" The thought and care that went into the development of the festival really camethrough in the sessions and the work of the presenters. "
" It was my pleasure to be amongst so many bright and gifted innovators. "
" Thank you for this wonderful festival. I knew within the first five minutes that the 4-hour bus ride from Brooklyn was going to be worth every second. "
" At every turn, I was impressed with the quality of the conversation, the quality of the venues, the quality of the organization, etc. It was fascinating to see how connections were developing. "
" I recognize that this has been a huge undertaking and I acknowledge your commitment to making the world a better place through uplifting media. "
" It was one of the warmest and accepting events in DC I’ve ever been part of. "
" I am so glad to have had the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful event. The thoughtfulness that was put into creating a community and fostering opportunities for collaboration really set the festival apart. "
" It is a new paradigm. Game changing in fact. Ten years from now, the first MediaRise will be remembered with nostalgia and pride - when this is actually a movement. "
" My heartfelt congratulations to all of you for your dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism in putting together the Media Rise. The number and caliber of people attended as speakers, panelists, educators, parents, etc. were a testimony to the hard work you put into organizing this week-long festival. "
" I met a lot of key, interesting, like-minded folks and hope that our connections and collaborations will continue to make a bigger change in the future. "
" Media Rise is a festival with soul. Grateful to be a part of this transformative bridge building between media and good! "
" The inspiration, the gratitude, the continued contact and future collaboration...I say YES! "