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Wednesday, August 12
 

8:30am

Registration
Wednesday August 12, 2015 8:30am - 8:00pm
Arcade

9:00am

Change Management: Creating a Culture of Fundraising
We live in a moment of history where change is so sped up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing. ~R. D. Laing

In an era when cameras are affordable, editing systems can run off home computers, and search engines and social media keep us connected, what is our value proposition as community media organizations? How do we create a future that builds a productive, efficient and compassionate organizational foundation that will withstand changes in how we meet our community’s needs? How do we engage our staff, board of directors, and community in understanding our value and seeing the importance of fundraising and earned income as a long-term sustainability strategy? How can we improve our organizational culture to be more collaborative, innovative, and less stressful?

Meet innovative change makers from community media and elsewhere who have worked in the trenches to manage change, deliver new models, shift paradigms and messaging, engage new members of the community and make a compelling case for donors. In the second half of the session, we will explore using specific tools, based in a Non-Violent Communication (NVC) practice, to move even the most change-resistant staff member, reluctant board member or unsupportive town official towards positive change and authentic conversations, and provide a shift in organizational culture that leads to sustainability, fund generation, and community/organization-wide buy in.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Bisbee

Kathy Bisbee

Executive Director, Brookline Interactive Group
As the executive director of community media incubator Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) Kathy is a practical implementer of projections, projects and perceptions, and is BIG’s “imagineer,” navigating and planning its future in a changing media landscape. Kathy weaves rich threads of narrative storytelling, media and technology education, and change management, opening new channels for empathy, resourcefulness and creativity. | | She has... Read More →
avatar for Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt

Cheif Consultant, Owner, Brandt Media
Nick is currently owner and chief consultant of Brandt Media Solutions. His company designs systems, long range plans, and implementations for audio/visual and broadcast systems used in public education and government broadcasting. He specializes in working with Higher Education Clients, PEG Stations, and volunteer or non-profit production teams. Most recently, the team is developing custom training for publishing and helping several... Read More →
avatar for Chad Johnston

Chad Johnston

Executive Director, St. Paul Neighborhood Network
I have been the Executive Director of Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) in St. Paul, MN since 2013. Previous to SPNN, I was the Executive Director of The Peoples Channel and Durham Community Media in Chapel Hill/Durham, NC for 9 years. I've worked as an activist and advocate for media reform since the late 1990’s, working in print, radio, public access and online activities. I'm a graduate of Antioch College with a double BA in theater and... Read More →


Wednesday August 12, 2015 9:00am - 11:30am
Pasadena

9:00am

Lobbying and Advocacy Boot Camp
Learn from the experts.  This session will provide a primer on working with state and federal legislators.


  • How to get and keep their attention on our issues.

  • Demystifying the Federal Communication Commission.

  • Understanding the rules of the road and how to effectively participate.


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 as legislative counsel to TeleCommUnity, a collection of local governments dedicated to ensuring respect for local rights in federal legislative activity. He... Read More →
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Ana Montez

The Utility Reform Network (TURN)
Ana M. Montes has served as the Organizing Director for The Utility Reform Network (TURN) since 2008. At TURN Ana is responsible for resolving utility complaints from California consumers and managing TURN’s statewide consumer education, leadership development and advocacy projects.    She also developed and manages a statewide project called PolicyVoice that works with community based organizations and leaders to generate a... Read More →
avatar for Mike Wassenaar

Mike Wassenaar

President, Alliance for Community Media
All Things Community Media. Seriously. | | Active ACM volunteer since 2003, I began working for ACM last year. | Trained as a journalist and film/tv historian, I started working in radio when I was 14 (yay, youth media!). Worked in community radio for a decade in Madison and Minneapolis, then was lucky enough to work at SPNN in St Paul.


Wednesday August 12, 2015 9:00am - 11:30am
San Marino

9:00am

Transmedia Storytelling
Transmedia storytelling uses multiple media platforms to engage participants in new models for narrative. Engaging audiences interactively and even using them as part of the narrative is fast becoming a common structure in modern media. This seems to connect directly to what new models for community media will entail. But what are practical examples of transmedia projects that CMCs can use as inspiration to evolve their own media instruction, tools, and projects?

Speakers
avatar for Steve Peters

Steve Peters

Chief Creative Officer, No Mimes Media / Niantic Labs at Google
An Emmy®-winning experience designer, Steve Peters has worked on some of the biggest and most innovative interactive experiences to date. Currently at Google’s Niantic Labs, he’s also co-founder of No Mimes Media and hosts the StoryForward Podcast, a show about the future of entertainment.
avatar for Aaron Sanchez

Aaron Sanchez

CEO, Somnio Media
Aaron M. Sanchez the Creator and Co-Host of "The Hollywood Social Lounge" has been described as a natural, multi-talented, playful and personable host. His multiple years of hosting and producing various projects with NBC News KCAA 1050AM started with the "The Morning Show" as the Entertainment Reporter, which led to a shot at filling in as the co-host of the show. That opportunity led to the weekly one hour talk show, "LIVE with Aaron and Kelly... Read More →
avatar for Craig Sinclair

Craig Sinclair

Digital Media Manager, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Craig has worked in multimedia IT and Humanities academia since the late 90s, harmoniously integrating the two worlds in his myriad pursuits. | | He connects people and technologies, translating theorists and developer speak for end users (and vice versa), as an academic, designer, editor, film maker, speaker, and technical writer. | | Craig is an enthuser and advocate for open source, free speech, media literacy, and Balearic music.
avatar for Francesca Marie Smith

Francesca Marie Smith

Research Fellow/Creative Swiss Army Knife, University of Southern California/Annenberg Innovation Lab/Niantic/Ground Zero P
Drawing on over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry and in academia, Francesca explores the past, present, and future of storytelling, including the ways technology interfaces with imagination. Currently, she designs and consults with major studios and media companies (including Niantic, the former Google startup that created the mobile ARG Ingress), while also working as a research fellow at USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab, a... Read More →



Wednesday August 12, 2015 9:00am - 11:30am
Pacific AB

11:30am

Exhibit Hall
Wednesday August 12, 2015 11:30am - 7:30pm
California Ballroom

11:45am

Break in Exhibit Hall
Wednesday August 12, 2015 11:45am - 12:00pm
California Ballroom

12:00pm

TelVue User Group: HD Broadcast, Digital Signage, and Cloud Video Streaming

TelVue Users are invited to share a box lunch and learn about this year's new features in TelVue products and services, including:

- The latest and greatest HyperCaster release with many graphic and scheduling enhancements.

- TelVue InfoVue - the new HD digital signage solution for broadcast.

- CloudCast, the next generation - Video streaming to multiple devices, with the easiest content management ever.

