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2018 #NABShow: Broadcast Education Association: A Hidden Gem #BEAvegas


The Broadcast Education Association is a festival of media art that focuses on academic research projects. This is a must for educators and students alike to receive free software training labs, career advice to budding students (our future) and it takes place from April 7th to 10th at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort.

Working in conjunction with #NABShow 2018, this is the place where the focus is on electronic media professionals and educators. There is a ton of workshops and special events, highlighted sessions. The newest event is the BEA2018 Graduate School Showcase which takes place on Tuesday, April 10th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The BEA Festival of Media Arts and the #NABShow 2018 will offer schools an opportunity to target high profile projects and excellence in production. The fee to participate is $100.00 per booth with the offering of participating schools a $100.00 off the price of a full page ad in the BEA2018 program. The listing of schools that have signed up are: Arizona State University | Ball State University | Colorado State University | CSU Fullerton | Drake University |Elon University | Florida State University |Iowa State University | Kansas State University | Lindenwood University | Long Island University |Loyola University Maryland |Ohio University | Southern Illinois University | Temple University | The American University in Cairo | University of Akron |University of Alabama |University of Colorado | University of Florida |University of Miami | University of Oregon | University of South Carolina | University of Tennessee | University of Utah. It’s not too late for more schools, but space is limited and you need to act fast! Contact J-D Boyle for more information!

Featured workshops include:

The Mobile Storytelling on iOS: Where Apple will lead a hands on workshop focusing on iPads and/or iPhones to edit and complete a mobile workflow. This session will include organization, shooting, editing and utilizing third party products to complete the storytelling process. Elements gathered during this session can be used for a Mobile to Mac session as well to be completed on a Mac with Final Cut Pro.

Bringing it Together: Final Cut Pro: With updates and support for 360 video, Apple will lead a workflow from mobile to Final Cut Pro. Attendees may utilize the footage created during the Mobile Storytelling on iOS session or choose to utilize stock footage provided in the session.

And the exciting Drone Workshop on Wednesday, April 11 from 8:30am-12:30pm at the Las Vegas Westgate. This workshop is designed as a study guide for the FAA drone test with inside tips that can make a difference for your final test out! The following topics will be covered: Airspace / Aviation Weather / Aspects of Part 107 that will affect you / Aviation maps / and Other test taking strategies.

To purchase your ticket for $50.00 select it as an add-on event in the BEA2018 registration site! This certainly a nice add on to your #NABShow 2018 experience and a must for the educators and students alike!

About #BEAvegas 2018:

For over 60 years the BEA has worked with the National Association of Broadcasters in creating the next generation of media professionals. BEA’s annual convention has been a major part of this endeavor. Co-located next door in the Westgate Hotel and Casino, BEA brings in over 1,300 educators each year and they descend upon NAB Show’s floor to see first-hand the latest and greatest tools and technology needed to teach students. Each year, schools direct BEA members to come to Vegas, either to spend the remainder of that year’s money or find the products to help teach the current technologies and techniques that they will buy in the fall with new funds.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 7th-12th, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, #NABShow 2018 is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.

About NAB 
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


Broadcast Beat is the Official Broadcaster of the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas and the Producer of NAB Show LIVE. In 2017, NAB Show LIVE received over 1.3 million online viewers and during the 2018 NAB Show, we are expected to exceed 1.5 million viewers.

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Matthew has worked in both the private sector and in higher education for over twenty years. He specializes in the areas of digital media project management, broadcast engineering and media production. Matthew has extensive knowledge in digital post production, digital asset management, digital cinema production, and broadcast facility integration. Mr. Harchick actively researches state of the art broadcast, cutting edge digital cinema and smart audio visual technologies for client implementation and is available for your consultation needs.

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