[cma-l] The Community Media Conference, 23rd September, Bristol.

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Fri Sep 8 20:07:01 BST 2017

We're delighted to announce that Hindenburg <https://hindenburg.com/>,
creators of the awesome digital audio workstation, will be delivering a
two-hour radio production masterclass at the Community Media Conference. Nick
Dunkerley <https://hindenburg.com/about> will be flying in from Copenhagen
to be with us on the day. Nick has more than 15 years experience in public
radio broadcasting which started with a background in sound engineering and
radio journalism at DR (Danish National Broadcasting Corporation). Before
founding Hindenburg Systems, Nick worked as a consultant for community
radio stations in Zambia.

Booking is still open for the UK's largest community media conference in
Bristol on Saturday 23rd September. Don't forget tickets are *two-for-one* for
CMA members and local community groups.

*Early-bird tickets are still available until midnight tonight at £40 for
two attendees. And tickets for the Community Radio Awards start at £15 if
you are attending the Conference. Click the green ticket button on the
right to see the full range of ticket options. *

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,
fostering 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
<https://www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/FAQs/multi-use-performance-space> in
Bristol, home to Ujima Radio <http://www.ujimaradio.com/>, Station of the
Year at last year's Community Radio Awards

Tickets are also available for the Community Radio Awards
<http://www.communityradioawards.org.uk/> on the booking page - £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.

The Conference agenda is below (subject to change):

*09:30*  Registration and networking

*10:30*  Welcome & Introductions - Roger Griffith (Ujima Radio
<http://www.ujimaradio.com/>), Lucinda Guy (Soundart Radio
<http://www.soundartradio.org.uk/> and Chair of the Community Media
Association <http://www.commedia.org.uk/>)

*10:40*  *Panel Session 1: Voices for Change* - Rob Watson (Leicester Media
School, De Montford University
Dowson (Bradford Community Broadcasting <http://www.bcbradio.co.uk/>), Alec
Saelens and Sid Ryan (Bristol Cable <https://thebristolcable.org/>), and
Internews <https://www.internews.org/>


   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

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

*11:30*  Community Media & Community Development - presentation by Hannah
Parry (Viewpoint Community Media <https://viewpointcommunitymedia.org.uk/>)

*12:10*  *Panel Session 2: Community Ownership for Fairer Media* - Steve
Buckley (SheffieldLive <http://sheffieldlive.org/>), Marta Zukowska (School
for Social Entrepreneurs <https://www.the-sse.org/>), Anna Merryfield (Social
Spider <http://socialspider.com/>)


   Business and funding models that challenge traditional media ownership

*13:00*  Lunch and networking - special guest Darren Jones
<http://darren-jones.co.uk/>, MP for Bristol North West

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


   'Local Networks' - Danny Lawrence BEM, The Radio Hub

   'SSDAB: Looking Forward' - Steve Buckley, Sheffield Live

   'Employment FM <http://www.communityradiotoolkit.net/employmentfm/>' -
   Cormac Lawler

   'Radio Production Masterclass' - Nick Dunkerley, Hindenburg
   <https://hindenburg.com/> (~120 minutes duration over two workshop

*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 - Adrian Sinclair (Chapel FM
<http://www.headstogether.org/>), Magz Hall (Radio Arts
<https://magzhall.wordpress.com/radio-arts/>), Maggie Ayre
<https://twitter.com/themaggieayre> (BBC Arts), Sam Richards and Lona Kozik
(Sounding Coastal Change <http://www.soundingcoastalchange.org/>).


   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

*18:00* The Community Radio Awards <https://communityradioawards.org.uk>

*Book now for tickets!*

Community Media Association

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*Book now for the Community Media Conference, 23rd September in Bristol!
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