Allied Media Conference

A collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies

The 20th annual Allied Media Conference took place on June 14-17, 2018. Held every summer in Detroit, the conference brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and artists. We define "media" as anything you use to communicate with the world. You are a media-maker!

We define media-based organizing as any collaborative process that uses media, art, or technology to address the roots of problems and advances holistic solutions towards a more just and creative world.

The Allied Media Conference is a collaboratively designed event. Conference content is curated with care every year by 100+ volunteer coordinators of tracks, practice spaces, and network gatherings. The conference features over 300 hands-on workshops, panels, film screenings, Detroit tours, art and music events, strategy sessions, karaoke, bowling, collaborative art and more!

We are taking a one year break from producing the AMC. The conference returns in 2020. Read more about the AMC Chrysalis Year.

20th Anniversary Podcast

AMC Video Playlist


The AMC is made possible through out network of participants, our funders and our sponsors. Major funders of the AMC include...

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