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2013 Media Rise Festival Schedule

Updated: May 23

The 2013 Media Rise Festival is a weeklong series of events in Washington, D.C. that celebrates how storytelling, design, art and media can contribute to a peaceful, just and sustainable world. The festival is organized along three main themes: Feel, Connect, Inspire




SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, September 27: Pitch Night + Opening Party An evening showcase, giving media creators a chance to give their pitches and proposals in captivating 5-­‐ minute presentations, for an opportunity to win cash prizes from supportive funders and donors.

The Pitch Night will be followed by an evening celebration, featuring eco-­‐conscious food and drink, with an interactive art and music showcase produced by cause-­‐oriented creatives, in a pop-­‐up gallery.

Programming includes: Welcome, introductions to kick-­‐start the weekend festival. “Doc in a Day” 48-­‐Hour Video Challenge Launch, a weekend competition, presented by Stone Soup Films and sponsored by Pivot.tv, inviting filmmakers to create high-­‐impact, high-­‐quality videos for local nonprofits in just two days. Music and Dancing, with musicians dedicated to social change, against a beautiful backdrop of meaningful visual art.

Start: September 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m. End: September 28, 2013, 12:00 a.m. Venue: Pop-­‐up art gallery Address: 1805 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 RSVP: http://mediarise.eventbrite.com/

Saturday, September 28: Forum A daylong series of inspiring talks, thought-­‐provoking presentations and workshops, convening people from across the world who are passionate about creating positive change through news and entertainment media and communications. The forum is designed for information-­‐sharing on case studies, best practices, and requests for collaboration in the media and social impact sectors.

Session Topics:

  • Innovation & Leadership in Media Policy & Civic Innovation

  • Peace, Equality & Social Justice

  • Community Development & Sustainability

  • Empathy & Altruism

Start: September 28, 2013, 9:00 a.m. End: September 28, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Venue: 1776 Address: 1776, 1133 15th St. NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005 RSVP: http://mediarise.eventbrite.com/

Sunday, September 29: “The Match” Brunch A data driven, curated “speed-­‐dating” event for storytellers, designers, scholars, social enterprises and scholars to cultivate longer-­‐term, strategic relationships that further their collective reach and impact. Participants will reconnect, get refreshed and follow-­‐up from the Forum events. They will convene to co-­‐ create a vision for sustaining the Media Rise momentum toward actionable ideas. “The Match” is powered by Art in Praxis, a social practice laboratory dedicated to inquiry and building experiments at the intersections of community, art and change.

Start: September 29, 2013, 9:30 a.m. End: September 29, 2013, 12:00 p.m. Venue: Sri Sri Center for Peace and Meditation Address: 2401 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 RSVP: http://mediarise.eventbrite.com

Sunday, September 29: Youth Media Rise A festival-­‐within-­‐a-­‐festival for youth (ages 13 to 18), media educators and engaged parents. Workshops for youth will focus on digital storytelling, social media and digital gaming. Workshops for media educators and parents will focus on media literacy and innovative technologies. The day will include performances, studio spaces, a visual art showcase, and interactive lounges to enhance the curiosity and creative expression of young people in meaningful ways.

Start: September 29, 2013, 12:00 p.m. End: September 29, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center Address: 2437 15th St NW Washington, DC 20009 RSVP: http://mediarise.eventbrite.com/

Sunday, September 29: “Doc in a Day” 48-­‐Hour Video Challenge Screening Film screenings, including an awards ceremony, presented by Stone Soup Films and sponsored by Pivot.tv, to acknowledge the winning filmmakers. Start: September 29, 2013, 6:30 p.m. End: September 29, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center

Address: 2437 15th St NW Washington, DC 20009 RSVP: http://mediarise.eventbrite.com/


Sunday, September 29: Closing Party

An evening celebration to say “thank you” and encourage excitement about growing the Media Rise movement.

Start: September 29, 2013, 8:00 p.m.

End: September 29, 2013, 11:00 p.m. Venue: Josephine Butler Parks Center

Address: 2437 15th St NW Washington, DC 20009 RSVP: http://mediarise.eventbrite.com/


TICKETS

Most community events are free and open to the public. Tickets to signature events range from $10 -­‐ $100 and can be purchased at www.mediarise.eventbrite.com.

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SPONSORS

Apsara | apsaracreative.com

Inscape Publico | inscapepublico.com

1776 | 1776dc.com

Art in Praxis | artinpraxis.org

International Association for Human Values | iahv.org

Pivot.tv | pivot.tv

Stone Soup Films | stonesoupfilms.org

VerdeHouse | theverdehouse.com

Washington Parks & People | washingtonparks.net

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