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Weekly News From the President: Final items to know before the National Conference

I’m counting down the hours to seeing many of you at #ACMBmore – the ACM National Conference in Baltimore.   Here’s some quick last minute notes for you if you’re going to Charm City or even if you can’t make it this year!

We’ll be livestreaming key events at the Conference thanks to the help of the great folks at Open Media Foundation in Denver and ACM volunteers here in the DMV.  You should be able to find links at the conference website or on our Twitter feed (@alliancecm).  Here’s a rundown of what you can see:

  • Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!; our Opening Keynote, Wednesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm ET
  • Plenary Discussion on Future of Local Media, Thursday 9:00-10:30am ET
  • ACM National Membership Meeting, Thursday Noon-1:30pm ET
  • Hometown Media Awards Ceremony, Thursday 7:30-9:00pm ET*
  • ACM Leadership Awards, Friday 12:30-2:30pm*

*these times denote the streaming hours and not necessarily the full hours of the event

We’ll also be recording key sessions during the Conference to share later on our website.

Other conference items to note:

Check our Twitter feed for the hashtag #ACMBmore for updates from attendees.

Go to Sched.com and sign up for online scheduling information on their website.

If you’ve never been to an ACM’s National Conference, join us for our First Timer’s Orientation on Wednesday at 11:30am.

Look for updates for the Birds of a Feather schedule on signage in the conference hall.

Visit our exhibitors and sponsors at the conference on Wednesday and Thursday. They’re interested in building relationships with potential customers and will be featuring product updates. We have some very interesting new exhibitors at this year’s show!

If you signed up for Day on the Hill on Wednesday get to the Camden Yards MARC platform BEFORE 8:00am – the 8:05am train to DC is the last of the morning!

Take time to meet someone new.  We’re building a learning network at ACM. It’s important to build connections and embrace people interested in community-based media all across the U.S.!

Enjoy Baltimore! It’s a fun city (even the New York Times agrees) and it’s CRAB SEASON!!!

Mike Wassenaar
President & CEO
The Alliance for Community Media