Youth Media Conference Canberra on Friday the 24 November at the Novotel Canberra on 65 Northbourne Avenue.
The Youth Media Conference is 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.
We are pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker Alpha Cheng
Alpha is a Canberra based High School Teacher, Multiculturalism and Diversity Advocate and 2017 ACT Young Australian of the Year Finalist.
Alpha is the son of Curtis Cheng who was tragically shot by a 15-year old extremist outside NSW Police Headquarters in Parramatta in October 2015. Since then Alpha has become a vocal advocate for gun control and speaking out against racism and Islamophobia. Alpha has spoken widely about how Australia is a better place when we all respect our rich diversity of cultures.
The 2017 NEMBC Youth Media conference in Canberra aims to bridge the gap between decision makers and get youth voices heard by empowering young people with the tools they need to get their messages to the ears of those who can make change.
The main theme for this year’s NEMBC Youth Media Conference is ‘Your voice, Your action, Our change’. This conference is a call to find your voice, inspire yourself to action and create the kind of change you want to see.
With the help of industry experts and youth advocates, we’ll conduct a panel discussion on the issues young people want to hear and how get them to the ears of people who make decisions. This is a great chance for people to ask questions, through a Q & A session following the panel. The NEMBC wants to hear what is burning the lips of young people who play an active role in their communities.
The 2017 Radioactive Youth Media Conference program includes a variety of sessions covering networking, talks sessions on topics such as getting a job in social media, internships and journalistic integrity in the digital age.
This year’s focus is on everything digital, content making, promoting yourself and ethical journalism.
Receive coaching from industry professionals making their mark in the areas of media, technology, politics and social change.
Active learning through workshops will provide young people with skills training in media literacy, production and career advice.
This year’s event is a must for those studying or interested in the media, as well as people involved in the youth and multicultural sector.
Conference fees for the Youth Media Conference are Early Bird before the 23 October $35 and after the Early Bird $45
To register go to the bottom of this page.
To apply for travel subsidies expression of interest just answer these questions below, cut and paste them in an email and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org:
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The conference will look at:
- Networking – how to guarantee you don’t miss an opportunity when it comes to finding a job in the media,
- Careers and training in community radio: how to get more involved at your community radio station. We also want to know the barriers that stop you from continuing to broadcast as you get older, so come and share ideas and talk to other young people from around Australia,
- A Q&A Panel on taking youth issues to people who can make change will teach you all you need to know about getting your voice heard,
- How to make media for different platforms; and
- Hear all about getting a job in social media, digital privacy, internships, media gurus and journalism ethics in our lightning sessions.
Live interstate and want to attend the conference? The NEMBC is here to help.
We are offering travel subsidies for those who live outside of Canberra. These subsidies will help cover a budget return air or rail ticket, as well as petrol costs but do not cover accommodation expenses. A travel subsidies form will be available here soon.
Applications close Thursday 23th October, 2017.
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