On Thursday, March 12, 2015 the Michigan Chapter ACM held three networking dinners for Media Central conference patrons. There were so many great discussions it’s hard to name a few, but major topics included remaining relevant with today’s ever changing technology, how to get different programming for community media channels, best practices for marketing/branding and staying ahead of the game with public policy issues.
Below is a photo of Deborah’s networking group who all put the “pub” in Public Policy!
Communication Strategies and Engagement: Getting people involved with your center and/or engaged with the democratic process through social media, publications, programs, etc. At-large Board Member, Ashley Berens will be the moderator.
Public Policies and Legislation: local authorities for franchising and public rights of way, state wide franchising and legislative policies. At-large Board Member, Deborah Guthrie will be the moderator.
Programming and The Future of Access TV: Share programming ideas, issues, and how your organization utilizes interns and volunteers to create programs in your area. Secretary, Beth Mitchell will be the moderator.
Reserve your spot today by emailing Michiganacm@gmail.com and please tell us what topic you would like to attend. Moderators will email their groups a list of restaurants to choose from. The cost of dinner is not included, so please keep in mind that you will be in required to pay for your own meal. We hope to see you there!
When: Wednesday, March 11 to Friday March 13, 2015. Where: Radisson Hotel Lansing At The Capitol: 111 N Grand Ave, Lansing MI 48933
NOTE: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 is part of the Michigan Association of Broadcaster Great Lakes Broadcasters Conference @ Lansing Center: 333 East Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 48933
HOTEL RESERVATIONS must be made by Tuesday, February 10, 2015. CALL the Radisson 517.482.0188 and ask for the Central States Region ACM Conference rates, using CSRAC1.
Registration Full Registration (includes MAB) – Wednesday through Friday $175
Thursday & Friday only $125
Thursday (with vendor area) $100
MAB only- $40 for members and must register with MAB under NATOA/ACM rate.
Exhibitors: If you are interested in exhibiting at the Spring Conference please contact: Elizabeth Lord Cary at moc.liamg@drol87zilydal. Exhibitor and Sponsorbrochure
Conducting a TED Talk – Skyline H.S. Ann Arbor Public Schools
High School Sports Coverage with Speakers John Johnson, Communications Director, MHSAA; Al Martin, TV and Radio Sports Reporter, WKAR MSU and Matt Ottinger, TV Coordinator, The Okemos Channel
Joint Michigan NATOA & Michigan ACM Meeting
Working with the MPSC and METRO Permitting
Crisis Communications – Speakers include Rob Dale, Regional Planner at Ingham County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management; Fire ChiefFred Cowper, Meridian Township Fire, and Chris Thelen, Public Information Director Consumers Energy
Digital Antennae Systems (DAS) in Local Rights of Way
Creating Local Film Competition
Mobile Apps: Content Streaming
Keynote Luncheon with Special Speaker Mike Wassenaar
The Great Divide Has Faded: Franchise Dollars at Risk
On Camera Talent: Tips from the Pros
Modified Uniform Agreements
Setting Up Over The Top (OTT) Devices
Youth-Driven Space: Empowering youth to lead and become engaged – John Weiss, Executive Director of the Neutral Zone Ann Arbor
Live Streaming Tech Talk Roundtable
Engaging Youth: Summer Camps Featuring Suzanne St. John – Crane
Our next MIACM event will be at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Great Lakes Conferenceon Wednesday, March 11, 2015 also in part of the Central States Region ACM annual conference held March 12- 14. If there are any topics you are interested in learning more about please let us know by emailing Michiganamc(at)gmail.com. We hope to see you all there!
9:00am: Meet at Access Vision in Battle Creek- 70 Michigan Ave W, Battle Creek, MI 49017
10:00am: Leave for Kalamazoo
10:30am: Arrive at Public Media Network- 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, 3rd Floor Kalamazoo, MI 49007
11:30pm: Leave for WKTV
12:30pm: Arrive at WKTV, lunch (provided by WKTV) & business mgt.- 5261 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
1:30pm: Tour WKTV
2:30pm: Leave for Grand Rapids
3:00pm: Arrive at Grand Rapids Community Media Center- 711 Bridge St NW 49504
4:00pm: Return to Battle Creek
5:30pm: Brewery Tour Arcadia Ales in Battle Creek
* Itinerary is subject to change.