Posted by Cousin Pat at Tuesday, March 17, 2015
CONTACT: Rising Tide Programming Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO: Rising Tide NOLA
WHAT: Rising Tide X: Conference on Civic Activism & New Media
WHEN: 10 Years Post Deluge |Saturday, August 29, 2015
WHERE: University Center | Xavier University of Louisiana
Rising Tide NOLA, Inc. presents RISING TIDE X, the 10th annual civic activism & new media conference centered on the recovery and future of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. We invite you to be a part of it. If you, someone you know, or your organization is interested in participating, we have drafted a Request for Proposals.
We are looking for programming proposals in multiple formats. Rising Tide has focused on panel discussions, individual presentations, & small group discussions in the past. This year, we would love to include readings and oral histories, and perhaps some "soapbox/open mic" or moderated debate. (Based on past Rising Tides, some heckling may be involved in those last two!) And if you think you have an inventive format that your fellow New Orleanians would be interested in, let us know and we'll see what we can do.
We're looking for a diverse array of programming themes and topics regarding the past decade. Here's the non-comprehensive list of Rising Tide's "greatest hits:"
- Environment/Vanishing Coast/Oil Spills/Infrastructure
- Traditional Media, New Media, Social Media
- Activism & Citizen Engagement (online and otherwise)
- Criminal Justice
- Urban Development, Gentrification, Land Use
- History & Culture
- Tech School
- Anything we didn't think of but you did.
Proposals will be accepted until May 1, but there are no points off for turning ideas in early. If you have any questions about this process, your proposals, or participating in Rising Tide, please don't hesitate to send us an email or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.
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