(For lunch count, please RSVP to dliu@telvue.com)



Wednesday August 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Pasadena

12:30pm

HD Transitions: Technology, Engineering and Workflow
In a perfect world, storage and bandwidth would be widely available and inexpensive and we'd shoot, post and publish in uncompressed 1080p (4K for you gluttons out there).  The real world places limits on what we can do, and our storage and the cable systems and transport bandwidth require compression to manage congestion and delivery to the home.  This session will dive deep in the technical and engineering issues faced by CMC’s in this “imperfect world”.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Bosseler

Nathan Bosseler

President, CASTUS Corporation
While studying video production at Bellevue College, Nathan began his career as an intern at a local production studio. While there, he landed a contract with a city filming PSA’s and city council meetings. He filed for a business license in 2004 and began Impact Studio Pro, now a recognizable name in the Seattle Eastside. | Nathan was tasked with scheduling content on the city’s channel, using archaic scheduling devices. Inspired to... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Mckenzie

Brandon Mckenzie

Engineer, Tightrope Media Systems
Brandon McKenzie is the lead developer on Tightrope Media System’s Broadcast Solutions Team. He started in television production and broadcast engineering while in middle school at Bloomington Educational Cable Television (BEC-TV). He is currently still active with BEC-TV as their chief engineer, and is heavily involved with their field production. In 2004, Brandon joined Tightrope Media Systems as a support technician and over the years he... Read More →
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Chris Perry

Director, Systems Engineering, TelVue Corporation
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Todd Thayer

Systems Integration Specialist/Consultant


Wednesday August 12, 2015 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Monterey

12:30pm

National Youth Media Summit
Youth media educators working in schools in academically accredited environments and CMC and Media Arts Center staff working with youth in out-of-school time rarely interact and are often not aware of the existence of the other.  This in-depth session aims to bring these two worlds together.  Both are working to empower youth.  Both are doing it in different environments. This session aims to create an opportunity for convening, collaborating, and sharing tips, techniques, and success stories.

This facilitated conversation is designed to develop strategic next steps for empowering youth in their creation of media and positive impact in their communities!

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 Radio.
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Daniel Meza

Change Agent Productions
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Jasmine White

Production & Training Manager, DCTV


Wednesday August 12, 2015 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Pacific AB

12:30pm

Small Community Media Center Summit
The world of Community Media Centers is diverse, with CMC’s operating with budgets that range from $0 to several million dollars per year.  This session will address challenges and provide solutions appropriate to CMCs with small budgets that serve small and/or rural communities. How do you do all the things that need to be done to serve your community on a very limited budget?  Find out how building partnerships and collaborations can be a critical building block to expand your resources. This session will feature extensive interaction between speakers and participants and will provide opportunities for brainstorming and problem-solving.  While this session is geared toward access operations with limited budgets, the definition of “limited” is sometimes relative.  Therefore, staff and volunteers for CMC’s of all sizes are welcome.

Speakers
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James Raymond

Executive Director, Napa Valley TV
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Deborah Vinsel

CEO, Thurston Community Television
I have had the great privilege to work in the PEG access field for more than 30 years. The power of video to tell stories and build communities has always fascinated and invigorated me. I have worked as a 'one-woman-band' in a very small center and in larger, well supported centers with staff and active boards. The issue of 'limited' resources is, as the description says, relevant to the work the center is being called to do and the needs of... Read More →
avatar for Tina Wilson

Tina Wilson

Community Television Operations Specialist, Burnsville Community Television
Tina Wilson started her career at the Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission (LMCC) in 2004 and has been immersed in the world of public access television ever since. She has been a part of every area of access from covering local football games, community parades or helping in the studio to create eye catching, fun and interesting programs. | | Working with North West Community Television in Brooklyn Park, MN also helped develop... Read More →


Wednesday August 12, 2015 12:30pm - 3:00pm
San Marino

12:30pm

Small Donors, Big Impact: Crowdfunding
This training session will explore the evolution of individual giving and look at various microgrant and crowdfunding methodologies that have successfully, (or in some cases, unsuccessfully) employed online digital tools to leverage individual and community donations.  What are the best practices for a successful crowdfunding campaign? What does the world of small individual donors on-line look like?

As a part of this training workshop, speakers will facilitate a process that will help participants collectively brainstorm and identify ideas to implement a crowdfunding campaign for their organization or project.

Link to Udemy course- First 15 registered are complimentary

 
 

Speakers
avatar for Robin Eschler

Robin Eschler

CEO and founder, Social Impact Marketing
Robin Eschler has been marketing for-profits and nonprofits in B2B and B2C for decades. Her career started in Silicon Valley where she initially worked for Hewlett Packard and then moved into consulting. She helped a number of start-ups spawned from HP to develop and implement comprehensive, international campaigns and branding. Her client list included Galil Motion Control, PLX Technology, Oak Technology, all of which are now international... Read More →
avatar for Autumn Labbe-Renault

Autumn Labbe-Renault

Executive Director, Davis Media Access
Autumn Labbé-Renault is the Executive Director of Davis Media Access (DMA), a community media center located in Davis, CA. She began her career as a newspaper reporter and editor; worked in development and public affairs for Planned Parenthood; and has spent the past 16 years using media tools to build capacity and community in Davis. She’s worn many hats within DMA and has served as its ED since 2007, leading the charge to transform a... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Littlefield

Andrew Littlefield

Inbound Marketing Specialist, WeDidIt


Wednesday August 12, 2015 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Pacific C

1:45pm

Cablecast 6.0: Renew your look, reflect on your savings
So long 2001! We donated our old looks to the UI museum and made way for the fresh new user experience. Our new modern dynamic Cablecast 6.0 interface is totally versatile, so it’s just as easy to use on your phone or tablet as it is at your desk. And the design of our new public site will have you giving YouTube a run for its money. Be prepared, when your content looks this good, you know it will be in high demand. So make sure you also stick around to learn about how Cablecast Reflect delivers all the reliable streaming capacity you need for your online viewers, only when you need it, at a price that doesn’t blow your whole budget. Look better with less hassle, choose Tightrope. Your story plays here. 


Wednesday August 12, 2015 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Pasadena

2:30pm

Bring Your Station Center Stage With CASTUS!
You asked for it, we listened!  We are proud to announce QuickCast, a single channel in a box solution for under 10k!  Come see a quick demo and find out what the CASTUS buzz is about, plus get some cool CASTUS swag!  We will take a dive into what makes us stand out and why our systems have become the popular choice amongst stations around the world!  CASTUS offers the only solutions in the market that are completely flexible, supporting all SD and HD files and include the most attractive feature set.  Many of our features have come directly from our growing family of CASTUS users.  Come see our live demonstration showcasing our innovative products for broadcasting, it's worth a look."


Wednesday August 12, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Pasadena

3:00pm

Break in Exhibit Hall with Popcorn
Wednesday August 12, 2015 3:00pm - 3:15pm
California Ballroom

3:15pm

ACM Region Meeting- Central States
Wednesday August 12, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Pacific C

3:15pm

ACM Region Meeting- Midwest
Wednesday August 12, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Pacific AB

3:15pm

ACM Region Meeting- Northeast
Wednesday August 12, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
San Marino

3:15pm

ACM Region Meeting- Northwest
Wednesday August 12, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Monterey

3:15pm

ACM Region Meeting- Western
Wednesday August 12, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Pasadena

4:15pm

Break in Exhibit Hall
Wednesday August 12, 2015 4:15pm - 4:30pm
California Ballroom

4:30pm

Opening Plenary

Community Media organizations across the United States are at a crossroads with many challenges and just as many great opportunities.  Each of us must chart a path for the future based on our values, history and vision.  As we open this year’s National Conference, we want to challenge you to Discover and Re-Discover Community Media, and invite you to explore ideas and possible futures in our “Universe” and the many new partnerships and opportunities that lie ahead. 

