MobileMe&You Conference at UNL Oct. 20-22

Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 6:30am

This year’s annual MobileMe&You Conference, co-sponsored by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, will be at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 20-22.

The theme of this year’s conference is the arrival of 5G capabilities, and what that will mean for journalism, advertising and public relations. Experts from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, USA TODAY, Syracuse University and others will talk about gathering and distributing information on mobile media platforms like TikTok and Snapchat, and will discuss augmented reality, virtual reality, voice assistants, texting the news, using drones, targeting ultra-local information with geo-location technology and other topics.

MobileMe&You provides national experts to discuss best practices for cutting-edge mobile media technologies and platforms. It’s one of the best gatherings in one place of mobile media experts. As such, it’s an easy way to expose your students to influential, knowledgeable guest speakers at the top of their careers. It’s also an excellent opportunity for students to network with professionals.

At past conferences, COJMC faculty have made the conference part of that week’s classes, or have assigned projects based on conference speakers and topics, or have offered extra-credit projects or attendance points. This conference is an opportunity for you to offer creative assignments with national experts.

We also will provide FREE Google Tools Training by UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumnus Mike Reilley, who conducts these trainings for the Society of Professional Journalists and for Google. This year’s Google Tools Training will be 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 20, and will cover the topics, “What’s New With Google Tools,” “Data Journalism,” and “Business Tools and Investigating Companies.”

Thursday afternoon, Oct. 20,  we will offer a FREE workshop on design thinking by Damon Kiesow, Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing, from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

You can read about the conference at

CoJMC students and faculty can register for free here:  Use the code Kebbel.

Friday and Saturday’s sessions begin at 9 a.m. in the City Campus Student Union. A detailed schedule will be available shortly at the conference website.

Separately, we are seeking volunteers for a working group that would examine how 5G could help the coverage of presidential and state elections. We’d like the group to report the following year in 2023. If you are interested in being part of this group, or have any questions about the conference, please contact Gary Kebbel at