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Tuesday, July 10
 

4:00pm

Registration
Tuesday July 10, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Key Ballroom East Foyer

6:00pm

Orioles versus Yankees Baseball Game
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Tuesday July 10, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Camden Yards
 
Wednesday, July 11
 

8:00am

Birds of a Feather Meeting Space
11:00 a.m. – Effective Board Development
Jennifer Ritter Guidry (AOC Community Media)

2:00 p.m. – Using & Teaching Animation in Community Media
Jason Daniels (Easton Community Access TV)


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Key Ballroom 1

8:00am

ACM Day on the Hill
In this full day off-site workshop, attendees will make Congressional visits on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to press the case for support for PEG community media.  you must be pre-registered to attend.
If you signed up for Day on the Hill on Wednesday get to the Camden Yards MARC platform BEFORE 8:00am - the 8:05am train to DC is the last of the morning.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Turner

Richard Turner

Executive Director, Community Media Center of Carroll County
Hi! I'm a community driven techie strategist interested in discussing how new technologies will change the way our movement organizes and serves our communities. What new organizational processes and technologies have you buzzed? Agile as an organizational process for high performing... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:00am - 5:30pm
Capitol Hill

8:00am

Registration
Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:00pm
Key Ballroom East Foyer

9:00am

Beginning Fundraising: What You Need to Get Started
This year’s ACM Conference concentrates on different aspects of fundraising and resource development so our organizations can become more sustainable long-term. But where do you begin? What are the tools and essentials you need to know as you begin building fundraising into the DNA of your organization? At the workshop, we’ll look at the tools, systems and basics you’ll need to grow your practice.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Spearman-Leach

Tony Spearman-Leach

Director of Development & Communications, Montgomery Community Media
Anthony Spearman-Leach, “Tony,” is currently the Development & Communications Director for Montgomery Community Media, Montgomery County, Maryland’s community media center. He has received numerous awards, including: the 2013 Diversity Scholar for the Association of Fundraising... Read More →



Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Key Ballroom 9-10

9:00am

Making History: How History Projects Can Make a Difference in Community
Community media centers have an enormous potential to make a difference in local communities by capturing and preserving local history. How can a documentary or oral history project be a catalyst for community change and deeper partnerships with your center and other groups? We’ll look at one case study in Maryland that provides important lessons. We’ll go over digital storytelling and documentary preservation techniques to help a history program be successful in your community and increase your impact.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Chiusano

Aaron Chiusano

Operations Manager, Community Media Center of Carroll County


Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Key Ballroom 11-12

11:30am

First Time Conference Attendee Welcome
Meet with other first time conference attendees to network, ask any questions, and get a general overview of what you need to know to make the most out of your ACM conference experience.
Location has been changed to Key Ballroom 8 (onsite program indicates 9-10)

Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Key Ballroom 8

11:30am

Lunch Break on Your Own
Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
TBA

11:30am

Exhibit Hall
Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:30am - 7:30pm
Key Ballroom South Foyer

11:40am

Exhibitor Presentation - SlingStudio
Unleash Your Video Productions with a Wireless Studio in a Backpack
Are you looking to enhance the video production experience? Are you ready to grow your video productions beyond your studio while staying within your equipment and resource budget? Join us as we explore ways to take your video program to the next level with wireless cameras, instant replay, live streaming, highlight tagging and many other features.

Wednesday July 11, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm
Key Ballroom 3-4

12:25pm

Exhibitor Presentation - Omnimusic
Using Music to Build Your Audience and Create Programs with Impact
 Music is the most effective and least expensive tool in your production tool box. It has incredible power to reach the subconscious, appeal to emotion, and attract and keep viewers glued to your channel. If your current music package is a bit stale, or just isn't doing the job, let us show you how to use music to create productions with impact.

Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:25pm - 12:55pm
Key Ballroom 3-4

12:30pm

Giving Now and Later: How to Build an Annual Giving Program that Leads to Planned Gifts
Annual gifts and Planned gifts are two essential types of donations that can sustain organizations. At this workshop, we’ll talk about the essentials you need to build annual giving. We’ll also discuss how an annual giving program can lead to bequests and planned gifts from people who love the work of your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Witt

Teresa Witt

Director of Development, TLC-The Treatment and Learning Centers
I am a Certified Fund Raising Executive and have more than 25 years of experience working in faith-based and healthcare organizations and in all aspects of fundraising including annual campaigns, major giving and capital campaigns. This background has given me a keen understanding... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Key Ballroom 9-10

12:30pm

Program Design and Fundraising Models for Youth Media
How do you build and sustain a youth media program in your community? We’ll look at different models for programs that work with youth to create media and invest in their future and talk about factors that funders are looking for in successful youth programs. At the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to begin or expand youth media work at your center.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Malone

Susan Malone

Executive Director, Wide Angle Youth Media
Susan Malone has been at the intersection of Baltimore’s community arts and education for nearly two decades. She holds a BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Along with her background in arts and management skills, Ms. Malone flourished in the leadership... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Key Ballroom 11-12

1:05pm

Exhibitor Presentation - ISSAC
Manage your media center with Isaac
A live demo of Isaac - The innovative cloud-based asset management tool designed specifically for community media stations.

Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:05pm - 1:35pm
Key Ballroom 3-4

1:50pm

Exhibitor Presentation - Cablecast Community Media by Tightrope
Cover more, spend less with the latest from Cablecast
New in Cablecast Community Media by Tightrope: Cover more with your Cablecast Flex server and spend less on external hardware. Now you can contribute live RTP feeds over IP from multiple remote locations directly into your server with StreamSource. Also add graphic overlays over live content directly from your server with LiveOverlay. Save money on costly monthly services, too, with new integrated government meeting solutions for Cablecast VOD. Enjoy live VOD chaptering, embeddable agendas as well as fully customizable metadata. Concerned about closed captioning? Cablecast Community Media supports closed captions across all modes of distribution including cable playout, live streaming, on-demand, and coming soon to OTT! Cablecast also supports multiple captioning vendors. Come to our presentation to learn more and stop by the booth to see it all in action!


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Key Ballroom 3-4

2:35pm

Exhibitor Presentation - RueShare
RueShare 4.0 - New features for your workflow
Join us for a comprehensive demo of RueShare 4.0 as we explore all of the newest features and demonstrate how they can enhance your workflow.
We’ll show you how to get the most out of RueShare, how to integrate these news features into your center and review other features that you might have overlooked.

Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Key Ballroom 3-4

3:10pm

Break
Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:10pm - 3:15pm
Key Ballroom South Foyer

3:15pm

Region Meeting- Central States
Includes: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky

Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Key Ballroom 11-12

3:15pm

Region Meeting- Midwest
Includes: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois 

Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Key Ballroom 3-4

3:15pm

Region Meeting- Northeast
Includes: New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island

Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Key Ballroom 9-10

3:15pm

Region Meeting- Northwest
Includes: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Key Ballroom 2

3:15pm

Region Meeting- West
Includes: Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado

Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Key Ballroom 1

4:15pm

Exhibitor Presentation - CASTUS Corporation
Moving your channels into the future with CASTUS
TV is changing, are your channels ready? Join us for this informative session and learn about the tools and features CASTUS provides to help you move your channels, simply and affordably, into the future.

Wednesday July 11, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Key Ballroom 3-4

4:15pm

Break
Wednesday July 11, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Key Ballroom South Foyer

4:45pm

Opening and Keynote Address
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.
For over 20 years, Goodman and the Democracy Now!  staff have created media with impact that shines a light on the people and movements that shape our world.   What she and her crew do is special – but it’s not that different from what we all can do if we think about the impact of our work and are determined to be more. 
Amy Goodman’s work was formed in the heart of community media and continues to be a formative presence on our channels today.    She’ll join us to talk about the importance of our work and the meaning of independent and local media in 2018 and beyond.

