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The Community Media Conference 2017: Voices in a Changing World

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Book now for the UK's largest Community Media conference in Bristol on Saturday 23rd September. Early bird tickets are available now and don't forget tickets are two-for-one for CMA members and Community groups.

Conference tickets start at £40 for two attendees. Tickets for the Community Radio Awards start at £15. Click the green ticket button on the right to see the full range of ticket options. N.B. Attendees from each station or community group are not restricted to two.

The theme of this year's Conference is ‘Voices in a Changing World’ and we will be exploring how community media stays relevant and responsive to global events that impact at a local level, and how diverse voices and viewpoints strengthen communities for positive social benefit.

There will also be information on funding, community media business models, how to foster community development, and an update on SSDAB.

The Community Media Conference brings together broadcasters, producers, community developers, publishers, media enthusiasts, creatives and academics for a day of learning, exchange, and celebration with inspiring speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.

The venue is The Station in Bristol, home to Ujima Radio, Station of the Year at last year's Community Radio Awards.

Tickets are also available for the Community Radio Awards on the booking page below - £15 per person for Conference attendees and £20 per person if attending the Community Radio Awards only. The ticket price for the Community Radio Awards includes a hot meal and a complimentary drink. For more information about our events please contact the Community Media Association.

The Conference agenda is below (subject to change):

09:30 Registration and networking

10:30 Welcome & Introductions - Roger Griffith (Ujima Radio), Lucinda Guy (Soundart Radio and Chair of the Community Media Association)

10:40 Panel Session 1: Voices for Change - Chair: Rob Watson (Leicester Media School, De Montford University), Saoussen Ben Cheikh (Internews), Mary Dowson (Bradford Community Broadcasting), Dr Lawrie Hallett (CMFE), Sid Ryan & Alec Saelens (The Bristol Cable)

  • What is the role of community media in a changing world?

  • How do we give a voice to diverse communities?

  • How do we respond to world events and how they affect our local communities?

  • What is the role of community media in the media landscape?

11:30 Community Media & Community Development - presentation by Hannah Parry (Viewpoint Community Media)

12:00 Panel Session 2: Community Ownership for Fairer Media - Chair: Steve Buckley (SheffieldLive), Hazel Healy (New Internationalist), Anna Merryfield (Social Spider), Dave Sharp (Academy FM Folkestone), Marta Zukowska (School for Social Entrepreneurs),

  • Business and funding models that challenge traditional media ownership

13:00 Lunch and networking - special guest Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West

14:00 Workshop session 1 (choose one of the following options)

14:45 Changeover/break

15:00 Workshop session 2 (repeat of session 1 options excluding the Radio Production Masterclass which runs for the duration of both sessions - no late admittance)

15:45 Changeover/break

16:00 Panel Session 3: Creative responses - Chair: Caroline Mitchell (Transnational Radio Encounters), Maggie Ayre (BBC Arts), Magz Hall (Radio Arts), Howard Jacques (Resonance FM), Sam Richards and Lona Kozik (Sounding Coastal Change), and Adrian Sinclair (Chapel FM),

  • Talks followed by presentations of work

  • How do creators working in community media respond to global events?

  • What can we say without words when words fail us?

  • What unique possibilities does community media afford creatives?

16:45 Conclusions, wrap up from CMA Council and staff

17:00 Finish, networking

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