As we’ve been harping on about for the past month and a half or so, we’ve been collecting the input of various attendees, guests, and to reconstruct our schedule so it’s slicker, faster, and way cooler than some stuffy room with lame panels. (We’re going to do the final hashing out about that, along with the venue decision at tomorrow’s staff meeting, so stay tuned).
One big partner in that effort has been the awesome grad students and faculty over at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies department. Suffice it to say, they’ve played a huge role in sorting out cool questions and finagling how the entire structure of the conference will go. You’ll also probably end up seeing some of the various faculty and staff as speakers and moderators at the event. At any rate, I’m glad to announce today that they’ve come on board as official conference sponsors! Very woo.