Held every summer in Detroit, the conference brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and artists. We define “media” as anything you use to communicate with the world. You are a media-maker!

Learn more about the Allied Media Conference.

View the full conference schedule.

Email questions about registration to: registration@alliedmedia.org

Conference Pricing
We offer a sliding scale registration rate so that the conference can be accessible to as many people as possible. Please support the AMC by giving generously with your registration contribution.

The true cost of the AMC is $150 per person. We will consider the registration amount you pay in excess of $150 as a tax-deductible gift to Allied Media Projects.

If you’re a student or low-income AMCer from Detroit or Flint – you can apply for a scholarship to attend AMC2017.

Housing and Logistical Information
Please note: for AMC2017, we do not have access to Wayne State University dorms for housing. We will be using alternative housing options such as area hotels, hostels, and community housing. There is an active facebook group for attendees looking for housing.

Allied Media Conference
4126 3rd St, Detroit, Michigan 48201

Thursday, June 15th – Sunday, June 18th

10 Things to Know as an AMC First Timer

  1. Plan your schedule. There are 300+ sessions at the AMC! It’s best to plan ahead by checking out the online schedule which allows you to bookmark sessions.
  2. Be open to new things. The AMC is a great space to try your hand at a new skill, or learn about a topic that is unfamiliar to you. Why not try a movement session even if you’re not a dancer? How about signing up for a tour to learn about Detroit’s diverse neighborhoods and communities? Or participating in a live broadcast at the People’s Pop-up Media Shop Practice Space?
  3. Ask for the things you need to participate fully in the conference. Are you looking for the gender neutral bathroom? Need transportation to get to off campus events? Want translation from English to Spanish or vice versa? Stop by the info desk inside the Student Center or ask a volunteer wearing an orange AMC t-shirt.
  4. Your name badge contains important information you will need over the weekend. Refer to the back of your badge for information such as phone numbers for shuttles, how to contact the AMC safety team, translation services, and more. The badge also includes people’s prefered gender pronouns displayed on the front. And don’t forget your badge is your ticket to nighttime events!
  5. Stay online during the AMC for updates, location changes and ongoing conversations. See what people are saying by searching the conference hashtag #AMC2017 on social media. Engage with comments and questions that interest you! Can’t make it to a session? Many sessions have unique hashtags listed on the online schedule – search the hashtag and follow what’s happening even if you’re not there in person! Find the AMC on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  6. Unwind at one of the AMC’s many nighttime events. AMCers love to have a good time. AMC @ Night features music and performance events for all ages throughout the four days of the conference. Try some “participatory media” during karaoke or bowling on friday or dance the night away on Saturday at the MOCAD. You may walk or roll to these events or take the shuttle from your hotel, or the campus pick up station at Anthony Wayne Dr. and Kirby.
  7. Budget ahead for food and other expenses. At the AMC we offer tea, coffee, and water throughout the four days of the conference. You can purchase a bagged lunch, grab a meal at the dorm cafeteria, or try one of the many local restaurants. Other expenses you may have over the AMC weekend include: ride shares, bike rentals, goodies for sale in the AMC exhibition area, and personal care items for your off campus housing.
  8. Go to the Opening Ceremony on Friday. Celebrate the powerful wave of creative movement-building happening across the country. We will host the AMC2017 Opening Ceremony at the beautiful Detroit Film Theater inside the Detroit Institute of Arts. It is free and open to the general public. Get a feel for what it will be like by checking out our video from last year.
  9. Make long-lasting connections and continue to build your AMC community year-round. Put yourself out there! Introduce yourself to someone new. Bring your business cards or examples of your work. Share ways for people to learn about what you’re doing. And don’t be shy – follow up with people after the conference! You can also stay involved with the AMC by coordinating a track, practice space or network gathering, or proposing a session at the next AMC.
  10. Now that you’ve moved through the conference as a first timer, we’d love your feedback! You can share your feedback in multiple ways: