Organized by: Spyro Ladeas
EVENT DATE Jul 01, 2016
Why donate towards the Aegean Summit independent media forum in Athens on June30-July1 2016?
The past 6 months we have been working on developing the Aegean Summit conference in Athens on June 30-July1. We are grateful to the speakers who are making their way to Athens to be part of this year 1 inaugural community. We haven't received funding from NGO's and sponsors, which typically fund year 2 events, after evaluating the outputs of a year 1 event. So to make this project a reality, over the past 6months, as full-time project manager I've dedicated my time and personal funds to get this off-the-ground and need a little financial help for the final push.
What exactly is the Aegean Summit and is there something similar?
There are media & journalism meet-ups throughout Europe and the Middle East, but there is no physical annual meeting space where journalists and new media from Europe & the Middle East intersect. Aegean Summit aims to create this space where new partnerships and ventures can be forged and cultivated to strengthen the fresh, new voices of independent media and journalism from the Euro-Med, SE Europe and Middle East region and to create progressive narratives and strengthening business models.
What will the donations go towards?
If you can donate something like 10 or 20 euros it is much appreciated and of course larger donations of 50 or 100 euros as well. This year 1 conference will happen on June 30 & July 1 and it will be awesome, but there are several financial expenses that still need to be covered to create such a caliber of an event: logistics, operations, AV, video, on-site support and any donations left over will go towards the Aegean Summit Year 2 conference in 2017.
Who else has supported this project so far?
We've built this community step-by-step through over several hundred phone calls, skype conversations, travel and meetings, creating an agenda committee, seeking the advice of media development NGOs (International Media Support & Free Press Unlimited: both NGOs are sending participants and speakers) and through the goodwill of the speakers who are coming to Athens on June 30 - July1 and the limited amount of tickets purchased which are funding some of the catering costs and venue expenses at the event.
Please visit the website: www.aegeansummit.com to see more about our conference themes, speakers, participants and objectives of the conference.
Thank you for making this a reality and supporting this unique forum.