New Schedule for 2020!
Friday, April 17th we “Kick-off with Cocktails” at 7:00 pm and….

sessions start at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 18th.


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 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.

Classes & Workshops

#BEAvegas hosts a series of hands on workshops and classes. Previous sessions included Mobile Journalism on IOS, Blackmagic Design, Adobe, Photography, VR & More…

Political Communication, Culture and Society

This year’s research symposium, which focuses on the very expansive concept of political communication, is designed to shed light on the processes, contents, and effects related to myriad forms and vehicles of political communication. Whether involving legacy media, print or broadcast media, new and social media platforms, or face-to-face discussions, political communication today has shaped how we understand the world around us, our place in it, and ultimately, how we engage with it politically and socioculturally. In other words, political communication implicates not only “politics” with a capital P, but also “politics” with a lower-case p.

BEA Festival of Media Arts

BEA’s Festival of Media Arts is an international juried digital media and broadcast competition for faculty and students.  Each year we receive over 1,500 submissions from more than 300 participating schools around the world.  In April 2019 295 entries were recognized at BEA’s annual convention in: Audio, Documentary, Film & Video, Interactive Multimedia & Emerging Technologies, News Scriptwriting, Sports and Two-Year/Small Colleges.

Career Fair & Graduate School Showcase

The event will match high-quality candidates of all job levels to potential employers and graduate schools for those looking to advance their career/education. Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with major industry recruiters including NBC Universal, Hearst Television and iHeart Media.

Networking & Social Events

Starting on Friday before the convention kicks off and going all the way through Tuesday, #BEAvegas hosts a series of social and networking events. Whether you are looking to make new friends or catch up with old colleagues, There is always a chance at #BEAvegas.

Pricing &  Registration

#BEAvegas registration includes access to the NAB Show Conference Program (Formerly “Conference Flex Pass”) & NAB Show Exhibit Halls will open Sunday, April 19, 2020.

All rates below are early-bird pricing which expires on March 9, 2020.