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Tuesday, July 11
 

8:30am

F/ACM National Board Meeting
Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
St. Croix II 6th Floor of the Marriott

1:00pm

ACM National Board Meeting
Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
St. Croix II 6th Floor of the Marriott

4:00pm

Registration
Tuesday July 11, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

6:00pm

Open House and Welcome
Tuesday July 11, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
SPNN Studios 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 170, Saint Paul, MN 55114
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

8:00am

Birds of a Feather Meeting Space
Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Pine/Cedar Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

8:00am

Registration
Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:00am - 8:00pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

9:00am

Equipment Planning

Whether you have a limited budget or a VERY limited budget, proper planning of equipment acquisition and integration is key for successfully running your programs and for efficiently managing your financial resources.   What are successful strategies for planning equipment replacement for community media?  Are there special considerations to take into account for purchasing and implementing community-based media equipment?   What are the ways you can make dollars stretch effectively?   We’ll talk with a number of community media engineers and technologists about your problems and help with solutions and strategies.


Speakers
avatar for Joe Conlon

Joe Conlon

Engineering Manager, Town Square Television
Joe Conlon first got involved with Town Square Television while in high school, his first production was the 1988 South St Paul High School Graduation.  Over that time he has been a Town Square Television volunteer, producer, board member, cable commissioner and staff member. After... Read More →
avatar for Justin Cowgill

Justin Cowgill

CTO, CreaTV San Jose
Video production workflow and equipment. Beer!
avatar for Ross Rowe

Ross Rowe

Multimedia Administrator, Village of Elk Grove Village - EGTV



Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

9:00am

Fundraising for Community Media

What are the essential elements you need to raise money for community media work?   How do you begin fundraising for PEG services?    How do you make a case for people and institutions to invest in an idea or project?    We will guide you and your organization through how to kick start your fundraising work in this workshop. 


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 12, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Grand Portage Ballroom 3 4th Floor of the Marriott

9:00am

Improving Your Advocacy

What role should advocacy play in your organization, and how can you, your staff and volunteers become better advocates for your station and for community media?  We’ll go through the do’s and don’ts of advocacy for non-profits and government agencies, talk about successful techniques and strategies for getting your message across to decision makers, and give you tools to take home to advocate for your center or channel.


Speakers
avatar for Gerard Lederer

Gerard Lederer

Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP
Gerard Lavery Lederer is a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Municipal Law practice group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, he was an attorney with Miller & Van Eaton, a nationally-recognized telecommunications law firm. Mr. Lederer serves... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
St. Croix I 6th Floor of the Marriott

9:00am

Metadata and the Future of Your Video in the Online World

As video delivery shifts from television transmission to an online world, what changes do you need to make to your metadata?  In this workshop, we’ll discuss the importance of metadata and keywords to enhance discoverability online, demonstrate how to increase the online usability of your program archives, and show how you can use YouTube and the Internet Archive to increase the impact of your work and reach new audiences.  Join us for a master class on archiving, metadata and how to improve the discoverability of your online video.


Speakers
avatar for John Hauser

John Hauser

Special Projects Wizard, Access Humboldt
John is an IT consultant, digital media archivist and Special ProjectsWizard from Eureka, CA associated with Access Humboldt. He received the 2015 Buske Leadership Award for his work promoting video archiving at the local, regional and national levels of the Alliance of Community... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Minnesota Room 6th Floor of the Marriott

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.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Birch Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

11:30am

Lunch Break on Your Own
Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
TBA

11:30am

Exhibit Hall
Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:30am - 7:30pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

11:40am

Exhibitor Presentation: Tightrope Media Systems
In today’s world, your content needs to reach your community wherever and whenever they watch. With Cablecast, you can meet that demand and save time doing it. Come see the latest features released in Cablecast version 6.2 (available now) that help you step up your web content game. Now all videos are optimized for search engines and social sharing and viewer engagement is tracked directly from the Cablecast Public Site, eliminating the need to upload to third party sites. How does it all work? Be sure to stop by to see the full feature set in action.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:40am - 12:10pm
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

12:25pm

Exhibitor Presentation Comrex Corporation
Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:25pm - 12:55pm
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

12:30pm

Birds of a Feather Meeting Space
Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Pine/Cedar Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

12:30pm

Crowdfunding for Media

How does Crowdfunding work and how can you take advantage of it to support media production and training at your channel?   We’ll take a look at the different platforms available and give you tips on what makes a successful campaign.  We’ll also get insights from media makers who have successfully used crowdfunding to create award winning media – and you will be able to get started with a campaign after this workshop.


