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Some of our wonderful presenters are sending in their presentations and handouts to post here on the site. As they’re received, they’ll be added to this post in PDF format.

I’m in Charge, Now What?

Into the Niches

Get in Tune with Your Alumni

Broadcast News, Doing more with less – Kristina De Leon’s handout

On-air presence and practice – James Muñoz’s outline

Presentations by Aaron Read

Complete San Antonio Program PDF

CBI’s second annual National Student Electronic Media Convention draws more than 400 students and pros to San Antonio

More than 400 students college faculty and staff members, and media professionals joined College Broadcasters, Inc. for the second annual National Student Electronic Media Convention. Over three days, and 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 Multi-media 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.

The 2014 National Student Electronic Media Convention will be held at the Renaissance Seattle hotel, October 23-25, 2014 in Seattle. For more information as it develops, follow our Twitter @askcbi and visit askcbi.org/seattle for more details to plan the trip to the west coast next fall.

College Broadcasters Inc. represents students involved in radio, television, webcasting and other related media ventures; ensures a commitment to education and the student pursuit of excellence through active involvement in electronic media; promotes cooperative efforts between the association and other national, regional, and state media organizations; facilitates the discussion of issues related to student-operated electronic media; and other community oriented programs. CBI currently represents more than 200 active radio and television member stations.

Where are we?

Those of you joining us in San Antonio, an important note:

CBI’s exhibitions and sessions are across the street from the hotel in the Hyatt Conference Center. We’ve gotten a few reports that when people are asking “where the convention is,” they’re being directed several blocks down the street to the gigantic San Antonio Convention Center. It’s probably great, but we’re not there!

So, please come see us, check in, get your badge, go to sessions, etc. right across the front hotel entrance at the Hyatt Conference Center.

Meet and Greet on Wednesday

During the Wednesday evening registration there will be an informal meet and greet. The meet and greet is intended to allow convention participants to get to know each other in an informal setting while registering for the convention or just looking for something to do. This is a great opportunity to network and make plans for your time in San Antonio. To the extent available, CBI board members who are not otherwise engaged in registration will be available for informal discussions concerning the convention and other issues.

Cybercast, Tours and More for #CBITexas

Two tours will be offered in San Antonio. Space will be limited and sign-ups are open here.
Thursday, Oct. 31 – 9:15-11 a.m.
WOAI, local NBC affiliate

Thursday, Oct. 31 – 11 a.m.
KSYM 90.1, San Antonio College radio station

And the Cybercast Schedule is ready! More information on how to tune in will be available here and on our front page as we get closer to the event!

Get to know #CBITexas Keynote Dean McFlicker

The National Student Electronic Media Convention welcomes Dean McFlicker as our keynote speaker on Saturday, Nov. 2. McFlicker is one of Hollywood’s top television executives creating radio, television and digital marketing on all platforms for NBC Primetime.

Get to know him beforehand though: Visit deanmcflicker.com, on Twitter @deanmcflicker, on Instagram as deanmcflicker or on his Facebook at dean.mcflicker.9.

Find out more about his presentation, Secrets to Career Success: How to Market Yourself in an Increasingly Broadcast Savvy Multi-media World, and his career on the #CBITexas site.

See you in San Antonio!

Early-bird discount is over, but registration still open!

There’s still time to register for the National Student Electronic Media Convention in San Antonio. Even if you missed the early-bird discounts, you can still come join us by registering online.

Our hotel room block is filling fast too. Even though the deadline doesn’t end until Oct. 13, if we run out of rooms before then, we can’t guarantee we’ll get more. So, please make your hotel reservations as soon as you can.

The countdown has begun! See you all at #CBITexas very soon!



Latest Conference Updates – Monday, Sept. 23

We’ve added tons of new information about the 2013 National Student Electronic Media Convention to the convention site lately. Visit the links below to see the latest plans we have for #CBITexas!

• Check out the sessions lists for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

• See the speakers and learn more about our special guests and their sessions.

• Earlybird registration closes Oct. 1. Register now and save!

• Special hotel discounts last until Oct. 13, so long as we don’t sell out.

Plus, information on getting there, tours and more!

NBC’s Dean McFlicker to give keynote address at #CBI Texas

College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) is proud to announce that Dean McFlicker, Vice President and Creative Director of NBC Entertainment Marketing, will deliver the keynote address at the 2nd annual National Student Electronic Media Convention (NSEMC) on Nov. 2, 2013.

NBC Universal ExecutivesMcFlicker’s presentation is titled Secrets to Career Success: How to Market Yourself in an Increasingly Broadcast Savvy Multi-media World. The presentation will break down personal branding, give attendees the inside scoop on broadcasting and teach real world tools and techniques for quick advancement in any field. Having produced for some of TV’s biggest shows (including “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent” and “Law & Order”) and worked with many of Hollywood’s biggest stars (including Carrie Underwood, Michael J. Fox and Ryan Seacrest), McFlicker brings an unparalleled insight into the media industry.

McFlicker is one of Hollywood’s top television executives creating radio, television and digital marketing on all platforms for NBC Primetime. For more information on McFlicker, visit deanmcflicker.com or on Twitter @deanmcflicker.

CBI Executive Director Will Robedee says, “We are thrilled to have Dean McFlicker as the keynote for CBI-Texas. Our attendees will all benefit from his knowledge of all aspects of electronic media.”

The NSEMC will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio from Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2013. In addition to the keynote address, it will feature three days of interactive sessions led by broadcast professionals and student media advisers, plus a slate of student-led roundtables, capped off with the presentation of the National Student Production Awards at a special ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 2. Sessions will focus on radio, video, and new media, with ample opportunities for students and advisers to network with each other and benchmark their operations. For more information, visit www.askcbi.org/sanantonio.