Keynote: Celebrating Our Media Moment

Celebrate on Saturday night with some of the brightest lights in the fight for better media. We’ve got fiery speeches from top advocates and activists and presentations that will celebrate our achievements, outline our challenges — and inspire us to change the media and build a better democracy. But we won’t be all talk: We’ll also have musical performances from Grammy winners and amazing local artists, and comedian Jamie Kilstein will serve as emcee. We’ve even got our own house band! Get ready for a night you won’t soon forget.


  • Craig Aaron, Free Press
  • Ken Arkind, poet
  • Michael Copps, FCC commissioner
  • Susan Crawford, former White House technology adviser
  • Kimya Dawson, Grammy winner from the Moldy Peaches
  • Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
  • Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit, the Flobots
  • Jamie Kilstein, comedian
  • Evangeline Lilly, actress from Lost and The Hobbit
  • Mary McDonough, poet
  • An Xiao Mina, social media artist
  • John Nichols, Nation correspondent
  • Alex Nogales, National Hispanic Media Coalition
  • Andrea Quijada, Media Literacy Project
  • Plus our house band featuring DeVotchKa’s Shawn King and musicians Steve Glenn, Greg Harris, Sergio Mendoza and Serafin Sanchez

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good