In this opening plenary, we’ll present you with a glimpse of past and vision for the future, to spark conversation and inquiry for the next several days about what’s possible.


Speakers
avatar for Jo Ellen Kaiser

Jo Ellen Kaiser

Executive Director, The Media Consortium
Passionate about mission-driven independent media, Jo Ellen has worked for a succession of independent magazines, including stints as Managing Editor and Associate Publisher of Tikkun, Publisher of LiP: Informed Revolt, and Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Zeek. She is driven by a belief that democratic societies thrive only when their members have access to accurate information and informed opinion.
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Anthony Riddle

Director of Community Media, BRIC Brooklyn Public Network
Anthony Riddle has a long history of working with community media, in Atlanta, Minneapolis, and New York City, and in 2013 joined the staff at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn, New York.  Prior to his work at BRIC, he had worked with the Maysles Institute, the Pacifica Foundation, the Funding Exchange, and some group called the Alliance for Community Media, where he is a lifetime member and has served both on the Board of Directors and as... Read More →
avatar for Mya Stark

Mya Stark

Director, LA Makerspace
LA Makerspace
avatar for Mike Wassenaar

Mike Wassenaar

President, Alliance for Community Media
All Things Community Media. Seriously. | | Active ACM volunteer since 2003, I began working for ACM last year. | Trained as a journalist and film/tv historian, I started working in radio when I was 14 (yay, youth media!). Worked in community radio for a decade in Madison and Minneapolis, then was lucky enough to work at SPNN in St Paul.
avatar for Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson

Chief Curator, Hunter College Art Galleries
Sarah Watson is Chief Curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries, Hunter College, CUNY. Since joining the galleries in 2012, she has co-organized numerous exhibitions and their accompanying public programming, most recently Robert Barry: All the things I know . . . 1962 to the present and Robert Motherwell and the New York School at Hunter. Watson holds an MA in Art History from Hunter College and a BFA in Art Photography from Syracuse... Read More →


Wednesday August 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
International Ballroom

6:00pm

Opening Reception
Wednesday August 12, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
California Ballroom

8:30pm

Ice House Comedy Fundraiser
Join us at the legendary Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena on Wednesday evening, August 12th at 8:30pm for laughs and great time with other community media professionals. Known for being one of the oldest comedy clubs, the Ice House has an intimate 200 seat showroom just blocks from the Hilton Pasadena. It is difficult to name a major comedian that has not appeared at the Ice House but a few examples are Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, George Carlin, Steve Martin, Bob Newhart, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres...the list goes on and on! The event will support the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media and tickets are only $30 each!

Tickets are limited so register early! All are welcome!

Please note that this event requires a separate registration (is not included in the general conference registration)- click here to sign up today!

You must be 18+ to attend and the Ice House has a two drink minimum requirement.

 


Wednesday August 12, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Ice House Comedy Club 24 N Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106
 
Thursday, August 13
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Thursday August 13, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
California Ballroom

8:00am

Exhibit Hall
Thursday August 13, 2015 8:00am - 5:15pm
California Ballroom

8:00am

Registration
Thursday August 13, 2015 8:00am - 5:30pm
Arcade

8:30am

9:00am

Update On Federal Policies Affecting Community Media
Staying abreast of all the regulatory and legislative actions at both the state and federal level can be daunting.  This session will highlight the major developments in federal policies affecting PEG community media, areas that affect the future success of community media, and suggest actions that groups can take to make a difference in policy debates.  This session will also include an update on the status of the AT&T/DirectTV merger, as well as what happens next with the Comcast/Time-Warner merger having failed to materialize.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Bushong

Alan Bushong

CCTV Salem Oregon
Alan Bushong has served as Executive Director Capital Community Television (CCTV in Salem, Oregon since start-up in 1989.) Prior to Salem, he worked 11 years at Austin Community Television, the last two as Executive Director. He served 16 years on the Alliance for Community Media Board. While Board Chair, the Alliance overturned a federal law at the Supreme Court, only the 77th time in US history the court has taken such action. Alan received the... Read More →
avatar for Jim Horwood

Jim Horwood

Partner, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP
Jim Horwood is a partner in the Washington, DC law firm Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP.  He has over 4 decades of practice specializing in matters covering a wide range of communications and energy law.  Jim advises local governments and nonprofit organizations on all aspects of telecommunications, including cable franchise renewal and enforcement, PEG access issues, and municipal ownership and operation of infrastructure.  He has... Read More →
avatar for Steve Traylor

Steve Traylor

Executive Director, NATOA
avatar for Mike Wassenaar

Mike Wassenaar

President, Alliance for Community Media
All Things Community Media. Seriously. | | Active ACM volunteer since 2003, I began working for ACM last year. | Trained as a journalist and film/tv historian, I started working in radio when I was 14 (yay, youth media!). Worked in community radio for a decade in Madison and Minneapolis, then was lucky enough to work at SPNN in St Paul.


Thursday August 13, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
San Gabriel

9:00am

Too Many Tools: How to Choose the Best Social Media Tools for Your Organization
Come and learn:


  • How to choose the best tools and the people to run your social media, even with limited time.

  • How to find your voice online

  • What is your online style? Calm and professional? Chatty and friendly? All over the place?

  • How to find the right tone for your organization.


Speakers
avatar for Paula Johnson

Paula Johnson

Executive Director, Sandwich Community TV
I have a keen interest in new technology and believe in the power of social media for a small business/organization. Previously had worked for a number of years in the telecommunications industry before joining SCTV as Executive Director.I am a current board member of the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Boardwalk Ball Committee, Sandwich Chamber Marketing Committee, and the Sandwichfest Committee. I am also a Vice President of... Read More →
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Laura Leavitt

Strategic Campaign Manager, Courage Campaign
Laura has worked as a social worker and community organizer for overten years in the fields of social justice and politics. A tirelessadvocate for gender, racial and economic equality, criminal justicereform, and anti-violence, she has fought alongside survivors ofdomestic violence and rape, undocumented immigrants, diverselow-income communities of color, and more. After earning a Master’sdegree in Social Work from Columbia University in... Read More →
avatar for Michelle O’Brien

Michelle O’Brien

Host/Producer, Local TV, KPU TV/KPU Telecommunications
Michelle is the Host and Producer of 17 channels of local tv for KPU TV. KPU TV has won multiple awards in the last 6 years to include Overall Excellence in Government Programming from ACM in 2014, and Overall Excellence in Programming in 2015 at the Best of the Northwest Awards, In addition, she is the social media architect for both KPU and the City of Ketchikan, as well as several other organizations. She has spoken across the nation to... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Pacific ABC

9:00am

The Art of Negotiating
Negotiating is a part of everyday life, but in business it is critical to success. Negotiation is part of how we communicate in and out of the workplace.  In either setting it can be improved through training and practice.

What are the keys to a successful negotiation? How do you maintain a negotiation process where everyone feels positive about outcomes?  How can these techniques help you to ensure success for your community media center?

