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Plenary: 1 - 2PM


Opening Remarks
Bob Russell, Neahtawanta Center

Public Access Television Saved! Making Media Available to Northwest Michigan
Joe VanderMeulen, LIAA

Change the World with Strategic Communication
Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Center for Media & Democracy

Workshop Sessions


( repeated twice, 2 - 5PM)
Creating Media
Examples from Local Producers
Changes in Media Access
Technologies & Policies
Tell your Story and Make a Difference
Touring the new NMCMC facilities

Wrap up with examples of local media productions

Community MEDIA in Northwest Michigan
Thursday • October 16 • 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Oleson Center • Northwestern Michigan College

Free speech, public access and open networks are critical componets of a healthy democractic civil society. Community Media Centers play an important role in maintaining the public’s access to communication tools. Join us for this half day conference focused on Community Media.

Change the World with Strategic Communications --


“Do we need a new website?” “Should we use social networks to raise money?” “How do we get more people to watch our TV shows?” These are some of the important questions to help you or your organization frame a communication strategy. Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Executive Director of CCTV’s Center for Media & Democracy based in Burlington, Vermont, will keynote this pre-conference and provide insight and resources to help you use media more effectively.

Public Access Television Saved!


Making Media Available to Northwest Michigan
TCTV2 has now become part of the new Northwest Michigan Community Media Center (NMCMC), offering expanded access, services and content. The new media center is housed at LIAA, 324 Munson Avenue in Traverse City. Joe VanderMeulen, Executive Director of LIAA, will give an overview of the resources and services available.

Workshop breakout sessions --


Changes in Media Access Technologies and Policies, Tell Your Story and Make a Difference, Touring the new NMCMC facilities and more.

The wrap up will feature examples of local media projects presented by their produces.

You can register to attend the pre-conference only without attending the Great Lakes Bioneers
Conference online at events.glbconference.org. Call (231) 223-7315 for more information.
Press Release for distribution.

Sponsored by:


• Neahtawanta Center
• Northwest Michigan Community Media Center
• Northwestern Michigan College
• Michigan Land Use Institue
• NorthSky Nonprofit Network
• LIAA
• 7th Great Lakes Bioneers Conference -- October 16-19, 2008
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