2009 National Youth Media Summit: YMR visits the opening night activities

Forty-four leaders in the youth media field, including practitioners, young professionals, youth producers, academics and funders kicked off the 2009 National Youth Media Summit by drawing simple cartoons with big ideas. Groups of participants worked collaboratively to develop 4-panel storyboards illustrating their shared goals for the Summit. The following videos highlight each group’s work. The collective message was clear: youth media practitioners attending the Summit hoped to inspire collaboration and inclusiveness in the field, looked forward to new learning opportunities, and aimed for concrete next steps that would continue to move the field forward in the following weeks and months.
Youth Media Mashup

Building a Sustainable Youth Media Field

Youth Media and Zing! Zap! Pow!

Youth Media as a Beehive

Youth Media and Sea Monsters

Youth Media Before & After

The 2009 National Youth Media Summit was supported by the McCormick Foundation and the Academy for Educational Development. The Summit took place from August 5-7 in Lake Forest, Illinois. Many thanks to all of the participants for their hard work, concentration, and invaluable contributions to the field.