Speakers
avatar for Dawn Mikkelson

Dawn Mikkelson

Emergence Pictures
A 2015 Emmy Award Winner and 2010 McKnight Filmmaking Fellow, Mikkelson has shown her work on PBS and international festivals including the Galway Film Fleadh, Cambridge Film Festival, IDFA, Leipzig DOK Market, and Washington DC Environmental Film Festival. Mikkelson has completed... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm
St. Croix II 6th Floor of the Marriott

12:30pm

Radio Station Operations

A lot LPFM Radio stations are now in start-up mode, both standalone stations and those operated by PEG stations.   We’ll discuss common problems and solutions for small stations, and look at the potential for great cross platform collaboration that’s possible when community television and radio get together. 


Speakers
avatar for Ernesto Aguilar

Ernesto Aguilar

Membership Program Director, National Federation of Community Broadcasters
avatar for Erik Mollberg

Erik Mollberg

Station Manager, WELT-LP 95.7 FM
Erik Möllberg is the founder and Station Manager of WELT-LP 97.5 FM and the Assistant Manager of Access Fort Wayne. He has served as a ACM National Board Member for 8 years and International Liaison of the Alliance for Community Media. He has work at Access Fort Wayne, Allen County’s... Read More →
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Mary Van Sickle

Dakota Media Access Inc.
avatar for Bill Simmon

Bill Simmon

Director of Media Services, Vermont Community Access Media
Bill Simmon is a filmmaker, writer, and media educator in northern Vermont. He's the Director of Media Services at VCAM, a nonprofit community media and technology center in Burlington. He also teaches film, video and broadcast courses at Vermont colleges. Ask Bill about: film/video... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Steven

Jackie Steven

Director of Community Programming, Arlington Independent Media
A native of Washington, D.C., Jackie has been involved in the area’s media arts community for over 30 years. She has been on staff at Arlington Independent Media (AIM) since 1984 and currently serves as AIM’s Director of Community Programs, managing the organization’s outreach... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Minnesota Room 6th Floor of the Marriott

12:30pm

Virtual Reality

What is the promise of virtual reality for community media?   How does it work and what can you produce for viewers in virtual reality?   What types of programs are non-profits, journalists and communities considering with this new technology?   We’ll demonstrate gear and applications for virtual reality production and education.


Speakers
avatar for Kathy Bisbee

Kathy Bisbee

Executive Director/Founder, Brookline Interactive Group/Public VR Lab
Kathy Bisbee is the executive director of Brookline Interactive Group (BIG), a community media arts center, and the co-founder/director of the Public VR Lab, where she and her team are building an empowered Community XR movement and new field that values accessibility, digital inclusion... Read More →
avatar for David Roberts

David Roberts

Game Design, Virtual Reality, Web Design, David Roberts Design
Throughout my life, video games and consumer electronics have played an essential role in making me who I am today. Having the ability to interact with, and 'escape' to a digital world never ceases to excite me. With the recent advancements in virtual reality technology, people can... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm
St. Croix I 6th Floor of the Marriott

12:30pm

Web-Based Workflow Solutions

What web-based tools does your community media center need help with to create a more streamlined and time-saving workflow? This workshop will talk through current workflows and brainstorm around web-based integrations that you may not know about.  We’ll talk through ideas and look at available solutions to help both small and large organizations utilize tools for better collaboration and to gain a wider reach with the people they serve.


Speakers
avatar for Emily Frazier

Emily Frazier

Owner, First Turn Media
With years of experience in content management systems (CMS) and master control systems, Emily is a self-starting innovator who is highly motivated to see projects through from start to finish. She specializes in multi-tiered technical and creative integrations for any type of media... Read More →
avatar for Craig Sinclair

Craig Sinclair

Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Connector of people and technologies, as a project manager, editor, designer, academic, and technical writer. Craig is an enthuser and advocate for open source, free speech, and Balearic music. He has two decades experience using media to empower individuals and communities, having... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Portage Ballroom 3 4th Floor of the Marriott

1:05pm

Exhibitor Presentation LEIGHTRONIX, INC.

