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.

In addition to the paper and production competitions, this conference will include hands-on training sessions on research techniques and the latest software.

Please click here for the latest information on the conference program.  This year’s program features a Thursday Engaged Teaching & Learning Workshop produced by the Advancing Community Engagement and Service (ACES) Institute at the University of Houston and BEA’s Service Learning & Community Engagement Division and a special Friday luncheon and presentation called First Informers: Covering Hurricane Harvey.


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

Thursday, October 18, 2018
12:00-4:30 pm-Engaged Teaching & Learning Workshop
5:00 pm-Speaker & 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
5:30-7:30 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 5:00 pm
5:00 pm–Shuttle from conference to the Museum District
Dinner on your own, or explore one of the museums.
8:00 pm–Screening of In Between at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Registration categories are as follows:

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

Early-bird rates listed above run through September 24.

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Welcome to Houston

America’s fourth-largest city is a cosmopolitan destination, filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife. Take a stroll through the historic Heights, spend the day exploring the Museum District or head down to Space Center Houston. Later on, grab a bite in one of dozens of award-winning restaurants, or hang out with the cool kids on Washington Avenue. There’s always something to do in this Southern hospitality meets urban chic city. Come explore YOUR Houston! Learn More at

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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

Elgin / Third Ward Train Stop

The University of Houston

The University of Houston is a powerhouse of innovation. UH has grown to service the city of Houston and beyond through our extensive educational offerings, partnerships with local businesses and contributions to the community.

Hotel Information

Club Quarters Houston | Rate: $116
To reserve a room during On-Location, call 203-905-2100  or visit the Club Quarters Houston site, and reference the group code BEAHOU.  Member Services can be reached via the phone number above, or by email at