Media-Related Research, Creative Work, Panels & Workshops
April 13-16 | Las Vegas

About BEA2024



Sessions, Events & Workshops


Faculty & Student Attendees


Colleges/Universities Participating



Submission Deadline: Extended to September 18
BEA invites media related panel and program proposals from academics, students and professionals for presentation during BEA2024.

Programming Opportunities (All sessions are one-hour in length) 

  • Panel/Research Presentation Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Technical Demonstration
  • Showcases


Submission Deadline: December 4
4 invites media related research papers from academics, students and professionals for presentation.

We accept research in multiple ways:

Creative Work

Submission window: Nov. 15 – Dec. 18
We celebrate the BEA Festival of Media Arts winners at our annual convention. In 2023, we had 300 student winners from 82 different colleges and universities and 60 faculty winners from 46 colleges & universities! The 2023 Festival winners were selected from a pool of over 1,750 entries, representing over 300 colleges and universities in the following competitions: audio, documentary, film & video, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting, sports and two-year colleges.


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.

guest speakers

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.

NAB Show Access

BEA registrants additionally get for FREE access to NAB Show’s exhibit floor and select educational sessions.

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.

Where Academia Meets Industry

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.  Co-located with NAB Show, where the broadcast, media and entertainment industry converged to experience innovation in action and harness the power of possibility. Everything from creation through consumption — the entire content lifecycle in one exhilarating journey.

Arrivals & Registration

Registration Open

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Full Day of Sessions, concluding with BEA Awards

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

BEA Awards Ceremony & Reception

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Full day of sessions

9:00 am - 2:30 am W313

Research Symposium

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibits Open

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibits Open

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Full day of Sessions

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Festival of Media Arts

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Half day of Sessions

10:00 pm - 2:00 pm W322-327

Career Fair / Graduate School Showcase

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

BEA Board Meeting