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DIY DAYS - Philadelphia

WorkBook Project & PIFVA

Saturday, August 1, 2009 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia, PA

DIY DAYS - Philadelphia

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The WorkBook Project and PIFVA present


a roving unconference / conference for those who create

How do we sustain ourselves as storytellers in this day of shifting distribution systems? How do we monetize our work and get the word out? Presented by WorkBook Project - DIY DAYS aims to answer these questions with a day of panels, roundtable discussions and workshops: A look at how to fund, create, and distribute and sustain.

TARGET AUDIENCE Anyone wanting to make creative work - film, music, games, art. Self-identified Independent storytellers, Creatives and Tech-philes.

THE EVENT The day flows through a mix of both structured and free form activities to encourage open discussion and the opportunity to break into groups and get everyone talking to each other.

Proposed Discussion Topics - New Forms of Storytelling - New models of Finance, Production and Distribution - Audience Building & The Audience Becoming Collaborators - War Stories: “What’s The Real Deal?” - Self-Sustaining: what to know when trying to make a living from your art - Case Studies

Open Discussion Topics - What are you working on? What are you looking for? - How do you consume your media? - What needs to change in order for you to sustain?



BRING A LAPTOP - we'll have wifi and some interesting ways for you to interact with speakers and each other.


The following speakers are confirmed for DIY DAYS Philadelphia. Check back often as we’ll be updating the list on a regular basis. Full schedule details coming soon.

Douglas Rushkoff (author and filmmaker)
Scott Macaulay (film producer and editor of Filmmaker Magazine)
Dan Goldman (Shooting War and founder of Dandelion)
Esther B. Robinson (filmmaker, producer and founder of Art Home)
Brian Newman (CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute)
Lance Weiler (Founder of WorkBook Project and culture hacker)
Scott Kirsner (journalist - Variety, Wired, Boston Globe and author of Fans, Friends, and Followers)
Lina Srivastava (creator of the Transmedia Activism framework)
Michael Monello (co-founder of Campfire Media and producer of the Blair Witch Project)
Alex Johnson (co-founder of WBP Labs, co-creator of RADAR)
Brian Clark (founder of GMD Studios)
Brian McTear (music producer and founder of Weathervane Music)
Arin Crumley (filmmaker Four Eyed Monsters and As the Dust Settles)
Anita Ondine (writer / producer / CEO Seize the Media)
Chuck Wendig (writer / developer of games, film and TV)
Hunter Weeks (Director/Producer 10 MPH, 10 Yards, Ride the Divide)
Noah Harlan (film producer and mobile app developer)
Leah Kauffman (editor of Phrequency)
Jesse von Doom (founder of CASH Music)
Geoff DiMasi (founder of P’unk Avenue)
Vicki Callahan (author and co-creator of Transmedia Activism framework)

and many more...

Check back as we’ll be updating this on a regular basis over the next few weeks.

Know of someone you think would be a good speaker OR if you know someone who would be interested in volunteering behind the scenes to help make DIY DAYS Philly happen let us know.

Have questions about DIY DAYS - Philadelphia? Contact WorkBook Project & PIFVA
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UArts - Terra Building 17th Floor
211 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, August 1, 2009 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

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