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Community Media Conference Coming to N.J. May 13-14

Focusing on the theme, "Power of Partners," the Alliance for Community Media Mid-Atlantic & Northeast Regions and The Jersey Access Group are joining forces.

Focusing on the theme, “Power of Partners,” the Alliance for Community Media Mid-Atlantic & Northeast Regions and The Jersey Access Group are presenting a conference on community media.

It’s at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, N.J. May 13-14

The Jersey Access Group will host a “Meet and Greet,” Weds., May 12, complete with a billiards room, PS3 and Wii video game systems, TVs everywhere, lots of food, and the Hyatt’s “Beer Tower.”?

Thurs, May 13, has a one-day trade show with over 40 exhibitors presenting the newest technology focusing on the needs of PEG stations. There will be presentations throughout the day demonstrating the latest in system applications and hardware that will have just been release weeks before at the 2010 NAB Show.

Special training workshops are also being planned.

Through partnerships with vendors there will be a full production studio consisting of the latest equipment being exhibited at the trade show.

Students interested in media will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a day-long program that will include time to visit with the exhibitors.

Friday, May 14, will be a day of workshops focusing on the partners that keep community media a vital element in our society. Speakers include experts on technology, operations, and production. Many workshops will invite attendees to participate and share their knowledge and experience.

Full conference registration includes the “Meet and Greet,” breakfast with the vendors the first day and a breakfast plenary the second day, lunch with guest speakers both days, and an amazing banquet complete with cocktail hour, a Portuguese Rodizio dinner, beer and sangria, dessert buffet, live music and dancing. Early-bird registration is $200. A group of five from an organization pays $160 each. There will also be many door prizes valued at over $5000.

More information and registration is here.

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