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