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Media Learning Seminar Agenda

Miami, Fla. May 18-19, 2015


9:00 a.m.

Alberto Ibargüen, president and CEO, Knight Foundation

9:30 –11:00 a.m.

The State of Community News and Engagement
Moderator:  Jennifer Preston, vice president, journalism, Knight Foundation
Speakers: Michelle Srbinovich, general manager, WDET 101.9 FM,
Vincent Duffy, news director, Michigan Radio
Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor, Detroit Free Press
John Bebow, president and CEO, The Center for Michigan
Chastity Pratt Dawsey, reporter, Bridge magazine, The Center for Michigan

11:15 – 12:30 p.m.  

Communications that Advance Change
Introduction: Bahia Ramos, co-director, KCIC, Knight Foundation
Speaker: Mary Lou Fulton, sr. program manager, The California Endowment

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. 

How Institutions Go Digital
Moderator: Jennifer Preston, vice president, Journalism, Knight Foundation
Speaker:  Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art      

3:45 – 5:30 p.m. 

What’s New; What’s Next?
Amy Webb, founder, Webbmedia Group Digital Strategy



8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Knight-Talks: Successes, Failures and In-between
LuAnn Lovlin, director of communications, The Winnipeg Foundation
Stuart Comstock-Gay, president, Vermont Community Foundation
Note: Video is embedded below with "Design Thinking...".

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 

KCIC Deep Dive Presentations; Design Thinking and Learning Together
Moderators: Susan Patterson, co-director, KCIC, Knight Foundation
Panelists: Daniel X. O’Neil, Chicago Community Trust/Smart Chicago Collaborative; Kelly Ryan, CEO, Incourage Community Foundation; Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Chris Daggett, president & CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.           

Community, Technology and Partnerships
Moderator: Laurenellen McCann, civic innovation fellow, Open Technology Institute
Panelists: Demond Drummer, managing director, The Connect Chicago Challenge
Kathleen Dickhut, deputy commissioner, planning & development, City of Chicago
Asiaha Butler, President, resident association of Greater Englewood/R.A.G.E.

12:00 – 1:45 p.m.  

The Responsive City: Communications in Context
Moderator: Alberto Ibargüen, president and CEO, Knight Foundation
Speaker: Susan Crawford, co-director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University


Archived Video from Past Events

Above: Archived video from "The Future of Libraries" event. 

Thank you for joining us on Sept. 29. for a discussion with national thought leaders on the future of libraries. The digital age is making libraries more - not less - important to education, the economy and our civic life. The discussion above focused on how to ensure libraries are more engaging and innovative community centers into the future. This event was sponsored by Knight Foundation and The Miami Foundation.

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Read more here on Knight Blog. You can also follow along on social media using #libraries.

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