Allied Media Projects

Media strategies for a more just and creative world
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About AMP

  1. Allied Media Projects cultivates media strategies for a more just, creative, and collaborative world.

  2. We convene close to 2,000 people annually in Detroit to develop and exchange strategies through the Allied Media Conference.

  3. The conference is created each year through a participatory design process. Out of the conference emerge new projects, campaigns, and collaborations that continue year round.

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Sponsored Projects

  1. AMP sponsors projects by providing fiscal management, program design, evaluation, fundraising and other support that draws from the capacities we have built after 15 years of producing the AMC.

  2. These "allied media projects" are autonomous and interdependent, working together to grow their own capacity and the capacity of our network as a whole.

  3. Current sponsored projects include Digital Stewards, Detroit Future Schools, Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, Co.Open, and Complex Movements. Join us – fill out an assessment form for your project.

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Photo by Vanessa Miller
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Photo by Ara Howrani

Allied Media Conference

  1. The Allied Media Conference is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every Summer in Detroit.

  2. The AMC is a network of networks – social justice organizers, community technologists, transformative artists, educators, entrepreneurs, and many others – all using media in innovative ways.

  3. The 16th annual AMC is June 19-22, 2014 in Detroit. Register today! You can also sponsor the AMC.

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Photo by Vanessa Miller
Photo by Vanessa Miller
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  1. AMPTalk is a discussion and organizing system for the Allied Media Projects network.

  2. We use AMPtalk to coordinate, share, and document Allied Media Conference sessions, tracks, network gatherings, and practice spaces.

  3. Start a discussion on the AMPtalk Newswire or share job postings, grant opportunities, and calls for submissions on the Opportunities board.


  1. Contact us, we'd love to hear from you.

"Healing Justice" call for session proposals

Feb 28, 2012

Check out a message from Autumn about the kinds of session proposals that the AMC2012 "Healing Justice Practice Space" is looking for at this year's conference.

Hello amazing healers and healing justice activists!!

The Allied Media Conference, which takes place annually in Detroit, MI, has emerged in the last few years as a key space to build our movement for accessible, community-based wellness. Last year’s "Health is Dignity, Dignity is Resistance" track brought together healers and organizers from across the country to share strategies for increased health in our communities. This year there is no dedicated track for Health and Healing Justice, which means it is even more important for YOU to submit health and healing justice Session Proposals to the “General” track!

We want to especially encourage sessions that introduce people to Healing Justice, that share basic healing skills, and that share models for community and collective organizing around health and wellness. Remember, this is the Allied Media Conference, so proposals should illustrate how to connect health/healing justice work with media-based organizing. 

Sessions can be workshops, round-table discussions, presentations, caucuses, and any other format you can imagine. To submit a session proposal, you will need to go through the AMPTalk website. Proposals are due March 14! AMP’s Content Coordinator, Morgan (, can help advise the submission process for those who need help.

ALSO! This year we will be returning with another Healing Justice Practice Space!! If you are a healer or practitioner, we will soon be putting a call out for volunteer practitioners to apply to practice in the Healing Justice Practice Space.

What AMP is looking for:

  • A clear connection to media and communications. Our definition of media includes everything from breakdancing, to building your own radio station, to web-design, fashion-design and everything in between.
  • An emphasis on strategies rather than issues.  Sessions that help us name the problem are important, but they can't stop there.  Make sure your session proposal incorporates media-based organizing strategies towards solutions.
  • Interactivity and creativity. Structure your session to make the information accessible to multiple learning styles.  This may include a mix of: small group conversations, visual presentations of information, handouts, games and creative expression.  
  • Collaboration.  We love AMC sessions designed by multiple organizations or individuals. Even better, connect your session to an ongoing organizing process that extends beyond the conference. While collaboration is strongly encouraged, we also welcome workshops from individuals and groups.

SEE ALSO: AMC2012 Call for Session Proposals