May 10: Media Impact Forum
When: May 10, 2018 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: The American Philosophical Society | Philadelphia, PA
Register today. (This is a funders-only event.)
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.
At this year’s Forum, we are going to focus on two distinct but related topics: excellent practice in the communication of scientific information, and new ideas in the science of communications. We could not find a better venue for this exploration–the American Philosophical Society–our nation’s original learned society. 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.
This forum will help philanthropy focus on the special role of science in our national debates, the importance of sharpening the communication of science, and broader issues about how to understand when communications and storytelling make a difference.
Speakers we will be hearing from include:
- Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Center for Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Eli Pariser, CEO, Upworthy
- Ann Christiano, Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications
- Nokuthula Ngwenyama, solo violist and composer
- Danielle Dana, executive director, Science Friday
- Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, founders, EepyBird
- Kamal Sinclair, director, Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Lab Programs
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.
Catch the highlights from our 2017 Media Impact Forum, which featured NPR’s founding architect Bill Siemering, NPR newscaster Korva Coleman, 1A host Joshua Johnson, and much more.
We look forward to seeing you on May 10 in Philadelphia!
Note: This is a funders-only event.