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Tuesday, July 9
 

4:00pm

Registration
Tuesday July 9, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Plaza Foyer
 
Wednesday, July 10
 

8:00am

Birds of a Feather Meeting Space
2:00
Learn About Giving Back to the ACM Through Board Service - Keith Thibault

Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm
Park Room

8:00am

Registration
Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:00am - 8:00pm
Plaza Foyer

8:10am

Exhibitor Presentation - TelVue
Advanced PEG Workflow from TelVue
Discover the latest from TelVue that will streamline your workflow, save you time and expand your audience. Learn how you can easily, and inexpensively, provide Closed Captioning services, increase distribution by streaming to social media and OTT apps, and simplify workflow for Live Events including broadcasting to and from YouTube
and Facebook Live. Get a preview of the TelVue development roadmap including Live
Captioning, NDI integration, Fire TV Apps, and Remote Channel Monitoring.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:10am - 8:40am
Atrium Ballroom

9:00am

Opening Address
Welcome
Chair of the ACM Board Keith Thibault and Chair of the F/ACM Board
Jo Ellen Kaiser
Conference Co-Chairs Martin Jones and Donna Keating
Local Elected Officials
What is the State of Community Media?
President and CEO Mike Wassenaar


Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Atrium Ballroom

10:15am

Election Programming and Policies for PEG Channels
Local election and political programming is some of the most valuable programming available on community media channels.  And yet, many stations shy away because of the potential for damage.  Find out best practices for election and political programming on all types of PEG channels.

Speakers
avatar for Gretjen Clausing

Gretjen Clausing

Executive Director, PhillyCAM
My independent film roots go back to late 80s in Philadelphia where I worked as a film curator and communications specialist on repertory film programs and festivals. Prior to becoming the ED of PhillyCAM in 2009, I was the Program Director at the nationally recognized media arts... Read More →
avatar for Ross Rowe

Ross Rowe

Multimedia Administrator, Village of Elk Grove Village - EGTV
avatar for Deborah Vinsel

Deborah Vinsel

CEO, Thurston Community Media
For 36 years I have made a career of empowering people to tell theirstories through community media. I have managed three community television/media centers in three different regions, taught vocational education classes in media production, and provided consulting services in media... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Pavilion East

10:15am

Federal Policy Developments What You Should Know and Do
We’ll have the latest on federal policy developments that affect the every day work of community media including those in the courts, Congress and at the FCC and action steps on what you can do to shape the policy landscape.  

Speakers
avatar for Mike Bradley

Mike Bradley

Partner, Bradley Law, LLC
Mike is an attorney, with over 25 years of experience, practicing in the area of cable franchising and telecommunications. He is the founding partner of Bradley Berkland Hagen & Herbst, LLC, a law firm based in the Twin Cities and is Special Counsel to the Seattle-based law firm the... 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 Mike Wassenaar

Mike Wassenaar

Alliance for Community Media
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 →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Broadway I/II

10:15am

Live from the Field: Getting Signal Back to the Studio
Live event coverage, whether it be meetings, sports, concerts, lectures or other events going on in your community, brings more eyeballs to your channel and more followers to your social media. But what’s the best way to deliver your signal back to your headend for playback? Bonded Cellular? Streaming Wi-Fi? Microwave? Satellite? Our panelists will explore different ways to get your signal back to your place as efficiently and as pristine as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Eisenmenger

Michael Eisenmenger

executive director, Community Media Center of Marin
Michael Eisenmenger worked for years as a community media advocate and producer with many NYC organizations including Paper Tiger TV, Deep Dish TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network and the Independent Media Centers (IMC).  He coordinated the satellite programming for the IMC in Seattle... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Pavilion West

10:15am

OTT and VOD: Future Proofing Your Channel
With all the cord-cutting going on in American’s homes, you need a way to make sure your community can see your programming. Over the top set boxes provide a way to do just that. You’ll get a chance to talk to discuss options with channels that are using OTT boxes and services to expand their viewing choices as well as their experiences with setting up and launching channels.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Braithwaite