Speakers

Wednesday July 11, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Key Ballroom 5-6

6:00pm

Opening Reception
Wednesday July 11, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Key Ballroom South Foyer
 
Thursday, July 12
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Key Ballroom South Foyer

8:00am

Exhibit Hall
Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - 4:30pm
Key Ballroom South Foyer

8:00am

Registration
Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - 5:30pm
Key Ballroom East Foyer

8:00am

Birds of a Feather Meeting Space
8:00 a.m. – Live Sports & Truck Production
Jason Dudley (Intercommunity Cable) and Regulatory Commission (ICRCTV)

10:00 a.m. – Screening Session: Beyond ENG/EFP: Documentary Filmmaking at
Access Centers
Bill Simmon (Vermont Community Access Media)

1:00 p.m. – Online Media Workflow Management
Craig Sinclair (MNN) and Emily Frazier (First Turn Media)

2:00 p.m. – Community Media Membership Models
Jasmine N. White (Montgomery Community Media)

3:00 p.m. – Screening Session: Fee for Service/Staff Productions
Marty Jones and John Lugton (Metro East)


Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
Key Ballroom 1

9:00am

Plenary Discussion: The Future of Local
Speakers
avatar for Teresa Gorman

Teresa Gorman

Teresa Gorman is the Local News Associate in the Public Square Program at the Democracy Fund. Focusing on a vibrant media and the public square, Teresa supports the Public Square Program’s mission to invest in innovations and institutions that help people understand and participate... Read More →
avatar for Aziz  Isham

Aziz Isham

Executive Producer, BRIC
Aziz Isham is the Executive Producer of BRIC TV, Brooklyn's Community Media Networked that was relaunched in 2015. BRIC TV has grown to serve millions of viewers, incubated dozens of critically acclaimed cable and digital series, and served New York City as one of the leading supporters... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Sill

Melanie Sill

Senior news consultant
Melanie Sill is an experienced news executive, change-maker and Pulitzer Prize-winning editor now working in North Carolina as a senior news consultant with a focus on innovation in public-interest journalism and local news sustainability. She was vice president for content and executive... Read More →
avatar for Mike Wassenaar

Mike Wassenaar

Alliance for Community Media


Thursday July 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Key Ballroom 5-6

10:30am

Break
Thursday July 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Key Ballroom South Foyer

10:40am

Exhibitor Presentation - Comrex Corporation
Using the Comrex LiveShot for "Live" Cable Access Productions 
Comrex LiveShot™ delivers live video and audio over a range of IP networks. LiveShot™ is used by TV stations and networks to deliver high quality, low latency video from anywhere Internet access is available, ideal for ENG. Join us as Paul Cintolo, Support and QA Technician for Comrex Corporation, discusses various techniques that are implemented for Cable Access productions. Since 1961, Comrex Corporation has been designing and manufacturing high-quality, professional products used by radio and television stations throughout the world. By leveraging widely available data infrastructures, Comrex has been able to provide broadcasters with the tools they need to do more creative and innovative broadcasts.

Thursday July 12, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
Key Ballroom 3-4

11:00am

11:00am

Inclusion, Equity, Engagement (IEE) Caucus Annual Meeting
Speakers
JT

Joseph Torres

Senior External Affairs Director, Free Press (Washington, D.C.)


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Key Ballroom 9-10

11:20am

Exhibitor Presentation - TelVue Corporation
Closed Captions: See how TelVue Connect can automatically create Closed Captioning for VOD and Broadcast using state-of-the-art, AI-based speech-to-text technology.  Live Workflow: The HyperCaster v6.2 release enhances Live workflows from both SDI & IP sources with the ability to extend long running, live events with Join-in-Progress, automatically display a Join-in-Progress squeezeback overlay announcement, pause & resume recordings, play & record YouTube Live, plus the newly designed, mobile friendly, responsive Record page. All-in-One Broadcasting: The HyperCaster AIO (All-In-One) Series give you ultimate playback flexibility in a single, powerful, broadcast server. Accepts virtually any video file format. Each SDI port can be configured as an input or output for multiple channels of Playback & Encoding, plus native Switching all-in-one. Includes downstream graphics.

