Events | Spring Conference








We're focusing on media production this year with a great line-up of speakers and workshops.  Brochure: March 23, 2017 Update


Keynote Speaker:  Carlo Besasie is an accomplished filmmaker known for his work on such films as Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) and Wisconsin Death Trip (1999).  His current film, The Violinist, has been in 33 film festivals and received 11 awards.  Carlo graduated with honors from UW-Milwaukee Film School and his clients include Toyota, Kohls, Harry & David, Columbia Pictures, HBO, and Warner Bros.  For examples of his work, please see 



Thursday Closing Luncheon Speaker:  Megan McGee, Executive Director of Ex Fabula, Milwaukee.  Ex Fabula was born in October 2009 when Megan and 4 other founders met for lunch and discussed starting a storytelling series in Milwaukee. "We agreed that true, personal stories have a unique power to create connections between individuals, and we hoped to magnify that power through live events to provide meaningful local experiences." The fledgling organization was named “Ex Fabula” – from the Latin for “from stories."  Today, besides great storytelling events, Ex Fabula works with non-profit organizations to help them tell a compelling stories about what they do.  




Attendee registration form:  Wisconsin form   Non-Wisconsin form

Full Conference (WCM & ACM MEMBERS) includes the Banquet & Fest:  $190
Late Registration (MEMBERS ONLY):  $210 begins March 28
Full conference Non-members:  $260. 
Single day Thursday (includes the Banquet & Fest):  $135 members/$155 non-members
Single day Friday: $115 members/$135 non-members
Banquet:  $45 for everyone  Tickets

This year's exhibitors: 
Barbizon Lighting Company, Broadcast Pix, Castus, Key West Technology, Leightronix, Media Control Systems, Streaming Broadcast Solutions, Tightrope Media Systems, VSA (click their logo to learn more about them!).

Where: Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront, 4700 N. Port Washington Road, Milwaukee 53212 (Click for a map

Hotel reservations:  Hotel room rate is $99 for a single or double plus tax.  Parking is free.  Reservations must be made by Wednesday, March 15 to receive this discounted rate.  Make your reservation online here or call 414-962-6040.  The Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront is located at 4700 N. Port Washington Rd., Milwaukee WI 53212.

Conference Scholarship Application 
WCM is extending 3 scholarships to 3 volunteers or staff members from a Wisconsin community access television center or to someone who is working to set up a community access center.  To qualify, your center must have a budget under $50,000 and not have received a scholarship in 2016.  The scholarships reduce the price of a full registration to $120. Applications due Tuesday, March 7.


Media Fest Banquet and Show:  Tickets.  Details about the Banquet and Show.  The Best of the Midwest Media Fest will be held on Thursday evening, April 6.  Tickets are $45.  Banquet attendees, please call before registering after Monday, April 3. Our final count is due to the hotel that day.

For more on the Fest go here.

Take a look at some of our previous conferences:

2016 Spring Conference in Madison
2015 Spring Conference Brochure - Milwaukee
2014 Spring Conference Brochure - Madison
2013 WCM-ACM Conference - Milwaukee
2012 WCM Conference - Marshfield
2011 WCM Conference - Waukesha