WOMEN, ACTION & the MEDIA 2009
A Conference for Journalists, Activists & Everyone
with Jen ANGEL | Jack APONTE | Veronica ARREOLA | Martha BURK | Jenny Manrique CORTES
Lynn HARRIS | Deborah KAMPMEIER | Esther KAPLAN | Letta NEELY | Catherine ORENSTEIN
Miriam Zoila PEREZ Latoya PETERSON | Sarah POSNER | Debbie RASMUSSEN | Loretta ROSS
Julia SERANO | Deborah SIEGEL | Rebecca TRAISTER | Deanna ZANDT | and 70+ other presenters
keynote talks include
& a panel on WOMEN REPORTING from GLOBAL FRONTLINES
Saturday Night with
"Target: Women" comedian
Travel & Lodging
Housing Share Board
Ride Share Board
What People Say...
WAM!2009 is Co-Sponsored by
MIT Program in Women's and Gender Studies
WAM!2009 Supporting Sponsors
Global Fund For Women
Women Make Movies
Feminist Peace Network
RH Reality Check
The Media Consortium
Women In Media & News (WIMN)
Women's Media Center
March 27-29, 2009
The Early Bird Deadline is approaching fast.
Don't forget: if you register before next Friday, Feb. 13, YOU PAY ONLY$145 (Seniors pay $80 and Students pay only $45!). The fee goes up to $165/$95/$55 on Feb. 14, and to $195/$110/$75 on-site, if space allows.
You're going to want to be a part of this weekend filled with unforgettable people, conversations, events, and change-making. So why wait?
Get started early at an
INTENSIVE PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION
Friday night through Sunday afternoon not enough for you?
Then register now for a 4-6 hour Intensive Pre-Conference sessions, including:
Creating, Designing & Promoting Your Own Blog
Effective Outreach Strategies for Increasing Diversity within Your Organization
Media Literacy As An Act of Self Defense
PR: Getting Your Work Out There
RE:Framing Feminism: Narrative, Strategy, and Social Change
Women & the Dynamics of Digital Social Capital: Making the Tools Work for You
Plus, be sure to join us at 5:30 for the private WAM!2009 Duck Tour of Boston!
Women Reporting from the Global Frontlines
Thanks to a generous grant from the Global Fund for Women, we'll be kicking off WAM!2009 Friday night with an extraordinary panel of women journalists who've reported from some of the most dangerous conflicts in the world, including:
Huda Ahmed, recognized by Knight Ridder for extraordinary bravery in in covering combat during the siege of Najaf in Southern Iraq
Peta Thornycroft, one of the few remaining independent journalists in Zimbabwe
Jenny Manrique Cortes, Columbian journalist and Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow 2008-2009.
Don't miss out. Register today.
Click for complete lists of sessions & presenters!
Find Help with Rides and Housing...
Want to come to WAM!2009, but need to cut down your travel costs?
To connect with other WAM!2009 attendees who may want to share rides or housing, please use our NING message boards:
1) First, click here to register for a free account.
2) Then, check out our Ride Share and Housing Share boards, where you can meet up with people traveling from your area, and find folks who want to share hotel rooms or may be offering hospitality in their homes.
Be sure to also check out our Travel & Lodging page for info on our special Conference rate at the Marriott, as well as the super-affordable and reliable HI-Boston Hostel.