Reach Your Audience From All Angles

If you’re involved with PEG broadcasting, you know the name LEIGHTRONIX. Our hardware and services have been synonymous with PEG Access for over 36 years, powering thousands of channels across the country. Offering superior video solutions including but not limited to HD/SD automated broadcast, live and VOD internet streaming, IPTV interactive television, point-to-point broadcasting, secured private cellular networks, and large scale control systems, we help you reach your audience no matter how they’re watching.

Attend this session to learn the importance of multiple distribution options and accessibility for broad audience coverage. Your viewers want it all; LEIGHTRONIX helps you give it to them.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:05pm - 1:35pm
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

1:50pm

Exhibitor Presentation Alpha Video & Audio
Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

2:35pm

Exhibitor Presentation CASTUS Corporation
Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

3:10pm

Break
Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:10pm - 3:15pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

3:15pm

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

Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Birch Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

3:15pm

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

Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Minnesota Room 6th Floor of the Marriott

3:15pm

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

Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

3:15pm

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

Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Grand Portage Ballroom 3 4th Floor of the Marriott

3:15pm

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

Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
St. Croix I 6th Floor of the Marriott

3:15pm

Unaffiliated States Meeting
Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
St. Croix II 6th Floor of the Marriott

4:15pm

Break
Wednesday July 12, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

4:15pm

SmartSet, Template-Base Virtual Set and Augmented Reality Solution
SmartSet is a cost-effective, template-based playout solution designed for smaller and local TV stations, which provides them with advanced virtual set and augmented reality applications even if they do not have the resources to create their own programs. It is a response to a demand from creative industry SMEs in the broadcast media sector to provide an advanced, cost effective virtual studio solution which will increase their competitiveness in the market.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

4:45pm

6:00pm

Opening Reception
Wednesday July 12, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

8:00pm

F/ACM Fundraising Event at Modist Brewing Co. Sponsored by Tightrope Media Systems
ACM attendees take over the brewery floor! Surrounded by brewing equipment, guests will have the opportunity to try assorted taps. Proceeds benefit the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media. Please note, this event requires a separate registration (it is not included in the general conference registration) and limited spaces are available. If you are not registered for this event but would like to attend, please see the ACM staff at the registration desk.
Directions: Exit the Marriott through the lobby doors and head northwest on South 7th Street toward Hennepin Avenue for .4 miles. Take the pedestrian overpass for .2 miles. Turn right onto North 5th Avenue for .02 miles. Turn left onto North 3rd Street, Modist Brewing Co. will be on your left.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Modist Brewing Co. 505 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN
 
Thursday, July 13
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Thursday July 13, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

8:00am

Exhibit Hall
Thursday July 13, 2017 8:00am - 4:30pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

8:00am

Registration
Thursday July 13, 2017 8:00am - 5:30pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

8:00am

Birds of a Feather Meeting Space
Thursday July 13, 2017 8:00am - 6:00pm
Pine/Cedar Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

9:00am

Plenary Discussion: Rivers to Cross: The Challenges We Face
We will talk about the technological, organizational, financial and political challenges we face in 2017 and beyond in this Plenary discussion. How do we grow our missions and continue our services in times of profound change? How do we think strategically about the future of community media? How do we change our organizations and services to reflect future needs and realities? Join us for this conversation with community media leaders from around the United States.

Thursday July 13, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand Portage Ballroom 1 & 2 4th Floor of the Marriott

10:30am

Break
Thursday July 13, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

10:40am

Exhibitor Presentation: TelVue Corporation
Broadcast more with less, with the HyperCaster AIO (All-In-One) broadcast server. The HyperCaster AIO packs multi-channel playback, encoding, native SDI & IP switching & recording, up & down-conversion, HD/SD simulcast, and graphics over all sources in a single, powerful box with up to 12 HD-SDI ports. TelVue will also demonstrate the new features and upgrades in this latest HyperCaster release, including expanded input format support, automatic CALM audio loudness processing, RSS tickers, squeeze-back graphics, and archive.org integration.


Thursday July 13, 2017 10:40am - 11:10am
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

11:00am

Inclusion, Equity, Engagement (IEE) Caucus General Meeting
Moderators
avatar for Jim Knightwright

Jim Knightwright

Graduate Student, Illinois State University
- PEG Access 30+ years experience. - Master's Thesis in process. Research focus: media literacy, civic engagement, and community media. - Pizza chef specialty = whole wheat crust.