Thursday July 12, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
Key Ballroom 3-4

12:00pm

ACM Membership Meeting Lunch
Note: A boxed lunch will be served, attendees must attend the meeting to receive lunch

Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Key Ballroom 5-6

1:30pm

Break
Thursday July 12, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Key Ballroom South Foyer

1:45pm

Community Media and Independent Journalism
How can we help bolster local journalism in our cities and towns? What actions are community media and grassroots news organizations taking to work with local journalists to develop their own journalistic efforts? Join us for a lively discussion of what community-based news organizations are doing to address news deserts,  best practices, funding models, reductions in local news, underrepresented communities and to help alleviate the crisis in local journalism.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Gorman

Teresa Gorman

Teresa Gorman is the Local News Associate in the Public Square Program at the Democracy Fund. Focusing on a vibrant media and the public square, Teresa supports the Public Square Program’s mission to invest in innovations and institutions that help people understand and participate... Read More →
avatar for Erica Jones

Erica Jones

Director of Institutional Advancement, Somerville Media Center
Connect, create and communicate. These three words are Erica's mantra. Both at her position with Somerville Media Center and as a Board President of the Alliance for Community Media-NE, she works hard to build on and expand engagement efforts with other community organizations, residents... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Key Ballroom 3-4

1:45pm

1:45pm

Navigating Media Rights
Media rights issues are thorny and cause all sorts of complications for community media production and distribution. We’ll go over different considerations for community media centers to help you navigate this complex field. What do you need to know about distribution rights? What are the best practices to ensure that citizen produced media isn’t taken down by online distribution services? What are the best resources to use for production to ensure you can cover your community and make sure your media service is valuable?

Speakers
avatar for Art Neill

Art Neill

Executive Director, Founder, New Media Rights
Art is the founder of New Media Rights, a non-profit that provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved creators, entrepreneurs, and internet users in the areas of internet, intellectual property, privacy, and media law. In addition to direct legal services, New Media Rights... Read More →
MV

Mary Van Sickle

Dakota Media Access Inc.



Thursday July 12, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Key Ballroom 11-12

1:45pm

Small Station Solutions
You need to be resourceful to figure out how to run a station on a shoestring – with minimal money or staff resources. We’ll look at some success stories and consider strategies you can take to operate a small station successfully.

Speakers
MK

Marsha Kerman

Director of Programming, Herndon Community Television
SW

Shelley Wolfe

Executive Director, PSTV - School District of Philadelphia
A nationally recognized leader and media practitioner, with an extensive background in the entertainment industry, nonprofit sector, and education working to bridge industries through partnerships, technology & media.Background includes working on global campaigns for global artist... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Key Ballroom 2

3:15pm

Break
Thursday July 12, 2018 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Key Ballroom South Foyer

3:30pm

4:00pm

10 Strategies for Successful Special Events
While Special Events are not for every organization, there are specific steps and strategies even the smallest non-profit can take to increase funds and awareness raised through them. Learn what’s critical for success and how to increase both participation and revenue from your events.

Speakers
SS

Shiree Skinner

Details Strategic Advisors LLC


Thursday July 12, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Key Ballroom 2

4:00pm

Closed Captioning
We’ll review legal requirements for closed captioning for PEG channels, and look at solutions that stations are considering as they look at the most robust and affordable solutions for captioning needs.



Thursday July 12, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Key Ballroom 11-12

4:00pm

Legal Questions for Every Media Center
What are the key legal areas you need to consider to make sure your media center is running at its best, and your mission can thrive well into the future? We’ll talk with media center professional from across the country to look at the emerging legal questions you should consider for your channel and center.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Jones

Martin Jones

CEO, MetroEast Community Media
Martin C. Jones is a veteran creator of multi-platform filmed entertainment for linear and digital distribution. Jones regularly produces longform scripted and unscripted projects including movies, television series, specials, corporate films, and national commercials for such major... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Key Ballroom 9-10

4:00pm

Next Generation Playback and Distribution
As we look at a rapidly changing media and technology landscape, what is the future of media playback and distribution for our communities? What is the vision of the future of our industry and industry partners and manufacturers? How do we make the best decision as franchise fees and video markets change in the coming years? We’ll talk with community media users and industry technologists about what they see in the next few years, and how we can build solutions that meet community distribution needs.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Turner

Richard Turner

Executive Director, Community Media Center of Carroll County
Hi! I'm a community driven techie strategist interested in discussing how new technologies will change the way our movement organizes and serves our communities. What new organizational processes and technologies have you buzzed? Agile as an organizational process for high performing... Read More →



Thursday July 12, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Key Ballroom 3-4

6:30pm

Hometown Media Awards Celebration
We are proud to announce our 2018 Hometown Media Award winners! The Hometown Media Awards recognize the best community media programming of 2018, and include student, independent producer and access center professional categories. Our judges scored over 1,000 entries that were submitted from around the country.

