More than 450 people attended the fifth annual National Student Electronic Media Convention, held Oct. 20–22 in Philadelphia. Also, organizer College Broadcasters Inc.-CBI says the event had “record number of exhibitors” who participated.
Glenn Schuck of WINS(AM) delivered the keynote address. Participants also had the opportunity to tour local radio and television facilities. The National Student Production Awards were also handed out in Philadelphia.
“I was amazed by how much I learned by interacting with students from stations around the country. The experience was totally energizing, and we are already starting to implement some of the ideas we picked up at the convention,” said WSOU Assistant Promotions Director Alicia Campos, a sophomore at Seton Hall University, who attended the convention and was quoted in a press release.
NSEMC offered more than 100 breakout sessions led by students, industry professionals and faculty and staff members and covering technical and legal issues, programming and leadership. According to the release, the event also featured workshops on LPFM, hosted in conjunction with the Prometheus Radio Project and REC Networks, and production-oriented sessions on Adobe Creative Suite. The convention also featured a “MusicMaster Genius Day.”
“We were extremely pleased with how CBI Philadelphia went,” said CBI President Greg Weston. He added, “We’re already working to make next year’s convention even better.”
The next NSEMC will be held in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 2–4, 2017.