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Mountain Light

Not enough time to attend the full version of the Mountain? Consider attending our unique, informative and entertaining online nightly presentations Oct. 19, Oct 20 or Oct 21.

July 1registration opens

$75per evening session

$150for all three sessions

Mountain Light

Are you looking for inspiration, rejuvenation or a little of both but do not have the time to commit to an entire week of Mountain goodness? Then Mountain Light is the perfect ticket for you.

Each evening starting Tuesday, Oct. 19, through Thursday, Oct. 21, the Mountain experience will be collaborating with a different organization to bring you inspiration, valuable information, helpful tips and opportunities to connect with industry professionals who can help you reach your goals in your visual storytelling career.

These nightly sessions will be open to both Mountain Workshops participants (part of their workshops tuition) and the general public for $75 per night, or $150 for all three nights. All proceeds from these sessions will contribute to educational initiatives through WKU PJ and our nonprofit collaborators. If you attend any one session, you will be able to return for free on Friday, Oct. 22, for an evening of entertainment and an opportunity to mingle with Mountain participants, faculty and staff. We hope you will join us in celebrating 46 years of storytelling at the Mountain Workshops!

Enrollment for any of these nightly events will be open up to 24 hours before the session begins.

 

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CANCELLATION POLICY FOR MOUNTAIN LIGHT

You can cancel your reservation at any time through October 18 by going to our contact page and tell us you wish to cancel your enrollment. Be sure to use the same email as the one you registered with. We will return your payment minus a 30% handling fee. After Oct. 18 we will not be able to offer refunds.

 

Tuesday, October 19  •  Talking Eyes Media

For nearly two decades, Talking Eyes has been creating and distributing compelling media that celebrates diversity and advocates for positive social change. Founded by Julie Winokur and Ed Kashi, this nonprofit media organization is committed to uncovering underreported issues and spotlighting the people who make a difference. Talking Eyes works extensively with marginalized communities, nonprofits, and educators to produce films, photo essays, websites, interpretive exhibitions, and books.

Talking Eyes’ media has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, PBS, MSNBC, and National Geographic, and received numerous awards, including “Best Online Storytelling Project” of 2021 from Pictures of the Year International for the project Newest Americans.

At the core of Talking Eyes’ efforts is extensive community outreach and nontraditional distribution. Through public programming, curricular materials, grassroots partnerships and community engagement, Talking Eyes approach is designed for impact beyond publication and broadcast to inspire meaningful social change. 

WHEN?

Tuesday, October 19

6:00 - 10:00 PM Central Time

WHERE?

Nowhere – our virtual interactive world. A link specific to your purchased evening presentation(s) will be emailed to you by 11:00 am the day of the presentation. Be sure when you register for the event(s) you use an email that you monitor, this is the secret key and is how we will invite you into our exciting virtual world.

Topic to be determined

Details still being determined

Our Guests

6:00 PM Central Time

Virtual vendors and our virtual lounge will be open if you would like to mingle and see who else lingers in the social space.

 

7:00 PM Central Time

Room 1: TBD

Room 2: TBD

 

8:00 PM Central Time

Room 1: TBD

Room 2: TBD

 

9:00 PM Central Time

Keynote address TBD

 

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Wednesday, October 20  •  Video Consortium

The Video Consortium is a nonprofit global network that supports, develops, and connects the next generation’s visual journalists and documentary filmmakers. Uniting thousands of nonfiction storytellers from over a hundred cities across the globe, this grassroots organization works to level the industry playing field and nurture a collaborative media ecosystem through its community events, authentic relationship-building, supportive mentorship, shared industry resources, robust job forums, and professional development. The Video Consortium actively champions compassionate storytelling and diverse voices to promote a more inclusive, kind, and just world. 

Join the community!

WHEN?

Wednesday, October 20

6:00 - 10:00 PM Centrasl Time

WHERE?

Nowhere – our virtual interactive world. A link specific to your purchased evening presentation(s) will be emailed to you by 11:00 am the day of the presentation. Be sure when you register for the event(s) you use an email that you monitor, this is the secret key and is how we will invite you into our exciting virtual world.

Topic to be determined

Details still being determined

Our Guests

6:00 PM Central Time

Virtual vendors and our virtual lounge will be open if you would like to mingle and see who else lingers in the social space.

 

7:00 PM Central Time

Room 1: TBD

Room 2: TBD

 

8:00 PM Central Time

Room 1: TBD

Room 2: TBD

 

9:00 PM Central Time

Keynote address TBD

 

Apply

 

Thursday, October 21  •  Collaborator TBD

Description to come

WHEN?

Thursday, October 21

6:00 - 10:00 PM Central Time

WHERE?

Nowhere – our virtual interactive world. A link specific to your purchased evening presentation(s) will be emailed to you by 11:00 am the day of the presentation. Be sure when you register for the event(s) you use an email that you monitor, this is the secret key and is how we will invite you into our exciting virtual world.

 

Apply

 

Topic to be determined

Details still being determined

 

Our Guests

6:00 PM Central Time

Virtual vendors and our virtual lounge will be open if you would like to mingle and see who else lingers in the social space.

 

7:00 PM Central Time

Room 1: TBD

Room 2: TBD

 

8:00 PM Central Time

Room 1: TBD

Room 2: TBD

 

9:00 PM Central Time

Keynote address TBD

 

Apply

 

Friday, October 22  •  U R Nowhere!

This event is open to any one who purchased a ticket to one of the three previous nights or is a participant of Mountain Workshops Remote. An invitation email will be sent to you by 11:00 am on Friday morning, this will be your secret key to get into this exclusive evening of entertainment and socializing. 

WHEN?

Friday, October 23

6:00 pm - 1100 pm Central Time

WHERE?

Nowhere – our virtual interactive world. We will email you the invitation link On Friday morning, Oct. 22.

 

Apply

 

Join Maxx Berkowitz and a slew of others

Join Maxx, a co-founder of Nowhere, and a host of others that are involved in the Mountain Workshops as we will mingle around all of the open rooms getting to know you and get the chance to meet with you one-on-one. You never know who might meet! Special guests are being invited.

Our Guests

Entertainment, vendors and others will be present to help your visual network grow. 

 

What You Gain

  • a larger and more robust network of contacts
  • an open mind that can consider new ways to look at things
  • a friendship and mentorship that can last a lifetime

Who Should Come

  • college students or early professionals looking to up their visual game
  • high school students who are considering pursuing a storytelling career
  • anyone interested in the visual communication industry
  • just need to be encouraged or inspired - then this is the event for you