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August 13th, 2013
Press Release: Teens from 23 Countries Will Gather at Adobe Youth Voices Summit to Showcase Digital Projects for Social Change
Summit Program to Feature Keynote by Filmmaker Lee Hirsch; Sessions with
U.S. Department of Education and The Kennedy Center
WHO/WHAT: The Adobe Foundation hosts its fourth international Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Summit, a five-day immersive media arts experience bringing together 136 youth and educators from 23 countries to develop digital skills, collaborate and create media for social change in their communities.
Youth attendees will explore the importance of creativity through hands-on workshops with industry professionals and media artists as well as interaction with Adobe employee volunteers who provide an inside look at digital technology careers.
Special guests include Lee Hirsch, a documentary filmmaker known for his 2011 film Bully and founder of The Bully Project, as well as thought leaders from the U.S. Department of Education, TED Conferences, The Kennedy Center and San Diego State University among others.
WHEN: Adobe Youth Voices Summit 2013 Workshops/General Sessions
Monday-Friday, August 12-16
Behind the Scenes Look at Educators, Youth and Thought Leaders in Action
Friday, August 16, 2013 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
• Roundtable discussion with youth and educators highlighting key learnings, themes and topics from the summit
• Youth will share media projects developed at the summit around key social issues
Adobe Youth Voices Live! Celebration and Summit Closing Ceremony
Friday, August 16, 2013 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Celebration featuring a screening and exhibition of youth media from around the world.
• Collaborative projects in graphic design, video documentary, photography, and music video will address unifying themes: Community; Culture; Education; Environment; Human Rights; Identity; and Relationships.
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, Calif. 95053
PRESS CONTACT: For more information, or to schedule interviews with the participants, contact
Katie Hays, Edelman, 206-664-7807, Katie.Hays@edelman.com.