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Track Proposals, Digital Justice and AMC2010 Sponsorship

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SAVE THE DATE: 12th Allied Media Conference
June 18-20, 2010 • DETROIT

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IN THIS NEWSLETTER: Track Proposals, Digital Justice and AMC2010 Sponsorship

Deadline to propose a track for AMC2010: December 1

There are many awesome tracks taking shape for the 12th AMC, coming up June 18-20, 2010.  If you haven't submitted a track proposal, it's not too late.  We would still love to hear from you.  The online track proposal form is available here.

The thinking behind the new track structure:

Every year following the Allied Media Conference (AMC), tons of ideas for new tracks emerge.  In the past, Allied Media Projects (AMP) staff have coordinated several broad tracks at the AMC: Youth; INCITE!; Media, Education and Movement-Building; Policy; How-to and Kids.  This year we want to break those large, general track categories into smaller, self-organized tracks (each one hosting 2-4 sessions at the AMC).  We want the process of organizing an AMC track to support year-round collaboration between organizations and individuals in the AMP network.  Our goal with this new structure is to de-centralize the AMC content-development process and to grow the AMP network's ownership and management of the conference. MORE INFO.

Introducing the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition

The Detroit Digital Justice Coalition (DDJC) is comprised of people and organizations in Detroit who believe that communication is a fundamental human right. We are securing that right through activities that are grounded in the digital justice principles of: access, participation, common ownership, and healthy communities.

Allied Media Projects founded the DDJC along with ten grassroots organizations and independent technologists in Detroit.  The coalition emerged out of conversations that took place during the AMC2009 workshop, "A Healthy Digital Ecology: Creating a Community Vision for Federal Broadband Funding."  Since August 2009 we have been building a shared vision for digital justice in Detroit, strategizing around collaborative applications for federal broadband funding, and preparing for community-wide educational events that will include everything from Internet policy workshops to hands-on technology stations.

Read the principles of digital justice that guide our work.

And if you're in the Detroit area, come join us for the launch party of the DJC, "Discovering Technology" on December 12th at 5E Gallery.  MORE INFO.

Be an Early Sponsor of AMC2010

The Allied Media Conference is the central project of the Allied Media Projects (AMP) network. At the AMC, the most innovative people from the world of participatory media come together to share tools and tactics for transforming our communities through media-based organizing. The AMC has grown dramatically in recent years–from 450 participants (2006) to 600 (2007), 800 (2008), to 1,000 (2009). With the 2nd US Social Forum happening in Detroit on the heels of the AMC2010, we expect this year to be the largest AMC yet. 

An incredibly diverse group of forty organizations sponsor the AMC every year, from Consumers Union to INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence to Avalon International Breads. Sponsors contribute cash because they share our vision and want to see it grow through the Allied Media Conference.

Please consider adopting one of the sponsorship packages listed below.  Write to to learn more about the benefits included with each package. If you have specific needs, suggestions, or offers, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Movement Builder ($5,000 and above)
Leader ($3,000 and above)
Sustainer ($2,000 and above)
Supporter ($1,000 and above)
Ally ($600 and above)
Network Sponsorship (early registration at the requested $100 rate for 10 or more of your crew)

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