Propose a Track, Practice Space, or Network Gathering for AMC2016

Help shape the 18th annual Allied Media Conference, coming up June 16-19, 2016! You are invited to submit a proposal for an AMC2016 track, practice space or network gathering. Proposals are due November 6, 2015 at 11:59 EST. November 9, 2015 at 11:59 EST.

Held every summer in Detroit, the Allied Media 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.

Get a sense of the diverse and dynamic content that makes up the conference by browsing the tracks, practice spaces, and network gatherings from the last conference.

The themes that emerge over the four days of the AMC begin taking root now, with your ideas! This is the start of a year-long organizing process that culminates in four days of dreaming, building and growing together in Detroit.

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Tracks, Practice Spaces, and Network Gatherings

Through an open proposal process in the early fall, we select the thematic focus areas of the following year’s conference. These focus areas take the form of tracks, practice spaces, or network gatherings.

A Track is a series of sessions connected by a shared theme.

A Practice Space is a hands-on open studio space dedicated to a creative practice.

A Network Gathering is a day-long mini-conference convened by a local or national network on the Thursday of the AMC.

All of the content of the AMC is focused on “media-based organizing.”

“Media-based organizing” is 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.

What we look for

Interested in submitting a proposal for a track, practice space, or network gathering? We are looking for proposals that:

  • are focused on media-based organizing practices
  • are described with clear and direct language
  • are engaging, accessible and skill-generating
  • are flexible and adaptable to feedback
  • embody a commitment to building a more just, creative and collaborative world
  • explore how to use art, media, and technology for social justice
  • are submitted by teams of 3-6 people, with at least one coordinator having attended a previous AMC.

If you are excited and ready to propose a Track, Practice Space or Network Gathering for AMC2016, click the link below submit your proposal. Be sure to read the instructions on our new application form thoroughly.


Additional Resources:

Info Calls
Join an info call to learn more and ask questions about proposing a track, practice space, and network gathering,

CALL 1: October 15, 2015 @ 7PM EST
CALL 2: November 3, 2015 @ 11AM EST

To join, call (712) 432-1212 with the code 979-957-679.

Frequently Asked Questions
Read our FAQs about proposing content areas to the AMC.

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