MCAET Career Demonstration Day: April 26, 2017


Students, Educators, Community Leaders, Digital Media Industry Professionals, Artists and Creatives:

Please join us for Career Demonstration Day!

The Media Center for Art, Education, and Technology (MCAET) and Millennium Charter High School (MCHS) are developing the Arts, Media, and Entertainment Industry’s future as State designated Career Technical Education Demonstration Sites.

Learn how students from throughout Monterey County are learning alongside Digital Media Industry Professionals:
• Radio, T.V., Film • Advertising • Promotions • Web Design • Broadcast Journalism • Sports Broadcast • Engineering • Animation • Game Design • And Much More

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Event Details:

This is a free event! Registration is required because seating is limited.

MCAET Career Demonstration Day Panels are available for viewing on the day of the event at 10:00 AM at

In addition, we will also be live streaming on YouTube for the very first time for this special event.


Call 831.784.4192 | Email | Visit

Career Demonstration Day Schedule:

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Networking with Cookies & Coffee
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMIndustry Professionals Panel Discussions – “Preparing Students for Digital Media Careers or College.” 
    • Full Slate of Four Panels, Twenty Professionals. See the Panel/Speaker Lineup Below.
  • 12:15 PM – Complimentary Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Open House Tours – MCAET Studios, Production Truck, Mobile Digital Media Studio

MCAET Career Demonstration Day Panel / Speaker Lineup
Emcee: Hamish Tyler, Media Center for Art, Education & Technology (MCAET), Director

10:00am Panel A – Content Delivery
Topic: Bring home the bacon—Delivering content isn’t about three networks and rabbit ears anymore.
Moderator: Dr. Mike Murphy, Millennium Charter High School, Principal

  • Cliff Greenberg, Livewire Information Systems, President
  • Dr. Betty Saxon, AT&T, Area Manager
  • Paul Congo, Access Monterey Peninsula (AMP), Managing Director
  • Comcast Hometown Network, Representative
  • Garry CoCola, Cocola Broadcasting Companies, President & CEO

10:30am Panel B – Production / Management
Topic: Managing content for 21st century audiences; “Who cares anymore?”
Moderator: Emiliano Valdez, Valdez Productions, Musical Director & Composer | Media Arts Teacher

  • Colleen Bailey, Monterey Jazz Festival, Managing Director
  • Dave Kellogg, Monterey County Herald, City Editor
  • Christine Sandin, Sunset Cultural Center, Executive Director
  • Marissa Schwartz, KION TV, Assistant News Director
  • Lewis Leader, Public Relations and Media Consultant

11:00am Panel C – Visual Arts / Design
Topic: Designing for the future with arts at the core. Did you know that AME includes designing for the web and much more?
Moderator: Sharon Albert, Salinas Adult School & Mission Trails ROP, Director

  • Julio Gil, Central Coast Sign & Design, Creative and Owner
  • Spencer Critchley, Boots Road Group, Managing Partner
  • Laura Harris, Nonprofit Development Consultant
  • Mike Rodriguez, IT Professional
  • Shann Chu, Monterey County Office of Education, EdTech Academy
  • Kevin Milligan, Kevin Milligan Gallery, Gallery Director-Practicing Painter

11:30am Panel D – Production
Topic: Adjust! Being on stage “ain’t what it used to be.”
Moderator: Marnie Glazier, Hartnell College, Theatre Arts Faculty Lead

  • Adriana Frederick Sutton, Noticias Monterey-Salinas | Entravision, Reporter
  • Barry Brown, KION, News Anchor
  • Michael Buffo, House of 8 Media, Motion Picture Director
  • Peter Meuse, Singer Song Writer, Professional Artist in the Schools
  • Julie Hughett, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Actor

We hope you can join us!

~Hamish Tyler
MCAET Director

 MCAET is a department of Monterey County Office of Education and provides students from throughout Monterey County with unique opportunities. Tom Torlakson, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, referred to MCAET studios as one of “The Best in the State.” The Career Technical Education division has also named MCAET and the Millennium Charter High School one of eight statewide “Career Education Demonstration Sites.”

For other ways to watch MCAET’s programs, click here.

Below is the full MCAET Program Schedule:

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