Scholastic Media Association (SMA) is proud to carry on the traditions of our predecessors Video Educators of New England (VENE) and Media Educators of America (MEOA) into the future. By renewing or starting membership you will be part of a community that shares interests in media education. Members are actively engaged in bringing the latest information and technology to their classrooms, organizations and businesses. A member can expect timely notifications on industry events, access to our fall and spring events, and product information and technology news from sponsors. Membership is based on the academic year, and runs from September 1st to August 31st.

Mission statement: Promoting and supporting collaboration among media educators, students, and industry professionals.

Register or renew your membership today.


Individual Membership (1 Individual, adult/student)
This is a “singular” membership for anyone who may or may not be part of an organization, but is interested in participating on an individual basis. If this membership option is chosen, only the individual specified has rights of membership.

Organization Membership (2+ Individuals)
This membership is for any non-profit or for profit business, including but not limited to: Educational Institutions (all levels), Municipalities, Government Agencies, Public Access, Professional Organizations and more. All individuals directly associated (employed, contracted, student or volunteer) with the member organization are granted the rights of membership.

Member Benefits:

1. Participation in the Media Education Certificate Program

2. Conferences and Conventions admission at discounted rates

3. Shared Membership List

4. Input on Conference Topics/Speakers

5. Eligibility to Serve on Steering Committee or other Task Forces

6. Access to Scholarships for your students to attend SMA Conventions

7. Access to Partner Organization Events/Services as noted in our newsletters

SMA provides events throughout the year for our members. Fees for these events will be published at the time of event registration posting. During the course of the membership year, there are two major events scheduled. Our first event is the student-centric SMA Convention held in the fall. Our second event is the SMA Annual Spring Conference, which features in-depth sessions for the media education professional.  Registration for the coming Conference and Convention will be available once the programs for each have been completed. Registration for membership is available at any time throughout the year and can be done through the Scholastic Media or event website. Please be aware that membership is not pro-rated, and our calendar year is based on the academic calendar, which runs from September 1st through August 31st. Registering for membership in advance of our scheduled events assures you will be included in all SMA notifications.

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