Thursday July 13, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
St. Croix I 6th Floor of the Marriott

11:00am

The Alliance for Communications Democracy Annual Meeting
Thursday July 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pine/Cedar Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

11:20am

Facebook Live’s First Year: Takeaways and Best Practices for Municipalities
In April of 2016, Facebook entered the live streaming world and brought new levels of attention to the online engagement platform that had been growing for years. Within a matter of months, they quickly discovered that users spend 3x more time watching live video than any other form of content. As a community media coordinator, Facebook Live may have you wondering how you can use this media platform to engage with your residents more effectively. Like other developments in social media, the upside of this engagement tool comes alongside an array of obstacles and challenges for municipalities. This presentation will cover Facebook Live best practices and considerations for your community.

Exhibitors

Thursday July 13, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

11:45am

Break
Thursday July 13, 2017 11:45am - 12:00pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

12:00pm

1:30pm

Break
Thursday July 13, 2017 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

1:45pm

Electronic Program Guides

Join us for an update from industry professionals on electronic program guide inclusion for PEG channel content. Panelist perspectives will include EPG service providers, station managers as well as policy advocates. Have you successfully pushed your content to local cable provider EPGs or attempted to do so? We’d love to hear your stories as well.


Speakers
avatar for Terri Schultz

Terri Schultz

Technical Services Manager, North Suburban Access Corporation
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Rebecca Twardy

Account Executive, Gracenote
Gracenote, a Nielsen company, is the global leader in entertainment data, IDs and media recognition technologies powering the most popular video, music and sports services on the planet. At its core, Gracenote helps its customers connect their end users to the digital entertainment... Read More →
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 13, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
St. Croix I 6th Floor of the Marriott

1:45pm

Sports Productions and Programming

Sports programming is a compelling way to engage many people in your community.    Whether you have a multi-camera set up for live contests, or you a single person operation, sports productions gain interest and often can’t be covered by bigger media – they are sometimes the definition of local community programming.   Find out successful production methods and ways to attract partners and audience in this session.


Speakers
avatar for Eric Strouse

Eric Strouse

Station Manager, CTN Coon Rapids
Eric Strouse has been with CTN Studios (City of Coon Rapids) since 1994. Most of his 23 plus years at CTN have been supervising and managing the small but very successful cable station known for local sports/event coverage as well as community news and special feature programming... Read More →



Thursday July 13, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Minnesota Room 6th Floor of the Marriott

1:45pm

Strategic Revisioning of Media Centers and Channels

Community media centers and channels are redefining their work – it’s a difficult process but it can be done with vision and effort.   How do you refine or redefine strategy and execute it to change the work your organization does?   What type of leadership is necessary to do that?   We’ll hear from three organizations that have gone through – or are going through – leadership and strategy change to grow their mission and increase impact in their communities.


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 13, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Grand Portage Ballroom 3 4th Floor of the Marriott

1:45pm

Trends in Youth Media Programs

Minneapolis and St Paul have a wealth of successful, long running and innovative youth media programs.  We’ll get a taste of what’s going on in the Twin Cities youth media scene and share insights in how your community can support and build similar programs.


Speakers
avatar for Nicola Pine

Nicola Pine

The SPNN Youth Action Committee (YAC) is a youth leadership group at SPNN, in Saint Paul, MN. We take action on social justice issues, create media projects, and teach others about how to use media to make change in their communities., www.spnn.org
As the SPNN Youth Programs Director, Nicola leverages her 20 years of youth development experience to develop and oversee dynamic programs for young people at SPNN. She is well-versed in the core elements of successful out-of-school programming, program evaluation, and youth media... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Lee Thompson

Jordan Lee Thompson

Youth Media Coordinator, CTV North Suburbs
Jordan Lee Thompson spends his days running the Youth Media Department ("CTV Teens") at CTV North Suburbs, helping teens write, produce and distribute their own short films. He also serves as the Film Festival Coordinator for Mizna's Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, is a director of... Read More →



Thursday July 13, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

3:15pm

Break
Thursday July 13, 2017 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

3:30pm

Exhibitor Announcements and Raffles
Thursday July 13, 2017 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

