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.
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.



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

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Evening Reception



Friday, October 19, 2018 

Panels, Papers, Screenings, Industry Workshops-all day

12:00 – 2:00 pm–Luncheon-Guest Speaker

6:00 – 9:00 pm–Evening Awards Ceremony: Top Papers and Festival Winners

Saturday, October 20, 2018 

Panels, Papers, Screenings, Industry Workshops-all day

Conference officially closes at 5 p.m.

Evening function(s) (arts, sports, food)

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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, 2018
Notification of acceptance on or before July 15, 2018

Creative productions must be submitted electronically.

Submission Deadline: July 17, 2018
Notification of acceptance on or before August 15, 2018


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