Media Reform conference 1/12- 14/07

Still on the fence about coming to the National Conference for Media Reform next week in Memphis?

We’ve pulled together (with apologies to Harper’s Magazine) this handy index to help you make up your mind.

Number of conference attendees: 2,500
Estimated percentage of attendees who trust Big Media: 0
Number of speakers: 249
Number of panels and workshops: 85
Estimated gallons of coffee that will be consumed: 110
Number of Oscar-winning actors: 2
Number of singers performing in Rev. Al Green’s Choir: 50
Number of FCC commissioners playing the harmonica: 1
Distance between Memphis Convention Center and Graceland: 9 miles
Number of days left to register for the conference: 2

Register Now!

That’s right — there are only two days left to register online. What are you waiting for?

Alongside Bill Moyers, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jane Fonda, Geena Davis, Danny Glover, Helen Thomas, Phil Donahue, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Ed Markey, FCC Commissioners Copps and Adelstein, Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Van Jones and more are all the eye-opening panels and hands-on workshops about media policy, media literacy, media critique, independent media and media activism.

Check out the conference program (.pdf format)

Plus this year’s conference — which is taking place on the long weekend before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday — will have a special focus on the intersection of media, civil rights and social justice.

We’ve recently added a fantastic musical lineup on Friday night that includes The Bar-Kays, Rev. Al Green’s choir and the North Mississippi Allstars. And media pranksters The Yes Men will preview highlights of their next film.

If you care about the media — and want to meet thousands of people like you working to make it better — this is the one event you don’t want to miss. But to guarantee your spot, you must register online now.

Online registration closes on Thursday, January 4, at 5 pm EST
Register Now

See you in Memphis!

Yolanda Hippensteele
Outreach Director
Free Press

P.S. Check out the conference Web site for all the latest updates and information on lodging and transportation.

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