Speakers
avatar for Mitsuko Herrera

Mitsuko Herrera

Cable & Broadband Administrator, Montgomery County MD
Mitsuko R. Herrera handles Planning, Policy, and Special Projects for the Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Technology Services.  She is serving as Director of the County’s ultraMontgomery program.  ultraMontgomery is part of the County Executive’s 6-Point Economic Development Plan to grow knowledge-based jobs in media, cybersecurity, and biotech by improving infrastructure for broadband.  Ms. Herrera is the... Read More →
avatar for Gail Karish

Gail Karish

Partner, Best Best & Krieger
Gail A. Karish focuses on telecommunications at Best Best & Krieger, LLP, and was previously at Miller & Van Eaton. Gail assists clients – mainly local governments and municipal utilities—with a wide range of telecommunications matters including: broadband and fiber network acquisitions, leases and indefeasible right of use (IRU) agreements; franchising and contract negotiations with cable, media and telecommunications companies... Read More →
avatar for Donna Thomas Keating

Donna Thomas Keating

Media Services Manager, Montgomery County Government
Donna T. Keating has worked in access television for over twenty five years.  Currently she is the Media Services Manager/Executive Producer for Montgomery County, Maryland.  Donna’s duties and responsibilities include managing the resources of the award winning County Cable Montgomery, the government access channel; the station’s website; social media; negotiating and contract administration for production related... Read More →
avatar for Coralie Wilson

Coralie Wilson

Executive Director, CTV North Suburbs
Coralie Wilson has been the executive director of the North Suburban Communications Commission and CTV15 in Roseville, MN, since 1991. Current responsibilities include cable franchise administration, management of the Institutional Network connecting 9 cities, three school districts, Ramsey County, and several private educational institutions, and management of the 10-city public access facility. | | She previously served as the executive... Read More →



Thursday August 13, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
San Marino

9:00am

Post-Apocalypse PEG: When Fundraising is Not Optional for Your Operating Budget
Today media centers are innovating to raise most or all of their operating budget out of necessity, because of state franchises and local government budget cutbacks. Many CMCs are creating new non-traditional media and business services, building their capacity to offer professional productions services, developing new donors with diverse interests, creating innovative strategic partnerships, reaching new audiences, using technology tools, and positioning their media centers in new ways. Learn how to prepare for the future with earned income models, ways to message your value proposition, thinking more entrepreneurially, and building relationships to support the new realities in community media.  

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne St. John - Crane

Suzanne St. John - Crane

Executive Director, CreaTV San Jose
Suzanne has worked in community television for more than twenty years as a producer, manager and advocate. She earned her Masters in Non-Profit Arts Administration at San Francisco State, where she fell in love with storytelling through video. Suzanne began her career as Operations Manager at Pacifica Community Television, and moved on to be Assistant Director of Community Television of Santa Cruz County. After nearly seven years of running a... Read More →
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Jerry Lee

Executive Director, CMAC, Community Media Access Collaborative
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Sean Taketa McLaughlin

Executive Director, Access Humboldt
Digital ecologist Sean Taketa McLaughlin serves as executive director of Access Humboldt (http://accesshumboldt.net) - a community based organization providing local access to media channels, broadband network connections, digital media production resources, training and support for local communities, including governments, tribes, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and residents of Humboldt County on the Redwood coast of... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Pasadena

9:00am

HD Transition – From Acquisition to Broadcast
While most centers have been shooting and posting tapeless HD for years, you may still support an SD studio flow. Hear from PEG channels that are in the process or have already made the switch to HD.  Ask a panel of engineers and technicians your questions about all elements of HD that you are implementing at your center.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Mckenzie

Brandon Mckenzie

Engineer, Tightrope Media Systems
Brandon McKenzie is the lead developer on Tightrope Media System’s Broadcast Solutions Team. He started in television production and broadcast engineering while in middle school at Bloomington Educational Cable Television (BEC-TV). He is currently still active with BEC-TV as their chief engineer, and is heavily involved with their field production. In 2004, Brandon joined Tightrope Media Systems as a support technician and over the years he... Read More →
avatar for Don Pollock

Don Pollock

Station Manager, University of La Verne
Don Pollock is a professor of communications and head of broadcast at the University of La Verne. He also serves as station manager for LVTV-3, La Verne Community Television and KWST, San Dimas Television. A graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts, Don has written, produced or directed over 300 films/videos.
avatar for Debra Rogers

Debra Rogers

Executive Director/CEO, Falmouth Community Television
Debra Rogers has worked in Community Media since 1982. She is the Executive Director/CEO of Falmouth Community Television, a position she has held since 1996. Through her ongoing involvement with the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), a national trade and advocacy organization, Debra works to advance the cause, and garner support for community media on the state, region and national level. She served on the national ACM board of directors for... Read More →
avatar for Matt Schuster

Matt Schuster

Executive Director, TV Santa Barbara
Matt Schuster is the Executive Director of TV Santa Barbara, a nonprofit media arts center. Previously, Matt was the Multimedia Services Supervisor for Louisville Metro Government where he led MetroTV to repeated recognition for Overall Excellence in Government Programming. Matt has also worked as the Cable Television Coordinator for Lake County, Illinois, and Meridian Township, Michigan and was responsible for their government media operations... Read More →
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Todd Thayer

Systems Integration Specialist/Consultant


Thursday August 13, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Monterey

10:30am

10:45am

IEE Meeting
Thursday August 13, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
San Gabriel

11:00am

JVC GY-HM200 / GY-LS300 Camcorder Presentation and Live Streaming Camcorder Overview

JVC’s product lineup of cameras includes streaming functions built right into the camera. They allow for easy streaming of live shots right from the field, using WiFi, LTE, or Ethernet connections. The GY-HM200 and GY-LS300CHU cameras feature 4K sensors, with the GY-LS300 featuring a Super 35 large sensor. This provides for extremely high quality images, shallow depth of field, and interchangeable lens capability at a very affordable price point.



Thursday August 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Pacific ABC

12:00pm

1:30pm

Break in Exhibit Hall
Thursday August 13, 2015 1:30pm - 1:45pm
California Ballroom

1:45pm

The Rise of OTT
Over-The-Top (“OTT”) video and broadband has emerged as a major media distribution system.  We’ll explore the landscape of OTT, talk about its implications for the cable broadband industry and look at the opportunities and threats to community media that it may present.

Speakers
JV

Joseph Van Eaton

Partner, Best Best & Krieger
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Michael Eisenmenger

executive director, Community Media Center of Marin
Michael Eisenmenger worked for years as a community media advocate and producer with many NYC organizations including Paper Tiger TV, Deep Dish TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network and the Independent Media Centers (IMC).  He coordinated the satellite programming for the IMC in Seattle during the WTO and for later mass protests in Washington DC and Mexico. Michael also co-founded Media Jumpstart in 2000, a non-profit organization providing web... Read More →
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Frederick Ellrod

Director, Communications Policy & Regulation Division, Communications Policy and Regulation Division
Frederick E. Ellrod III (Rick) is Director of the Communications Policy and Regulation Division of Fairfax County’s Department of Cable and Consumer Services. From 1992 until he joined the County in 2009, he worked as an attorney in a law firm representing local governments on cable and telecommunications issues. He graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude in 1986 and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston University (1979).



