Alliance for Community Media West Region Conference and Trade Show in Santa Barbara from February 22-24, 2023

TV Santa Barbara (TVSB), the region’s community media access center since 1974, will serve as a host for the Alliance for Community Media Western Region (ACM West) Conference and Trade Show taking place from February 22-24, 2023 in Santa Barbara, CA. For more information, click here.

“We are very excited to participate in this important conference which supports diverse community voices, through Public, Educational and Government Access channels and other forms of media,” said Erik Davis, Executive Director of TVSB. “With a full slate of events, we look forward to showcasing the important work that media access centers provide communities lucky enough to have them.”

The conference will kick off on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 with a tour of City TV and an Open House at TV Santa Barbara followed by a welcome reception at the historic Cabrillo Pavilion. Thursday will feature informational workshops and a vendor exhibit showcasing the latest media equipment and resources. Later that night, the Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Awards will recognize the best TV shows, films and short form video at the Mar Monte Hotel.

For more information, including the complete conference schedule, visit Conference passes ($275.00 per adult and $50 for students) as well as WAVE Awards ceremony tickets ($50.00) can be purchased by visiting www. TVSB’s Open House and the Welcome to Santa Barbara reception at the Cabrillo Pavilion are open to the public, but reservations are required and a $25 per person tax-deductible donation is suggested. Please RSVP to

Santa Barbara was the site of the first ACM West Regional Conference in 1982, and the first WAVE Awards ceremonies were held in Santa Barbara in 1988. 2023 also marks the 20 year anniversary of TV Santa Barbara becoming a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.

The Alliance for Community Media is a national membership organization that advocates, promotes and preserves the right to media training, production, distribution, civic engagement and education in support of diverse community voices, through Public, Educational and Government Access channels and other forms of media. The ACM West represents the regional ACM members for the six western states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico and Nevada.

About TV Santa Barbara

TV Santa Barbara (TVSB) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization which operates two community access television channels, 17 and 71. TVSB’s mission is to empower people to make media that matters. TVSB does this by providing residents with the knowledge, resources, and tools to create their own original programming. TV Santa Barbara has served as the local media access center since 1974.

With studios at 329 S. Salinas Street, TVSB provides members with access to video production equipment and electronic media resources to facilitate public dialogue, free speech, and participatory democracy; to foster local creativity, education and culture; and to reflect our diverse and amazing community. Learn more at