Ron Braithwaite

Interim CIO, MetroEast Community Media
Ron Braithwaite has been involved with community media for a very long time. In 1970, he was one of the first volunteers at KBOO-FM in Portland, along with working with a number of community newspapers. More recently, he was one of the early volunteers for the Portland Radio Project... Read More →
avatar for Jon Funfar

Jon Funfar

Communications Program Manager, City of Pasco
After graduating from Pacific Lutheran with a major in broadcasting (video production) and a minor in political science, I have worked in a number of video production/audio-visual positions, and I am currently working in government communications. Specialties: Video production... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Harley

Bryan Harley

Executive Director, CMAC Fresno/Clovis
Bryan Harley is the Executive Director at CMAC, the media center serving Fresno and Clovis in California's Central Valley.



Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Broadway III/IV

11:30am

Exhibit Hall
Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:30am - 7:00pm
Plaza Foyer

11:40am

Exhibitor Presentation - CASTUS
CASTUS Presents ALL NEW Version 5
Come experience our newest version of CASTUS and see how this will change the game. ALL NEW FEATURES never seen before! A system designed by industry professionals and customer feedback. This is a presentation you will not want to miss.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Atrium Ballroom

11:45am

First Time Conference Attendee Welcome
If this is your first time attending an ACM National Conference we encourage you to come to this event to network with other first time attendees and ACM board members as we give you an overview of the conference and answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
Pavilion East

11:45am

Lunch Break on Your Own
Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
TBA

12:25pm

Exhibitor Presentation - Cablecast Community Media by Tightrope Media Systems
Become your community’s multiplatform hyperlocal hub!
Cablecast Community Media helps you meet your community with vital local content wherever and whenever they watch. The new Cablecast VIO video servers have
expanded file support, greater channel density, IP input support, as well as a built-in bulletin board that does fun tricks like squeeze-backs. The new Cablecast 7.0 software includes digital file uploading for web-only distribution--now you can use Cablecast for live streaming, VOD and OTT, with or without a cable channel--heads up channel display monitoring, and more! Join our live demo to see it all in action.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:25pm - 12:55pm
Atrium Ballroom

1:00pm

Local News Needs and the Role of PEG Channels
We are experiencing the disappearance of local news and information and the creation of media and news deserts across America.  How are PEG channels developing journalism projects to meet local information and news needs in their communities?  What are steps you can take to begin supporting local news?  How do government and government sponsored organizations support an independent press?

Speakers
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 →
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 →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Pavilion West

1:00pm

Metadata and Online Video
As video delivery continues to shift to an online world, what changes do you need to make to your metadata practices?   Do you have metadata practices?   We’ll discuss the importance of metadata and keywords to enhance discoverability, demonstrate how to increase your online usability, and show how you can use YouTube and Internet Archive to increase the impact of your work and reach new audiences.

Speakers
avatar for John Hauser

John Hauser

Special Projects Wizard, Access Humboldt
John is an IT consultant, digital media archivist and Special Projects Wizard from Eureka, CA associated with Access Humboldt. He founded the Community Media Archive in 2009, in partnership with the Internet Archive and Access Humboldt, as a place where public access TV stations and... Read More →
avatar for James Jones

James Jones

Operations Manager, DoubleACS



Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Broadway III/IV

1:00pm

State Policy Developments: What are Good and Bad Developments to Monitor
Speakers
avatar for Mike Bradley

Mike Bradley

Partner, Bradley Law, LLC
Mike is an attorney, with over 25 years of experience, practicing in the area of cable franchising and telecommunications. He is the founding partner of Bradley Berkland Hagen & Herbst, LLC, a law firm based in the Twin Cities and is Special Counsel to the Seattle-based law firm the... Read More →
avatar for Mike Wassenaar

Mike Wassenaar

Alliance for Community Media
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 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 →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Pavilion East

1:00pm

Video Over IP
Speakers
avatar for Justin Cowgill

Justin Cowgill

CTO, CreaTV San Jose
Video production workflow and equipment. Beer!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Broadway I/II

1:50pm

Exhibitor Presentation - Link Electronics
The Exciting World of Captioning
Join the Link Electronics team as we dive into the history and future of closed captions. We will uncover the rules and regulations you need to know and which ones are most pertinent to you. Discover the options that are available to help you decide which
captioning solution is the best fit for you.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Atrium Ballroom

