Jun 18, 2010 12:00 AM
Jun 20, 2010 12:00 AM
The Allied Media Conference advances visions for a just and creative world. It is a laboratory for media-based solutions to the matrix of life-threatening problems. Since being founded in 1999, AMC has evolved its definition of media, and the role it can play in our lives – from zines to video-blogging to breakdancing, to communicating solidarity and creating justice. Each conference builds off the previous one and plants the seeds for the next. Ideas and relationships evolve year-round, incorporating new networks of media-makers, technologists and social justice organizers. AMC draws strength from converging movements to face the challenges and opportunities of our current moment to create, connect and transform.
The Allied Media Conference is the central project of the Allied Media Projects (AMP) network, which emerges out of ten years of organic relationship-building. Since the first conference (then the Midwest Zine Conference) in 1999, people have been compelled by the concept of do-it-yourself media. Later, as the Underground Publishing Conference, the emphasis was on building a movement of alternative media makers. With the shift towards Allied Media, the AMC has attracted more and more people who are interested in using participatory media as a strategy for social justice organizing.