There are lots of great reasons why you should plan on attending the National Conference on Media Reform from January 12-14, 2007. Here’s ten:
- It’s in Memphis. You know, Graceland, barbeque, home of the blues
- It only happens every two years
- Hang out with 3,000 media activists, bloggers, researchers, policy-makers, journalists and artists
- Come to the pre-conference on media policy research on Jan 11 that I am helping organize
- Awesome speakers, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), Jane Fonda, Phil Donahue, and Bill Moyers
- Panels and workshops on a rainbow of media policy related topics, i.e. : "From Computer Screens to the Streets: Activism in a wired world," "Payola: Radio, Records, and the FCC," and "Hip Hop Activism for Media Accountability."
- Celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday (Jan 15) at the National Civil Rights Museum
- Discounted registration for bloggers
- Parties every night!
- You can’t attend in Second Life (doh!)