Sock-It-to-Me Saturday

If you’re like me, you stayed up until the wee hours at our rocking Shake Your Media Maker Dance Party. (New definition for awesome: Hank Shocklee.) So maybe you’re feeling a little bleary-eyed this morning — but don’t even think about laying low. Grab a cup of joe, do 100 jumping jacks, shower in arctic water … do what it takes to perk yourself up for the many cool offerings we have lined up for you!

We have over 40 sessions on today’s schedule — making this one of those occasions when Hermione Granger’s time turner would come in handy. The depth and breadth of the conference is on full display here, with sessions ranging from Pop Culture Critiques: Somewhere Between Love and Hate to This Conversation Is Being Recorded to How to Connect the 19 Million Americans Without Broadband Access.

We’ve got stellar panelists across the board, including Amy Goodman, who’s part of the conversation in Independent Journalism on War, Conflict and Human Rights; media critic Eric Deggans, who’s on tap for Covering Race in the Time of Obama; artist Favianna Rodriguez, who’s on deck for Beyond Marriage: What Is the Media Missing in Its Coverage of LGBTQ Rights?; and Grammy winner Kimya Dawson, who’s on the Where Music Meets Activism panel and is performing at our keynote event: Celebrating Our Media Moment.

And speaking of that keynote — well, if you aren’t super-charged by this point (and we have every expectation that you will be) — this event is going to kick you up five zillion notches. Comedian and Citizen Radio co-host Jamie Kilstein — who Glenn Beck called a “doofus” and a “goofball” — will serve as emcee for an evening filled with rocking speeches and performances. Lost star Evangeline Lilly, social media artist An Xiao Mina, Nation correspondent John Nichols, Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit of the Flobots, and our very own house band are all part of the mix here.

This one is going to fill up quickly, so grab a seat before the 7:30 p.m. start time. Don't say we didn't warn you!

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people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good