Thursday August 13, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Pacific ABC

1:45pm

Developing Meaningful Engagement With Diverse Communities
Community media centers have the ability to reach many communities often left out of the media system, such as people of color, new immigrants, the disabled, and the LGBTQ communities. How can we create meaningful opportunities for our diverse communities?  How do we recruit staff from these diverse communities? These and many other key issues will be addressed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t80mb2vwPW8


Speakers
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Jo-Ann Enwezor

Community Outreach & Media Manager, DCTV
Jo-Ann Enwezor is a public relations and brand professional with a successful track record in the design and implementation of creative campaigns evident in her work with Feld Entertainment-- producers of Disney On Ice, Feld Motor Sports and Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus, Special Olympics and Merritt Group.  She has led numerous high-profile communications initiatives from building live shows to product launches to collaborating on... Read More →
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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 Radio.
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Elliot Margolies

Strategic Innovator, MidPeninsula Community Media Center
In the early 80’s, on the way to a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism I was reporting news for an NPR radio station, and spending much of my time making a documentary about heroin addicts at a residential treatment center. I’d borrow equipment from an Access Center in Somerville, MA. | | I opted for work in the field of community media over daily news reporting. I was founding executive director of a media center in Palo Alto... Read More →
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Taaja Middleton

Director of Volunteer Services and Strategic Marketing, MetroEast Community Media



Thursday August 13, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm
San Gabriel

1:45pm

Leading While Governed: Managing and Developing a Strong Board and ED Relationship
A critical component of success for your media center is a strong relationship between your Executive Director and Board of Directors.  Explore how to understand and respond to the challenges of leading alongside a Board of Directors. Gain a framework to use in considering your own leadership challenges and how to address them. Gain some practical ways to work as a team to create sustainable board governance and mission-driven leadership.  Discover how your media center can thrive with a strong board and ED relationship.

Speakers
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Geoff Green

SBCC Foundation
Geoff Green is the Chief Executive Officer of the SBCC Foundation.A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Geoff moved to Santa Barbara in 1990 as a UCSB student where he began work in community organizing. In November 1994, Geoff was elected to a four-year term on the Isla Vista Recreation and Park District Board of Directors where he served until pursuing his dream job as a Park Ranger/Naturalist in Yosemite National Park. Upon... Read More →
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Matt Schuster

Executive Director, TV Santa Barbara
Matt Schuster is the Executive Director of TV Santa Barbara, a nonprofit media arts center. Previously, Matt was the Multimedia Services Supervisor for Louisville Metro Government where he led MetroTV to repeated recognition for Overall Excellence in Government Programming. Matt has also worked as the Cable Television Coordinator for Lake County, Illinois, and Meridian Township, Michigan and was responsible for their government media operations... Read More →



Thursday August 13, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Pasadena

1:45pm

On the Road to Sustainability: Your PEG/Community Media Center’s Development Plan
Do you wish you had a clear and achievable plan for raising more awareness about your organization, and a way to consider raising funds this year and in the years to come?  Would you like to clearly map out the strategies you need to find and cultivate new marketing opportunities and attract larger donors with limited resources?  Join us for a session on “How to Write a Successful Marketing and Development Plan.

 



Speakers
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Kathy Bisbee

Executive Director, Brookline Interactive Group
As the executive director of community media incubator Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) Kathy is a practical implementer of projections, projects and perceptions, and is BIG’s “imagineer,” navigating and planning its future in a changing media landscape. Kathy weaves rich threads of narrative storytelling, media and technology education, and change management, opening new channels for empathy, resourcefulness and creativity. | | She has... Read More →
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Karen George

Executive Director, Quad Cities Cable Commission/QCTV
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Valeria Miranda

Development Coordinator, CreaTV San Jose
Valeria is very interested in creative solutions to achieve financial sustainability for nonprofits. At CreaTV San Jose her focus us to find and cultivate donors to support the organization. | Since 1992, Valéria has worked with arts organizations in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area in the areas of strategic planning and sustainable practices, fundraising, professional coaching, group facilitation, management, marketing, audience... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm
San Marino

1:45pm

Tools, Technology, and Initiatives to Know About
A show-and-tell and Q & A which will include:


  • Facilitators to cover topics such as Google for Nonprofits, Tech Soup, new apps, rigs, and services for building efficiencies and meeting the needs of a 21st century media business.

  • Experienced technical staff and vendors cover the latest technological matters -- studios to cameras to networking to HD and 4K questions.

  • Bring your questions and get them answered.

  • Bring your experience and share with your colleagues.

  • An “unconference” approach to this session is planned.


Speakers
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Al Williams

Executive Director, Northampton Community TV
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 project; co-founding the Public VR Lab, an all new collaborative for public virtual reality literacy, production and the commons; Crowdsourced Cinema, in... Read More →



Thursday August 13, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Monterey

3:15pm

3:30pm

Intellectual Property, Copyright and Fair Use in Media
Technology has made it increasingly challenging to navigate the world of intellectual property, particularly in media and arts.  What kind of rights do you need to secure? What is Fair Use and can anyone explain when it applies?  How do you navigate the legal issues in platforms like YouTube?  Where can rights be obtained if needed? What are a producer’s liabilities? Can local bands play cover tunes? Can you fight a take-down notice? How much trouble can your organization be in?  

Speakers
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Jim Horwood

Partner, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP
Jim Horwood is a partner in the Washington, DC law firm Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP.  He has over 4 decades of practice specializing in matters covering a wide range of communications and energy law.  Jim advises local governments and nonprofit organizations on all aspects of telecommunications, including cable franchise renewal and enforcement, PEG access issues, and municipal ownership and operation of infrastructure.  He has... Read More →
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Art Neill

Executive Director, Founder, New Media Rights
Art is the founder of New Media Rights, a non-profit that provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved creators, entrepreneurs, and internet users in the areas of internet, intellectual property, privacy, and media law. In addition to direct legal services, New Media Rights provides extensive educational resources and and public policy advocacy in these areas of the law that is based on their first hand work with clients. Art is... Read More →
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Maira Sutton

Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Maira leads international campaigns on copyright, innovation, and access to knowledge issues, including opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. She also tracks how the overreach of copyright can be used to hinder access to knowledge and silence criticism and news online.



Thursday August 13, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Pasadena

3:30pm

Developing a Successful Volunteer Program
Engaging volunteers in a way to result in maximum impact can be challenging. Learn some core techniques and practices to build your volunteer program and increase volunteer engagement. Explore how an effective volunteer program can increase the impact of your media center in the community. Learn about the importance of having clearly defined volunteer policies and perks that are clearly posted at your center. Establish employee training elements that make sure all employees understand the value of volunteers and how to treat them. Explore if there is a difference between membership programs and volunteer programs and how you balance the two.

