ACM Conference Schedule 2017

Conference Schedule


2017 ACM Western Region Conference and Trade Show

March 8-10, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton - Fresno, California



WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017

8:00am – 5:30pm

Check-in and Registration

8:00am – 5:30pm

Exhibitor Set-Up

9:00am – Noon

Pre-Conference Workshop #1 (TBA)

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Pre-Conference Workshop #2 (TBA)


Bus Departs for Reception at CMAC -- Fresno’s Community Media Center

6:00 – 8:30pm


Food, refreshments, and facilities tour


Bus Departs from CMAC to DoubleTree by Hilton



7:00 – 9:00am

Check-in and Registration

7:00 – 9:00am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am – 5:15pm

Technology Exhibits featuring Technology/Equipment Vendors

9:00 – 10:00am

OPENING PLENARY - "The Future of Community Media  

·       Welcome – Lee Brand, Mayor of Fresno (invited)

·       Keynote – Mike Wassenaar, President, Alliance for Community Media

Workshop Tracks:

Growing Community

Collaborations, Marketing, & Outreach

PEG/Media Center Management & Funding

Our Future: Policy and Legal Issues

10:30am – Noon

Session 1

Getting Back to Why: Using Media to Build Understanding and Improve Lives

Arts & Community Media: Creating Cultural Awareness

Nurturing Volunteer Developments and Membership Outreach

Fair Use, Copyright, and Legal Protections for Community Media Centers & Producers

12 Noon – 1:30pm

New Technology Show and Tell,  LUNCHEON

2:00 – 3:30pm

Session 2

Exploring Media Literacy and Digital Inclusion

New Approaches to Educational Access & Innovative Youth Media Projects

Creating New Revenue Streams

Closed Captioning: Learn About Obligations of Community Media/PEG Access Centers and Producers

4:00 – 5:15 pm



LPFM & CMC’s: A Meet-Up of CMC’s Operating LPFM

Exploring Day-to-Day Operating Issues

PEG Channels on HD & EPG: Who’s Got It and How Did They Do It?


Bus Departs for Shinzen Garden Social

6:00 – 8:30pm

HAPPY HOUR with food, drinks and DJ (Shinzen Friendship Garden)


Bus Departs from Shinzen Friendship Garden to DoubleTree by Hilton


FRIDAY, March 10, 2017

7:00 – 9:00am

Check-in and Registration

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