UFVA’s partner initiative EDIT Media (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Teaching Media) will be holding an “unconference” and strategic planning meeting following the UFVA conference on Saturday, August 3rd. The first part of the day will be devoted to discussing issues of inclusion and equity in our field, to be determined by participants, and the second half will be devoted to EDIT Media programming and planning.
Admission is free and all UFVA attendees are invited to participate. More about EDIT Media: http://www.editmedia.org
Please register if you would like to attend by July 15, 2019:
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
9am – 12pm: Unconference
12pm – 1pm: Lunch (provided thanks to UFVA)
1pm – 4pm: Strategic Planning
Influx Space, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
The  Unconference  will be an opportunity for attendees to determine the topics they would like to discuss in relation to equity and inclusion in the field of media production and then to break out into small groups for conversation, resource sharing, resource development, problem-solving, and so on. Attendees are encouraged to come with ideas or questions prepared in advance.
The  Strategic Planning session  is set aside for those who are or would like to be involved in the coordination, programming, and leadership of EDIT Media. If you have not been involved, but would like to be or would like to know more, you are welcome to attend.
Although dormitories at Augsburg are not available for an additional night past the UFVA conference,  the Courtyard Marriott will have twenty rooms available for the extra night at the conference rate of $140/night. Call 1-877-699-3216 and mention the UFVA conference to secure this option. Some groups may also be renting AirBnBs with multiple rooms – if you are interested in this option, please email Jen Proctor as listed below.
Please address any questions to Jen Proctor at  editmediaproject@gmail.com