Hummelstown, PA (March 2, 2012)—College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) will hold its first-ever National Electronic Media Student Convention on October 25-27, 2012 in Atlanta.
The convention, to take place at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in downtown Atlanta, will be dedicated exclusively to the interests of student TV/video outlets, radio stations, and webcasters.
The conference will feature three days of interactive sessions led by broadcast professionals and student media advisers. Other highlights will include the presentation of the National Student Production Awards at a special ceremony on Saturday, October 27 and an emphasis on sessions related to video production.
“In the current environment of multimedia convergence, media outlets must have a working knowledge of all forms of electronic and new media,” says CBI President Greg Weston. “We’re excited to provide an opportunity for student media members to develop a wide range of essential, marketable skills at one convenient, affordable convention.”
CBI has extensive experience programming conferences and workshops. For the past 10 years, CBI has organized student radio, TV, and webcasting sessions for the National College Media Conference, a collaboration between CBI, College Media Association (CMA), and Associated Collegiate Press (ACP). Launching the National Electronic Media Student Convention represents a natural evolution of the training, mentoring and advocating CBI has been providing students and their advisors since its inception.
“As an organization responsible for meeting the needs of its members, we realized that starting a convention that puts student broadcasters first was an essential next step for CBI,” says Weston.
National Electronic Media Student Convention