BEA On-Location @ the University of Houston
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 2018 BEA On-Location, a “Super-Regional” conference at the University of Houston.  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 continues to expand its research presence by sponsoring a Mini-Symposium at BEA On Location in Houston this coming October. The theme of the Mini-Symposium is media literacy, mirroring the topic of the national BEA Symposium in April 2019. Our goals for the Mini-Symposium include promoting the national Symposium and expanding research opportunities about media literacy at the regional level. We hope you will participate in the Mini-Symposium by submitting papers, panels and creative projects that examine and explore media literacy.

Creative works are welcome in the following categories: audio, documentary, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting and video. 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.


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Tentative Schedule for BEA On-Location @ the University of Houston

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Evening Welcome Reception

Friday, October 19, 2018 
9:00-6:00 pm–Panels, Papers, Screenings & Hands-on Training
12:00-2:00 pm–Luncheon-Guest Speaker
6:00-9:00 pm–Evening Awards Ceremony: Top Papers and Creative Winners

Saturday, October 20, 2018 
9:00-5:00 pm–Panels, Papers, Screenings & Hands-on Training
Conference officially closes at 5 pm
Optional evening function(s) (arts, sports, food)

Registration categories are as follows:

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

Registration will be open in late-June.

Papers and Panel Proposals 

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018

Notification of acceptance on or before July 15, 2018

Creative Works Submissions

Submission Deadline: July 17, 2018

Notification of acceptance on or before August 15, 2018

Media Literacy Mini-Symposium Submissions

Submission Deadline: July 17, 2018

Notification of acceptance on or before August 15, 2018

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