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Friday, August 19 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Facility Planning for the Future

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We’ll hear from community media centers which have recently built out new facilities and embraced new strategies to grow their mission. Production, exhibition, distribution, training and convening are all possible ways that media centers can envision their use of space. Come to talk about the possibilities and share your ideas!

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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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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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Bob Kelly

NewTV Executive Director Robert S. Kelly has served as an Executive Director in the Community Media cable television industry since 1990. He is the immediate Past Chair of Massachusetts Community Media, Inc. (dba MassAccess), a non-profit membership based organization. He is a proven advocate in protecting the First Amendment Right to Freedom of Speech while continuing to raise awareness of Community Media on the national level.Kelly is a... Read More →

Jackie Steven

Director of Community Programming, Arlington Independent Media
A native of Washington, D.C., Jackie has been involved in community media for over 30 years. She has been on staff at Arlington Independent Media since 1986 and currently serves as the organization's Director of Community Programs. Jackie has served on both the regional and national board of directors of the Alliance for Community Media and is currently vice chair of the organization’s Inclusion, Equity and Engagement (IEE) caucus.

Friday August 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom E

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