Save The Date: CheckCon is coming to Beirut, April 20–22

CheckCon is a 3-day event that brings together grassroots media collectives, digital technology enthusiasts, professional journalists, and media students & scholars from across the Arab region.

Nearly seven years after the beginning of the Arab uprisings, and five years into the Check project, CheckCon is an opportunity to bring together everyone who has contributed to the project and our wider community, with the goals of:

  • Reflecting on experiences, successes, challenges and lessons learnt
  • Discussing the future of media & technology in the Arab region
  • Meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones!

Hosted by Meedan and Birmingham City University (BCU), CheckCon is a follow up event to the Media and Social Change Unconference, hosted by BCU in 2014.

Where

We’re extremely excited to be hosting CheckCon at Beirut Digital District, Beirut’s hub for the digital and creative industries.

How to get involved

Participation on days one & two of CheckCon (April 20–21, 2017) is by invitation only, however we are seeking submissions for keynote speakers, individual and/or panel presentations, and workshop sessions. Successful pitches from journalists, activists and academics from across the Arab region and globally will be offered support for travel and accommodation.

Submit a pitch to CheckCon, complete this form by March 1, 2017: https://docs.google.com/a/meedan.com/forms/d/1eomvm7VG9PliEi_GhdAD7U8HDWpk9zbY--jTtQGKFx0/

Join us at our public unconference on Saturday, April 22! Sign up via Eventbrite: https://t.co/irvHuWcnpm

For more information, see the full call for proposals here: http://www.mediaforsocialchange.org.uk/2017/01/checkcon-2017-in-beirut/

Participation on day three of CheckCon (April 22, 2017) is open to the public, and will be run as an ‘unconference’. Pitch a session for Saturday’s public Unconference event here: http://barcamp.org/w/page/114789886/CheckCon%202017