Speakers:
Deborah Brutchey, Executive Director, L.A. Works, debbie@laworks.com

Speakers
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Deborah Brutchey

Executive Director, L.A. Works
Prior to joining the L.A. Works team in June 2009, Deborah worked indevelopment for a family service agency in Santa Barbara and programmanagement for an organization serving children impacted by a parentwith cancer in San Francisco. In 2001, Deborah was interim ExecutiveDirector of the AT&T Center for Service Leadership at thePennsylvania State University. Deborah serves on the City of LosAngeles' "We Serve LA" Community Service Advisory... Read More →
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Melanie Goodyear

Executive Director, Jericho Road Pasadena
Melanie is a nonprofit professional with more than 18 years of nonprofit experience. Melanie has dedicated her career to helping the needy, leading her to diverse experiences such as working at an orphanage in Mexico, and community organizing in a poor immigrant neighborhood in San Diego. Prior to working with JRP, she managed volunteers within public libraries. She has consulted extensively with nonprofits, helping to build each... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Wolfe

Shelley Wolfe

Executive Director, KMVT Community TV
Leadership/Management, Fundraising/Development, Volunteers, | All things community media


Thursday August 13, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Marino

3:30pm

Collaborations and Partnerships: Integrating Grants, Program and Revenue Development
Building collaborations and partnerships are essential to fundraising.  Grant writing integrating those partnership are key opportunities for new revenue streams. This helps avoid situations in which media centers find themselves in competition with other nonprofit organizations in the community.  Learn how to create successful, collaborative partnerships that can support your mission, generate funding and help to meet strategic marketing goals.

 



Speakers
avatar for Jay April

Jay April

President & CEO, Akaku: Maui Community Television
Jay April is an early adopter of public access and a founding member of the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers, the predecessor of ACM. He is a television producer, director, video journalist and filmmaker whose work has been featured on many national networks and won awards from film festivals worldwide. Credits include special correspondent to CNN’s Environmental Unit, the much acclaimed PBS series,The 90s, the successful start up... Read More →
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Rob Brading

CEO, MetroEast Community Media
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Erica Jones

director, Membership & Outreach, Somerville Community Access TV
Connect, create and communicate. These three words are Erica's mantra. Both at her position with SCATV and as a board member on the Alliance for Community Media-NE, she works hard to build on and expand engagement efforts with other organizations, residents and media centers in greater Boston area and in the Northeast. In 2008, she began working in the community media field while in Albuquerque, NM, working as an AmeriCorps VISTA at ABQ's... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Pacific ABC

3:30pm

What’s New in Field Cameras?
Whether it’s a drone, Go Pro, or a tricked out inexpensive field camera, there is always something new flying our way. With the many varieties and price points for HD cameras, it’s challenging to keep up.  This session will showcase various field/ENG HD camcorders and cameras for multi-camera field applications. 

Speakers
avatar for Ross Rowe

Ross Rowe

Cable Coordinator, Village of Elk Grove Village - EGTV
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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 tech, cameras, editing tools and software, content policy, teaching, writing, storytelling, astronomy, Game of Thrones, the films of Wes Anderson, Vermont beers... Read More →



Thursday August 13, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Gabriel

3:30pm

What’s Up with Community Radio?
Community radio continues to evolve alongside community television.  The LPFM movement has increased the intersections between the two, with new models of organizational structure, content production, distribution, and promotion being explored.   As Community Media Centers, what can we learn from established radio stations as we grow together?  What new opportunities lie ahead?

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Alimoradi

Michelle Alimoradi

Marketing Coordinator, Tightrope Media Systems
Community Radio, TV for Radio, Youth Media Programs, Outreach & Distribution, Marketing, Audio Production, Social Media, Live Production, Media Projects for Civic Engagement
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Gary Martin

Executive Director, Access Sacramento
Gary Martin is the Executive Director for Access Sacramento, the non-profit public access cable station in Sacramento, CA. Access Sacramento is best known for providing low-cost training and equipment resources from its radio and TV studios and digital media lab over nearly 30 years. Access Sacramento is in its 17th year for the “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival celebrating local film and digital cinema production. Access Sacramento... Read More →
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Jeff Shaw

Board Member, Station Director, Production Manager, Common Frequency & Davis Media Access
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Erica Tyron

Director of College Radio and Television, Pomona College
Talk to me about college and community radio!


Thursday August 13, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Diego

3:30pm

Protecting PEG for the Next 15 Years
One of the biggest challenges facing local communities is how to protect their PEG channels and funding during franchise renewals.  Often equally challenging is building or maintaining local relationships with the City, local businesses, and other nonprofit organizations when their budgets are threatened and PEG funding support becomes at best a secondary priority.  How can you make the Community Media Center and PEG channels a community institution, viewed as important as the local public library?

This session will address the necessity of CMC/PEG evolving 21st Century methods to serve their community, including program delivery platforms, media tools and services provided, and the delivery of diverse local content.

Speakers
DC

Dan Coughlin

Executive Director, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
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Suzanne St. John - Crane

Executive Director, CreaTV San Jose
Suzanne has worked in community television for more than twenty years as a producer, manager and advocate. She earned her Masters in Non-Profit Arts Administration at San Francisco State, where she fell in love with storytelling through video. Suzanne began her career as Operations Manager at Pacifica Community Television, and moved on to be Assistant Director of Community Television of Santa Cruz County. After nearly seven years of running a... Read More →
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Sean Taketa McLaughlin

Executive Director, Access Humboldt
Digital ecologist Sean Taketa McLaughlin serves as executive director of Access Humboldt (http://accesshumboldt.net) - a community based organization providing local access to media channels, broadband network connections, digital media production resources, training and support for local communities, including governments, tribes, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and residents of Humboldt County on the Redwood coast of... Read More →
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Anthony Riddle

Director of Community Media, BRIC Brooklyn Public Network
Anthony Riddle has a long history of working with community media, in Atlanta, Minneapolis, and New York City, and in 2013 joined the staff at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn, New York.  Prior to his work at BRIC, he had worked with the Maysles Institute, the Pacifica Foundation, the Funding Exchange, and some group called the Alliance for Community Media, where he is a lifetime member and has served both on the Board of Directors and as... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Monterey

5:15pm

Exhibit Hall- Raffle Finale
Thursday August 13, 2015 5:15pm - 5:45pm
California Ballroom

6:30pm

Hometown Media Awards
Located at the Pasadena Cenvetion Center.

Thursday August 13, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Convention Center 300 Green Street

9:00pm

Tightrope Media Systems After Party

Thursday August 13, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Red, White, and Bluezz 37 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA
 
Friday, August 14
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Friday August 14, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
California Ballroom

8:00am

Registration
Friday August 14, 2015 8:00am - 1:00pm
Arcade

9:00am

Franchising and Franchise Renewal Update
Franchising and renewals present issues and opportunities such as getting PEG on HD channels, PEG funding options, EPG, franchise fees, and more. This session will address these and other issues and provide an update on the challenges and progress during recent franchise processes.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Bradley

Mike Bradley

Partner, Bradley Hagen & Gullikson, LLC _x000D_
Mike is an attorney, with over 20 years of experience, practicing in the area of cable franchising and telecommunications. He is the founding partner of Bradley Hagen & Gullikson, LLC, a law firm based in the Twin Cities and Special Counsel to the Seattle-based law firm the Lighthouse Law Group . Mike has represented the City of Minneapolis and many other cities with CenturyLink’s applications for competitive cable franchises. He has also... Read More →
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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 States on cable policy and local cable programming issues.  She is a highly experienced negotiator who has had success in translating community needs and... Read More →
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Gail Karish

Partner, Best Best & Krieger
Gail A. Karish focuses on telecommunications at Best Best & Krieger, LLP, and was previously at Miller & Van Eaton. Gail assists clients – mainly local governments and municipal utilities—with a wide range of telecommunications matters including: broadband and fiber network acquisitions, leases and indefeasible right of use (IRU) agreements; franchising and contract negotiations with cable, media and telecommunications companies... Read More →
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Coralie Wilson

Executive Director, CTV North Suburbs
Coralie Wilson has been the executive director of the North Suburban Communications Commission and CTV15 in Roseville, MN, since 1991. Current responsibilities include cable franchise administration, management of the Institutional Network connecting 9 cities, three school districts, Ramsey County, and several private educational institutions, and management of the 10-city public access facility. | | She previously served as the executive... Read More →



Friday August 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
San Gabriel

9:00am

Building Digital Inclusion Into Your Day-to-Day Operations
Building partnerships with those who represent the diverse segments of the community is one of the key ways to create a community which is digitally inclusive.  In this session, we will hear from nonprofit organizations, CMCs and local governments that take extraordinary steps to build digital inclusion.  We will hear about the strategies and policies to support digitally inclusive communities, such as public, private and non-profit partnerships. 

