The inaugural SFS Global Youth Media Conference is a student-centered journalism and storytelling conference hosted by SFS Voice Lab, Inspire Citizens’ Global Youth Media, and the award-winning Out of the Blocks podcast from Baltimore, Maryland. The mission of the conference centers on the power of media to spark empathy, build community, and create positive change in our challenging world, while also linking to the SFS and Inspire Citizens global partnership for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Register your team HERE
Check our updated schedule HERE
In-depth workshop descriptions can be found HERE
Click on the images below for core workshop schedule
Professional Workshop Leaders
Seoul Foreign School is pleased to announce, in cooperation with Out of the Blocks and Inspire Citizens, the inaugural SFS Global Youth Media Conference on May 3 and 4, 2019. This conference, for students Grades 7-10, is perfect for a team of students and teachers who are interested in journalism, story telling, sound and video recording, movie making, editing, and more. Check out the complete 2-day schedule HERE or in the images above.
Last year SFS took a team of 7th graders and teachers to a similar conference in Beijing and with the skills and knowledge they brought back, things quickly took off at our school. This led to authentic learning with the "Into the Gu" project, the Middle School Voice Lab Club/MYP Design Project (voicelab.seoulforeign.org), and middle school students working directly with our marketing team. Even if you only bring a team of four students and a teacher, it will be worth it for your school and students as they will have access to working not only with Voice Lab student leaders, but award winning global journalists and storytellers.
For more information on workshops from last year’s event in Beijing, and the philosophy behind the event, check out the following links:
Also be sure to check out the Seoul Foreign Middle School Voice Lab site as it gets continually updated with projects from students throughout the school year.
To get the most out of the conference, we recommend students and schools bring their own equipment. If you do not have your own equipment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can loan you some of our SFS equipment on site. For every 2-4 students, the ideal Media Kit would include:
Microphone / recording device
Transfer cables /devices (USB C for new Apple products)
Laptops with 10+ gig of storage available
Editing software already installed and operational - iMovie / DaVinci resolve
All participants are expected to bring their own smartphone and computer.
Please register your team HERE. Once you are registered, you will be sent a confirmation email and invoice with payment options. Your places cannot be guaranteed until payment is received.
Early bird (by April 3rd): $100 per student
Normal: $130 per student
Group Discount: $15 per student for groups of more than 5 from one school.
The fee includes entrance to both days of the conference, use of recording equipment, snacks and lunch on both days. Spaces are limited, so get your team together quickly!
For hotel information near Seoul Foreign School, see below or please click HERE.
We are looking forward to an awesome conference!
Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who may be interested.
Jan-Mark Seewald, SFS Assistant Head of School for Academics
Matthew Johnson, SFS Middle School Assistant Principal
Steve Church, Bryan Coogan, & Matt Gibault, SFS Grade 8 Teachers and Voice Lab
The Grand Hilton Seoul - 2.5 KM away (5-10 minutes by car)
160,000 KRW plus taxes and fees - Deluxe King sized bed (Breakfast included)
180,000 KRW plus taxes and fees - Two Twin sized beds (2 Breakfasts included)
* Closest hotel to SFS
* Transportation to SFS provided
** To reserve a room, please email email@example.com. Indicate the type of room, # of guests, and dates of stay. Please state that you are using the “SFS rate” to ensure the discounted rates above.
Jung-gu (City Hall/Seoul Plaza, Gwanghwamun Palace area)
The Plaza Hotel - Autograph Collection 7.3 KM away (20-30 minutes by car)
170,000 KRW plus taxes and fees - Deluxe King room or two twin beds
220,000 KRW plus taxes and fees, Suite room - separate living area. King or two twin beds
* Transportation to SFS is provided for those attending the conference.
* Close to historic palaces, shopping and restaurants. Hotel is connected to subway line #1 and #2 and has underground walkway to tourist shopping in Myeongdong
* 5 Star Luxury Hotel with restaurants, lounge and spa
* Earn double Marriott points
* Free tickets to Deoksugung Palace
** To reserve a room, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate the type of room, # of guests, and dates of stay. Please state that you are using the “SFS rate” to ensure the discounted rates above.
The L7 Hotel by Lotte Group - 2.5 KM from SFS (10-15 min by car)
141 Yanghwa-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
120,000 KRW plus tax for king bed or twin beds (Breakfast included)
* Close to shopping and restaurants in Hongdae University area
* Walking distance to Hongik University Subway station
* Rooftop pool
* Transportation to SFS NOT provided. Must take public transportation or taxi to SFS. Both are easy to find.
** To reserve a room, go to https://www.lottehotel.com/hongdae-l7/en. Book your rooms and enter this Promotion Code: COFSF1. The above rates should be applied to your reservation.
Contact email@example.com for any questions or further information.
See you in Seoul for this incredible event celebrating student voice & community impact.