Thursday July 12, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Key Ballroom 5-6
 
Friday, July 13
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Friday July 13, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Key Ballroom South Foyer

8:00am

Birds of a Feather Meeting Space
8:00 a.m. – Revival of Community Media Review
Mike Wassenaar (ACM)

10:00 a.m. – Working with the Internet Archive
John Hauser (Access Humbolt & Community Media Archive)

11:00 a.m. – Community Virtual Reality (VR)
Corbin Riedel (Brookline Interactive Group, PhillyCam, BNN)

11:45 a.m. – Immigration in Full Frame
Erin Kinney (Brookline Interactive Group)


Friday July 13, 2018 8:00am - 12:30pm
Key Ballroom 1

8:00am

Registration
Friday July 13, 2018 8:00am - 1:00pm
Key Ballroom East Foyer

9:00am

Federal Policy Affecting Community Media
We’ll look at Federal policy developments in Congress, the FCC and the courts that affect the day-to-day work and long-term success of PEG and community media operations.

Speakers
avatar for James Horwood

James Horwood

Partner, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP
Jim Horwood is a partner in the Washington, DC law firm Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP.  He has over 4 decades of practice specializing in matters covering a wide range of communications and energy law.  Jim advises local governments and nonprofit organizations on all aspects of telecommunications... Read More →
avatar for Tilman Lay

Tilman Lay

Partner, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP
Tillman L. Lay is a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP (tim.lay@spiegelmcd.com). He specializes in representing public sector and other clients on telecommunications, constitutional, antitrust and administrative law matters before the courts, the... Read More →
avatar for Francella Ochillo

Francella Ochillo

Director, Government & Legal Affairs, National Hispanic Media Coalition
Francella Ochillo is the Vice President of Policy & General Counsel for the National Hispanic Media Coalition. She advocates for policies that encourage open and affordable communications, innovation, competition, and diversity and oversees organizational responses to regulatory proposals... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Werner

Nancy Werner

Nancy Werner is General Counsel of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. NATOA is the premier local government professional association that provides support to members on the many local, state, and federal communications laws, administrative rulings... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Key Ballroom 2

9:00am

Getting Started with a Major Gifts Fundraising Program
Major Gifts can be an important aspect in a fundraising program. What defines a “Major Gift” and how can just a few of them make a significant difference for your mission and your impact in the community? We’ll talk about where major donors come from and how to identify prospects in organizations of all sizes. We’ll look at realistic timelines and steps to take to bring donors along to “yes”. And we’ll discuss how to involve your Board of Directors in the support of your program.

Speakers
avatar for Julie  Carter

Julie Carter

Founder and President, Carter Consulting Group LLC


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Key Ballroom 11-12

9:00am

Leveraging Social Media
We’ll look at ways your organization can take best advantage of social media to build audience, build engagement and increase the impact of your programs.

Speakers
avatar for Alease Annan

Alease Annan

Marketing Manager, BRIC
Alease Annan has been a marketing professional, media educator, writer, and television producer for over five years. A lifelong resident of Brooklyn, Alease began her tenure as marketing manager with BRIC in 2013. Since then, she has worked tirelessly to develop a strong marketing... Read More →
avatar for Gin Ferrara

Gin Ferrara

Community Outreach Manager, RETN
Helping other people tell their stories gets me up in the morning.I am a media educator, multimedia storyteller, and nonprofit veteran. I co-founded Baltimore's Wide Angle Youth Media. Now I am the Community Outreach Manager for RETN, in Burlington, VT. In my free time I'm a storyteller... Read More →
avatar for Jasmine White

Jasmine White

Director of Education & Community Engagement, Montgomery Community Media
Jasmine N. White is an experienced multimedia professional with over 15 years of training, production facilitation and management in DC area schools and organizations. As an independent producer, Jasmine has created programs about food injustices, voting rights, healthy relationships... Read More →



Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Key Ballroom 9-10

9:00am

Brand and Engagement
As media and technology continue to rapidly shift and evolve, community media centers are challenged to demonstrate our value to our communities. How can we use branding and messaging strategies to not only shape our image externally, but also to help refine how we think internally about our programs and services? We often think about our work through the lens of “How” and “What”. In this session, we’ll challenge ourselves to think about “Why” we do our work, and how looking through that framework can influence how we are perceived and how we make programmatic decisions and choices.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Johnston

