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Making Your Media Matter 2010

Making Your Media Matter is a conference for established and aspiring filmmakers, non-profit communications leaders, funders and students looking to learn and share cutting-edge practices for making their media matter.

Presenting partner

Media That Matters is a project of Arts Engine, Inc.

Register here!

Fee $100, Students $50


Thursday, February 11

4:30-5:30 Registration and Demos

5:30 Welcome from CSM Director Pat Aufderheide

5:35 Introduction by CSM Associate Director Alison Hanold

5:45 Social Media 22

6:15 Keynote: Strategic Design in Social Issue Media

    Keynoters: Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis, Filmmakers of The Reckoning

7:30-9:00 Reception


Friday, February 12 9am-6pm

9:00 Registration and Demos

    Continental Breakfast

9:45 Welcome from CSM Director Pat Aufderheide

10:00-11:30 Strategic from the Start - Developing synergies to build your conversation

    Moderator: Lisa Smithline, Cultural Front Productions
    Meg McLagan, Director of Lioness
    Patrice O'Neill, Producer of Not in Our Town
    Dennis Palmieri, ITVS
    Debra Koffler, Conscious Youth Media Crew

11:30-11:45 Raffle & Shout-outs

11:45-12:50 Lunch (with round table ethics discussions)

1:00-1:15 Reports from lunch discussions

1:15-2:00 Honest Truths: Documentary Ethics In Practice

    Group Discussion with Pat Aufderheide

2:00 Networking break

2:30-3:00 Spotlight Stand Up on new tools and research

    Impact measurement tools: Jessica Clark, Center for Social Media
    Funders' Approaches: Alyce Myatt, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media
    Going Green: Larry Engel, American University
    Working with Nonprofits: Shaady Salehi, Active Voice

3:00 Meet the Presenters, Visit the Demos

3:30-5:00 Fiction for change: How are narrative films making a difference?

    Moderator: Claudia Myers, American University
    Lisa Cortes, Producer, Precious
    John Schreiber, Participant Media
    Sebastian Dungan, Producer, Transamerica

5:00-6:00 Reception

Where: American University's Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

When: February 11-12, 2010

Accommodations and Directions

Georgetown Holiday Inn (be sure to mention you're part of the conference at American University for a reduced rate)

Days Inn

Directions to American University

Campus Map (Katzen Arts Center located on corner of Nebraska and Massachusetts)

To learn more about Making Your Media Matter, read the Rapporteur's Report from the 2009 conference here.

Links to our Sponsors

Arts Engine
See 3 Communications
Active Voice
Working Films
Women in Film and Video
Kartemquin Films
National Black Programming Consortium

Links to our Partners

Social Documentary. Net
Docs In Progress
Media Education Foundation
Production Hub