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2016 District Conferences

BEA Super-Regional 2016

Join BEA and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications for the first annual Fall Super-Regional Conference, October 13‌-15, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina.  This three-day conference features professional and academic training workshops, topical and timely panel discussions, and competitions for both scholarly research and creative works.


BEA members, non-members and students (graduate and undergraduate) are welcome to attend. Registration fees include Thursday’s Opening Reception, Friday lunch, one training session and all snack breaks. Registration deadline is October 3, 2016. 

For a draft of the conference schedule, click here.

Training Sessions

A full day of academic and professional training sessions are available on Thursday, October 13. Participation is limited to paid conference attendees. Registration fees include one training session. Additional sessions are available for a $25 fee on a first come, first served basis.

Please download and distribute this conference flyer (pdf) to your students and colleagues.

NAB Show New York

BEA Member Discount Codes
FREE Core Package: SM07

In addition to the Exhibits, the Core Package includes access to
two full days of 60+ Core Sessions and Keynotes throughout
five on-floor Inspiration Stages.

Special BEA Member’s Only Tour (Thursday, November 10)
Meet with and see the latest offerings from
Adobe | AJA | Avid | Canon | Ross Video | Sony

Email for tour information & sign up

Download the PDF Poster

Connecticut Association of Broadcasters Conference

Faculty $40 | Students Free (Students email JC Barone to attend)



8:00-9:00 AM Registration & Continental breakfast
9:00-11:45 AM Becoming a Retail Marketing Guru.
Kennen Williams of Noll & Associates will present for account executives and sales managers.
9:00-10:15 AM Broadcast Journalism in the Age of Smart Phones.
FOX 61s Coleen Marren moderates an interactive session for producers to discuss broadcast news in the age of smart phones, drones, and social media. Panelists will include Quinnipiac Professor of Journalism Lisa Burns and Jerry Dunklee from the Society of Professional Journalists.
9:00-10:15 AM What Do The New Overtime Rules Mean To Me?
Labor law attorneys Miguel Escalera and Shel Myers provide information for managers about the new federal guidelines.
9:00-10:15 AM Are You Ready?
Jeff Hugabonne will moderate a discussion about emergency preparedness for engineers that will include FEMAs Manny Centeno and John Gustafson from the Dept. of Homeland Security.
10:00-10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30-11:45 AM What Youre Doing Wrong in Covering Me.
Past CBA Chairman Don DeCesare moderates a panel of experts who will help journalists better understand how to get accurate information about complex issues. Panelists include Quinnipiac law professor William Dunlap, Quinnipiac medical school dean Kim-Thu Pham, and Doug Schwartz, Director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
10:30-11:45 AM News From The Capitol.
CBA General Counsel Eric Kemmler will moderate a discussion about current topics in the state and federal governments. Panelists include NAB Executive Vice President Curtis LeGeyt and Patrick McCabe from Capitol Strategies, Hartford.
10:30-11:45 AM Take Me To The Pilot.
NAB Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny discusses the latest developments in broadcast technology, including NABs Pilot consortium.
Noon-1:30 PM Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting
Keynote Speaker: FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
9 AM-Noon Broadcast Education Association networking for students and CBA members.