Hearken’s

Engagement Innovation Summit.

October 23 & 24 2019, Brooklyn, New York

Join audience engagement enthusiasts and innovators across community-focused industries to explore how a culture of listening, service and trust-building can make us better at what we do. This inaugural summit will include a special focus on what it takes to create more engaged elections coverage.

 
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Purpose

If you care about journalism’s mission of informing and serving the public, then you care about audience engagement and treating communities we cover as partners rather than consumers. It’s that simple.

At Hearken’s inaugural Engagement Innovation Summit, we will gather people driven by the charge of cultivating community and improving democracy through information sharing.

We’ll bring together engagement pros, senior leaders, students, innovators and entrepreneurs across industries to develop a shared vision for audience engagement and community-building best practices, how to track and measure success and how this work will contribute to your organization’s bottom line ($) and future sustainability.

With profoundly important elections coming up in the United States and across the world, this gathering will have a special track on how innovators are creating engaged elections coverage.

You will leave with:

  • New connections with people at the forefront of engagement innovation

  • A collaborative vision forward for the future path of public-powered journalism as a sustainable business practice

  • A tool kit for bringing your learnings back to your everyday work

  • Practical guides for creating more engaged elections coverage and a citizen’s agenda

Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit will not have long keynotes, boring Powerpoints, or vendors. It will have collaborative, hands-on sessions, interdisciplinary facilitators, and ample time for discussion, collective problem-solving and networking.

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Schedule

October 23 & 24th, 2019

Schedule below

Check out the session descriptions on the Sessions page.

Venue:

501 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York


We have already distributed the available scholarships for the event, but please reach out if you have additional questions. Contact Summit Organizer Sholeh Munion for more information: summit@wearehearken.com


Featured Speakers

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Shailly Agnihotri

Founder and Executive Director, The Restorative Center

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Luis Miguel Echegaray

Head of Latino Content,
Sports Illustrated

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Joseph Lichterman

Manager of Editorial and Digital Strategy, The Lenfest Institute

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Anna Nirmala

Director of Portfolio Development, American Journalism Project

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Sarah Stonbely

Research Director,
Center for Cooperative Media

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Ashley Alvarado

Director of Community Engagement, Southern California Public Radio

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Alison Go

Head of Growth, Chalkbeat

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Ellen Mayer

Community Journalist, Chicago, Ill.

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Terry Parris Jr.

Engagement Director, THE CITY

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James L. Thompson

Organizer, Free Press

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Jennifer Brandel

Founder & CEO, Hearken

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Jennifer Godzeno

Senior Director of Partnerships and Strategy, Participatory Budgeting Project

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Ellie Mejía

Program Support Coordinator,
City Bureau

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Ulla Pors

Head of Events and Innovation, TV2

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Gabrielle Burton-Hill

Program Director, The Restorative Center

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Nation Hahn

Chief Growth Officer, EducationNC

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Alexa Miller

Arts Practica

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Mike Rispoli

News Voices Director, Free Press

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Tamala Carter

Community Based Research Coordinator, Penn Center for Community Health Workers

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Mark Hansen

Director, Brown Institute for Media Innovation

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Caitlin Moyer

Director of New Media, Milwaukee Brewers

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Jay Rosen

Professor,
New York University

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Geoff Dembicki

Reporter, The Tyee

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Dustin Leed

Digital Ministry Director, Worship Center

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Stefanie Murray

Director, Center for Cooperative Media

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Mia Sato

Engagement Editor, Better Government Association


 

Sponsors

 
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More sponsors to be announced soon. Contact summit@wearehearken.com for sponsorship opportunities.

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Hotel & Travel

Hearken has negotiated reduced rates at nearby hotels for your convenience. Hotel deadlines have now passed.

LaGuardia Airport is the closest airport to the venue.

Holiday Inn Express New York-Brooklyn

Click here to book

CUTOFF PASSED - ROOMS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Hearken Rate: $229/night +tax. Cutoff date: Monday, September 30, 2019.

Includes complimentary breakfast and wifi.

6 minute walk to venue


Fairfield Inn & Suites Brooklyn

Click here to book

CUTOFF PASSED - ROOMS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Hearken Rate: $239/night +tax king, $259/night + tax double. Cutoff date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Includes complimentary breakfast and wifi.

8 minute walk to venue


Contact Sholeh Munion - summit@wearehearken.com with questions or issues with booking.