[act-ma] 9/20 & 9/26 Info Sessions - How to Plug into the Social Mvmnts & Digital Revolutions Conference

Suren Moodliar suren at fairjobs.org
Sun Sep 18 11:40:10 PDT 2011

Join the conversation! We organizing 3 informational conference calls
for folks who want to learn more about this year's Digital Media
Conference/Grassroots Use of Technology Conferences. So if you want to
organize a workshop, to meet informally with progressive activists
using digital tools, to learn more about the range of issues being
addressed, and help plan and organize, join one of the conference calls:
After-work Call:  Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lunchtime Call: Monday, September 26, 2011, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
After-work Call:  Monday, September 26, 2011, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Conference Call Dial-in Number: 424-203-8400 Access Code: 184850#
[note: this is NOT a toll-free call; long-distance charges may be incurred]

Call Agenda:
1. Welcome - Suren Moodliar (Coordinator, Mass. Global Action) 2 minutes
2. Conference Objectives & Highlights - Jason Pramas (Editor &
Publisher, Open Media Boston) 10 minutes
3. Venue, Workshops, Tracks, Website - Suren Moodliar 5 minutes
4. Q & A + Open Dialogue 25 minutes
5. Next Steps/Summation: Suren Moodliar & Jason Pramas 10 minutes

ABOUT: The Digital Media Conference 2011, incorporating the Grassroots
Use of Technology Conference 2011, is being organized by Open Media
Boston, Massachusetts Global Action, the Organizers' Collaborative and
TecsChange in cooperation with a growing list of sponsors including
the Boston Media Reform Network. The conference is organized around a
frame that connects technology and social change, "Social
Movements/Digital Revolutions."

Here's the short account of the conference frame: The conference is
being called to look at new developments in technology, social media,
journalism and the creative world from the perspective of grassroots
movements for social justice. We’re also interested to debate some of
the key issues facing progressive organizers today.

Expanded and more fully introduced, we have drafted a "framing
document" to serve as a "conference call" and help workshop organizers
choose a track or category for their proposal. This longer version can
be downloaded from here:


Conference Dates: October 21-23, 2011; MIT & Lesley University.
Register here: http://www.digitalmediaconference.org
Conference Registration Fee: $30 (sliding scale, $20 for students,
low-income and unemployed individuals); Co-sponsoring Organization
Rates available (contact: info at digitalmediaconference.org)

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