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About Bill Weaver
Bill Weaver is a media strategist, journalist, facilitator, and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker. With over 40 years of radio and television under his belt, he describes himself as a Forest Gump of media.
A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Bill has been a radio news director, a television producer, an anchorman, a reporter, a cinematographer, a Dialing for Dollars host, and a ring announcer for Live Studio Wrestling.
He escaped the South in 1978, moving to Portland Oregon, where he shot television news and documentaries for over a decade. Bill has run the gamut in media, covering the last years of the Wallace administration in Alabama, hanging out of helicopters during the eruption of Mount Saint Helens, and taking his camera into the paradoxical word of Rashneeshpuram. He has directed written, shot and edited ten documentaries for U.S. and Canadian television, and produces web-based media that promotes the missions of values-based businesses and social profits.
Bill is fascinated with the potential of media as a neural system for personal growth and positive change. To that end, he is founder and facilitator of Media that Matters, a yearly conference held at Hollyhock, a wilderness retreat center on Cortes, Island, British Columbia.
Media that Matters is an innovative "collaboratory" dedicated to the evolution of visionary storytelling. For over a decade this gathering has been sparking new ideas, broadening collective wisdom, and building a stronger, smarter community among media professionals from all disciplines of conventional and unconventional media.