2012 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference | MIT Center for Civic Media

2012 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference

On June 17-19, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and MIT's Center for Civic Media will host the 2012 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference: "The Story and the Algorithm". The conference is the leading gathering of media innovators shaping the future of news and information, and winners of the first Knight News Challenge of 2012, on networks, will be announced during the conference.

The MIT Center for Civic Media was the Knight News Challenge's first large grant recipient, allowing the Center to partner with Knight Foundation in its core mission to foster informed and engaged communities.

It is hosted at the MIT Media Lab (map) and is an invitation-only event.

More about "The Story and the Algorithm"...



Sunday June 17
Time Session
4:00pm to 5:00pm Registration
5:00pm to 6:00pm Cocktails, featuring DJ wayne&wax
6:00pm to 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm to 9:00pm Sunday Night Stories
Monday June 18
Time Session
8:30am to 9:00am Coffee and Pastries
9:00am to 9:30am Welcome and Introduction: Joi Ito, Ethan Zuckerman, and John Bracken
9:30am to 10:50am Turning Data into Narrative
11:15am to 12:15pm Extreme Data/Extreme Story
12:15pm to 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm to 3:00pm Announcement of 2012 Knight News Challenge winners
3:15pm to 4:30pm Stories and Fables
4:30pm to 6:00pm MIT Civic Ignite (a way-fast MIT project show-and-tell)
6:00pm to 7:00pm Cocktails
7:00pm to 9:00pm "Takeout from Around the World": Dinner Collaboration Sessions and Unconference Conversations
Tuesday June 19
Time Session
8:15am to 9:00am Coffee and Pastries
9:00am to 10:15am Internet Native News Networks
10:30am to 11:30am Open Gov: What's Gone Wrong, What's Gone Right?
11:30am to 12:00pm Takeout Takeaways
12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm to 2:00pm Civic Action On and Offline: IRL+RT FTW!
2:00pm to 3:30pm And Now for Something Completely Different...
3:30pm to 4:00pm Moments of Profundity, with Michael Maness