WASHINGTON� The Broadcast Education Association, in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters, has announced the schedule for the 2015 edition of the event. It will be held in conjunction with the NAB Show and the 13th annual Festival of Media Arts.
This year�s theme is �Digital Evolution in Revolutionary Times� and will be held from April 12-15 at the Westgate Las Vegas.
BEA2015�s opening day will be highlighted by �Rowan University Presents…A Conversation with David Simon,� Sunday, April 12 at 12 p.m. The session will feature a conversation with Mike Donovan and David Bianculli and Simon.
The day will conclude with current BEA President John Allen Hendricks hosting the annual BEA Opening Night Awards Ceremony, at 6 p.m. The ceremony will recognize faculty and graduate student work in research, as well as scholarship winners and leadership and service to BEA.
Day Two of the convention will feature �Shelly Palmer Presents … Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World,� April 13 at 2:30 p.m. Palmer, the managing director of Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer and Fox 5 New York’s on-air tech expert, will discuss connected and connectable technology and its implications on the industry. His other credits include the TV show �Shelly Palmer Digital Living,� his nationally syndicated daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks, and three books on digital media.
The BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Awards Ceremony will be held April 13 at 6 p.m. Sponsored by The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation, the ceremony will feature juried creative works of faculty and students in audio, video, documentary, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting, two-year and small colleges and sports categories.
April 14, the Television Academy Foundation will host �Coffee with�Fred Savage� at 10:30 a.m. Savage, of �The Wonder Years� fame, has nearly 30 years in front of and behind the camera. He will discuss what it is like to direct �Modern Family� and �It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.�
The final day of the convention will feature the American Society of Cinematographers� annual �Cinematography Master Class� at 10:30 a.m. The session will explore the opportunities of filmmaking with today�s hottest technology.
BEA will also feature the NAB Show Career Fair on Wednesday, held in partnership with the NAB Education Foundation. The event is designed to match high-quality candidates to potential employers from major broadcasting companies. In addition to a variety of media recruiters, Career Day includes a series of informative sessions and one-on-one career coaching.