4:00pm

Conflict Resolution and Media Centers
Speakers
avatar for Antoine Haywood

Antoine Haywood

Membership & Outreach Director, Philadelphia Community Access Media
Antoine is the Membership & Outreach Director at PhillyCAM in Philadelphia, PA. He has a long history as a community media producer and instructor, though in his spare time, you will often find him digging through crates at the local record store and spinning his finds on Cratebeats... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Raye

Barbara Raye

Executive Director, Ceenter for Policy, Planning, and Performance
I am the director of the Center for Policy, Planning, and Performance and provide training and consulting services to the nonprofit and public sectors such as strategic planning, respectful workplace, conflict resolution, board governance, and large group facilitation. I have trained... Read More →



Thursday July 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

4:00pm

Federal Public Policy Update

Halfway through the first year of the Trump Administration, what is happening in Congress and the Administration that will affect our future?  What are we seeing from the new leadership at the FCC?  What are the emerging federal issues local communities, franchising authorities and media centers should be monitoring and working on?  We’ll give you updates and answer your questions.


Speakers
avatar for Gerard Lederer

Gerard Lederer

Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP
Gerard Lavery Lederer is a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Municipal Law practice group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, he was an attorney with Miller & Van Eaton, a nationally-recognized telecommunications law firm. Mr. Lederer serves... Read More →
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Jodie Miller

Town Square Television



Thursday July 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Portage Ballroom 3 4th Floor of the Marriott

4:00pm

Multilingual Programs

Reaching communities and creating content that matters means speaking to audiences in their own languages.  How do you create the skills and resources to do that?  What are the lessons you can learn from organizations that have committed to creating non-English and multilingual programs?   We’ll talk with community media projects that do this work, and get examples of successful programs that you can apply to your community. 


Speakers
avatar for Donna  T.  Keating

Donna T. Keating

Media Services Manager, Executive Producer CCM, Montgomery County Government
Donna has worked in access television for over twenty-five years. Currently she is the Media Services Manager/Executive Producer for County Cable Montgomery (CCM), Montgomery County, Maryland’s government access channel. Donna’s duties and responsibilities include managing resources... Read More →
avatar for Lillian McDonald

Lillian McDonald

Lillian McDonald is the Managing Director for Twin Cities Public Television’s Emergency Response Services or E-R-S. ERS evolved out of collaborative work between TPT and Public Safety Partners to prepare real time warning and alerts in different languages including Spanish, Hmong... Read More →
avatar for Zipporah Mesesi

Zipporah Mesesi

Producer/Board Member, NWCT -CCX Media
Zipporah Mesesi emigrated from Kenya to the United States in 2001. Zipporah taught the Swahili language for 14 years and was a recording artist in Kenya prior to moving to Minnesota. In June of 2010 Zipporah attended her first class at Northwest Community Television-CCX Media in... Read More →
avatar for Monica Weitzel

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 →



Thursday July 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Minnesota Room 6th Floor of the Marriott

4:00pm

Narrative Filmmaking

Teaching narrative film can be an important way to improve the visual storytelling skills of community producers -- and is a proven way to better engage audiences at your facility and your channels.   We’ll talk with several media centers that have incorporated teaching narrative film into their educational and outreach programs.


Speakers
avatar for Liam Billingham

Liam Billingham

Adult Education Specialist, BRIC
I run the narrative and documentary filmmaking programs at BRIC. I've taught most of our classes, and am passionate about all stages of production.
avatar for Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan

COO, LMCTV
I am the Chief Operating Officer of LMCTV, a PEG station serving the Tri-Municipalities of the Town of Mamaroneck and the Villages of Larchmont and Mamaroneck. As an independent filmmaker, I want to work with producers to sharpen their creative storytelling abilities. I believe... Read More →
avatar for Albert Williams

Albert Williams

Executive Director, Northampton Community Television
P. Al Williams works at the intersection of community, art, and technology as Executive Director of Northampton Community Television - www.northamptontv.org - a forward-seeking community media organization whose projects include Paradise CIty Press, a community journalism and storytelling... Read More →



Thursday July 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
St. Croix I 6th Floor of the Marriott

6:30pm

Hometown Media Awards Celebration
We are proud to announce our 2017 Hometown Media Award winners! The Hometown Media Awards recognize the best community media programming of 2017, 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 13, 2017 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The Lumber Exchange 10 South 5th Street, Third Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402
 
Friday, July 14
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Friday July 14, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

8:00am

Registration
Friday July 14, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

8:00am

Birds of a Feather Meeting Space
Friday July 14, 2017 8:00am - 6:00pm
Pine/Cedar Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

9:00am

Building Better Boards

Boards of Directors should be a source of strength for organizations, providing resources, leadership and helping to further mission.   But more often than not, they drain resources rather than build them, or don’t have a role that faces the future.  We’ll look at how community media organizations have reshaped their Boards, and look at the tools organizations need to develop and recruit healthy boards.

