BEA2022 – A Hybrid Conference

 Virtual Sessions:   April 19-20

In-Person: April 23-26, Las Vegas Convention Center – West Hall

COVID & Health Protocols
As Partners of the NAB Show, we will follow their protocols for the event.
Stay up-to-date with NAB’s Health and Safety page.

Virtual Sessions: April 1 9 & 20 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PACIFIC TIME

In-Person Sessions: April 23, 24 & 25 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PACIFIC TIME
April 26 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm PACIFIC TIME


The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premiere international academic media organization driving insights, excellence in media production and career advancement for educators, students and professionals.  BEA’s annual convention traditionally produces over 250 sessions on media pedagogy, collaborative networking events, hands-on technology workshops, research and creative scholarship and the Festival of Media Arts.  It is co-located with NAB Show each April in Las Vegas.


BEA’s panels echo the missions of our 19 interest divisions. Participating as a moderator, speaker or panelist provides great experience and adds to your professional skills as a scholar, industry insider, leader and expert. Sharing your knowledge and insight helps make BEA a valuable learning destination. People looking to join a panel may use BEA’s Panelist Seeking Panels FB Group for assistance.


Present your research (either completed or Research-in-Progress) to fellow scholars attending BEA2022. or to industry professionals attending the NAB Show. Research is presented during paper competitions, graduate student showcases, convention sessions and as part of the convention’s Digital Research Presentations – BEA’s state of the art answer to the traditional poster session centrally located in the BEA2022 exhibit hall.


BEA affirms that creative work that meets established criteria and is reviewed by recognized peers,  is important to the development of the field of electronic media and should be recognized as equal to scholarly publication in promotion and tenure review for faculty in the creative areas of the discipline.  #BEAvegas, screens selected works from the Festival, to showcase the quality of projects being done with in academia. #BEAvegas highlights the best of the best Monday night at our annual “Best of Festival of Media Arts”, where the top works are showcased in an formal event.

Hands-on Training

Hands-on Training is one of the things that makes #BEAvegas unique to other conferences. We offer a variety of training classes that cover both field and studio work. Our annual Assessment Bootcamp, is a half-day course geared to faculty and administrators who are interested in learning about, discussing, and developing plans for both programmatic and course assessment.

Industry Professionals

What sets BEA apart from other conferences is our ability to bring in numerous industry professionals. Each year you will find an assortment of people from the newsrooms to studio lots, and from research labs to corporate board rooms. BEA prides it self on being the intersection of academia and industry. Recent participants include Vince Gilligan, David Simon, Bruce Rosenblum, Bob Dotson, Frank Spotniz, David Mandel, and more…


We know how important networking is at a conference and opportunities are plentiful for faculty looking for advice on tenure and promotion or assessment tools, junior faculty looking to connect with senior scholars for research opportunities and professors interested in connecting with industry professionals. We have lounges and meeting rooms set up for attendees to gather meet new colleagues, catch up, or work on projects. Every night of the conference we conclude with a social event starting with our welcoming happy hour, continuing through our closing cocktails.

A look at #BEAvegas through a first time attendees eye

Pricing &  Registration

#BEAvegas registration comes with access to the NAB Show floor and limited sessions.

All rates below are early-bird pricing which expires on April 5th – rates will increase by $50 on Wednesday, April 6th and be considered “On-Site”.  The cost to attend the virtual portion of the convention is $50 for faculty and $25 for emeritus and student members.