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MAB, Central States-ACM Conference & Trade Show

The next MI-ACM event for members will be in conjunction with Michigan Association of Broadcasters Great Lakes Broadcastes ConferenceCentral States Regional-ACM & Michigan NATOA.

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.

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

Schedule of Events- PDF

Session Topics include:


click here to register for Wednesday only(then select NATOA/ACM rate $40)

Remaining Relevant in Today’s Technology

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

Content Marketing

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

Legislative Landscape: Telecomm Re-Write and FCC

NATOA Region Meeting

Central States : State Chapter Meetings

We hope to see you there! #acmcs & Find the event on Facebook!

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Michigan Westside Station Tour

Westside Station Tour Flyer– Feel free to print and pass out!

FRIDAY PHILO KICKOFF EVENTFind the event on Facebook! 
Michigan Westside Station Tour (including lunch)- Friday, October 10. Hosted by Michigan Chapter ACM. Transportation will NOT be provided, but if you need a ride, we love carpooling! Free with Philo Festival of Media Arts registration.

RSVP by Oct. 3, 2014: Email

Itinerary includes:
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.

We will be spending Friday night at the McCamly Plaza Hotel just two blocks away from the brewery. $99 for a room, book by Oct. 1st under CSACM.
McCamly Plaza Hotel address: 50 Capital Avenue Southwest, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Phone: 269.963.7050 & fax: 269.963.9665


MIACM members during the 2013 Eastside Station Tour!

Philo Festival of Media Arts 2012 Line Up

The members of Central States Alliance for Community Media want to invite all of you to attend our next event, the Philo Festival of Media Arts November 10, 2012 at Northern Kentucky University. http://www.csregionacm.org/farnsworthvideo.php

We have a special room rate of $89 a night at Comfort Suites in Newport, KY under the room deal NKU Philo (859)291-6700. http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-newport-kentucky-KY008?source=gglocaljn

Our schedule for the day is starting to come together:

Acclaimed film maker Alphonso “Zo” Wesson will be the exciting keynote speaker for lunch. He has been an active member of the Cincinnati community and has directed music videos for R&B musicians Kiesha Cole and Kat Williams as well as directing episodes of MTV’s Real World Chicago.

Cincinnati ABC Director of Public Affairs Mona Morrow will be on hand giving some tips on making that demo reel a real impressive piece of work. She will give you the tips and advice to make a serious impression

Melissa Godoy is nearly famous within the Midwest for independent films that get to the heart of our society. Her 2009 film”The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” chronicled the heartbreak and anquish an entire town felt when GM was forced to shut down their plant in Ohio during the 2009 bankruptcy.

Peter John Ross is a local Cincinnati film maker featured in the October 2012 issue of Videomaker magazine. His independent film Horrors of War has reached international publication and he has lots of insight to share with festival attendees.

I hope this little bit of teaser might inspire some of you to join us!

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Photo from our Fall 2012 meet up. 

Sponsored by Community Media Network in Troy with guest speakers: 

Special thanks to Advanced Lighting and Sound for sponsoring a great lunch. Thank you to everyone who traveled near and far to attend. 

Upcoming events:

Philo T. Farnsworth Awards Festival– Saturday, November 10, 2012 Northern Kentucky University

Great Lakes Broadcasters Conference– Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Lansing, Michigan