FAQs

Who Hosts the Conference?

Free Press runs and hosts the National Conference for Media Reform. We're building a powerful nationwide movement to change media and technology policies, promote the public interest and strengthen democracy. Free Press advocates for universal and affordable Internet access, diverse media ownership, vibrant public media and quality journalism. Learn more about Free Press.

Who will attend?

The National Conference for Media Reform brings together thousands of people devoted to changing the media and building a better democracy. Activists, media makers, journalists, policymakers, technologists and artists gather in Denver to strategize, network, share skills, swap information and inspire one another during three days of workshops, panels, keynote speeches and parties.

May I suggest a session idea, presenter or topic for the conference?

Our public call for session ideas closed on Sept. 17.

Do I have to register to participate?

Registration is required to participate. Click here to register.

Are scholarships available?

Free Press offers a limited number of scholarships. Our scholarship program provides registration waivers to qualified applicants. In addition, we subsidize everyone’s registration by offering reduced registration rates. To apply for a scholarship, please complete our application here. (Please note we are not offering travel or lodging assistance this year.)

Are there volunteer opportunities?

A limited number of work-exchange positions is available for people interested in volunteering their time in exchange for waivers of the conference-registration fee. Click here to learn more.

Is there a hotel associated with the conference? Will you have discounted rooms?

We have a block of discounted rooms at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Click here for lodging information.

Will organizations and individuals have promotional opportunities, such as exhibit tables and program advertisements?

Yes. Click here for details.

I’m a member of the press and I want to cover the conference. Who should I contact?

For more information, email press@freepress.net.

How do I get conference updates?

Sign up here to receive updates and stay tuned to this website. We'll post additional information as it becomes available.

I love this conference! This year, I'm in a position to help make the event a huge success by supporting it with a financial contribution. How do I donate?

We welcome single and monthly gifts of any amount. The National Conference for Media Reform is not a moneymaker for Free Press; the registration fees cover less than half of the costs. And because Free Press is funded solely by generous gifts from individuals, foundations and public charities, contributions from everyday people are our lifeblood. Thank you for your support!

How is Free Press working with the Denver community?

Free Press’ work is most successful when we collaborate with local, regional and state partners. Our local host committee recruits volunteers and leads local outreach. We’re grateful for the contributions of the following committee members: former Colorado State Senator Polly Baca, ArgusFest founder Jason Bosch, MobilizeUs founder Debra Brown, Colorado Common Cause Associate Director Katie Fleming, KGNU General Manager Sam Fuqua, Free Speech TV Program Director Eric Galatas, Denver Urban Spectrum Publisher Bee Harris, Latino Public Radio Consortium Executive Director Florence Hernandez-Ramos, University of Denver Professor Adrienne Russell, University of Denver Professor Derigan Silver, Open Media Foundation Executive Director Tony Shawcross and Free Press Government and External Affairs Manager Chancellar Williams.

I have a question that isn’t covered here. Who should I contact?

For more information, please contact Conference Manager Mary Alice Crim.

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