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The NEMBC Youth Media Conference is an annual event inviting young people from culturally diverse backgrounds to share experiences, learn new skills related to community radio broadcasting and the media, learn from industry experts and create national networks with fellow broadcasters and those with an interest media and journalism. It’s the only conference of its kind in Australia.
The NEMBC 2015 Youth Media Conference will be held on Friday 27 November 2015 at Oaks on Market, 60 Market St, Melbourne. Click here for registration details.
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Friday November 27 Youth Media Conference
Friday November 27 2015 NEMBC Conference Reception Night
Saturday November 28 NEMBC Conference and Gala Dinner
Sunday November 29 NEMBC 2015 AGM
9:00 am Acknowledgement of Country
Kenneth Kadirgamar, NEMBC Youth Committee Convener
Tangi Steen, NEMBC President
Bhakthi Puvanenthiran, digital entertainment and lifestyle editor for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald
9:30 am Icebreaker
9:35 am Presentation + Discussion – What’s missing from the media right now?
Discuss what stories, topics, ideas and people are missing from the media in Australia right now. If delegates were editors, what would they be putting in their media? What or who lacks representation? Join Araya and contribute to the discussion around the state of Australia’s media today.
Presenter: Araya Suwankam, Thai Radio Producer, SBS
10:30 am Morning Tea
10:50 am Q & A Panel – 40 minute panel discussion + 20 minute questions
Exploring modern cultural identity; What are the cultural realities and influences we are all living with today and how do they inform identity? Get the chance to pitch questions to experts and youth representatives about what it means to be Australian in a new generation today.
Fatima Measham, social commentator and editorial consultant at Eureka Street
Adolfo Aranjuez, editor of Metro magazine
Faiza Rehman, lawyer, former MasterChef contestant and member of the Australian Multicultural Council
11:50 am Workshop – How to make a great promo for your program
Want to get more people listening to your show? Find out how to make people tune in to your program with a great promo. Learn tips and tools for what works, and what doesn’t to make you the promo making star of your station.
Presenter: Camilla Hannan, SBS
12:30 am Lunch
1:15 pm Lightning Sessions
Ten minute presentations followed by audience questions
James McKenzie – Chairperson, 3CR, and political advisor
Talking to decision makers – what you need to know to get the most out of interviews with the big cheeses of politics. James McKenzie dishes all about getting information out of tough people.
Tess Lawley – General Manager, SYN Media
Find out more about Australia’s only radio station for people 25 and under, SYN Media, from well, the person who runs it of course! Tess Lawley is General Manager at SYN and will take you through what happens at the house of SYN.
Santilla Chingaipe – Multiplatform journalist, SBS
What’s it like being a journalist at Australia’s biggest multicultural and multilingual broadcaster? Santilla can tell you, she’s an award winning Journalist for SBS World News!
Maggie Hill – Media Manager, Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)
Dreaming big? Foundation for Young Australians has your back. Learn more about how young people are changing the world.
Elena Terol – Mindframe
Want to talk about sensitive topics but not sure how to get it right? Elena Terol from Mindframe takes you through the research and guidelines for reporting mental health issues and suicide.
2:30 pm Afternoon Tea
2:50 pm Workshop – And now, for the news: writing a news bulletin
Maybe you want to be the next Lee Lin Chin, or maybe you just want to make sure you’re giving your audience the kind of information they need. Look no further as we explain what you should know about delivering the news. Industry professionals will explain how to find information and how to present facts in an interesting and informative way.
Presenter: Rob Curtain, former News Director, 3AW
3:50 pm Conference wrap up + Performance
Eloji is a Melbourne based Hip-Hop artist and has just released his first original EP The Ugly Side and has supported acts such as Bliss N Eso, Thundamentals, Funkoars, and Illy.
4:00 pm Close
We are offering travel subsidies for those who live outside of Melbourne. These subsidies will help cover a budget return air or rail ticket, but do not cover accommodation expenses.
Getting to the conference
There are many options available to get to Melbourne from rural areas and interstate.
If you’re in rural Victoria:
V-Line train services travel to Melbourne from regional areas.
Greyhound coaches travel to Melbourne from many rural areas in Victoria.
Get a group of broadcasters from your station together and car pool.
If you live interstate:
There are direct flights and coach services to Melbourne from all capital cities in Australia.
Set up a stall at the 2015 Radioactive Youth Media Conference!
Promote your youth and multicultural organisation or community radio station as the NEMBC invites you to set up a stall at the 2015 Radioactive Youth Media Conference. Limited places available, some restrictions apply. To find out more about this opportunity, get in touch with Tara email@example.com