Later this week, I’m headed to Memphis to attend the National Conference for Media Reform. I’m looking forward to the trip, but it’s been a bit challenging getting ready. My tablet needed a complete overhaul, there are three family birthdays (Wayne’s, Alex’s and my own) in the first two weeks of January) and this year has not been the “brave new world” I had hoped it would be. (So far, It’s been a stressful old world.)
However, I’ll begin getting packed on Tuesday night to head out on Wednesday. The speaker lineup and the schedule promises to be quite a learning experience. In addition to the diverse topics on the world of media (online and traditional formats), there will be a particular emphasis on net neutrality this year.
The speakers include some pretty impressive names: Helen Thomas, Geena Davis, Bill Moyers, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jane Fonda, Phil Donahue, Danny Glover, other activists and proactive individuals and a even handful of government representatives.
I’m personally interested in the media legislation, net neutrality and community broadband topics, but look forward to dipping my toes into other topics as well. I’ll be blogging the event and will keep you updated while onsite.
If you want to learn more about it, visit: http://www.freepress.net/conference.
Registration is still being taken by phone, but online registration has now closed.