Chad Johnston

CEO, CreaTV San Jose
Chad Johnston has been working at the intersection of media, art and social justice since the late 90’s. He has led nonprofit Community Media Centers since 2004 in North Carolina and Minnesota, and in late 2016 moved to San Jose to take the CEO position at CreaTV. He has a passion... Read More →
avatar for Matt Schuster

Matt Schuster

Executive Director, Public Media Network
Matt has been working in the field of community media for more than 20 years and has recently returned to Michigan to serve as the Executive Director for Public Media Network in Kalamazoo. For the last 5 ½ years, Matt was the Executive Director for TV Santa Barbara, a nonprofit... Read More →



Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Key Ballroom 3-4

10:30am

Break
Friday July 13, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
Key Ballroom South Foyer

10:45am

Grants 101: An Overview of Grant Seeking
Fundraising has become increasingly competitive and funding sources can be difficult to find (and maintain). This session provides useful tools for the novice grant writer to use in your organization. We’ll learn the elements of successful grant seeking in this session. We’ll talk about the importance of grant readiness and lifecycles; understanding where and how to find grant prospect that are appropriate to your organization; the elements of successful proposals; and the cultivation and maintenance of funders.

Speakers


Friday July 13, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Key Ballroom 11-12

10:45am

Film Festivals
To explore the impact films festival can have on a community from both a creative and business perspective. A conversation amongst organizers, programmers and curators to share experiences and practices with their unique projects and the ways in which they leverage those projects towards community engagement and empowerment.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Baroody

Jessica Baroody

Events Manager, Maryland Film Festival
Jessica is the Events Manager for MdFF and SNF Parkway Theatre; she oversees operations and logistics for the annual film festival, along with special events that take place year-round in the theatre, such as Artscape, fundraisers, private rentals, and student film programming. She... Read More →
avatar for Eric Cotten

Eric Cotten

President, Baltmore Filmmakers Collective
Eric founded the Baltimore Filmmakers Collective to address the long-standing need for a resource hub for non-academic Baltimore area citizens interested in cinema and media.After college he successfully pursued several careers including the health sciences, investments and real estate... Read More →
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Elsa Lankford

Women and Minority in Media Festival
Elsa Lankford is an Associate Professor who teaches audio production and post-production classes in the EMF department. In addition to teaching and developing EMF and interdisciplinary classes, Elsa advises EMF students and am the faculty advisor of the Towson Audio Production Society... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Key Ballroom 3-4

10:45am

Live Streaming Solutions
We’ll look at several case studies for how PEG channels and local governments are using Live Streaming to build audience and successful partnerships and talk about how they are technically set up


Friday July 13, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Key Ballroom 9-10

10:45am

State Policy Affecting Community Media
We’ll look at state legislative and administrative battles that affect the success and future of PEG community media operations.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Bayne

Jeff Bayne

Associate, Spiegel & McDiarmid
Jeffrey M. Bayne is an associate in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP (jeffrey.bayne@spiegelmcd.com). His practice centers on advancing the interests of governmental and other public interest-oriented clients on telecommunications and energy issues. He has... Read More →
avatar for Frederick Ellrod

Frederick Ellrod

Director, Communications Policy & Regulation Division, Fairfax County Government
Frederick E. Ellrod III (Rick) is Director of the Communications Policy and Regulation Division of Fairfax County’s Department of Cable and Consumer Services. From 1992 until he joined the County in 2009, he worked as an attorney in a law firm representing local governments on cable... Read More →
avatar for Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson

Executive Director, CCX Media
Mike Johnson has worked for CCX Media - formerly Northwest Community Television since it began operations in 1982. Mike serves as Executive Director of both a non profit organization CCX Media and a Government Joint Powers Agency the Northwest Suburbs Cable Communications Commission... Read More →



Friday July 13, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Key Ballroom 2

12:15pm

Break
Friday July 13, 2018 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Key Ballroom South Foyer

12:30pm

Awards Luncheon
Friday July 13, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Key Ballroom 5-6