Speaking on the Closing Plenary at National Conference for Media Reform 2011 (Sunday, April 10 at 12pm)

We’ll conclude the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform by connecting media and technology issues to the broader cultural shifts and the push for democratic change happening in the United States and around the world. Be sure to stick around on Sunday for a thought-provoking discussion with new media innovators, special guests, and an inspiring finale. This lively session will feature:

  • Craig Aaron, Free Press
  • Kim Gandy, Feminist Majority
  • John Nichols, The Nation
  • Rinku Sen, Applied Research Center
  • Rick Karr, Blueprint America

The centerpiece of the closing plenary will be a wide-ranging conversation on "Social Media and Social Change" with:

  • Cheryl Contee, Fission Strategy
  • Ben Huh, Cheezburger Network
  • Craig Newmark, craigslist
  • Ramya Raghavam, YouTube
  • Deanna Zandt, author and technologist (moderator)
  • Alexis Ohanian, reddit.com

    I'm hopping up to Boston for the day to speak on a panel that's become a hot subject of late (and something I speak on regularly): Social Media and Social Change. I'm excited. You can expect mild profanity and lots of stories from reddit and breadpig. Hope to see you there!