2:30pm

Break
Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Plaza Foyer

2:35pm

Exhibitor Presentation - Datavideo Corporation
Streaming to Multiple Platforms
This presentation demonstrates how to stream to multiple CDN platforms with both Hardware and software option using the NVS-40 and DVS-200 platform.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Atrium Ballroom

3:30pm

Exhibitor Presentation - NewBlue
Take Live Graphics to the Next Level – Without the Cost or Complexity
Learn how your PEG station can deploy top-quality live graphics that rival major
broadcasters. Streamline your workflows and elevate your production value with a
more powerful, intuitive and affordable broadcast graphics solution. See how to
drive multi-layer, animated graphics of show rundowns, sports scores and statistics,
up-to-date social media and more with NewBlue Titler Live.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Atrium Ballroom

3:30pm

Unaffiliated States Meeting
Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Executive Suite

3:30pm

3:30pm

Region Meeting- Midwest
Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pavilion East

3:30pm

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

Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pavilion West

3:30pm

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

Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Broadway III/IV

3:30pm

Region Meeting- West
Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Broadway I/II

4:15pm

Exhibitor Presentation - Ross Video
TROPES of an Open Government Broadcast – 6 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Control Solution
The TROPES of an Open Government Broadcast presentation poses six categories that should be considered when choosing a control system for broadcasting meetings to ensure that the solution will meet your needs today, and in the future.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Atrium Ballroom

4:30pm

Break
Wednesday July 10, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Plaza Foyer

5:00pm

Opening Reception
Join us in the Exhibit Hall for the Opening Reception to network and connect with our exhibitors and other community media professionals as we kick off the 2019 Annual Conference - New Paths!

Wednesday July 10, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Plaza Foyer

8:00pm

F/ACM Fundraising Event
JACK LONDON REVUE, 529 SW 4TH AVENUE, 97204
(https://www.jacklondonrevue.com/)
Join us after hours for a fundraising mixer for the ACM Foundation. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation’s leadership programs.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Jack London Revue 529 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
 
Thursday, July 11
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Thursday July 11, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Plaza Foyer

8:00am

Exhibit Hall
Thursday July 11, 2019 8:00am - 4:30pm
Plaza Foyer

8:00am

Registration
Thursday July 11, 2019 8:00am - 5:30pm
Plaza Foyer

8:00am

Birds of a Feather Meeting Space
2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Leveraging The AccessAmericaTV App For Your Community Media Center - Ron Braithwaite, MetroEast Community Media Center Interim CIO

Thursday July 11, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
Park Room

9:00am

Plenary Discussion: What Can We Learn from Engagement Journalism?
What can we learn from Engagement Journalism?

One of the most interesting developments in journalism in the last few years has been a turning toward audience as collaborators and co-creators. Broadly defined as “engagement journalism”, we are seeing a host of experiments to break down walls between creators and audiences to build lasting relationships and different relationships between people and media institutions. The effort may seem like “Back to the Future” for some people in community media – which theoretically is devoted to meeting the information needs of local
audiences. That said, what can we learn, adopt or work with in this growing field? Are there willing collaborators in the field who want to “dance” with community media groups? Join us for a discussion of what’s possible.
Speakers: Andrew DeVigal; Jesse Hardman; Andrea Faye Hart
Moderator: Mike Wassenaar, ACM President & CEO
Andrew DeVigal is an Emmy-award winning visual storyteller and innovative
strategist who builds bridges by connecting ideas and people together to
produce meaningful, interactive, and engaging stories. He is the associate director of the Agora Journalism Center, the gathering place for innovation in communication and civic engagement, at the University of Oregon’s School
of Journalism & Communication.
Jesse Hardman is the founder and director of the Listening Post Collective, a national community journalism project run by the INGO Internews. Hardman reports for NPR and various print outlets, and helps run the L.A. based youth led community news outlet Boyle Heights Beat.
Andrea Faye Hart is a media-based organizer, social entrepreneur and interdisciplinary educator. Andrea is a Co-Founder and the Director of Community Engagement for the Chicago-based journalism lab City Bureau. Since 2011 she has designed civic journalism projects for media outlets as well as leading youth media organizations.


