inspiring
media for
social good
inspiring media
for social good
/MEDIA RISE/VISION & OBJECTIVES

OUR MISSION IS
TO PROMOTE THE
CREATION AND
CONSUMPTION
OF MEANINGFUL
MEDIA TO
ACCELERATE
...
/MEDIA RISE/VISION & OBJECTIVES

OUR MISSION IS
TO PROMOTE THE
CREATION AND
CONSUMPTION
OF MEANINGFUL
MEDIA FOR A MORE
PEA...
/MEDIA RISE/FOUNDING TEAM

Dr. Srivi
Ramasubramanian,
Executive Director
Associate Professor,
Department of Communication,...
inspiring media
for social good

september 23-29, 2013
washington, dc
/2013 FESTIVAL/OVERVIEW

THE 2013 MEDIA RISE
FESTIVAL IS A WEEKLONG
SERIES OF EVENTS IN
WASHINGTON, D.C.
THAT CELEBRATES H...
/2013 FESTIVAL/OVERVIEW

Rise Festival was
THE 2013 MEDIA RISE 2013 Mediaalong three main themes:
organized
FESTIVAL IS A ...
/2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA

inspiring media
for social good

SEPTEMBER 28 & 29

	

SEPTEMBER 23-27

"THE
MATCH"
BRUNCH
YOUTH
ME...
/2013 FESTIVAL/BY THE NUMBERS

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for social good

BY THE NUMBERS
1 WEEK
5 COMMUNITY EVENTS
6 SIGNATURE EVENT...
/2013 FESTIVAL/TARGET AUDIENCE

inspiring media
for social good

Most of our festival attendees represented
the following ...
/2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA

inspiring media
for social good

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
/7:30pm-9pm

PITCH NIGHT, an evening showcase...
/2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
/9pm-12am

OPENING PARTY, hosted against a
beautiful backdrop of meaningful vi...
/2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
/9am-5:30pm

FORUM, a daylong series of inspiring
talks, thought-provoking p...
/2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA

inspiring media
for social good

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
/9:30am-12pm

“THE MATCH” BRUNCH, a datadrive...
/2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA

inspiring media
for social good

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
/12pm–6pm

YOUTH MEDIA RISE, a festival-withi...
/2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA

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for social good

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
/6:30pm–8pm

48-HOUR VIDEO CHALLENGE
SCREENIN...
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for social good

FESTIVAL:
WHAT
PEOPLE
SAID
/2013 FESTIVAL/WHAT PEOPLE SAID

"It was my pleasure to be amongst so
many bright and gifted innovators."
Denasha Bullock
...
/2013 FESTIVAL/WHAT PEOPLE SAID

"I feel honored to be a part of this
important movement. I recognize that
this has been a...
/2013 FESTIVAL/WHAT PEOPLE SAID

inspiring media
for social good

"My heartfelt congratulations to all of
you for your ded...
OUR SPONSORS
INNOVATORS
CREATORS

COLLABORATORS

september 23-29, 2013
washington, dc

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OUR SPONSORS
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
SUPPORTERS
MEDIA PARTNERS

september 23-29, 2013
washington, dc

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/MEDIA RISE/THE WAY FORWARD

	

inspiring media
for social good

JAN - AUG 2014

WASHINGTON,
D.C.
MUMBAI
NETWORKING
EVENTS...
THANK YOU!

september 23-29, 2013
washington, dc

CONNECT WITH US

www.mediarisenow.org
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The 2013 Media Rise Festival was a weeklong series of events (September 23-27) in Washington, D.C. that celebrated how storytelling, design, art and media can contribute to a peaceful, just, and sustainable world. Learn more: http://mediarisenow.org