 


Speakers
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Sue Diciple

Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission
Sue Diciple, principal at Sue Diciple Group, designs and facilitates collaborative planning, organization development and issue resolution processes.  In her 30-year practice she has served over 300 clients in the private, public and non-profit sectors, much of that work focused... 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 →
avatar for Merlyn Reineke

Merlyn Reineke

Executive Director, Montgomery Community Media
As Executive Director of Montgomery Community Media since 2009, Merlyn leads the community media center for the 1M county residents just north of DC. While his professional career has taken him from Hollywood to the East Coast, Merlyn is happy to be back at his roots in public access... Read More →


Friday July 14, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
St. Croix I 6th Floor of the Marriott

9:00am

Event Based Fundraising

How do you raise funds for your organization or a program through community events?  We’ll talk with organizations that are using events to raise resources, get examples of successful practices, and also look at the realities and – and some pitfalls – you need to be aware of to build fundraising events into your organization’s strategy. 


Speakers
avatar for Chad Johnston

Chad Johnston

CEO, CreaTV
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John Kelly

Studio Coordinator, Trempealeau County Community TV
Trempealeau County Community TV was established in the late 1970's and early 1980's with the help of a Kellog grant to bring closed circuit communication to rural school districts. The Kellog grant allowed for local communication Cooperative, (WCC at the time) to connect school... Read More →
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Jenn Urban

Attorney for Nonprofits & Adjunct Professor, Legal for Good PLLC
JENNIFER L. URBAN is the founder of Legal for Good PLLC and devotes herself to representing charitable and nonprofit organizations throughout Minnesota and Ohio. Ms. Urban routinely assists charitable organizations and individual donors with a variety of matters, including: crisis... Read More →
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Shawn Vougeot

Producer, Sponsorship Coordinator, Town Square Television
Raising funds through sponsorships and production services.



Friday July 14, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand Portage Ballroom 3 4th Floor of the Marriott

9:00am

Library Partnerships

Public libraries are key institutions in communities across the country for community education and civic information.  And increasingly, they are interested in fostering creativity and media making skills.   Learn ways your organization can deepen relationships with public libraries to strengthen and grow your mission, and get examples of successful media partnerships programs from around the country.


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 Rose Crichton

Rose Crichton

Associate Director, Partnerships & Marketing, BRIC
Rose is a specialist in integrated marketing & media strategy, concert and event management, community relations and development of creative solutions with over 15 years of experience in commercial broadcast radio marketing. As Associate Director of Partnerships & Marketing for... Read More →
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Nicola Pine

The SPNN Youth Action Committee (YAC) is a youth leadership group at SPNN, in Saint Paul, MN. We take action on social justice issues, create media projects, and teach others about how to use media to make change in their communities., www.spnn.org
As the SPNN Youth Programs Director, Nicola leverages her 20 years of youth development experience to develop and oversee dynamic programs for young people at SPNN. She is well-versed in the core elements of successful out-of-school programming, program evaluation, and youth media... Read More →
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Erica Redden

Librarian, Saint Paul Public Library



Friday July 14, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

9:00am

Music Licensing and Legal Use of Music on PEG Channels

What different music licensing and performance rights do you need to consider when you are producing media?   How do you ensure your productions can proceed without the threat of legal action or interference?   We’ll provide background on music and performance licensing and provide you advice for your channel and your producers.