Speakers
avatar for Andrew DeVigal

Andrew DeVigal

Chair in Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement, UO-SOJC's Agora Journalism Center
DeVigal holds an endowed chair in journalism innovation and civic engagement and is the associate director of the Agora Journalism Center, the gathering place for innovation in communication and civic engagement, at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism & Communication... Read More →
avatar for Jesse

Jesse

Project Director, Listening Post Collective / Internews
I run a national community journalism initiative that studies how people get and share news and information, and then supports existing outlets and community groups establish strategies and projects that create journalism that is representational and accessible.
avatar for Andrea Faye Hart

Andrea Faye Hart

Co-Founder, City Bureau
Andrea is City Bureau's community engagement director, formerly of Free Spirit Media, where she created the nonprofit organization's Real Chi Youth program.



Thursday July 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Atrium Ballroom

10:00am

Exhibitor Presentation - Comrex
One of the latest tech buzz topics these days is “5G” and the implications for the future of remote broadcasts are fairly profound. Chris Crump from Comrex will discuss the current status of 5G Technology, what the mobile providers are saying versus “reality,” the timeline for its implementation and how it will affect the “Comrex IoT.” A brief overview of WebRTC and new Comrex products will be included.

Thursday July 11, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Park Room

10:30am

Break
Thursday July 11, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Plaza Foyer

10:40am

Exhibitor Presentation - First Turn Media
Launching Localeyz, The Community Media Platform
Localeyz is the only collaborative, community media center-owned platform that
provides a customizable, media-centric website, an iOS and Android app, and much more. Including automation with multiple master control systems and video platforms, as well as new features driven by centers themselves, take your online presence to the next level and join this exciting movement! We’ll provide a demo as well as information on our collaborative structure, how the platform aims to generate revenue for individual centers, and our roadmap for sustainability. Presented by First Turn Media.


Thursday July 11, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Atrium Ballroom

11:00am

Inclusion, Equity, Engagement (IEE) Caucus Annual Meeting
Ifanyi Bell is an award-winning visual storyteller and producer from Portland, Oregon. As an undergraduate at graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and thought his early interest was in dramatic narrative, Ifanyi was significantly influenced by the school’s well-established narrative, non-fiction film program. After graduating, Ifanyi began his professional career in Boston, MA as an intern for Local Productions producing some of the earliest web-based video content produced for public media back in 2003. After leaving WGBH, Ifanyi initiated what would become a decade-long career serving a variety of PBS/NPR
stations across the country, helping to develop journalistic online video storytelling platforms and produce television and radio programs.
In 2014, he left public media and became the founder and co-creative director of Brushfire Creative Partners, a socially sustainable creative marketing agency dedicated to supporting and developing equity in the creative and social marketplaces that have become inextricably linked in the modern cultural and creative economy. It wasn’t until 2016 that Ifanyi Joined Open Signal where he conceived of his current initiative supporting an equity-based filmmaking Fellowship centered around developing the experience and expertise of local African-American creatives in the Portland.
In addition to his professional pursuits Ifanyi is an accomplished photographer, cyclist and father. (not necessarily in that order) He currently is based out of his hometown of Portland, Oregon.


Thursday July 11, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Broadway III/IV

11:00am

11:20am

Exhibitor Presentation - LiveU
Share More Live Content and News with Your Community
We understand how limitations on budget and bandwidth can impact your ability to broadcast relevant local news and important information to your audiences. That’s why we have put together affordable and easy-to-use solutions that enable you to go live from anywhere. With LiveU, broadcasters of any size, even with limited resources and teams, can make a difference! Let us show you how you can cover everything from emergency situations and breaking news to town meetings, local sports events, parades, festivals and other compelling live content for your community - with the same quality and reliability as major cable stations and networks.


Thursday July 11, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
Atrium Ballroom

11:45am

Break
Is your organization poised to anticipate and respond to the rapidly changing and complex media technology environment? Are your organization’s strategies agile enough to adapt to change? This panel will explore three community media organization’s approach to change and how they positioned themselves to prosper with different futures.

