Live media coverage during the INSP Conference 2011

For the first time ever, the Street News Service will be covering the INSP Conference LIVE as it happens!

BLOG: In co-operation with a Student Reporter Team from Glasgow Caledonian University, we will run this special INSP Conference blog. To serve member street papers who are unable to attend this year’s event, the blog will be updated throughout the conference (19th-22nd July) with daily roundups, pictures and videos. So, watch this space and share the link with your colleagues and friends.

TWITTER: SNS will also be tweeting daily updates via the SNS Twitter: @street_news. We’re also encouraging the delegates to tweet during the conference to use the hash tag #insp2011. Tell the homefront to follow the tag for all the latest conference news.

2011 International Street Paper Awards

The 3rd bi-annual International Street Paper Awards will take place on the last day of the conference (Friday 22nd July). This year’s call for entries received a record number of entries – over 190 from 49 street papers in 24 different countries! The shortlisting process and final judging have now taken place, supported by a high-profile judging panel chaired by INSP’s Honorary President David Schlesinger. The shortlist will be announced soon.

‘Eyes of the Street’ Photography Project
As part of the conference, INSP is organising a special photography project – Eyes of the Street. INSP has arranged for four international photographers from the non-profit group Photographers for Hope to hold a special photography workshop and exhibition in Glasgow. Led by legendary US photographer David Burnett, these photographers will coach homeless vendors of Scotland’s only street paper, The Big Issue in Scotland, documenting their daily lives through photography and film. The outcome of this week-long collaboration will be exhibited at a public event during the conference (on Thursday 21st July), sponsored by BBC Scotland. The exhibition will continue to raise awareness in the local and national community through an extended exhibit at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow.

Funders and supporters
INSP is very grateful to various supporters and participants for helping to make the various conference events possible. Click here to read more about the event sponsors. To find out how you/your company can support the conference and benefit from a wide range of sponsorship benefits, click here.