CMA AGM & Conference 2015 round up

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Inspiring Through Success

We had a fantastic Community Media Conference 2015 presented by the Community Media Association and hosted by Radio LaB, University of Bedfordshire, Luton on Saturday 12th September 2015.

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This year’s theme was “Inspiring Through Success” and we showcased and shared examples of best practice from all community media practitioners whether radio, local television, or online.

There were five key reasons to attend this year’s Conference:

1. Leading Industry Speakers: Chris Burns, Chair of the Radio Academy told us about their new vision including collaboration with the CMA; Caroline Mitchell, represented Sound Women on why you need more women in your organisation; Emma Meese from Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism on changes to the libel laws and how to navigate them; our very own Dom Chambers, Chair of the CMA, talking on a number of topics; and much more.

2. Routes to Revenue: success stories based on training, projects and commercial approaches to income generation to  leave you brimming with ideas and inspiration.

3. Breakout Sessions: the latest on small-scale DAB from community radio legend, Lawrie Hallett; generating income using the Reach Radio app for community radio from Exaget; building a community media arts network; how to prepare for broadcasting disasters and emergencies; and more!

4. Trade Fair: including technology, equipment, projects and creative production.

5. Networking opportunities: connect with old friends and make new ones too with our superb networking opportunities.

Social media timeline from Storify:

Chris BurnsWe were delighted that Radio Academy Chair Chris Burns was our key note speaker at this year’s Community Media Conference. Chris Burns had recently become the chair of the Radio Academy and is keen that the Academy reaches all areas of audio media. Chris updated Conference with the latest developments at the Academy and news of the new look Radio Festival and awards.CMA Chair Dom Chambers said:

“Chris is an inspirational person and I am delighted she will be addressing our conference. She is leading the Radio Academy as an organisation with a much greater understanding of radio with social impact beyond entertainment and information. The CMA has a firm place in her vision”.

Chris Burns said:

“I have much respect for the long history and work of the CMA and am really looking forward to meeting your members”.

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