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You're going to be heading to HOLLYWOOD for the next NBS national convention! The Board of Governors is excited to announce the 74th Annual NBS-AERho Convention will take place at the Burbank Marriott Hotel March 12-17, 2016! The 2016 Hollywood convention is ALL-NEW and totally re-vamped for a BIGGER and BETTER media student experience.
One of the changes this year is that the convention begins and ends on different days of the week. It is still the same length, with convention sessions running Sunday through Wednesday evening. This has a couple of advantages including: cheaper airfare, and better scheduling for tours and sightseeing.
Burbank is home to a number of the world's top media companies, including: Warner Bros., Nickelodeon Animation Studios, NBCUniversal, Walt Disney Studios, and Yahoo. You'll be a hop, skip, and a jump from Universal Studios, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Mark your calendars now for March 12-17, 2016 to take in the Hollywood experience. We've got some planning to do!
Soon, we'll post information about booking your spot at the convention. In the meantime, start thinking about what you want to do during this career-building educational and entertainment opportunity. Consider these options made even more convenient by shifting the start date to Sunday evening: Fly in a day or two early and take a tour of Warner Bros. Studios on Saturday or Sunday. Take the other pre-convention day to get an up-close view of Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, and Beverly Hills in an open-top van with Ultimate Hollywood Tours. Once the convention begins, we'll have panels each morning and afternoon with professionals working in the industry (see the 2015 Atlanta convention schedule for an idea of what to expect) and in the evening, you may have an opportunity to attend the recording of one of your favorite sitcoms or talk shows. That's because we're currently working to secure free tickets to the shows that are recorded during our convention dates!
You simply cannot afford to miss this chance for career growth, experience, networking, and serious fun!
Stay tuned for more information. Check back to the NBS site for updates.
Dr. Leigh Browning, a pillar of the West Texas A&M University communications program for more than twenty years passed away April 20. She was advisor to the WTAMU chapter for more than ten years. She was named “Advisor of the Year,” and “Regional Director of the Year.” While she was advisor, the WTAMU chapter was named “Chapter of the Year.” Leigh took on many tasks and wasn’t afraid to work. In turn, she pushed her students to the utmost of their potential.
A personal reflection on Dr. Browning can be found here.