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2020 BEA On-Location will be held October 22-24, 2020 in association with the annual ACP/CMA conference in Atlanta, GA.

BEA On-Location Atlanta
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 2020 BEA On-Location, a “Super-Regional” conference in downtown Atlanta. 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 announces a call for papers, creative work, and panel submissions for the BEA On-Location Conference.

Submissions may be made in five categories:
1. Paper Submissions (completed papers)
2. Research-in-Progress (abstracts and partial papers)
3. Panel proposals related to any area of media or media education, with particular emphasis on broadcasting or multi-platform
4. Faculty and Student Creative Works
5. Special Call for Papers for Mini-Symposium on Media and Crisis Communication

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

Panel & Research Submission Deadline: July 1, 2020
Creative Work Submission Deadline: August 1, 2020


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With almost 2,500 daily flight arrivals and departures, Atlanta is within a two-hour flight of 80 percent of the U.S. population.

Atlanta’s convention and entertainment district features hundreds of restaurants, a thriving street food scene and a variety of unique retailers. The area is easily walkable, and the MARTA system takes riders to even more entertainment options. The Atlanta Ambassador Force, which tours the streets on foot, Segways and bikes, provides tourists with a variety of information and assistance.

The area is near major Atlanta attractions, including the Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Turner Field, the Georgia Dome and Georgia World Congress Center.