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Wednesday, August 12 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Opening Plenary

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Community Media organizations across the United States are at a crossroads with many challenges and just as many great opportunities.  Each of us must chart a path for the future based on our values, history and vision.  As we open this year’s National Conference, we want to challenge you to Discover and Re-Discover Community Media, and invite you to explore ideas and possible futures in our “Universe” and the many new partnerships and opportunities that lie ahead. 

In this opening plenary, we’ll present you with a glimpse of past and vision for the future, to spark conversation and inquiry for the next several days about what’s possible.

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Jo Ellen Kaiser

Executive Director, The Media Consortium
Passionate about mission-driven independent media, Jo Ellen has worked for a succession of independent magazines, including stints as Managing Editor and Associate Publisher of Tikkun, Publisher of LiP: Informed Revolt, and Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Zeek. She is driven by a belief that democratic societies thrive only when their members have access to accurate information and informed opinion.

Anthony Riddle

Director of Community Media, BRIC Brooklyn Public Network
Anthony Riddle has a long history of working with community media, in Atlanta, Minneapolis, and New York City, and in 2013 joined the staff at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn, New York.  Prior to his work at BRIC, he had worked with the Maysles Institute, the Pacifica Foundation, the Funding Exchange, and some group called the Alliance for Community Media, where he is a lifetime member and has served both on the Board of Directors and as... Read More →
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Mya Stark

Director, LA Makerspace
LA Makerspace
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Mike Wassenaar

President, Alliance for Community Media
All Things Community Media. Seriously. | | Active ACM volunteer since 2003, I began working for ACM last year. | Trained as a journalist and film/tv historian, I started working in radio when I was 14 (yay, youth media!). Worked in community radio for a decade in Madison and Minneapolis, then was lucky enough to work at SPNN in St Paul.
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Sarah Watson

Chief Curator, Hunter College Art Galleries
Sarah Watson is Chief Curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries, Hunter College, CUNY. Since joining the galleries in 2012, she has co-organized numerous exhibitions and their accompanying public programming, most recently Robert Barry: All the things I know . . . 1962 to the present and Robert Motherwell and the New York School at Hunter. Watson holds an MA in Art History from Hunter College and a BFA in Art Photography from Syracuse... Read More →

Wednesday August 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
International Ballroom

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