other arts events
Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium
April 3, 2011
American University, Washington DC
The Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium at American University is an annual meeting for young professionals who work in the arts. It is an opportunity to discuss the issues, unique or universal, that affect arts organizations with students, peers, and experienced professionals.
Organized and run by a team of graduate students in the Arts Management program, the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium features a keynote address, a networking reception, and multiple professional development sessions held throughout the day.
Listen to Ben Cameron's keynote speech from the 2010 Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium. Mr. Cameron is Program Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
National Conference for Media Reform
April 8–10, 2011
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA
The National Conference for Media Reform is a one-of-a-kind event for better media, technology and democracy. This event will bring together thousands of people devoted to better media and a better democracy. Activists, media makers, educators, journalists, policymakers, and people from across the country will gather in Boston on April 8–10, 2011 at the Seaport World Trade Center. The purpose is to strategize, network, share skills, swap information, and inspire one another during three days of workshops, panels, caucuses, keynote speeches, meetings, and parties.
Too often, we treat the media as something that just happens to us, something we can’t change. That’s wrong. The media we have, good and bad, are the direct result of policies and politics. And those policies—and who’s in the room when they’re being made—will decide not just the quality of our media but the future of our planet.
A growing movement is demanding better journalism, more independent and community media, and the free and open Internet. This movement is bringing together people everywhere who believe that reforming the media is the first step in transforming the world.
For more information on the program, sponsorship opportunities, our work exchange program and more visit www.freepress.net/conference.