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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Getting Around Onsite

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.

The best way to get to campus from downtown is to Uber. Downtown is very close so it is both fast and cheap. To get to the O’Quinn Hall, type in “University of Houston Alumni Center.” To get to the opening reception or talk, type in “Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.” For the Valenti School of Communication, just type “Jack J. Valenti School of Communication.” When in doubt, you can always just go to the School of Communication as it is next to all of the locations!

Alternatively, you can use all of those locations in Google Maps and take the Purple Line toward “Palm Center Transit” and get off at the Elgin/Third Ward stop. From there, it is a 12 minute (.6 mile) walk to any of those locations.

On-Location will take place in the following locations on campus as seen on the map below:
The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication:
University of Houston Alumni Center:
Cynthia Mitchell Center for the Arts:

Jack J. Valenti School of Communication

University of Houston - Alumni Center

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

Elgin / Third Ward Train Stop


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

Additional hotels without group rate:

On the University of Houston Campus:
University of Houston Hilton

Other convenient downtown hotels:
Hilton Americas
Hampton Inn Downtown
Aloft Houston Downtown

Registration categories are as follows:

BEA Members: $125 (Non-Members: $175) | Student Members: $75 (Non-Members: $95)

Rates listed above can be purchased Online through October 20.

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