2018 Conference Schedule

Empowering Voices: Bridging Communities
2018 ACM Western Region Conference

March 15-17, 2018
Embassy Suites-Riverfront Promenade
Sacramento, California

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THURSDAY, March 15, 2018

10:00am –5:30pm

Check-in and Registration

10:00am –5:30pm

Exhibitor Set-Up

1:00 –

4:00 pm

In-Depth Trainings- Topics

Storytelling with jesikah maria ross

Expanding and Diversifying Funding Sources

Innovative Production Techniques

5:30pm

Bus Departs for Reception at ACCESS SACRAMENTO

6:00 – 8:30pm

RECEPTION, with food, refreshments, and facilities tour

9:00pm

Bus Departs from ACCESS SACRAMENTO to Embassy Suites

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018

8:00 am– 5:00 pm

Check-in and Registration

8:00 –

9:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am – 5:15pm

Technology Exhibits featuring Technology/Equipment Vendors

9:00 –

10:15 am

OPENING PLENARY – LAST BASTIONS: COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Workshop Tracks:

POLICY AND LEGAL

OPERATIONAL, PARTNERSHIP, AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES

10:30am – Noon

Session 1

HD and EPG Channels and Community Media Centers as Access Equality Issues

 

Maximizing Your Community Media Center’s Efficiency and Workload Management Strategies

Metadata and the Future of Your Video in an On-Line World

 

Noon –

1:45 pm

Vendor’s New Technology Show and Tell, LUNCHEON

2:00 – 3:30pm

Session 2

Legal and Practical Issues Surrounding Uses of Restricted Capital Funding

 

Measuring Your Organizations’ Impact

 

Mobile Productions Opportunities

3:45 –

5:00 pm

Roundtable : Low Power FM Networking

Roundtable TBA

Roundtable TBA

5:30pm

Bus Departs for Social

6:00 – 8:30pm

HAPPY HOUR with food, drinks and music

8:30pm

Bus Departs to Embassy Suites

SATURDAY, March 17, 2018

8:00 am– 2:00 pm

Check-in and Registration

8:00 –

9:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am – 5:15pm

Technology Exhibits featuring Technology/Equipment Vendors

9:00 – 10:15am

PLENARY SESSION - HITTING THE “REBOOT” BUTTON ON YOUR COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER

 

Workshop Tracks:

POLICY AND LEGAL

OPERATIONAL, PARTNERSHIP, AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES

10:30am – Noon

Session 3

The Rise of the Trolls, Fake News, and Digital Literacy.

 

Developing and Maintaining Partnerships

 

Successful Training Techniques for CMC’s

 

Noon – 1:15pm

ACM Western States Annual Regional Meeting, LUNCHEON

1:30 – 3:00pm

Session 4

A Primer on About Lobbying and Grass-Roots Organizing

 

Outreach/Marketing/Branding

 

Developing and Sustaining Community News Program

 

3:15 – 4:15pm

Conference Closing, Exhibitor Drawings and Raffles (

6:00 – 6:30pm

Wave Awards Pre-Show with music, refreshments and food

6:30 – 8:00pm

WAVE AWARDS CEREMONY

(Schedule subject to change)