Schedule in Brief

Unless noted, all activities are at

Ruffato Hall / Morgridge College of Education

1999 E. Evans Ave.

WEDNESDAY, April 3: Setting the Stage: Inspiration Day

9:00 a.m.     Registration opens, continental breakfast available

10:00 a.m.   Welcome & introductions

11:00 a.m.   Break

11:15 a.m.   What’s the current situation? Visit the News & Information Commons

12:30 p.m.   Lunch: Nelson, Nagel or Centennial Hall (#36, #34 or #4 on campus map)

2:00 p.m.     Two parallel sessions

What does a desirable future look like?
A conversation to define a healthy news and information ecosystem.

Venerable Values, Modern Means. Shoeleather Journalism in the Digital Era.   Samuel G. Freedman, award winning author, columnist, and professor.

3:15 p.m.     Break

3:30 p.m.     Gaining Group with Losing Ground

What’s the state of networked, collaborative journalism? A conversation between Jan Schaffer, J-Lab Executive Director and Laura Frank, I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS Executive Director that expands into a conversation in the room.

4:30 p.m.     Wrap-up of the day

5:00 p.m.     Break

5:30 p.m.     Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres

6:30 p.m.     Bill McKibben, Eslow Anvil of Freedom award presentation and talk

Introduction by Bob Coombe, Univ. of Denver Chancellor.  Following the talk, we’ll have a conversation sparked by McKibben’s remarks.

8:30 p.m.     Adjourn

THURSDAY, April 4: What now? Explore ideas, innovations, and projects

8:30 a.m.     Registration opens, continental breakfast available

9:00 a.m.     Three “Conversation Catalysts” set the stage for action

  • Kelly McBride, Senior Poynter Institute Faculty
  • Ted Anthony, Associated Press Editor-at-Large
  • Jan Schaffer, J-Lab Executive Director

9:45 a.m.     Agenda Creation,

We’ll use Open Space Technology, a social technology that supports self-organizing around topics of interest.

10:15 a.m.   Coffee/tea available

10:30 a.m.   Breakout Sessions 1

11:45 a.m.   Lunch

12:45 p.m.   Breakout Sessions 2

2:00 p.m.     Breakout Sessions 3

3:15 p.m.     Break

3:30 p.m.     Evening news: a wrap-up of the day and of the conference

5:00 pm.      Adjourn