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BEA On-Location
As the premier international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals, we are proud to offer 2021 BEA On-Location, a “Super-Regional” conference held in conjunction with the 2021 NAB Show held in October.  Take note that due to COVID-19, NAB Show will be held in October for 2021 only, and will resume to the April schedule in 2022.. 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.

The On-Location call for papers, creative work, and panel submission site will be available in April, 2021.

Panel & Research Submission Deadline: June 15, 2021
Creative Work Submission Deadline: July 15, 2021

Submissions may be made in five categories:

Paper Submissions (completed papers): Deadline: June 15 (acceptance notification by July 15)

Research-in-Progress (abstracts and partial papers): Deadline: June 15 (acceptance notification by July 15)

Panel proposals related to any area of media or media education.  BEA welcomes sessions related to Service Learning & Community Engagement division.  Deadline: June 15 (acceptance notification by July 15)

Special Call for Papers for Mini-Research Symposium: Triaging the Streaming Wars Deadline: June 15 (acceptance notification by July 15)

Faculty and Student Creative Works: Deadline: July 15 (acceptance notification by August 15)
The On-Location Creative Works Competition provides an opportunity for full-time faculty and students at colleges and universities to showcase their creative scholarship.  Faculty work must have been completed in the past two years, and student work completed during the past year.  Faculty submissions are peer reviewed and student submissions are reviewed by a mix of industry professionals and faculty.
Audio | Documentary | Film & Video | Interactive Multimedia | Mobile Video | News | Photojournalism | Sports | Open*

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



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It’s All Coming Together.

With AES Show, Radio Show, NAB SMTE and other co-located events yet to be announced, October’s NAB Show® will be the most significant, in-person media and entertainment event of 2021. The industry will realize unparalleled access to critical information, inspiration and solutions for those seeking to create superior audio and visual experiences that attract listeners and viewers in large numbers for greater reach.