The environment for media arts makers is, to put it mildly, in a state of change. So many ideas are in play, so many words abuzz – sustainability, monetization, community-building, to name a few – that this month’s NAMAC (the National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture) biennial conference at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel (April 26-29) couldn’t come at a better time. It’s a chance for media arts groups, artists, and creative thinkers to share ideas and make connections. (Learn about it, register, and/or see a full schedule. Online registration ends Friday, Aug. 21.)
Organizers of the conference (called CommonWealth) are looking for volunteers to help keep its many gears in motion. By working ten hours, volunteers will get free registration to the entire conference. From conference assistant Mira Simon: “We will need volunteers starting on August 26 (Wednesday) and ending on August 29 (Saturday). Any interested individuals can contact me with a resume and a list of times that they will not want to volunteer.”
If you’re interested, be specific about times you can’t volunteer; organizers will assume you’re available anytime you don’t specify.
And if you do volunteer and/or participate in the conference, let us know your impressions!