Thursday, October 18
12:00 – 4:30 pm | Engaged Teaching & Learning Workshop
High-impact teaching and learning experiences are gaining attention in secondary and post-secondary institutions as means to help students meet the educational and career demands of today’s world. These approaches include experiential, service and project-based learning and many more exciting engaged-learning approaches. This workshop will help you gain insight and ideas on how to design, implement, and evaluate some or all of these approaches in your courses and teaching.
5:00 pm | Speaker & Evening Welcome Reception
Friday, October 19
9:00 – 5:30 pm | Panels, Papers, Screenings & Hands-on Training
12:00-2:00 pm | Luncheon & Special Session & Presentation: First Informers: Covering Hurricane Harvey
When a major hurricane was forecast to slam into the Texas gulf coast last fall, area broadcasters understood it was their role to keep the public informed. What they never could have predicted was 50 inches of unrelenting rain that totally inundated Houston, Beaumont and the surrounding region. Hurricane Harvey was the second costliest hurricane in U.S. History behind Hurricane Katrina. What did it take to cover this major disaster before, during and through the recovery?
Join documentarians Scott Hodgson, Professor of Creative Media Production from the University of Oklahoma and Chandra Clark, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama who will moderate a special BEA On-Location panel with key broadcasters from the area. Professionals from both radio and TV stations will share their harrowing stories and lessons learned. Also you will see a series of mini documentaries sponsored by the NAB and BEA titled “First Informers: Hurricane Heroes”, including two premier pieces. These are the most recent in a series of documentaries the NAB used to help pass the 2018 Omnibus Law which included an allocation of one billion dollars for broadcasters (radio and television) for the spectrum repack and broadened the title of radio and television broadcasters. They are now officially classified as “First Responders.”
5:30 – 7:30 pm | Evening Awards Ceremony: Top Papers and Creative Winners
Saturday, October 20
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.