We prioritize sessions that include presenters who are great representatives of the topics being discussed and explored. For example, sessions exploring youth-based media making should ideally include a young person as a lead or co-presenter.
We look for sessions that offer a range of learning opportunities: from beginner to advanced.
Here is some of what makes a good AMC session:
- A clear connection to media-based organizing.
- Holistically explores solutions that span the internal, interpersonal, and systemic dimensions of a problem
- Result in tangible resources and strategic next steps
- Values the expertise of people most impacted by a problem to solve that problem
- Creates collaboration and connection. (We love AMC sessions designed by multiple organizations or individuals, and that connect to an ongoing organizing process that extends beyond the conference.)
- Aims to be accessible to as many people as possible, people of diverse abilities, experiences, ages, and backgrounds.
- Hands-on, creative, imaginative, and fun