Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Create-Connect-Community Media Summit at Cosmopolitan Hotel March 27-28, 2009

Greetings from Community Access Television. We are pleased to announce
CAT Fayetteville is hosting the Create~Connect~Community Media Summit at
the Cosmopolitan Hotel on the historic Fayetteville downtown square March

The idea is to bring together community media makers, artists, activists,
and advocates beginning a dialogue about how community media will thrive
and continue to be a rich source of news, ideas, and inspiration. We are
outreaching regionally in areas of community radio and TV, print media,
visual arts, music, theatre, and entities using the internet. Our goal is
to create a networking and educational event involving community media
and anyone who values free speech, localism, inclusion, diversity,
creativity, and media literacy.

*Events include:
Luncheon Workshop with Paper Tiger TV, Media & Democracy: The Next
Opening Session Speaker, Mr. Charles Benton of the Benton Foundation
Workshops/Panels on Outreach & Diversity, New Media 2.0, Future Media
Show Your Stuff Trade Show with local and national vendors
Video Reception on Friday night - submit Your video today!
Alliance for Community Media Regional Meeting
Freedom Stage - Your chance to Speak or Perform publicly
FAT CAT Awards Banquet

There are a variety of ways you can participate:

We invite you to set up a table at our Show Your Stuff Trade Show (rates
on registration form).

We are also having a Show Your Stuff Video Reception which is free to
attend and only $10 to enter your video
(10 min. or less) to play on the big screen.

The Freedom Stage will be set up throughout the day on Saturday and
provide an opportunity to speak or perform for 5 minutes. This is similar
to our Short Takes at CAT which we offer free twice weekly.

The workshops/panels that are planned are on three main subjects:
Outreach - how you as an artist, non-profit, or local business owner can
reach the public with emphasis on inclusion and diversity. Media 2.0 -
how you can use the new digital tools and social networking sites to
enhance your message. Policy - how local and national legislators affect
policy on media and how to keep media open and accessible to the People.

The FAT CAT Awards Banquet will be the grand finale of the Summit and
will celebrate our C.A.T. Producers who aired shows in 2008. This is our
red carpet catered event with 10 categories for producers to enter. If
you would like to be a judge for this event, please contact us at: 479-
444-3433 or email

Please check out the official website at: for
details. See flyer and registration form attached.

In Community,
Jori Costello, CAT Fayetteville Outreach Specialist
Community Access Television
101 W. Rock Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
watch online at:

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