Leading Creatively 2012 | Minneapolis, Sept. 6-8
Technology is accelerating. Participation is increasing. Innovation is emerging at the grassroots.
At a time of change and opportunity for the media and visual arts field, NAMAC's inspirational community of peers reconvenes for our national conference — this year in Minneapolis and St. Paul, home to cutting-edge cultural institutions and a hotbed of creativity and community innovation.
$15 Day Rates available for access to: Evidence Documentary Film Screening Program; Media/Arts Expo; and Community Radio Workshop
PUBLIC ENEMY FOUNDER HANK SHOCKLEE AT NAMAC 2012
This just in! Pathbreaking music producer, audio innovator, and Public Enemy Founder, Hank Shocklee, will join the NAMAC 2012 Conference!
Shocklee will participate on the Friday plenary session “Artists As Leaders,” as well as on a Saturday morning panel on “Digital Frontiers” exploring digital rights, censorship and other issues of online media and culture.
Click here to read more on Shocklee's career and the expertise he brings to the NAMAC 2012 Conference.
Leading Creatively convenes organizations and individuals from across the country to examine the state-of-the-field amidst the vibrant and flourishing arts communities in Minneapolis.
The conference will offer more than 28 panels and workshops, two plenary sessions, tours of Minneapolis/St. Paul media and visual-arts organizations, an open hacker space produced by the Hack Factory, a documentary film festival, and receptions and exhibits at the Walker Art Center, Franklin Art Works and the Soap Factory.
Leading Creatively will explore issues in:
- Digital, mobile, and transmedia
- Online rights and liberties
- Independent film and documentary -- funding and distribution models
- Youth media
- Leadership and organizational management
- Government and policy
- And much more!
WHO'S WHO @ NAMAC 2012?
Join hundreds of media and visual arts producers, practitioners, advocates, reformers, academics and patrons in Minneapolis! (Partial list of attendees and participants follows.)
- Hank Shocklee, Music Producer, Sound Designer & President of Shocklee Entertainment (New York City)
- Jean Cook, Director of Programs, Future of Music Coalition (Washington, D.C.)
- Joe Torres, Senior External Affairs Director, Free Press
- Jennifer Dorner, Executive Director, Independent Media Arts Alliance (Montreal)
- Marc Smolowitz, Producer/Director, "The Power of Two," "The HIV Story Project" (San Francisco)
- Patricia R. Zimmerman, Professor of Cinema, Photography and Media Arts, Ithaca College (Ithaca)
- K.C. Price, Executive Director, Frameline (San Francisco)
- Michael Sheridan, Community Supported Film (Boston)
- Tim Horsburgh, Kartemquin (Chicago)
- Goda Trakumaite, Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources (Buffalo)
- Jax Deluca, Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources (Buffalo)
- Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts (Minneapolis)
- Missy Whiteman, Independent Indigenous Film & Media (Minneapolis)
- Jan Schaffer, Director, J-Lab (Washington, D.C.)
- Kevin Davis, Executive Director, Investigative News Network (Los Angeles)
- Philip Nadasdy, Columbia College (Chicago)
- Betty Yu, Center for Media Justice, Media-Action Grassroots Network (San Francisco, New York)
- Shaady Salehi, Executive Director, Active Voice (San Francisco)
- Frances Phillips, Senior Arts Program Officer, Walter & Elise Haas Sr. Fund (San Francisco)
- Ana Serrano, Director & Founder, Canadian Film Center Digital Media Lab; Producer, "Prison Dancer" (online and on Broadway)
- Anula Shetty, Termite TV Collective (Philadelphia)
- Bunmi Olorutoba, founder, 3bute (Washington, D.C., and Africa)
- Mindy Faber, Columbia College Chicago, Department of Interactive Arts and Media
- Joe Douilette, Digital Studio Manager and Fast Forward Program Director, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
- Katherine Milton, PhD., Director of Learning & Innovation, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
- Andrea Ellis, Learning Labs Project Coordinator, Learning Lab at the Kansas City Public Library (Missouri)
- Justine Nagan, Kartemquin, PBSneedsindies (Chicago)
- Tim Peterson, Director, Franklin Art Works (Minneapolis)
- Laura Deutch, Termite TV Collective, Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative (Philadelphia)
- Deborah Cullinan, Executive Director, Intersection for the Arts (San Francisco)
- Kasandra VerBrugghen, Executive Director, Spyhop (Salt Lake City)
- Eric Martin, Native American Public Telecommunications (Lincoln, Nebraska)
- Cece Hughley-Noel, Executive Director, Portland Community Media (Portland, Oregon)
- Aimee Le Duc, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (San Francisco)
- Third World News Distribution (New York)
- Kristen Fitzpatrick, Public Exhibition and Acquisitions Manager, Women Make Movies (New York)
- Helen DeMichiel, Producer, LunchLoveCommunity (Berkeley)
- Jacob Caggiano, Mozilla Popcorn/Mozilla Foundation
- Steve Goldbloom, Marketing & Communications Manager, ITVS, OVEE (San Francisco)
- Paula Manley, Paula Manley Consulting
- Prometheus Radio Project (Philadelphia)