Thursday July 11, 2019 11:45am - 12:00pm
Plaza Foyer

12:00pm

ACM Awards Luncheon
The Dirk Koning - George Stoney Award for Humanistic Communication
The Jewell Ryan-White Award for Cultural Diversity
Buske Leadership Award
Emerging Leader Award

Thursday July 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Atrium Ballroom

1:45pm

Capital Expenditure Planning
How do you decide what your capital dollars go?  Production? Office equipment? Building construction? Capitalized labor? With a rapidly changing financial landscape for PEG centers, you need to make critical decisions how your capital funds are used. In this session you’ll hear from experts from different sized centers about how they figured out what to do and how you can do it too

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 →
avatar for Debra Rogers

Debra Rogers

Executive Director/CEO, Falmouth Community Television
Debra Rogers has worked in Community Media since 1982. She is the Executive Director/CEO of Falmouth Community Television, a position she has held since 1996. Through her ongoing involvement with the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), a national trade and advocacy organization, Debra... Read More →
avatar for Ross Rowe

Ross Rowe

Multimedia Administrator, Village of Elk Grove Village - EGTV
avatar for Deborah Vinsel

Deborah Vinsel

CEO, Thurston Community Media
For 36 years I have made a career of empowering people to tell theirstories through community media. I have managed three community television/media centers in three different regions, taught vocational education classes in media production, and provided consulting services in media... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Pavilion East

1:45pm

Generations at Work
How do you tackle the challenges of leading employees from different generations? The session will look at how to improve intergenerational communications within an organization by exploring the styles used by different generations. We’ll discuss methods to bridge gaps in communications styles to create healthy and sustainable work environments.
Emily Frazier (Owner - First Turn Media, New York, New York): Xennial (Millenial/Gen X cusp)
Chris Miller (Operations Manager - Pasadena Media, Pasadena California): Gen X
Jeff Hansell (Executive Director - Belmont Media Center, Belmont Massachusetts): Baby Boomer

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Albertson

Nancy Albertson

Assistant Executive Director, Billerica Access Television, Inc.
Nancy has worked in the television/video field since 2002. Her interest in video production began at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, where she was granted the opportunity to study in the school's audio/visual department. No stranger to BATV, Nancy was hired as a part-time... Read More →
avatar for Linda Favero

Linda Favero

Principal, Coraggio Group
People energize Linda. Whether she’s coaching an individual or facilitating a large group, she thrives on interacting with people. Linda began her career as a marketer before transitioning to a coach and facilitator focusing on helping clients develop both their individual and organizational... Read More →
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Amber Krasinski

Director of Educational Services, Billerica Access Television
Amber’s involvement in public access television began in 2013 when she was a front office intern at Amherst Media. Itching to get out from behind the reception area, she quickly found herself helping with studio shoots, video editing, and filming community events around Amherst... Read More →



Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Broadway III/IV

1:45pm

Producing Small Films
We’ll look at ways to implement a film training program at your media center. Come prepared to explore all aspects of the filmmaking process at your station in order to achieve a more “cinematic” look and engage audiences that want to create film.

Speakers
avatar for Ivana Horvat

Ivana Horvat

Digital Media Producer, MetroEast Community Media
I am a digital media producer at MetroEast Community Media. As one of the producers on the production team, I specialize in producing fee for service videos for clients in and out of the non-profit sector. With a background in documentary film, I am always looking for ways to bring... Read More →
avatar for Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan

Executive Director, LMCTV
Hi, my name is Matt Sullivan and I am Executive Director of LMCTV, a community media center in suburban NYC. I am also an independent filmmaker. I started my career at Emerson College in Boston, where I received my degree in Visual Arts. From Boston, I went on to Los Angeles where... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Pavilion West

1:45pm

Strategic Leadership and Change in Community Media
Community media is in a time of transition and change. How can we use strategic leadership to guide our organizations to innovate and change in response? What does community engagement really mean for media centers? Are there ways to move organizational culture forward? We’ll explore these questions and how you can use a strategic framework to guide your media center – all while keeping focused on why we do what we do.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Schuster

