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In-Depth Workshops (additional fee required) [clear filter]
Wednesday, July 12


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.

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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 →
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Justin Cowgill

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


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. 

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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


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.

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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


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.

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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


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.

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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


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. 

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Ernesto Aguilar

Membership Program Director, National Federation of Community Broadcasters
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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 →

Mary Van Sickle

Dakota Media Access Inc.
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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 →
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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


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.

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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 →
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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


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.

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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 →
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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