The AMC's Network Sponsorship program is an opportunity for the AMC community to invest in the success of the conference.
Here’s how it works: Your group reserves 10 conference registrations at the requested rate of $100 each by April 30, 2010 and you receive the benefits of our “Ally” sponsorship level as a bonus ($600 value). Reserve 20 conference registrations at the $100 rate and receive the benefits of the “Supporter” sponsorship level as a bonus ($1,000 value).
We introduced Network Sponsorship for AMC2009 and seven organizations took advantage of this plan. We want even more organizations to invest in the AMC through Network Sponsorship in 2010.
Every year we learn about new, inspiring hustles people have devised to get themselves and their communities out to Detroit for the AMC. We've collected some of the most awesome fundraising success stories and resources on a new page on our website.
imMEDIAte Justice is a Los Angeles-based organization that trains youth in media literacy and reproductive health with a gender conscious lens. Professional filmmakers provide the mentorship, tools, & distribution teens need to share their vision with the world.
imMEDIAte Justice is seeking a $25,000 grant from the Pepsi's Refresh Everything grant competition. If awarded, the grant would fund a program this Summer to create positive sexuality education films by LGBTQ youth. The program would also include a trip for youth participants to the Allied Media Conference.
The grant proposal is currently ranked 17th out of 1094 projects. imMEDIAte Justice needs to break into the Top 10 to win the $25K. Will you help us make this happen?
SNAG Magazine (Seventh Native American Generation) is launching a Spring Sale with 30% off selected merchandise. Funds raised from the sale will help cover the cost of sending two SNAG youth to the Allied Media Conference in June. SNAG is working with 7th Generation Indigenous Visionaries (7thGIV) to produce the first ever Indigenous Media and Technology track at AMC2010.
Visit the SNAG Magazine website and support this effort by purchasing SNAG's incredible magazines, CDs, and apparel.
Since last Fall we have been working steadily to develop 14 visionary tracks for AMC2010. These tracks are being coordinated by diverse networks who will use the AMC to deepen their relationships and forge alliances across networks, to showcase their current media-based organizing practices and to develop new ones. Each track will have two to four sessions, with many sessions overlapping multiple tracks. We invite you to submit a session proposal for AMC2010 that aligns with one of these tracks or is independent of these tracks.
We are also interested in sessions related to Media Economies (cooperative economics, innovative distribution models, media-based economic development); the Future of Journalism (innovative business models, community-based journalism, emerging technologies); and Media, Education and Movement-Building (sessions designed by and for educators).
Help spread the word. Download one of these 8.5" x 11" flyers (click on the image to download the PDF), print it out and post it around town. We recommend printing on color paper for the strongest visual impact:
Allied Media Projects moved into a new, awesome studio! We have one of the classroom spaces in the Burton Center (in the former Burton International School building). One of the other projects in the building, the Burton Theatre, was featured in this recent New York Times article/video. The blackboard-lined walls make this is an ideal teaching space for us. Last week, we began using the new studio for a video production class for members of the East Michigan Environmental Action Council.