National Conference: Welcome Engine28

by August Schulenburg

in National Conference

The TCG staff has now landed safely in Los Angeles, and we’re dashing about the beautiful Millennium Biltmore Hotel readying the space for the arrival of over 1,000 theatre leaders for the 2011 National Conference.

We’ll be doing our level best to cover the excitement here on the Circle, on the TCG Facebook page, and on Twitter @TCG with the hashtag #TCG2011. But with a plentitude of plenaries, and breakout sessions breaking out all over, we’ll need a little help.

Enter Engine28, a popup journalism jamboree that incorporates reporters from 28 media outlets, covering not only our Conference, but the Theaterpalooza hitting Los Angeles over the next few weeks.

Engine28 is led by Sasha Anawalt, the director of USC’s National Endowment for the Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater, and the Douglas McLennan, the Founder and Editor of ArtsJournal.com. The project was born when they asked, “Why don’t we make models of new journalism, discover the new methods we’ll be needing?”

To learn more about what these new methods might be, check out their newly launched website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter at @USCEngine28 to find out what kind of horsepower this engine has under the hood!