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2013 Media Rise Festival

  1. 1. inspiring media for social good
  2. 2. inspiring media for social good
  3. 3. /MEDIA RISE/VISION & OBJECTIVES OUR MISSION IS TO PROMOTE THE CREATION AND CONSUMPTION OF MEANINGFUL MEDIA TO ACCELERATE SOCIAL CHANGE. inspiring media for social good september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 3
  4. 4. /MEDIA RISE/VISION & OBJECTIVES OUR MISSION IS TO PROMOTE THE CREATION AND CONSUMPTION OF MEANINGFUL MEDIA FOR A MORE PEACEFUL, JUST AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD. inspiring media for social good We elevate communities worldwide by: CELEBRATING success stories of how content creators, storytellers, designers and educators use media for social good; EMPOWERING media to integrate human values, such as compassion, connectedness and respect for all; and, ENCOURAGING partnerships among media professionals and changemakers to accelerate social transformation at the individual and community level. september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 4
  5. 5. /MEDIA RISE/FOUNDING TEAM Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian, Executive Director Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Texas A&M University inspiring media for social good Erica Schlaikjer, Creative Strategist Mandar Apte, Global Partnerships Director Founder, Benevolent Media, LLC Faculty Member (Leadership Programs), International Association for Human Values september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 5
  6. 6. inspiring media for social good september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc
  7. 7. /2013 FESTIVAL/OVERVIEW 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. inspiring media for social good september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 7
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  9. 9. /2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA inspiring media for social good SEPTEMBER 28 & 29 SEPTEMBER 23-27 "THE MATCH" BRUNCH YOUTH MEDIA RISE SIGNATURE EVENTS OPENING PARTY PITCH NIGHT FORUM COMMUNITY EVENTS + september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 48-HOUR VIDEO CHALLENGE 9
  10. 10. /2013 FESTIVAL/BY THE NUMBERS inspiring media for social good BY THE NUMBERS 1 WEEK 5 COMMUNITY EVENTS 6 SIGNATURE EVENTS 12 VENUES september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 60+ PRESENTERS 650+ ATTENDEES 10
  11. 11. /2013 FESTIVAL/TARGET AUDIENCE inspiring media for social good Most of our festival attendees represented the following sectors: COMMUNICATIONS/MEDIA: photographers, filmmakers, journalists, bloggers, storytellers, content creators. EDUCATION: academics, researchers, teachers, parents, students. NONPROFIT/NON-GOVERNMENTAL: activists, advocates, policy influencers. ARTS: artists, arts administrators, art directors, curators, exhibitors. BUSINESS/ENTREPRENEURSHIP: CEOs & founders, social innovators, marketers. september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc DESIGN: graphic designers, architects. 11
  12. 12. /2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA inspiring media for social good FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 /7:30pm-9pm PITCH NIGHT, an evening showcase, giving media creators a chance to give their pitches and proposals in captivating 3-minute presentations, for a chance to win cash prizes from supportive funders and donors. september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 12
  13. 13. /2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 /9pm-12am OPENING PARTY, hosted against a beautiful backdrop of meaningful visual art and music contributed by causeoriented creatives. Highlights included: Food from &pizza Music and Dancing by Maracuyeah “Doc in a Day” 48-Hour Video Challenge Launch, a weekend competition, presented by Stone Soup Films and sponsored by pivot, inviting filmmakers to create high-impact, high-quality videos for local nonprofits in just two days. The opening party coincided with the Grand Opening of The 25 Project, a popup art exhibition and fundraiser, presented by No Kings Collective in support of The District of Columbia Arts Center.
  14. 14. /2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 /9am-5:30pm 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.
  15. 15. /2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA inspiring media for social good SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 /9:30am-12pm “THE MATCH” BRUNCH, a datadriven, 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. “The Match” was powered by Art in Praxis, a social practice laboratory dedicated to inquiry and building experiments at the intersections of community, art and change. september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 15
  16. 16. /2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA inspiring media for social good SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 /12pm–6pm YOUTH MEDIA RISE, a festival-withina-festival for youth (ages 13 to 18), media educators and engaged parents. Workshops for youth focused on digital storytelling, social media, theater and creative movement. Workshops for media educators and parents focused on media literacy and innovative technologies. The day included performances, studio spaces, a visual art showcase, and interactive lounges to enhance the curiosity and creative expression of young people in meaningful ways. september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 16
  17. 17. /2013 FESTIVAL/AGENDA inspiring media for social good SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 /6:30pm–8pm 48-HOUR VIDEO CHALLENGE SCREENING, film screenings, including an awards ceremony, presented by Stone Soup Films and sponsored by pivot, to acknowledge the winning filmmakers. september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 17
  18. 18. inspiring media for social good FESTIVAL: WHAT PEOPLE SAID
  19. 19. /2013 FESTIVAL/WHAT PEOPLE SAID "It was my pleasure to be amongst so many bright and gifted innovators." Denasha Bullock D.C. Partnerships Coordinator Move This World "Thank you for this wonderful festival. I knew within the first five minutes that the 4-hour bus ride from Brooklyn was going to be worth every second." Scott Feraco Founder & Creative Director The "V" Channel inspiring media for social good "At every turn, I was impressed with the quality of the conversation, the quality of the venues, the quality of the organization, etc. It was fascinating to see how connections were developing." Sherri Hope Culver Director Center for Media and Information Literacy Temple University "The thought and care that went into the development of the festival really came through in the sessions and the work of the presenters." september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc Lakita Edwards Arts Education Specialist The National Endowment for the Arts 19
  20. 20. /2013 FESTIVAL/WHAT PEOPLE SAID "I feel honored to be a part of this important movement. I recognize that this has been a huge undertaking and I acknowledge your commitment to making the world a better place through uplifting media. Wendy Milette Director of Media Arts Education & Film Festivals The MY HERO Project "It was one of the warmest and accepting events in DC I’ve ever been part of." Ryan Hill Director of Digital Learning Programs and ARTLAB+ Smithsonian Institution inspiring media for social good "I am so glad to have had the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful event. The thoughtfulness that was put into creating a community and fostering opportunities for collaboration really set the festival apart." Ayla Schlosser Founder & Executive Director Resonate "It is a new paradigm. Game changing in fact. Ten years from now, the first MediaRise will be remembered with nostalgia and pride - when this is actually a movement." Kanniks Composer & Music Educator september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 20
  21. 21. /2013 FESTIVAL/WHAT PEOPLE SAID inspiring media for social good "My heartfelt congratulations to all of you for your dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism in putting together the Media Rise. The number and caliber of people attended as speakers, panelists, educators, parents, etc. were a testimony to the hard work you put into organizing this week-long festival." Filiz Odabas-Geldiay Executive Director International Association for Human Values "I met a lot of key, interesting, like-minded folks and hope that our connections and collaborations will continue to make a bigger change in the future." september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc Asheru Hip-hop Artist & Educator 21
  22. 22. OUR SPONSORS INNOVATORS CREATORS COLLABORATORS september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 22
  23. 23. OUR SPONSORS SPECIAL THANKS TO: SUPPORTERS MEDIA PARTNERS september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc 23
  24. 24. /MEDIA RISE/THE WAY FORWARD inspiring media for social good JAN - AUG 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. MUMBAI NETWORKING EVENTS NEW YORK CITY >> AUSTIN SEP 2014 FESTIVAL (WASHINGTON, D.C.) september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc SINGAPORE LONDON 24
  25. 25. THANK YOU! september 23-29, 2013 washington, dc CONNECT WITH US www.mediarisenow.org Twitter: @mediarisenow Facebook: /mediarisenow Instagram: @mediarisenow 25

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