Come Play in Our Tech and Media Playground!

With tons of panel discussions on the conference slate, the National Conference for Media Reform is the place to be if you’re in the mood for riveting conversation.

But sometimes it’s fun to can the talk and get right down to the nuts and bolts of doing.

That’s where our tech and media playground comes in. Based in the Conference Commons, the playground features all kinds of opportunities to make things and pick up new skills. On Friday, conference-goers refined their TV-production skills, learned how to produce a radio show — and got in touch with their inner Grovers in our Puppet Making workshop.

Today you can build a mini radio transmitter, learn the ins and outs of livestreaming and immerse yourself in the world of Web mapping. You can check out tools that respect your privacy in our free software test drive. And at DIY Community Media, also open on Sunday, you can get production training at our in-house radio station and create short videos on cool conference happenings.

But wait, there’s more! Our community-driven media hacklab is a place for problem solving and techy exploration. Anchored by three staffers from the Open Technology Institute, the hacklab is open throughout the conference.

So get your tech on and have fun exploring!

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good