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A total of forty-seven (47) papers have been selected for presentation during the BEA2016 annual convention in Las Vegas.

The top papers will be presented during a series of sessions at BEA’s annual convention in Las Vegas on April 17 – 20. BEA’s interest division competitions received a total of 119 research papers providing a 39% acceptance rate. Monetary awards are provided to winners in the “Debut” category, and several of the “Open” category recipients. The top research presentations will occur during 14 of BEA’s 17 interest division paper sessions listed below.

2016 Top Paper Competitions
Curriculum, Assessment and Administration Division
Gender & Sexuality Division
History Division

Interactive Media & Emerging Technologies Division
International Division
Law & Policy Division
Management, Marketing & Programming Division

Multicultural Studies Division

News Division
Production Aesthetics and Criticism Division

Radio & Audio Media Division
Research Division
Sports Division

Writing Division

For a complete list of winners for all of the 2016 paper competitions, please visit BEA’s convention also provides research-in-progress and scholar-to-scholar research presentations. To see a list of all the research session times and locations, click here.


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About the BEA Convention: BEA’s annual convention is held in conjunction with NAB Show in Las Vegas every spring. Co-located next door at the Las Vegas Westgate, BEA’s annual convention attracts 1,300 educators and students with 200 sessions, events, research panels, technology workshops and an exhibit hall, making BEA NAB Show’s largest conference partner. Click here for more information.