Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Fwd: Join us in Miami for the Media Learning Seminar, May road trip?

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From: "Alberto Ibargüen, Knight Foundation" <>
Date: Jan 6, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Join us in Miami for the Media Learning Seminar
To: "Mark" <>

Registration is open for the Media Learning Seminar in Miami.
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Dear Mark,

I hope you will join me for Knight Foundation's ninth annual Media Learning Seminar May 1-3, 2016, to see firsthand how community and place-based foundations have become leaders in using technology, journalism and civic engagement to make their cities more successful. Registration is now open.

This year's event will gather philanthropic and media leaders to examine the pillars of city success – retaining talented people, expanding opportunity and creating a culture of engagement – and emphasizing the role of accurate and contextual information in fostering each. Sessions will range from the use of virtual reality in storytelling to insights on leading game-changing projects for cities. They will draw on the expertise of foundations around the country and Knight's programs in communities, journalism, media innovation and the arts.

The event begins Sunday afternoon with pre-sessions on social media and the human-centered design process. We are considering a pilot project that would pair community foundations and local information partners in using the design process to develop new ways to inform and engage their communities. If that interests you, please register for the pre-session workshop.

Sunday evening, we will host a screening of "Spotlight," the award-winning film that chronicles The Boston Globe's investigation into the priest sex-abuse scandal in Boston, with a panel presentation including members of the original editorial team. 

This gathering is designed for community and place-based foundations, which, because of their local knowledge, are best positioned to help lead community change. With support from Knight Foundation, there is no registration fee for the seminar, which will take place at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Foundations can bring one senior staff member and one board member; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis until the seminar is full. Knight's funding also makes possible a reduced hotel room rate of $245 per night for seminar attendees, which is available only through the online seminar registration. 

Please register today

I look forward to seeing you.


Alberto Ibargüen
President and CEO 
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation


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