When: May 10, 2018 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The American Philosophical Society | Philadelphia, PA
Who: This is a funders-only event, but we will be livestreaming the day’s events. Media makers and others are encouraged to tune in. We will share more details soon.
Each year, our Media Impact Forum brings funders from across the country together with pathbreaking media makers and analysts to share insights about the field’s most influential projects and trends. Join us for inspiring media presentations and dialogue, and the chance to network with your peers to deepen learning and spark collaboration.
This year’s Forum will convene at the American Philosophical Society—the home of America’s oldest learned societies—in Philadelphia. From its earliest days, the American republic has relied on scientific inquiry to propel our nation forward, in all facets of our life–in commerce, national defense, social policy and creative expression, among many other areas. The meeting will help philanthropy focus on the special role of science in our national debates, the importance of sharpening the communications of science, and broader issues about understanding how and when communications and storytelling make a difference.
As a special treat, Media Impact Forum participants will be invited to a sneak preview of the exciting new film Inventing Tomorrow by Laura Nix, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Inventing Tomorrow captures the ingenuity of high school scientists from around the globe who are driven to solve urgent environmental issues in their own communities.
Please note: This is a funders-only event, but we will be livestreaming the day’s events. Stay tuned for more details!
Previous Media Impact Forums
Read about our 2017 Media Impact Forum here.
Learn about our 2016 Media Impact Forum here.
Read about 2015 Media Impact Forum here, here, and here.
Learn about our 2014 Media Impact Forum here and here.
See highlights from our 2013 Media Impact Forum here.