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.

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.

Programming Opportunities

* Panel/Research Presentation Sessions: These are the standard interest division sponsored convention format sessions with a moderator, 3-4 presenters and, if desired, a respondent.

* Workshops: Workshops should involve specialized training and professional development.

* Technical Demonstrations: Equipment or software manufacturer/vendors are invited to bring in the latest communication technology to demonstrate. Faculty who have worked with the technology are encouraged to talk about their experiences with the equipment/software in the classroom or lab.

* Showcases: These sessions highlight student work in which faculty have been involved. Showcases are to be more “show” than “tell.”

* Other ideas? Contact us if you have other alternative innovative ideas for program sessions, such as off-site tours or technical training at and we would be happy to talk about them.

Proposals & Programming

BEA’s Interest Divisions significantly shape the convention program. Interest Division leaders review, evaluate and rank the proposals and forward the recommendations to the 2019 Convention Program Chair, Marilyn Terzic. Marilyn can be contacted at

Every effort will be made to give each division several invited panel sessions, a competitive paper session and a division meeting. Program slots are competitive so if information is not provided in a complete and timely manner, those program slots may be assigned to other session proposals. Priority will be given to panels sponsored by more than one division.

The BEA2019 Convention Spotlight is…..

Education & Industry: Mediating the Nexus This year’s spotlight aims to increase the dialogue between the academy and the industry to help scholars build new partnerships and expand existing industry relationships, develop curricula in such a way that the insights gained from theory feed into practice, and identify research gaps and foster collaborative research projects with industry partners. To see the full convention spotlight, click here.

Education & Industry: Mediating the Nexus serves as a spotlight for the convention, but program proposals are not limited to this area of research and presentation. All sessions must adhere to the goals and objectives of the interest division(s) to which they are submitted (descriptions are listed on the submission site).