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Thursday, July 13
 

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

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
 
Friday, July 14
 

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
avatar for John Kelly

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 →
avatar for Jenn Urban

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 →
avatar for Shawn Vougeot

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 →
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 Erica Redden

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.
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Stephanie Taylor

Entertainment Attorney, Stites & Harbison PLLC



Friday July 14, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Minnesota Room 6th 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
avatar for David Gauthier

David Gauthier

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

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 →
avatar for Shelley Wolfe

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