Media That Matters

May 23 - 27, 2018

Today’s best projects are a dynamic synergy of story, money, and impact. Savvy media makers need to go beyond just producing a product: they need to create an alchemy of compelling narrative, mission-aligned financing, and ingenious outreach strategies. Learn how and where these forces meet, and explore innovative partnerships in filmmaking, new media, financing, and distribution.

Media That Matters is about fostering a thriving renewal in media communities and providing powerful tools for change agents. This is an intimate, co-creative experience for media professionals, across all genres and platforms. Our goal: sparking new ways to forge a better future for creators, investors and audiences alike.

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Bill Weaver is a Peabody-award-winning, 40-year veteran of television and radio in the US and Canada, and founder of Media That Matters. He has produced, directed, shot and edited 10 television documentaries and numerous interstitials for Canadian television.

Sue Biely, founder of Nudge Consulting, is an accomplished leader within the independent media community, bringing over 20 years of domestic and international experience in broadcast, funding, policy, private business and sectoral development.

Tracey Friesen is director of communications and public engagement at the David Suzuki Foundation. A former executive producer at the NFB, she is also the author of Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change.

“It was a stimulating time with 40+ creators of all ages: five days of dialogue, big groups, little groups, passionate dinner conversation and case studies- all about where media is, should be, might be and could be…” – Betsy Carson, Face to Face Media