Speakers
avatar for Trish Crist

Trish Crist

CEO, Nashville Education Community and Arts Television
Music licensing, special effects makeup and facial prosthetics, picking up our new concert series filmed in Elvis Presley's first home.
ST

Stephanie Taylor

Entertainment Attorney, Stites & Harbison PLLC



Friday July 14, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Minnesota Room 6th Floor of the Marriott

10:30am

Break
Friday July 14, 2017 10:30am - 10:45am
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

10:45am

Podcasting

Podcasting is one of the fastest growing media platforms – and it is uniquely suited for community and citizen based content.   Community media organizations should be a part of that movement.   How can you incorporate teaching podcasting techniques into your education work?   What are the ways podcasting could benefit you and your partner organizations?   We’ll talk with organizations that are exploring podcasting.


Speakers
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David Gauthier

Executive Director, Winchester Community Access & Media
Vice President of MassAccess, a community media advocacy group based in Massachusetts.
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Sachar Mathias

Supervising Producer, BRIC TV
Sachar Mathias is a NY Emmy-nominated multimedia producer with over a decade of experience making noise and telling stories.
avatar for Mark Pagán

Mark Pagán

Community Radio Specialist, BRIC
I run the new podcasting initiative at BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech in Downtown Brooklyn, aptly titled Brooklyn Free Speech Radio. I've got 15 years of international filmmaking, education, social work behind me. Ask me anything but I'll probably offer the best responses regarding: Podcasting... Read More →
avatar for Ross Rowe

Ross Rowe

Multimedia Administrator, Village of Elk Grove Village - EGTV



Friday July 14, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
St. Croix I 6th Floor of the Marriott

10:45am

Recent Franchise Negotiations and Community Benefits

We will compare notes on what local communities have recently won in franchise negotiations with both local and state franchising, and what have been trends in community benefits being won and battled over.   What are the trends in franchise negotiations across the country and regionally?  We’ll also look at strategies that are being used to ensure that community information needs are being served well into the future.


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 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 Brian Grogan

Brian Grogan

Brian T. Grogan is a shareholder and director with the Minneapolis law firm of Moss & Barnett practicing in the firm's communications, business law and infrastructure practice groups.  Since 1988 Brian has worked with municipal entities in Minnesota and throughout the country on... Read More →



Friday July 14, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Grand Portage Ballroom 3 4th Floor of the Marriott

10:45am

Working with Community Foundations

Community Foundations provide unique resources to the communities they serve.   They fund projects, support local giving, and convene local organizations to find solutions for problems people face.  They can be a key partner for PEG community media if you know how to work with them as a trusted partner.  Find out keys for working with local foundations.


Speakers
avatar for Catherine Gray

Catherine Gray

Director of Impact Strategy - Civic Engagement, The Minneapolis Foundtion
Catherine Gray is the Director of Impact Strategy - Civic Engagement at The Minneapolis Foundation, where she leads strategic grant-making and partnerships to advance equity through civic participation. An expert in leadership development, Catherine is known internationally for her... Read More →
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Shelley Wolfe

Executive Director, PSTV
Fundraising, Small Station Solutions/Marketing, Community Partnerships, Board Development, Employee & Volunteer Retention.


Friday July 14, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Minnesota Room 6th Floor of the Marriott

10:45am

Reaching Underserved Communities (IEE Session)
The Inclusion Equity and Engagement (IEE) Caucus is a caucus of the ACM that exists to make recommendations to the ACM board of directors on policies and practices to ensure that no individual is discriminated against within the organization.
The caucus meets annually and is open to all ACM members. It exists to be your voice.

Moderators
avatar for Jim Knightwright

Jim Knightwright

Graduate Student, Illinois State University
- PEG Access 30+ years experience. - Master's Thesis in process. Research focus: media literacy, civic engagement, and community media. - Pizza chef specialty = whole wheat crust.

Speakers
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 →


Friday July 14, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Deer/Elk Lake 4th Floor of the Marriott

12:15pm

Break
Friday July 14, 2017 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Atrium 4th Floor of the Marriott

12:30pm

Awards Luncheon
Friday July 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Grand Portage Ballroom 1 & 2 4th Floor of the Marriott

5:00pm

Baseball with the Saint Paul Saints
A quick light rail ride from Minneapolis and you’re in St. Paul to take in a game with CTN at the new CHS Field. Tickets for this event are $25 (meal, tour and game ticket included). Please note, this event requires a separate registration (it is not included in the general conference registration) and limited spaces are available. If you are not registered for this event but would like to attend, please see ACM staff at the registration desk.

Friday July 14, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CHS Field 360 N Broadway St, St Paul, MN 55101