( – promoted by buhdydharma )
OK, I’m psyched. Next weekend (June6-8), thanks to a tip from pfiore8, I’m going to attend the National Conference on Media Reform 2008 that is taking place here in the Twin Cities. Here’s a peak:
When I registered, I was asked whether I was representing a particular organization and what my position was there. I registered as a “Contributing Editor” at Docudharma (kewl, huh?), so I’ll be your eyes and ears at this event.
If you want to know the importance of an event like this, you might remember that it was at this same conference last year that Bill Moyers gave one of the most important speeches of our time on the state of the media and our democracy. You can watch this speech here and here.
Bill Moyers will once again give a keynote address this year on Saturday morning. But in addition, here are some of the other names I happen to recognize who will be speaking:
Christy Hardin Smith
Katrina vanden Heuvel
But here’s where you come in. I would like to ask you to take a look at the list of speakers and the schedule of breakouts and give me your input of where I should go and who I should listen to. I’m hoping that perhaps some wisdom gained or connection made at this conference could be fed into the next stages of The Maddow Movement that Buhdy has so effectively led.
So I’ll gather all the information I can and come back here to write about it. But I won’t be able to attend everything and there are some tough choices to make. Let me know what you think.
I’m also wondering if any other Dharmaniacs are planning to attend. If you are, I’d love to know and perhaps we can not only connect there, but divy up the work of taking in all this wonderful progressive content.