Matt Schuster

Executive Director, Public Media Network
Matt is the Executive Director for Public Media Network and has been working in the field of community media for more than 20 years. Most recently, Matt served as the Executive Director of TV Santa Barbara, a nonprofit media arts center. Previously, Matt was the Multimedia Services... Read More →
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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 11, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Broadway I/II

3:15pm

Break
Thursday July 11, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Plaza Foyer

3:30pm

4:00pm

Captioning Solutions for Community Media
We’ll discuss the core concepts of closed captioning as it relates to community television, and talk about various types of solutions for PEG channels, look at questions all PEG operators need to ask themselves as they create a captioning plan.

Speakers
avatar for Myles de Bastion

Myles de Bastion

President, CymaSpace
Advocating for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
avatar for Justin Cowgill

Justin Cowgill

CTO, CreaTV San Jose
Video production workflow and equipment. Beer!


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Broadway III/IV

4:00pm

Designing and Building Community Media Spaces
What goes into the process of building a community media center?    Location, design, current and future community needs, and the opportunity for increasing earned income all should come into play.   We’ll look at the steps necessary toward building a dynamic, creative and sustainable community media space.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Rogers

Debra Rogers

Executive Director/CEO, Falmouth Community Television
Debra Rogers has worked in Community Media since 1982. She is the Executive Director/CEO of Falmouth Community Television, a position she has held since 1996. Through her ongoing involvement with the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), a national trade and advocacy organization, Debra... Read More →
avatar for Bonnie Schumacher

Bonnie Schumacher

Associate Director, St. Paul Neighborhood Network
I started at SPNN in 2002. I have a passion for creating space, developing skills, and providing resources for diverse stories. Currently I lead the Program team. The Program team manages the access center, teaches basic and advanced classes, provides indepth programs in documentary... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion East

4:00pm

Poised to Prosper: Three Community Media Turnaround Stories
Is your organization poised to anticipate and respond to the rapidly changing and complex media technology environment?   Are your organization’s strategies agile enough to adapt to change?  This panel will explore three community media organization’s approach to change and how they positioned themselves to prosper with different futures.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Burrell

Rebecca Burrell

Director of Strategy & Development, Open Signal
avatar for Dana Healy

Dana Healy

Executive Director, CTV North Suburbs
In the wake of a new franchise agreement that had reduced funding by 40%, and a steady 10% drop in cable subscribers, CTV North Suburbs is still projected to bring in 8% more revenue in 2019 than budgeted, has increased production output, and remains steadfast on strongly serving... Read More →
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 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Broadway I/II

4:00pm

Recent Trends in Local Franchising
We’ll look at strategies, trends and outcomes that local governments and PEG entities have taken in local franchise negotiations with the cable industry.    What are productive strategies you and your community should consider?   With changes in industry, technology and policy, what can communities expect when they enter into franchising renewals in the coming years?

Speakers
avatar for Sue Buske

Sue Buske

President, The Buske Group
For the past 40 years, Sue Buske has represented local governments, Community Media Centers (PEG access), educational institutions, and community organizations in their interactions with cable companies.  Ms. Buske is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in the United... Read More →
avatar for Gail Karish

Gail Karish

Partner, Best Best & Krieger
Gail A. Karish focuses on telecommunications at Best Best & Krieger, LLP, and was previously at Miller & Van Eaton. Gail assists clients – mainly local governments and municipal utilities—with a wide range of telecommunications matters including: broadband and fiber network acquisitions... Read More →
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Tom Robinson

President & CEO, CBG Communications, Inc.
Thomas G. (Tom) Robinson is President and CEO of CBG Communications, Inc. For decades, he has worked with local governments, PEG Access organizations and other public-sector entities across the United States on broadband, cable television, telecommunications and right-of-way (ROW... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion West

6:30pm

Hometown Media Awards Reception
We are proud to announce our 2019 Hometown Media Award winners! The Hometown Media Awards recognize the best community media programming of 2019, 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 11, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Skyline I/II