Speakers
avatar for Rondella Hawkins

Rondella Hawkins

City of Austin, TX
Rondella Hawkins is the City’s Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Officer. Her office has direct responsibility over utility rights-of-way franchise agreements and license agreements with telecommunications and wireless providers.  She serves as the City’s single point of contact for the Google Fiber and AT&T Fiber deployment projects.  Her office is responsible for private gas and electric utility ratemaking to... Read More →
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Mitsuko Herrera

Cable & Broadband Administrator, Montgomery County MD
Mitsuko R. Herrera handles Planning, Policy, and Special Projects for the Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Technology Services.  She is serving as Director of the County’s ultraMontgomery program.  ultraMontgomery is part of the County Executive’s 6-Point Economic Development Plan to grow knowledge-based jobs in media, cybersecurity, and biotech by improving infrastructure for broadband.  Ms. Herrera is the... Read More →
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Chad Johnston

Executive Director, St. Paul Neighborhood Network
I have been the Executive Director of Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) in St. Paul, MN since 2013. Previous to SPNN, I was the Executive Director of The Peoples Channel and Durham Community Media in Chapel Hill/Durham, NC for 9 years. I've worked as an activist and advocate for media reform since the late 1990’s, working in print, radio, public access and online activities. I'm a graduate of Antioch College with a double BA in theater and... Read More →
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Davis Park

Director, Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing
Davis Park has been developing and managing the Center’s technology initiatives since 2011. Park brings over 15 years of program development experience and a diverse set of skills in technology implementation and deployment to senior, low-income, and other underserved communities. Park is the former director of Community Technology Programs at the Little Tokyo Service Center, and oversaw several community-based initiatives that focused on... Read More →



Friday August 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Monterey

9:00am

Human Resources: What You Need to Know to Make Sure Your Media Center Doesn’t Become a Legal Hotspot
Many media centers do not have a Human Resources professional on staff.  You may have experience in managing people, but are you aware of what you need to know to ensure your organization is taking the right steps to mitigate your risks?  Hear from HR professionals on the top things that need to be addressed in your human resources policies and practices. 

Speakers
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Sonya Llewellyn

Associate Director, HR Services, 501(c) Agencies Trust
Sonya Llewellyn, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a 25-year veteran of the human resources profession and has spent a majority of that career in the nonprofit sector. Currently Sonya serves as Associate Director of HR Services for 501(c) Agencies Trust – an organization that helps nonprofits leave the state unemployment insurance system and become reimbursing employers. She has vast experience dealing with discipline, documentation, investigation and... Read More →
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Debra Rogers

Executive Director/CEO, Falmouth Community Television
Debra Rogers has worked in Community Media since 1982. She is the Executive Director/CEO of Falmouth Community Television, a position she has held since 1996. Through her ongoing involvement with the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), a national trade and advocacy organization, Debra works to advance the cause, and garner support for community media on the state, region and national level. She served on the national ACM board of directors for... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Pasadena

9:00am

Corporate Sponsorship & Underwriting for PEG Access and Community Media Centers
This workshop is designed to assist PEG access/Community Media Centers to create the metrics, relationships, value propositions and proposals to engage the business community.  Learn various ways to create a value proposition for corporate sponsorships, customized underwriting packages and leverage revenue generation for your media center.

Speakers
avatar for Hanalei Aipoalani

Hanalei Aipoalani

HR and Development Manager, Olelo Community Television
Hanalei has two decades of business management, organizational and fund development, and public policy advocacy experience in biotechnology industry and government and non-profit sectors. Over the span of his career--Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, CA Bay Area; and Honolulu, HI--Hanalei raised over $30M in private equity and debt financing and well over $18M for various non-profit capital campaigns and programming. 
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Karen Katz

Board President, Brookline Interactive Group
As Board President of Brookline Interactive Group, Karen has led the organization through significant change including a re-brand, a outreach program focused on all facets of the community as well as a strategy to target diverse revenue streams.
avatar for Shelley Wolfe

Shelley Wolfe

Executive Director, KMVT Community TV
Leadership/Management, Fundraising/Development, Volunteers, | All things community media



Friday August 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
San Marino

9:00am

OMG---How Can I Get on the EPG?
Finding out what programs are on PEG/Community channels can be harder than breaking into Fort Knox.  PEG programs are often not listed on electronic program or analog cable guides.  This workshop will present case studies from organizations that have a presence on the Electronic Program Guide in their communities. How did they manage to get on the EPG and what does it involve in operational capacity? How are schedules integrated and delivered and what kinds of user experiences can we foresee in the future?

Speakers
avatar for Tony Campos

Tony Campos

Executive Director, Central Vermont Community Television
Tony Campos, Executive Director | Tony is the Executive Director of Central Vermont Community Television (dba CVTV), an IRS non-profit community media and technology center located in Barre, Vermont. Part of CVTV's mission is to provide local citizens with access to training and state-of-the-art digital video tools as a means of personal, political and artistic self-expression. CVTV carries programs on its PEG access cable television channel(s... Read More →
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Bryan Harley

Operations Manager, CMAC Fresno/Clovis
Bryan Harley is the Facilities & Operations Manager at CMAC, a PEG access center serving the cities of Fresno and Clovis in California's Central Valley. Bryan has held this position, which includes training, production and programming responsibilities, since CMAC opened in April 2012. His background is in film and television production and web development. He's previously worked in the marketing and television sports industries.
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Debbie Rudman

Programming Director, Philadelphia Community Access Media
PhillyCAM is a community media center that brings together the people of Philadelphia to make & share media that promotes creative expression, democratic values & civic participation. My experience includes programming public access tv in Philly since its inception, Fall, 2009 (& the previous 15 years for educational access ) plus collaboration in all phases of the video production process. I’ve co-produced and presented... Read More →
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Randy VanDalsen

The Buske Group
Randy VanDalsen has had a long and successful career in PEG Access management, production, needs assessment, survey research, and related consulting activities.  With nearly 20 years of hands-on management experience followed by 23 years as a consultant in this field, VanDalsen brings a unique perspective to the myriad of issues faced each day by PEG Access management organizations and local governments. | VanDalsen is a partner at The Buske... Read More →



Friday August 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Pacific ABC

10:30am

Break
Friday August 14, 2015 10:30am - 10:45am
Arcade

10:45am

New Policy Initiatives and PEG Community Media
How can PEG community media play a meaningful role in emerging or current policy discussions on broadband, broadband adoption, digital literacy, media diversity, media literacy, economic and small business development, open government, civic engagement and voting, and the future of journalism? 

