2018 Conference Schedule

Empowering Voices: Bridging Communities
2018 ACM Western Region Conference

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

Click here to see full descriptions of each workshop.  Click here to see registration options. This schedule is subject to change.

 

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018

10:00am –5:30pm

Check-in and Registration

1:00pm –5:30pm

Exhibitor Set-Up

1:00 –

4:00 pm

In-Depth Seminars - Topics

Story Circles: Empowering Voices & Bridging Communities

Expanding and Diversifying Funding

Building & Maintaining Boards That Work

5:30pm

Bus Departs for Reception at ACCESS SACRAMENTO

6:00 – 8:30pm

RECEPTION hosted by Comrex, 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

OPERATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES

10:30am – Noon

Session 1

The Hill, the FCC, and the Courts:  Big Issues from 2017 and Bigger Issues for 2018

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

A Primer On Lobbying and Grass-Roots Organizing

Measuring Your Organizations’ Impact

 

Mobile Productions Opportunities

3:45 –

5:00 pm

Roundtable : Low Power FM Networking

Roundtable: Engineering: Tools and Technology Discussions

Roundtable: Closed Captioning: Explore Captioning Solutions From Expensive to DYI with Free Tools

6:00 – 8:30pm Reception at the Crocker Art Museum with food, drinks and music, a short walk from the Embassy Suites at 216 O St. Sponsored by Tightrope Media Systems.
   

 

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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

OPERATIONS, PARTNERSHIP, AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES

10:30am – Noon

Session 3

21st Century Media Literacy

Developing and Maintaining Partnerships

New Successful Training Classes and Techniques for CMC’s

Noon – 1:15pm

ACM Western States Annual Regional Meeting, LUNCHEON. Sponsored by CASTUS

1:30 – 3:00pm

Session 4

Legal and Practical Issues Surrounding Uses of PEG Funding

Getting to Yes! HD Channels and EPG for PEG Access

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 

 

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(Updated 12-18-17.  Schedule subject to change)