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ACME Summit: Declarations of Media Independence!!!
Date Thursday July 01
Time 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
University of San Francisco
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorBrenda Sullivan
Welcome to the "Declarations of Media Independence!" Summit. The Summit
promises to be inspiring, informative, constructive, interactive,
historic...and even fun!

This letter confirms that you are registered to attend and reviews a few of
the logistics for the event.

GENERAL SUMMIT INFO:
If you have not done so lately, you should visit the Summit pages on our
site at: http://www.acmecoalition.org/summitinfo.html

Keep looking here for the latest information. In particular, I suggest that
you visit our "Program" link to see a description of the events, the
"Schedule" link to start planning what to attend, and the "Speakers Bios"
link to see what a great line-up of presenters we have! There will also be
copies of this information given to you when you check in at the Summit.

CELEBRATION DINNER:
The Celebration Dinner on Saturday, July 3 is not included as part of the
registration fee. If you would like to join us for the celebration dinner,
be sure to reserve your space NOW! I will have to give a final count to the
caterers by Wednesday, June 30. The dinner will be a lot of fun with food,
raffle, an awards ceremony, a performance piece, the West Coast premiere
screening of "Hijacking Catastrophe," and a talk by Sut Jhally of the Media
Education Foundation. Cost is just $28. For more info visit:
http://www.acmecoalition.org/summit/dinner.htm

TRANSPORT AND DIRECTIONS TO SUMMIT:
Although we will be providing maps and directions in your welcome packet
when you check in at the Summit, you may want to have them on hand for your
arrival.

You will find very precise travel directions for arriving at the Summit from
either the Hilton or the dormitories - along with directions from the
airport - on our Web site. I suggest that you print out this page before you
leave for your trip and have it on hand for reference.

Everyone is responsible for finding their own way to the Summit on Thursday
for check-in. After that, we will be arranging taxi carpools back and forth
to the Summit. The check-in/info table will be the meeting place for leaving
the Summit. At the Hilton, the meeting place will be at the O'Farrell
entrance to the hotel at 8:30 a.m. Taxis are plentiful in front of the hotel
and the doorperson there will call if more are needed. Taxis will accept
five people per vehicle and you shouldn't pay more than $2.50 per person per
ride including tip.

You will also find on our site a copy of the University of San Francisco map
where the Summit is being held. Note that it shows you precisely where the
bus stops are and where the check-in site is at.

PAGES TO PRINT BEFORE YOU LEAVE:
Transportation and directions page -
http://www.acmecoalition.org/summit/localtransport.htm
University of San Francisco map -
http://www.acmecoalition.org/summit/usf.htm

CHECK-IN:
Check-in begins 4-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 1 at the McLaren Center on the
USF campus.

CLOTHING:
Be sure to bring warm clothing! There is a reason why Mark Twain said that
the coldest winter he ever spent was his summer in San Francisco. USF, where
the Summit will be held, is a beautiful campus within walking distance of
both Golden Gate Park and the Haight Ashbury district. It is also in the
fog belt. Summer is fog season here until about August. We might very well
have beautiful sunny days, but we cannot count on it. The weather is very
unpredictable. Also, note that it can change midday and change from one
part of the city to the next. For example, the weather might be sunny at
the Hilton but cold at USF just a few miles away. Layers are best, with
long sleeves and a windbreaker.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you again for
deciding to join the ACME Summit. I look forward to meeting you all soon!

Regards,

Brenda O'Sullivan


--
Brenda O'Sullivan
Summit Coordinator
Action Coalition for Media Education
942 Market Street, Suite 503
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415/546-6334 ext 310
Fax: 415/546-6218
http://www.acmecoalition.org

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