7:45pm

Hometown Media Awards Ceremony
We are proud to announce our 2019 Hometown Media Award winners! The Hometown Media Awards recognize the best community media programming of 2019, 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 11, 2019 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Atrium Ballroom
 
Friday, July 12
 

8:00am

Membership Meeting with Breakfast
Note: A plated breakfast will be served, attendees must attend the meeting to receive breakfast

Friday July 12, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Atrium Ballroom

8:00am

Registration
Friday July 12, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Plaza Foyer

8:00am

9:00am

Alternative Revenue: Sponsorships and Underwriting
Sponsorship and Underwriting programs work in certain markets to support program and staffing costs of local channels.   Find out what works, what you can and can’t do with non-commercial underwriting, and ways to approach sponsored programs to sustain your mission.

Speakers
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Gary Martin

Executive Director, Access Sacramento
Gary Martin is the Executive Director for Access Sacramento, the non-profit public access cable station in Sacramento, CA. Access Sacramento is best known for providing low-cost training and equipment resources from its radio and TV studios and digital media lab over nearly 30 years... Read More →
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Monica Weitzel

Director of Community Relations, MetroEast Community Media
Monica Weitzel is Director of Community Relations at MetroEast Community Media in Gresham, Oregon. She is a member of MetroEast's Leadership team and is active in negotiating partnerships, sponsorships and grant writing. Monica is also Co-Producer & Host of MetroEast's award-winning... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Pavilion East

9:00am

Becoming Indispensable: Providing Vital Services and Making Key Allies
Why do we need community cable channels when we have the internet? How many times have you been asked this question and not had a quick, compelling answer? It’s time to polish your stump speech. What can your center bring to the community that no one else can? Who in your community would jump and to support you as a vital resource? If you can’t think of any, it’s time to start making these allies now. Panelists will talk about the ways that they have channeled their resources to attract the attention of key political allies and potential donors.

Speakers
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Dave Kiser

Assistant Executive Director, CCX Media
Held a wide variety of positions in the organization since 1986 including on camera, technical, news, sports, city production, ad sales, department management, and assistant executive director. Led the organizations rebranding efforts in 2015 and now focusing on long term sustainability... Read More →
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Michelle Alimoradi

Marketing Coordinator, Tightrope Media Systems
Community Radio, TV for Radio, Youth Media Programs, Outreach & Distribution, Marketing, Audio Production, Social Media, Live Production, Media Projects for Civic Engagement
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Alan Bushong

CCTV Salem Oregon
Alan Bushong has served as Executive Director Capital Community Television (CCTV in Salem, Oregon since start-up in 1989.) Prior to Salem, he worked 11 years at Austin Community Television, the last two as Executive Director. He served 16 years on the Alliance for Community Media... Read More →
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Debra Rogers

Executive Director/CEO, Falmouth Community Television
Debra Rogers has worked in Community Media since 1982. She is the Executive Director/CEO of Falmouth Community Television, a position she has held since 1996. Through her ongoing involvement with the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), a national trade and advocacy organization, Debra... Read More →



Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Broadway I/II

9:00am

Media Literacy, Libraries and Community Media
We’ll talk about media literacy initiatives in community media centers – and how well centers are partnering with public libraries to provide media literacy programming in their communities.  We’ll present findings from a national research study conducted at Simmons University in Boston to understand how public libraries interested in offering media literacy education can learn from similar initiatives at community media centers.

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Broadway III/IV

9:00am

Production Apps and Accessories for Phones & Tablets
More and more PEG producers and facilities are using mobile devices and tablets as a cost-saving way to produce programming. This session will explore some of the latest equipment, apps and accessories being used to deliver professional-quality productions to audiences.

Speakers
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Jay April

President & CEO, Akaku: Maui Community Television
Jay April is an early adopter of public access and a founding member of the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers, the predecessor of ACM. He is a television producer, director, video journalist and filmmaker whose work has been featured on many national networks and won... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Pavilion West

9:00am

VR/AR Production for Community Media (Part 1) - Extra Fee Required
In this workshop we’ll go over production and storytelling techniques for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality productions in a community-based setting. Led by Public VR Lab, the national innovator in VR based production for the public. Limited to 20 attendees.

