Again this year, ICMA will partner with WebsEdge, a global film and broadcasting company based in Washington, D.C., and London, to produce ICMA TV, a daily television program that will air during the 103rd ICMA Annual Conference in San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas, October 22-25.
In keeping with the 2017 conference theme of “Building Bridges: Serving Our Whole Community,” ICMA TV will highlight examples of local government leading practices, innovation, and leadership excellence. The four days of programming will feature interviews with key speakers and leaders, news and color commentary from the conference floor, thought leadership films from private and federal government organizations, and prerecorded films highlighting innovative communities. Episodes will be screened throughout the Henry B. González Convention Center, as well as in select guest hotels and online.
In addition to being featured in the daily ICMA TV conference programs aired onsite, on ICMATV.com, and on the ICMA YouTube channel, communities that chose to develop a pre-recorded segment find that the final films make outstanding promotional or informational pieces that can be used to showcase their community or for outreach, fundraising or partnership proposals, marketing, recruitment, and other purposes.
On behalf of ICMA, beginning in mid-May, the ICMA TV team at WebsEdge will reach out to local governments across the country regarding the development of the prerecorded community segments. There are a limited number of slots available on a first-come, first-served basis; and there is a cost associated with the production of each segment.
If you are interested in creating a film segment, contact Huw Harries, commercial director at WebsEdge, at email@example.com, and WebsEdge staff will create a customized proposal and cost structure for you based on the content and complexity of your project. If you choose to participate, a dedicated WebsEdge producer will work closely with you to produce the film of your choice. Your community will retain the rights to reproduce and copy your segment for future use.
If you have any questions about ICMA’s partnership with WebsEdge, contact Michele Frisby at ICMA, firstname.lastname@example.org.