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We Have a Confirmed Guest Speaker!

Hello, we have some great news to share today.

We are in the process of requesting speakers for the Breaking the Barriers conference, and one is finally locked in.

Griff Palmer, a journalist for the New York Times, has confirmed he will be available as one of our guests of honor for our Breaking the Barriers conference this September.

Griff Palmer is a very prolific and established journalist with nearly 30 years of journalism under his belt.

Before joining the New York Times, Palmer had previously written for the Daily Oklahoman and the San Jose Mercury News.

He has been with the New York Times since 2006.

We look forward to having Mr. Palmer take part inWe  our panel and give us his take of journalism ethics.

We will keep you updated on what other guests we will have as that information becomes available to us.

Look who gets the sponsors and partners!!!

Look who gets the sponsors and partners!!!

Hello! My name is Sheridan Snyder. I am the Sponsorship and Partnership Director for the Breaking the Barriers Media Conference.

My job consists of finding the best possible sponsors and partners for our conference. Our sponsors will consist of local businesses around the Edmond community.

Through our sponsors and partners we will gain knowledge, support, networking, and money to make this a successful conference.

We will not only benefit from our sponsors and partners, but they will benefit from us as well.

Through these sponsors and partners, we will be able to network students through the community and work field.

Our goal is to have attendees leave the conference with gained knowledge about Mass Communications through our panels, speakers, and our mixer.

Come out on September 28th to expand your knowledge on Mass Communications! 

 

Derrick Miracle – Multi-Media Director

Hello World!

My name is Derrick Miracle and I will be the Multi-Media Director for our conference.

Here is a little bit about my background in multi-media.

I worked as a Webcasting Director in high school, streaming all of my schools football games to the internet.

With that experience behind me, I have been made the Multi-Media Director for the Breaking the Barriers conference. 

I am currently in my last semester of my Professional Media degree.

As Multi-Media Director I will create different media content to promote and direct our target audiences to our conference.

I am looking forward to helping out with this conference as an alumni.

 

 

Meet the Sponsorship and Partnership Director

Hello! My name is Sheridan Snyder.

I am the Sponsorship and Partnership Director for the Breaking the Barriers Media Conference.

My job consists of finding the best possible sponsors and partners for our conference.

Our sponsors will consist of local businesses around the Edmond, Oklahoma community.

Through our sponsors and partners we will gain knowledge, support, networking, and money to make this a successful conference.

Through our sponsors and partners, we will help students network through the community and work field.

Our goal is to have attendees leave the conference with gained knowledge about Mass Communications through our panels, speakers, and our mixer.

Come out on September 28, 2017 to expand your knowledge on Mass Communications!

Update on Breaking the Barriers Conference

The conference planning group is on its way to finalizing many of the details and are beginning to fall into place.

On April 3, our class finally got to formally introduce ourselves to the rest of the University of Central Oklahoma Mass Communication faculty and staff, in which they went over the details of upcoming reception on September 28, 2017.

The meeting went well, as the faculty was very supportive of our proposals, here are some of them below:

  • Two panels with speakers from across the nation.
  • One keynote speaker, who will bring new ideas on one of our core themes.
  • Having refreshments and food as incentives for students, extra credit was also discussed.

The group also gave pointers on how we could better serve the student body and accommodate the faculty and staff.

The reception will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017 on the third floor of the Old North building.

The panels and keynote are projected to begin at 1 p.m. in the Pegasus Theatre in the Liberal Arts Building.

We look forward to provide an excellent experience for you when our conference takes place. We will continue to update you on more info as they become available.

Do not forget to follow us on Twitter at @UCOBTB and Instagram at @UCO_BTB.

Remember to keep breaking barriers.
-Justin Galletly.

 

Yo! Check it out, your Design Director!

This is Hodae Lee, the Design Director for the ‘Breaking the Barriers’ conference.
I’ve been working on the logo for this conference, and I am going to make promotions and designs to convince sponsors.

Our conference is going to handle Fake news, Social media, and Data base.

I hope you guys learn something from the conference and that it will inspire you in some way.

My personal  goal is to inform to Mass communication students how we can use this major effectively for our future careers.

As the Design Director, I will be contributing all the visual elements for this conference..

I hope we can make a successful, helpful conference this September, and that you come and enjoy it. 🙂

Who Is Your Audience/Research Director?

Hi, I’m Annabelle Crownover and I’m a junior at the University of Central Oklahoma!

This is my first year to be a Mass Communication major, and I absolutely love it so far.

I’m the Audience/ Research Director for this year’s Media Ethics conference, and I’m interested in making this the best conference for you!

If you have any questions or suggestions for the conference, be sure to comment and share them with me or any other members of this committee.

Biography by Katie Tubbs

My name is Katie Tubbs, I am a Junior at the University of Central Oklahoma.

My position for this conference is the “day of” director. I am in charge of catering, signage, audio/visual requirements, and making sure that everything runs smoothly the day of the conference.

This is my first conference to plan and I look forward to bringing my all to this event.

Meet Brock Warren- Director of Special Events

My name is Brock Warren and I am the Special Events Director of our upcoming Mass Comm Conference.

My responsibilities pertaining to this position is be to conduct a social mixer following our conference which will intertwine like-minded people into the career possibilities that our department can provide.

I hope to spread concern for Breaking the Barriers along with my colleagues as well as shed light on the opportunities of our well-established Mass Communications Department in a fun and leisurely fashion.

Meet Your Speaker/Volunteer Director!

Hey there,

My name is Juliana and I am your Speaker/Volunteer Director for the MCOM Media Conference Leadership class! I am so excited to bring you updates on each speaker we finalize for our panel and keynote. The most important part of my job is hearing from YOU! Before I ask you anything let me tell you a little about myself.

I live for Rolling Chos and all things Beyoncé! I am the Executive Director of UCO’s Student Programming Board and that keeps me pretty busy so you’ll most likely catch me on campus speed walking between the Mass Comm building and the Nigh for a meeting or class! I love seeing students getting involved on campus so let me tell you how you can have a part in planning the Breaking the Barriers Media Ethics Conference in September!!

By commenting below with your answers to the following questions you will be helping the Media Conference Leadership class solidify speakers that you want to see in the Fall:

  1. Who was the last compelling speaker you heard and why did their presentation stick with you?
  2. What companies would you want to hear about brand management from? Who are your favorite local or global corporations?
  3. What will keep you in your seat for the entire conference from 1pm-4pm in September?

Keep an eye out for Student Ambassador Spotlights coming soon to get to know the students who will represent the Mass Comm department during our Breaking the Barriers Conference.

Roll Chos,

– Juliana