Fresh Media Olympics

Celebrating grassroots media in Vancouver

In 2010, I the Fresh Media collective and I organised a two-day conference that explored citizen-led responses to the 2012 Vancouver Olympics. Called “Fresh Media x Olympics”, it was held at the W2 Woodwards Media + Art Centre in downtown Vancouver and facilitated conversations amongst a diverse group of bloggers, social media enthusiasts, civil servants, activists and citizen journalists who came to discuss  new methods for democratic media, rebellion, activism and collaboration during the Games. This article on local magazine The Tyee discusses the event’s outcomes.