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To access the recordings, login using your ACC user name and password and go to the Online Education Portal. From there, click on the link, “FORUM 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009 Sessions.” This will direct you to the ACC Online Education Portal, just below the FORUM 2014 logo, click on the link, FORUM 2014 Podcasts. This link will open to a page where you can access every recorded session from the 2014 conference. Additionally, you may also sample any recorded session from the past five FORUM meetings as well. A total of 43 recorded sessions are available, indexed by each conference, just look for the specific conference logo.
If you experience any trouble with your login or accessing a specific session, contact Steve Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-222-2373.
The event is a week-long media literacy focused leadership development program in which participants are exposed to various areas of the media business through interactive workshops, tours, roundtable sessions, team-building exercises, and an etiquette dinner. Each day CNN employees served as panelists and speakers, sharing their experiences with the students.
As part of the program, students were split into groups to work together on a final project: a story pitch to one of the CNN platforms. Each group presented its pitch in front of judges from CNN, who provided feedback before the teams presented again, this time in front of their peers, friends and family members. Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience was established as part a of TBS, Inc. corporate responsibility initiative. For additional information contact Betsy Holland at email@example.com or 404-827-2437.
"A healthy ocean is our number one priority," said Amelia Montjoy, vice president of resource development for Ocean Conservancy. "This partnership underscores what is possible when individuals are empowered to take matters into their own hands and protect the beaches and waterways they love."
More than 200 Cox Enterprises' employees from its AutoTrader.com, Cox Communications, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim properties in Southern California volunteered for the cleanup.
Additionally, Cox recently announced a national employee solar program. The national program was piloted in California and provides financial incentives for employees who choose to install solar panel systems on their homes. In Southern California alone, Cox is saving more than one million gallons of water each year and preventing nearly 14,000 tons of carbon from entering the environment each year through its alternative energy projects.
Cox Enterprises expanded its sustainability goals earlier this year with plans to send zero waste to landfill in the next 7-10 years and become carbon and water neutral in the next 25-30 years. The company and its affiliated foundations have invested more than $100 million in sustainability and conservation through operations projects and grants to environmental nonprofits. In addition to Ocean Conservancy, Cox Enterprises has national environmental partnerships with American Rivers and The Trust for Public Land. For additional information contact Mallard Holliday at Mallard.Holliday@cox.com or 404-843-5981.
The winning applicant will have the opportunity to produce a concept for a digital piece, essay or other creative idea addressing one of three key areas: Identify the significance in today’s society of digital literacy and 21st century skills; Forecast trends in new and digital media as they may affect users and providers of services; or Review cable industry public policy viewpoints. The finished product, pending editorial review, will be featured in NCTA and AWMF media distribution channels, and the student will have the right to use and retain the deliverable material in her own portfolio and for any purposes she sees fit.
One student will be selected by WMF and NCTA to receive $3,500 payable to the winning student’s educational institution, and one complimentary ticket to an AWM Foundation event on October 28, 2014 in New York City. Scholarship applications, consisting of a concept paper on one of the three topics above, should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and are due on September 5, 2014. For additional information contact Yacine Sow at email@example.com or 703-506-3290.
“Whether it’s about our people, our programming or the communities where our customers live, Time Warner Cable has a long tradition of championing and leveraging our diverse perspectives,” said Jerrell Moore, vice president of diversity and inclusion, Time Warner Cable. “In that spirit, we’re proud to support LULAC, NCLR and NUL.”
The company’s involvement kicks off July 8 in New York City, as a presenting sponsor of the LULAC conference at the Hilton Midtown. Time Warner Cable will provide more than 20,000 government, business and Hispanic sector leaders at the conference with free WiFi and access to a cyber lounge stocked with charging stations for mobile devices. Plus, Tessie Topol, vice president, corporate social responsibility, Time Warner Cable will participate in a panel addressing how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills help open doors in a job search. The discussion was launched by a paper from the company’s research program on digital communications, STEM Education: A Bridge for Latinos to Opportunities and Success.
In mid-July at the NCLR Annual Conference in Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable will help keep attendees at the Los Angeles Convention Center connected with free WiFi. In late July in Cincinnati for the 2014 NUL Conference, Time Warner Cable executives will join a workshop on how technology can help bolster small business success. The session will be held in conjunction with a Time Warner Cable research companion paper, Big Opportunities: Creating More Jobs with Technology.
Conference participation is just one of the ways Time Warner Cable supports organizations like LULAC, NCLR and NUL. Additionally, since 2010, the company has sponsored LULAC community tech centers throughout the U.S., bringing free high-speed Internet to low-income Hispanic families, as well as on-site computer training and tech support. For additional information contact Tara DeGeorges at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-364-8422.
Items up for bid include tickets to prime sporting events, autographed memorabilia, unique experiences with athletes, celebrities, coaches and ESPN and ABC personalities and behind-the-scenes experiences with dozens of ESPN and ABC sports, television and radio shows. All $20 sweepstakes donations will be eligible to win a grand prize of a five-day, four-night experience at Super Bowl XLIX with the NFL and ESPN and additional prizes.
As part of ESPY Day Benefitting The V Foundation for Cancer Research the auction will expand to include fundraising and live auction updates across ESPNEWS and simulcasts of many ESPN radio and television programs on July 16. ESPY Day culminates with a special simulcast of the ESPYS on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. Throughout ESPY Day, viewers and listeners will be encouraged to donate to The V Foundation by calling 800-4-JimmyV or visiting www.jimmyv.org. For additional information contact Kristen Hudak at email@example.com or 860-766-2006.
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