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When media models are broken an opportunity exists. In an era of a disruption, it’s time for Austin to disrupt right back.

Join Moody College of Communication as we all build Austin’s future as a creative cultural epicenter of what’s next in media. Our goal Monday night, is to start Austin’s “Long Conversation” at Belo Center for New Media, exploring the challenges and opportunities raised by the disruptions in our media industries and offering us an intersection to build a future that encourages a creative culture that is accessible, sustainable and one that Austin Media Artists can identify with.

In a fireside chat format, a “Long Conversation” is a new format where a series of speakers, two at a time, who will chat with one another for ten minutes until one is replaced by another. The format was invented by the Long Now Foundation and our hope is for it to spark an engaging, unpredictable, passionate, diverse, informative, and entertaining event.

Our goal over this series is to gather the biggest and most interesting thinkers from wildly different fields for surprising, authentic conversations about the ideas that make them hopeful for the future of media in Austin.

The theme for our first one on Monday October 29th is “What do we have?”

Monday, we’ll adjourn from the Imagine Moody Meetup, and head to BMC 5.208 (5th floor of UT’s Belo Center for New Media). The Belo Center for New Media (BMC), dedicated in November 2012, is a landmark gateway at the northwest edge of The University of Texas at Austin campus. The five-story, 120,000-square-foot building provides interactive classrooms and meeting space and houses the adjacent KUT Public Media Studios.

The Moody College of Communication is the communication college at The University of Texas at Austin. The college is home to top-ranked programs in advertising and public relations, communication studies, communication sciences and disorders, journalism, and radio-television-film

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