Thank you for participating in #BEAVirtualVegas!
 
Thank you to everyone for working with us to produce #BEAVirtualVegas this past April.  Our staff, leadership and members made a quick transition to make BEA 2020 a virtual conference with over 130 sessions (80 pre-recorded and 50 live sessions) including: paper presentations, research-in-progress, an Ignite session, business meetings, district meetings, a News Division happy hour and a retirement celebration for Tom Mascaro.  
 
Our line-up included a Research Symposium dedicated to Political Communication; Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media talked about the current data and best practices toward achieving intersectionality on television; digital research poster presentations; congratulations messages from the Festival of Media Arts chairs; and we announced the winners of the 2020 48-hour Audio Shorts Competition.
 
BEA members will have access to #BEAVirtualVegas for an indefinite period of time so if you missed sessions, you will have plenty of time to go back and visit those presentations.
 
You also might want to mark your calendar for June 8th when we officially kick off the “Best of” Festival of Media Arts Awards.  Each week we will introduce you to more Best of awards.  A celebration of Best of winners will take place on Thursday, August 13th at 4:00 pm ET.
 
 

The BEA2021 submission
site opens in late July.