I just wanted to send a quick reminder out there to everyone that the deadline for the Women, Action and Media (WAM!) proposals for the 2008 conference is next Friday October 12.
From the site:
What questions, issues, and concerns do you want to hear debated? What thinking, strategizing, planning or skill-sharing work should happen at WAM! as a step forward in building the movement? What should we know, what should we be doing, and what should we be preparing for? . . .
We invite you to submit a proposal for a workshop, panel, strategy meeting, digital multimedia presentation, or other conference session. We want to hear your ideas whether you’re a media producer or a PR strategist, a journalist, an activist, an academic, a community organizer, a funder or philanthropist, a “citizen” media watchdog, a media policy advocate, an alternative-network-builder, a blogger, writer, teacher, artist, technology trainer, cartoonist, deejay, (etc!) — we especially encourage proposals from women of color, women under 25 and over 65, low-income women, professionals/producers working in broadcast and online media, and students.
Please send us your session proposals. We encourage you to be creative not only with your proposed topic and content, but in your means of presentation—we’re seeking interactive, provocative, dialogue-rich sessions that might as easily involve multimedia, collaborative projects, skills training or live performance as a panel or standard speaker.
All kinds of really cool people have put together presentations for the conference in the past, including Lisa Jervis, Jessica Valenti, Katha Pollitt and Loretta Ross. Since this is also the fifth year anniversary, I have word that it’s going to be bigger and badder than ever. So get in those proposals!
Though I’m not submitting anything this year, I do definitely plan to attend if there’s any chances that finances allow, and I’m really looking forward to seeing who this year’s presenters will be. Does anyone else have plans to attend yet?