As the premiere international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals, we are proud to offer 2017 BEA On-Location, a “Super-Regional” conference at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.  On-Location provides professional development with a series of hands-on training sessions, and an opportunity to promote academic scholarship through research and creative presentations and competitions. BEA announces a call for papers, production, and panel submissions for the 2017 BEA On-Location. On-Location is accepting submissions in four categories:

Creative works are welcome in the following categories: audio, documentary, interactive multimedia, news, and sports. An Open category will also be included for entries that do not fit into one of these categories (such as narrative film and multi-cam). The creative works competition is open to faculty and students who completed their entry while employed or enrolled full-time at a college or university. You do not need to be a BEA member to enter. Faculty winners are expected to attend the conference for the public screen of their work. Submission fee: $25 per entry.

In addition to the paper and production competitions, this conference will include hands-on training sessions on research techniques and the latest software. All conference attendees will receive admission to one 2.5 hour hands-on training session at no charge, with additional sessions available for a $25 fee each.

The conference begins with a full day of training sessions and opening reception, Thursday September 21. Paper presentations, panels, and screenings of creative work takes place September 22 and 23. Registration fees include the Thursday reception, Friday lunch, one training session and all snack breaks.

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Registration categories are as follows:

BEA Members: $100 | Non-Members: $150 | Students: $50

Papers and panel proposals must be submitted electronically.

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance on or before July 15, 2017

Creative productions must be submitted electronically.

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance on or before August 15, 2017


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