Speakers
avatar for Jo Ellen Kaiser

Jo Ellen Kaiser

Executive Director, The Media Consortium
Passionate about mission-driven independent media, Jo Ellen has worked for a succession of independent magazines, including stints as Managing Editor and Associate Publisher of Tikkun, Publisher of LiP: Informed Revolt, and Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Zeek. She is driven by a belief that democratic societies thrive only when their members have access to accurate information and informed opinion.
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Alex Nogales

National Hispanic Media Coalition
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Todd O'Boyle

Program Director, Common Cause
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Mike Wassenaar

President, Alliance for Community Media
All Things Community Media. Seriously. | | Active ACM volunteer since 2003, I began working for ACM last year. | Trained as a journalist and film/tv historian, I started working in radio when I was 14 (yay, youth media!). Worked in community radio for a decade in Madison and Minneapolis, then was lucky enough to work at SPNN in St Paul.


Friday August 14, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm
Monterey

10:45am

Expanding Your Access Mission: Online Community Engagement
Community engagement through use of online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo hold transformative power for community media centers by lowering barrier to entry and introducing community content to new audiences.  Learn how to effectively use the various on-line platforms. Learn how to find views though effective tagging and titling. Review best practices and discover new tricks.


Speakers
avatar for John Hauser

John Hauser

Special Projects Wizard, Access Humboldt
John is an IT consultant, digital media archivist and Special Projects | Wizard 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 | Media. | | He founded the Community Media Archive in 2009, in partnership with the | Internet Archive and Access Humboldt, where public access TV stations... Read More →
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Nannette Hobson

Content and Operations Director, Montgomery Community Media
Nannette Onley Hobson is the Director of Content and Operations for Montgomery Community Media in Rockville, Md. A proven leader and manager, Nannette has more than 25 years of experience developing and executing multimedia and broadcast television content. | Prior to Montgomery Community Media, Nannette was News Director at New England Cable News, a regional 24-hour cable news operation, owned by NBC Universal. Nannette also spent eight years as... Read More →
avatar for Erica Jones

Erica Jones

director, Membership & Outreach, Somerville Community Access TV
Connect, create and communicate. These three words are Erica's mantra. Both at her position with SCATV and as a board member on the Alliance for Community Media-NE, she works hard to build on and expand engagement efforts with other organizations, residents and media centers in greater Boston area and in the Northeast. In 2008, she began working in the community media field while in Albuquerque, NM, working as an AmeriCorps VISTA at ABQ's... Read More →



Friday August 14, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm
San Marino

10:45am

Needs Assessment: A Critical Management Tool for Community Media Centers
Have you asked for community input about the services your CMC provides?  Are you sure that your CMC's services meet your community's needs? Do you need to know how to engage more community organizations as partners? Does your local government question your value? Are you thinking about developing a strategic plan?

This session will explain the research tools that can be used in a needs assessment and help you figure out which tools would work best for you, based upon your specific circumstances.  It will also provide a profile of a CMC that took the information gathered through a needs assessment and used it as the foundation for the development of its strategic plan.

Speakers
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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 States on cable policy and local cable programming issues.  She is a highly experienced negotiator who has had success in translating community needs and... Read More →
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Annie Folger

Executive Director, Midpen Media Center
Talk with me about interactive community dialogs! | Midpen Media Center | •Operates two Gov’t and three Public channels serving Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and Stanford, CA | •Recently partnered with CreaTV San Jose and KMVT 15 Silicon Valley Community Media (Mountain View) to launch BAY VOICE, a first-of-its-kind regional community Education channel that serves 400,000 Comcast Cable subscriber households in... Read More →
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Tina Wilson

Community Television Operations Specialist, Burnsville Community Television
Tina Wilson started her career at the Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission (LMCC) in 2004 and has been immersed in the world of public access television ever since. She has been a part of every area of access from covering local football games, community parades or helping in the studio to create eye catching, fun and interesting programs. | | Working with North West Community Television in Brooklyn Park, MN also helped develop... Read More →



Friday August 14, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm
San Gabriel

10:45am

Relationship-Building and Messaging for Strategic Fundraising
Everyone knows that building community relationships, coalitions, and collaborations are important activities for community media centers. But how do we determine the most strategic partnerships, the message that best resonates with each partner, and our overall strategic fundraising strategy -- and how does that connect with our overall organizational plan? How do we build capacity on our teams from front desk staff to board members to message and build the right relationships for our organization? Join us to consider how to best position your organization for fundraising planning and success, using focus groups, community ascertainments, staff training, customer service skills, and other management, development and outreach tools that build effective and outcome-based relationships that lead to funding opportunities.

Speakers
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Micheal Elliott

CreaTV San Jose
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Autumn Labbe-Renault

Executive Director, Davis Media Access
Autumn Labbé-Renault is the Executive Director of Davis Media Access (DMA), a community media center located in Davis, CA. She began her career as a newspaper reporter and editor; worked in development and public affairs for Planned Parenthood; and has spent the past 16 years using media tools to build capacity and community in Davis. She’s worn many hats within DMA and has served as its ED since 2007, leading the charge to transform a... Read More →
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Tom Manheim

Board Member, Community Television of Santa Cruz County
Tom Manheim is a communications professional with more than 25 years of experience working in government. He recently retired from the City of San Jose where he was Director of Communications, and he is currently serving on the board of Community Television of Santa Cruz County where he lives. While at San Jose, he served as Cable Administrator and renegotiated the Comcast Cable franchise which lead to the creation of CreaTV in San Jose.Before... Read More →
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Darick Simpson

Executive Director, Long Beach Community Action Partnership


Friday August 14, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm
Pasadena

10:45am

Maker Spaces – New Directions in Community Media
The Maker movement is doing today what community media centers began 30 years ago, but with tools and expressive media that are outside of the historical practice of PEG organizations. As the concept of television has been radically changed in the last decade, and as Congress begins deliberation on what it means to fund public spaces in compensation for use of the public rights-of-way, it’s important to reflect the new landscape in our centers. Find out about other grassroots organizations that have had success in teaching, providing, and building in their communities. Learn about Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and the Maker movement that has captured the attention of the public and public spaces across the country.


Speakers
avatar for David Hedden

David Hedden

MakerSpace Studio Guide, Long Beach Public Library
A "Maker" with a diverse background in design and community engagement, specializing in 3D printing/modeling, infographics, prototyping and all things found around the makerspace!
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Lisa Mastramico

Director, PADNET.tv
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Jacqui Viale

Executive Director, Shared Science
As Executive Director of Shared Science, Jacqui is passsionate about the importance of involving kids at a young age in studies and pursuits that will enable them to participate in and contribute positively to the 21st Century digital revolution. Her teaching career began in 1989 in LAUSD where she became the defacto coordinator of a computer lab provided by the Riordan Foundation, and since then has always incorporated technology into her... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm
Pacific ABC

12:15pm

Break
Friday August 14, 2015 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Arcade

12:30pm

3:00pm