, One Square Mile, Simple Creature, and many Washington State based films including an anti-bullying film, Joenah, he wrote and directed.
Read more about Greg and his work with Right Now Today here.
Thanks to CASTUS for their support as the Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Best of the Northwest Awards!
Many voices, cultures, and experiences make up our vibrant community of media makers. Join us at the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future and learn about the latest efforts in VR, journalism, podcasting, and the next phase of community media in our society.
Special thanks to MetroEast Community Media for their production support.
Cablecast is your one-stop community media solution for content scheduling and publishing on cable, web and OTT. To see it all in action, be sure to stop by their booth in Portland, OR at the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future.
From Tightrope Media Systems:
Are you ready for an automation system that doesn’t require costly additional hardware for channel graphics and IP streaming? It’s time to consolidate to a single streamlined and affordable solution from Cablecast Community Media. The release of version 6.3 introduces channel branding on your live channel playout directly in Cablecast with LiveOverlay as well as live streaming contribution directly into Cablecast over IP with StreamSource. See the Cablecast 6.3 feature overview to learn more.
Also, you can get a first look at the new web video features coming out in Version 6.4. Are you forking over thousands of dollars a month on your on demand solution for government meetings? It’s time to stop. Cablecast 6.4 adds embeddable, downloadable PDFs for Video on Demand files, live VOD chaptering and custom metadata display for your turnkey web content library. Watch this video to learn more and stop by our booth to see it action.
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.
To learn more about Julie’s civic collaboration, community building work, visit: http://www.washingtontechnology.org/ion
Julie Pham will be closing the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future with her plenary session which takes place Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m.
A hotel block has been secured for the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future.
Single King rooms may be booked for $179 a night and Double Queen rooms may be booked for $199 a night.
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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).
To learn more check out her website: http://www.rejjarts.com.
Reagan Jackson will be opening the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future with her talk which takes place Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m.
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
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