AMP Blog: Allied Media Conference

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Our wings have formed: Announcing the biennial Allied Media Conference!

Thank you to the many people who participated in the past year of AMC in Chrysalis. You helped us explore and answer the big questions of, How do we want to grow? What are the key ingredients that make the AMC special? What parts of the conference can become something new?

AMC 2020, taking place next June 25-28 in Detroit, will be the first biennial (every other year) Allied Media Conference.

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A web metamorphosis is on the way

Save the date for May 10th and May 16th, both from 1pm EST to 2pm EST! We'll be hosting collaborative online sessions to gather your feedback as we prepare to revamp our website.

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More on the AMC in Chrysalis Living Room Series

 

See how Chrysalis Creative Team members are connecting and convening their folks Thanks to everyone who tuned in to our Living Room Session livestream!


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A Chrysalis Year

We are taking a one year break from producing the AMC. The conference returns in 2020.

The AMC has been a phenomenal caterpillar, hungry and growing for two decades, but what is the butterfly that we can become? We think it will take a year in chrysalis to figure it out. This will be a year of reflection, deep-dive evaluation, research, and development – a year that includes your voice – as we plan for the return of the AMC.

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Tarana Burke and Mariame Kaba talk movements, survivorship, radical community healing to open AMC2018 (VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT)

The 20th annual Allied Media Conference was the biggest yet, as we paused to look back on how far the conference has come while simultaneously visioning our futures. A warm Detroit welcome from Mama Sandra of the Hush House kicked off the AMC2018 Opening Ceremony, followed by performances from The Aadizookan and RV Mendoza, a powerful message from Siwatu Salama, and a keynote conversation between Tarana Burke, activist and founder of the #MeToo movement, and longtime AMCer Mariame Kaba, founder of Project NIA.