Speakers
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Corbin Riedel

Assistant Director, Brookline Interactive Group


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Atrium Ballroom

10:30am

Break
Fee for Service work can create extra revenue for the core mission work of your organization, but it can also be key to growing that core itself. We’ll talk with several organizations that are using fee for service to drive growth. What are easy ways your organization can begin fee for service? What are the areas you need to be sensitive about as you grow this work?

Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Plaza Foyer

10:45am

Alternative Revenue Sources: Fee for Service
Fee for Service work can create extra revenue for the core mission work of your organization, but it can also be key to growing that core itself.   We’ll talk with several organizations that are using fee for service to drive growth.    What are easy ways your organization can begin fee for service?   What are the areas you need to be sensitive about as you grow this work?  

Speakers
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Martin Ludden

Executive Director, SPNN
A former staffer for US Senator Amy Klobuchar, a recovering cable guy, and a veteran of the Iraq War, Martin Ludden is the Executive Director of St. Paul Neighborhood Network. SPNN, St. Paul's home for community media, is dedicated to empowering people to use media and communications... Read More →
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John Lugton

Head of Production, MetroEast Community Media
John heads up production services at MetroEast. John joined MetroEast in 2005 and has been with the organization for 14 years. John has worked in all aspects of production & equipment related departments within the organization. John manages a staff of four producers and the team... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Pavilion East

10:45am

Digital Inclusion and Community Media
Community Media has long been at the forefront of technology inclusion, initially teaching people how to use video cameras to have their stories told on cable TV. With the advent of the Internet, it’s difficult to find a life-task that does not require some level of broadband connectivity and digital literacy as digital skills now underpin nearly every aspect of work and life. Yet many people are being left behind. How is community media addressing digital inclusion in today’s world? What are successful models for ensuring that technology is used as social inclusion?

Speakers
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Shauna Edson

Digital Inclusion Coordinator, Salt Lake City Public Library
Shauna is the Digital Inclusion Coordinator at The Salt Lake City Public Library. She leads the library’s digital inclusion initiative, the Tech League, and works with library staff and community partners to create long-term digital inclusion programming in the communities the Library’s... Read More →
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Mary Beth Henry

Mary Beth Henry is a Digital Equity/Broadband Advocate and the former Director of the City of Portland’s Office for Community Technology and Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, where she initiated and oversaw development of Portland’s Broadband Strategic Plan and the county-wide... Read More →
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Nandini Ranganathan

Executive Director, Professor, Make+Think+Code@PNCA
Nandini Ranganathan is the founder and Executive Director of Make+Think+Code, a technology-focussed research institute, lab, and studio that brings together members of Portland's vibrant creative, tech, civic, and educational communities to explore the powerful role that creativity... Read More →
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Seth Ring

Director of Education & Volunteers, MetroEast Community Media
Seth is a local Oregonian with passion for nature and civic engagement. A field biologist, turned filmmaker, at Montana State’s Science and Natural History Filmmaking M.F.A. program, he joined community media because of its power to captivate hearts and minds. He spearheaded MetroEast’s... Read More →


ACM 2019 pptx

Friday July 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Broadway I/II

10:45am

Sports Programming on Tight Budgets
How does a small station of 40 volunteers cover over 130 sporting events a year in their community?   We’ll talk about how access centers can start their own sports broadcasting programs using modest equipment set ups and leveraging the biggest asset that can find – volunteers who do the legwork.  We’ll go through equipment, attracting volunteers, sample workflows, the role of social media, and how projects like this can be done for very little money or staff time.

Speakers
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Chris Gentry

Director of Community Media, Granite Town Media
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Adam McCune

Coordinator, Goffstown TV
After a 10 year career in radio that took me from small town radio station - as the youngest program director in the country (19) in Wisconsin to the Marconi award winning WZID in Manchester, NH - I began my career in cable access. I've found some similarities to those small town... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Pavilion West

12:30pm

Closing Remarks and Thank You
Friday July 12, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Atrium Ballroom

4:00pm

Wrap Party (Optional)
Friday July 12, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wieden + Kennedy 224 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209