Rising Tide 8 - Save the Date!

WHAT: 8th Annual Rising Tide New Media Conference
WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9am – 6pm
WHERE: University Center, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Drive, NOLA, 70125


Rising Tide NOLA, Inc. will present its 8th annual new media conference centered on the recovery and future of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the University Center of Xavier University of Louisiana.

Online registration is available through Rising Tide’s website and Eventbrite portal. Early online registration is $20 and will run through Thursday, September 12. Registration at the door is $40. Registrants with valid student ID are $18. Lunch is included in the price of admission, and vegetarian options will be available.

The conference is a one day event with programming presented in a variety of formats including presentations, directed conversations, keynote addresses, and on-stage panel discussions addressing issues relevant to New Orleans and the Gulf South’s ongoing recovery, diverse history, unique culture, or emerging concerns. Watch this summer for announcements regarding the program content, schedule, and keynote address by following Rising Tide on Twitter (@RisingTide), the Facebook, or blog.


Previous conferences featured keynotes by acclaimed local writer Lolis Eric Elie and Tulane University professor of history Lawrence Powell, as well as panel discussions on the status and future of local journalism, changes to the education system, environmental impacts of the oil spill, development of cultural economy, parenting, entrepreneurship, and neighborhood activism. Past speakers have included Treme and The Wire creator David Simon, geographer Richard Campanella, journalist Mac McClelland, entertainer Harry Shearer, and authors David Zirin, John Barry, Christopher Cooper, and Robert Block.