4th Annual Underground Press Conference
June 22-23, 2002, Bowling Green, Ohio.
The UPC volunteer organizers are proud to announce the Fourth Annual Underground Publishing Conference! This is a two-day event featuring discussions, presentations, and workshops by and for people who create and participate in the world of alternative media.
Mainstream media does a good job of painting a version of the world that doesn't really resemble the reality that most people live everyday. The concentration of media into the hands of a few corporations means lots more of the same old business. Even though we understand these ideas, we often feel disempowered to do anything about it. The Underground Publishing Conference actively works against monopolistic media to empower individuals to create and participate in media — to become the media.
The Underground Publishing Conference is for Zinesters, Activists, Comic Artists, Hackers, Low Power FM Broadcasters, Librarians, Web Designers, Filmmakers, Musicians, Artists, Academics, Street Theorists, Readers and Writers. In other words, YOU!
This year's conference will be a bit of a departure from the previous conferences, and we are excited about the developments. On one hand, the conference is organized by over 10 core volunteers as as opposed to a couple who have done it in the past years. More people means more ideas and more resources to draw from. We have also decided to focus the conference itinerary specifically on sharing tools for building broad-based, decentralized media infrastructures. Simply put, this weekend is a way for us to get together, share what we know, learn a lot, and then head back to our communities with real media skills to use in the work of building a better future.
Please take a look at the information included on this site. It contains everything you need to know about the conference whether you're planning to attend, present, or would just like to be a part of the weekend through sponsorship. Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you!
The UPC volunteers