Register Now for the Media Rise Festival!

September 24, 2017 | 10:20 am by Mandar Apte

Media Rise Festival Forum 2013
WHAT: Registration is now open for the second annual Media Rise Festival. Signature events include nightly networking lounges, a pitch night, party, 48-hour video challenge, daylong discussion forum, and youth festival.


WHEN: September 22-28, 2014, various times and locations, Washington, D.C.


WHERE: Wonder Bread Factory, Impact Hub DC, Thurgood Marshall Center and more.


WHY: The festival celebrates the power of storytelling, art and design to make the world a better place.


WHO:People in the communications, art, design, business, government, nonprofit/NGO and education sectors, who are passionate about elevating media for social good.

Confirmed speakers:

Max Lugavere, artist/filmmaker

Shanti Norris, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

Gary Kreps, George Mason University

Mary Jordan, The Water Tank Project

Kota Kobayachi, Ippon Matsu

Tanika Gray, CNN

Jon Sawyer & Kem Sawyer, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Josh Ruben & Vince Peone, filmmakers

Reggie Black, Sticky Inspiration

Jonathan Tucker, Split this Rock/DC Poetry Slam

Joe Plummer, Three Birds Foundation

Selvon Waldron, Life Pieces to Masterpieces

Lori Kaplan, Latin America Youth Center

Gregg Deal, The Last American Indian on Earth

Kelly Towles, artist


HOW: Tickets may be purchased online at Early bird pricing (50% off) ends on August 31.


Media Rise is a nonprofit global alliance that connects people and ideas to promote meaningful media. For more information, visit


For more information, contact:

Jasmine Smith