The conference will be held at the Cable Center in Denver, Colorado from October 24-25, 2008, and is appropriately titled: “Access Without Borders: New Frontiers in Community Media,”
According to the ACM West website:
“We’re hoping to inspire folks in our movement to more fully embrace the efficiencies, the community media tools, and the participatory aspects of using technology to generate future (and present) self-sufficiency, increased community engagement, and save time and money."
"We will be highlighting the new media technologies that can be incorporated into the workflow of Public Access Television and Community Technology Centers. Denver Open Media is leading the efforts that allow access centers to operate on a streamlined, user-driven model and is integrating the efforts of other National ACM members, like Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) and Cambridge Community Television (CCTV)."
Check out their technology-infused vision at www.denveropenmedia.org.
Or view this video by Denver Open Media and ED Tony Shawcross:
Key conference sessions will be on:
- Community Engagement
- Using the Web to Educate, Promote, and Fundraise
- Innovative Uses of Government and Educational Channels
- Technology Without Borders, Content Sharing, and Standards
- Public Policy Partnering and Outreach