The NEMBC annual conference is a unique conference representing thousands of ethnic community broadcasters. The event brings together government representatives, community leaders, academics, multicultural organisations, radio station managers and broadcasters from across Australia. This is an opportunity for ethnic community broadcasters to network, discuss and debate key issues that relate to community broadcasting, the media and multicultural policies. Make sure you are part of the discussion.
Conference Keynote Speaker
The NEMBC is pleased to have as the Conference keynote speaker Professor Gillian Triggs former President Australian Human Rights Commission.
Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs recently took up the position of Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne, following the completion of her five year term as the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. Prior to that, she was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. She is a former Barrister and a Governor of the College of Law.
Professor Triggs has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and has advised the Australian and other governments and international organisations on international legal and trade disputes. She is the author of many books and papers on international law, including International Law, Contemporary Principles and Practices (2nd Ed, 2011).
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Confernece Program at a Glance (click here to view the program)
See the FULL PROGRAM click here.
Keynote Presentation: Professor Gillian Triggs former President Australian Human Rights Commission.
Presentation title: “Multicultural Australia in a post-truth era”.
- Dr Emma Campbell is the Director of Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA).
- Mr Nick Tebby is the Chief Executive Officer of the Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA)
- Ms Isabel Lo President of Media Diversity Australia mediadiversityaustralia.org/
- Funding and Grants; how was the new grants process, presented by the CBF and the NEMBC
- Aged Care ‘Speak My Language’ project presented by ECCNSW.
- Enablers of Technology will cover everything technology presented by the CMTO
- Become a Journalist and not just a Broadcaster! Presented by our AFL production team
- The Importance of Regional Stations; hear from Shepparton, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Albury, Illawarra and more.
- An Amazing Mindframe; Mindframe experts present this issue for discussion.
- Important issues facing our sector: identifying issues getting feedback
Its very close to the NEMBC Conference, we hope you have booked already because accommodation is getting tight!
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2600
Accommodation was available at the Novotel at a discounted rate however these rooms are now full, and not available. However we deliberately chose a conference venue that is centrally located and there are other hotels nearby. You may still try a discounted rate at the NOVOTEL but it will depend on availability and will not be available at $180. Trying quoting the booking code: NEM241117, however any discounts will have to be negotiated and the options may be closed.
At this late stage we suggest searching for Hotels nearby.
If you need more information about accommodation then you could call us and we will be happy to direct you to options. At this late stage however it may be wise to book online as soon as possible.
We extend a warm welcome to attend the NEMBC National Conference in Canberra from 24 to the 26 November at the Novotel Canberra on 65 Northbourne Avenue.
The conference is hosted by 1CMS Canberra’s full time Ethnic community radio station.
Youth Media Conference
Our conference begins on Friday 24 November with the Youth Media Conference, the only event of its kind in Australia bringing together young community radio broadcasters, media producers, community leaders and organisations from a diverse range of multicultural backgrounds. These young people are Australia’s leading network of up and coming media makers and are the faces that can with much inspiration shape Australia’s radio journalist landscape over the next twenty years.
The main Conference is on the 25 November starting at 9am and with keynote presentations followed by some main plenaries and an afternoon of workshop sessions.
Conference Program (coming soon).
Main Conference Registration
See the registration forms and details and click here to register. Forms can be filled out online. Payment can be made to the NEMBC by PayPal while completing registration, cheque, money order or direct bank transfer.
IF YOU FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM AND CANT USE THE PAYPAL SYSTEM THEN PAY USING A BANK TRANSFER, CHEQUE OR YOUR BEST OPTION AND EMAIL US TO LET US KNOW YOU HAVE PAID. Our direct debit payment details are: at Bendigo Bank. Name of Account: National Ethnic and Multicultural, BSB 633 000, Account number: 120 737 887.
Early Bird closed 30 October 2017
After the Early Bird: Member $210 Members Concession; pensioner, student, health card or unemployed $185 Non-Member $300
Gala Dinner and Awards Night $65 Register for the Gala Dinner click here to register
The NEMBC provides official station delegates with travel subsidies to help with their costs of travel to and from the conference.
The amount of the subsidy will be 50 percent of the cost of a return economy/budget airfare for up to three delegates approved by the station, provided at least one of the delegates is aged under 30, a woman, or from a new and emerging community. All delegates need to be broadcasters with member programs.
Subsidies are only available to official station delegates who have been authorised by the governing body of the station or umbrella group.
Subsidies will only be paid after the conference upon presentation of receipts to the NEMBC Secretariat.
Friday evening Civic Reception
There is a planned welcome Reception to be held at the Novotel on Friday evening after the Youth Media Conference at 6.30pm for all those quests can mingle and find time to catch up. Canberra state representative ad dignitaries will speak at the reception night.
The Gala Dinner will be held in the Novotel Canberra on Saturday 25 November.
At the Gala Dinner the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC) will announce the winners of the broadcasting Awards to recognise excellence in ethnic and multicultural community broadcasting. The Award categories are:
- Innovative Program of the Year
- Volunteer Contribution of the Year
- Radio Station of the Year
- Tony Manicaros Award – grants up to $2,000
- The Women’s Presenter of the year
- The Youth Presenter of the Year
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