2020 #NABShow: Foresight is 20/20: Reimagining Media #BEAvegas

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the foremost international academic media organization for excellence in media production and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals! With over 250 sessions on classroom media learning, hands-on-technology workshops This is a must for educators and students alike to receive free software training labs, career advice to motivated students and it all takes place from April 18th to 21st at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort!

Working in conjunction with #NABShow 2020, this is the place where the focus is on electronic media professionals and educators. There is a ton of workshops and special events, and highlighted sessions. The BEA Research Symposium: Political Communication, Culture and Society will focus on the very expansive concept of political communication, is designed to shed light on the processes, contents, and effects related to myriad forms and vehicles of political communication. Whether involving legacy media, print or broadcast media, new and social media platforms, or face-to-face discussions, political communication today has shaped how we understand the world around us, our place in it, and ultimately, how we engage with it politically and socioculturally. This year’s spotlight aims to increase the dialogue between the academy and the industry to help scholars build new partnerships and expand existing industry relationships, develop curricula in such a way that the insights gained from theory feed into practice, and identify research gaps and foster collaborative research projects with industry partners.

The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international judged digital media and broadcast competition for faculty and students. Each year BEA receives over 1,500 submissions from more than 300 participating schools around the world. Last years festival had 295 entries that were recognized at BEA’s annual convention in the areas of: Audio, Documentary, Film & Video, Interactive Multimedia & Emerging Technologies, News Scriptwriting, Sports and Two-Year/Small Colleges.

BEA introduced the Career Fair/ Graduate School Showcase two years ago, in this showcase over 30 schools participated was in part of the Graduate School Showcase.  This year the event will match high-quality candidates of all job levels to potential employers and graduate schools for those looking to advance their career/education. Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with major industry recruiters including NBC Universal, Hearst Television and iHeart Media. Information for corporate recruiters: The event will match high-quality candidates of all job levels to potential employers. Corporate recruiting booths are available at a special early bird rate of $250.Information for academic institutions: BEA member institutions are invited to host a table promoting their graduate school programs on Tuesday, April 21 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Westgate in Las Vegas . The goal is to provide grad school information to:

– Grad students interested in advancing their careers
– Undergraduate students interested advancing their education
– Professionals looking for an advanced degree

Also, BEA is offering participating schools $100 off the price of a full page ad in the BEA2020 program to make the event essentially FREE!

Each year, BEA’s convention attracts over 1,300 media faculty members to learn and see the latest advances in the field from the perspectives of educators and professionals. We have over 400 students attend our conference alone each year and NAB Show has around a thousand attendees that attend the Career Fair each year.

To view pricing and registration for the BEA2020 go here:

All rates are early-bird pricing which expires on March 9, 2020.

About #BEAvegas 2020:

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premiere international academic media organization driving insights, excellence in media production and career advancement for educators, students and professionals. From the BEA Festival of Media Arts to the latest academic research projects, today’s top publishers to free software training labs, career advice for students to cutting-edge speakers, this is the one place where electronic media professionals and educators converge – all for an affordable price.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 18-22, 2020, in Las Vegas, NV, USA, is the world’s largest and most comprehensive convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With more than 90,000 attendees from 160 countries and 1,600+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and fuel the digital storytelling economy. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting 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 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas and the Producer of NAB Show LIVE. 


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