Women, Action & Media: Early Registration Deadline

By Christine Cupaiuolo — January 25, 2007

The always spectacular Women, Media & Action conference, co-sponsored by The Center for New Words in Cambridge, Mass., is scheduled this year for March 30 – April 1, and the deadline for early registration is fast approaching.

Register by Jan. 31 and pay only $125 ($35 for students and $65 for seniors) for full weekend access — all keynotes, workshops and panels, as well as Saturday breakfast and Sunday brunch. (Scholarships are available for those with limited income.) The fee goes up to $155 on Feb. 1, and to $195 on-site, so what are you waiting for?

Keynote speakers at WAM! 2007 include Ellen Goodman and Thenmozhi Soundararajan. Here’s an early peek at the schedule.

Getting personal for a moment, the brilliantly titled “Our 21st Century Bodies, Our Multimedia Selves” is, you guessed it, about “Our Bodies, Ourselves” in the new millennium, online and in translation around the world.

This panel includes yours truly along with Ayesha Chatterjee, OBOS’ global translation/adaptation program assistant who will share the experiences of women’s groups around the world who have developed culturally adapted translations of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” in book and alternative formats; Elana Hayasaka, publications program assistant who introduced Our Bodies Ourselves to the world of on-line social networking and video (have you checked out OBOS on My Space lately? 1,267 friends and counting!); and Akilah Jefferson, a former OBOS intern and current graduate student at Georgetown who has designed interactive workshops based on material from “Our Bodies, Ourselves” for college-aged and midlife women.

I’m also doing another blogging/tech workshop with the truly amazing Deanna Zandt (she’ll be the smart one in the room).

Check out the conference site for more information. See you at WAM!

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