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. The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has also been asked to be a keynote presenter and we will hear from Mr Turnbull’s office closer to the conference.
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).
Your Voice Your Action Our Change
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2600
When booking at the Novotel quote booking code: NEM241117
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.
Early Bird closes 23 October 2017
Early bird discount prices: Member $180 Members Concession; pensioner, student, health card or unemployed $140. Non-Member $250
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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