San Antonio, TX - Nov 8, 2013 - More than 400 students, college faculty and staff members, and media professionals joined the College Broadcasters, Inc. for the second annual National Student Electronic Media Convention. Over three days with more than 90 educational and networking sessions and events, students learned valuable skills and techniques to take back to their college broadcasting organizations at colleges and universities across the country. Attendance saw a near 20 percent increase in paid registrations since last year. Student, faculty and staff attendees each benefited from panels and sessions designed especially for them, as well as general sessions on broadcasting which were designed with everyone in mind.
"The NSEMC was a huge success. We are confident that all of our attendees had a fun and educational experience, and left San Antonio energized and equipped to improve their student media outlets," said CBI President Greg Weston.
Saturday's Keynote speaker Dean McFlicker, vice president and creative director for NBC Entertainment Marketing, captivated the members with his presentation "Secrets to Career Success: How to Market Yourself in an Increasingly Broadcast Savvy Multimedia World." The audience responded warmly and eagerly to his insider's view on how to advance your career opportunities in the 21st century media environment.
CBI also presented the annual Student Production Awards on Saturday, honoring the best student work in video, television and radio production in 24 categories. Judges honored four finalists and one winner in each category from more than 700 entries. A complete list of winners, and clips of their winning work, is available on the CBI San Antonio website under the awards tab.
The 2014 National Student Electronic Media Convention will be held at the Renaissance Seattle hotel, October 23-25, 2014, in Seattle.