Trade Show – Take an up close look and learn about the newest equipment available.

The Eastern Region Communication and Technology Conference, May 31 – June 2, 2017, Vendor Trade Show will be the largest of its kind in the country with over 50 vendors! There will be 20 vendor presentations throughout the day demonstrating the latest products that will have just been released weeks before at The National Broadcasters Association Conference. Click here for details.

Workshops – From operating a TV station to staying on top of state and federal legislation.

A wide array of diverse workshops at the Eastern Region Communication and Technology Conference, May 31 – June 2, 2017, awaits you. Topics in technology, operations, management, content distribution and legislation will insure that you are aware of the current telecommunications landscape. Click here for details.

Guest Speakers – Speakers keep us passionate about what we do and informed about what needs to be done.

The theme "Power of Partners Version 8.0" will continue to be the theme of the conference. Guest speakers at each of the luncheons will provide attendees with everything from valuable information about current industry trends and legislation to professional insight into different facets of media. Click here for details.

Meet and Greet – Connect with others in the field while checking out the assortments of door prizes.

The Eastern Region Communication and Technology Conference, May 31 – June 2, 2017 is the one conference you must attend. Full conference registration includes the Meet and Greet where you can visit with old friends and make some new ones. Great team building games. A great way to begin your conference experience. You might even win a great door prize. Click here for details.

Vendor Awards – How many other organizations recognize the vendors who serve them?

Vendors are very much a part of the Eastern Region Communication and Technology Conference, May 31 – June 2, 2017. The scope of our trade show demonstrates how our vendors have become our partners in supporting community media. This annual award recognizes vendors that have continued to focus their efforts on supporting the technical needs of community media distribution. Click here for details.

Passport Drawings – So many choices! Which one to choose?

With a Full Conference or Conference Only Registration you will have the opportunity to win prizes in our Vendor Passport Drawing. That translates into over 50 chances to win, with prizes totaling more than $5000 in value. But you will need to do some work to be eligible to enter the drawing. Click here for details.

Student Symposium – Providing tomorrow's producers with a realistic look at the world of community media!

The Eastern Region Community Media Conference, May 31 – June 2, 2017, includes a Student Symposium designed for high school students interested in exploring careers in media and communications. An incredible opportunity for students to learn from industry professionals, handle the newest equipment and talk to vendors about products. Click here for details.

Partners Banquet – Do not attempt this in your living room. These are paid professionals!

The Eastern Region Communication and Technology Conference 2017 is designed as a learning experience, but there is always time to relax and have some fun. The Partners Banquet celebrates the work being done to enhance communications with citizens and foster community media efforts. Always a conference highlight. Always a great time. Bring your appetite and don’t forget your dancing shoes. Click here for details.

Celebrating Our 13th Year

Why Attend Power of Partners Version 8.0?

These days we all have to watch our budget and look for the best value we can find. Other conference registration costs continue to rise to between $400 – $700 and include very few meals, plus hotel room charges exceeding over $200. Full conference registration for Power of Partners Version 8.0 includes the Meet and Greet, Breakfast with the Vendors on the first day and a Networking Breakfast on the second day, Welcome Affinity Lunch with different topic discussions at each table and keynote lunch with guest speakers, an amazing Partners Banquet, and a special closing event with the Vendor Passport Prize Drawing. There will be door prizes valued at over $5000.00, free internet access throughout the hotel, and trains to NYC and Newark Liberty Airport are just a short cab ride away. You can make it a great getaway!

Conference Programs

Power of Partners Version 8.0 2017

Past Conferences

Workshop Ideas

Now is your opportunity to suggest or lead a workshop. We are looking for your help in developing a comprehensive and relevant series of workshops. Use the link below to share your ideas with our planning committee.

Workshop Suggestions

Make A Donation

Your donations help to support the Jersey Access Group’s (JAG) educational and training programs. This includes the Student Symposium, vendor presentations, and workshops offered at the Eastern Region Communication and Technology Conference. Use the link below to make a donation. The Jersey Access Group (JAG) is a non-profit organization focused on the exchange of information and training that promotes the development of community media in support of quality operations for New Jersey’s public, education, and government (PEG) television stations. JAG supports and unites PEG stations as they educate and inform the public about their individual communities.

Vendor Registration

Register today and be part of the largest event of this kind in the country. Our conference is structured to maximize visitors to your booth in the shortest amount of time. We devote a full day to you, reducing or eliminating your stay at the hotel. Twelve presentation spaces are available to increase your company’s visibility at the conference. Last year’s trade show was sold out, so use the link below to register and reserve your spot today.

Vendor Registration


Hear it from those who know! – Listen to Vendors and Attendees just like you explain why they think the Eastern Region Communication and Technology Conference is a terrific value and the “must attend” conference this year.

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Power of Partners Power of Partners — May 31 – June 2, 2017 at the Hyatt Morristown, New Jersey