Attendee Information


Thank you for your interest in the Media Finance Focus 2021 Virtual Conference.

We are excited to again be offering Media Finance Focus as a virtual conference; no travel necessary. Building on what we learned to make it even better. Last year’s participants seemed to appreciate our decision to let them attend as many of the 40+ sessions and more than a dozen roundtables as they wanted, so we are doing it again. In addition to roundtables we will be offering two concerts and celebrating members who have contributed to Association’s success… and of course we are not forgetting the valuable time needed for networking.  Our board, staff, and committees are looking forward to having you join us, beginning Tuesday, May 11, as we move together toward tomorrow.

Conference Leadership:

  • David Bochenek, SVP, Chief Accounting Officer, Sinclair Broadcast Group (Conference Chair) 

  • Mike Lavey, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, Tribune Publishing Company (Conference Co-Chair)

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Getting Employer Support to Attend Media Finance Focus
The MFM & BCCA virtual conference is the most cost-effective professional development and educational opportunity for members of the professions all year. Attendees will experience a full year of benefits in the form of new and greater knowledge that can be directly applied to their work.


Education for Attendees & CPE for CPAs at Media Finance Focus 2021 Virtual Conference

All sessions are presented in a group-live instructional/delivery method for all professional levels for all attendees. For those needing CPE credits, in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. CPE sheets are included in all attendee registration envelopes/materials and CPE codes are available at each session offering CPE. All CPE sheets should be submitted to the MFM staff at the conclusion of the conference (original signed copy). CPAs will be mailed/emailed a CPE Certificate from MFM following the conference.  CPAs could potentially earn up to TBD units (typical offering, but may vary per year) at the conference. For questions regarding CPE, please call the MFM office at 847.716.7000.


Media Financial Management Association (MFM) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Planned breakout session topics include

The pandemic hits everywhere 

  • Human Resource Issues - how does working from home affect morale, staff monitoring  and hiring/firing decisions?

  • Tax -- can they really charge you for working in your new location?

  • How do you position yourself for advancement?

  • How can you audit people working from home?

  • Are you more productive at home but less creative?


 Other topics

  • Changes in streaming habits

    • revenue issues and opportunities

  • The future of television

  • eSports

  • The newspaper print cycle

  • Changes in the labor equation

  • Optimizing credit card payments

  • Rethinking credit and collections


Here are some general tips to make the most of the Media Finance Focus 2021 Conference:


  • Write down a burning question or challenge to build your schedule with sessions that will give you relevant ideas. Then onsite, record all the ideas you get to implement back at the office.


  • Earn CPE hours when attending to obtain or maintain your CPA designation––and additional credits if you attend the pre-conference sessions.


  • Check the registration page where the various rates are listed to see if you qualify for any of the lower group discount rates. Check with your colleagues before registering to see if they are also attending so you can pay the lowest available rate your group qualifies for.


Cancellation policy

No refunds or credits after April 16, 2021. NO cancellation fee for written notification via email or letter on company letterhead before April 16, 2021, deadline. You may transfer your registration to another member at any time to avoid losing any of your registration payment. All qualified refunds are distributed following the completion of the conference. 


Privacy Policy

MFM provides 1 set of MFM/BCCA membership mailing labels to Sponsors. An attendee list that includes attendee name, company, city, and state is provided on-site to all full registrants. To opt-out please send an email to   


Our goal is to provide truly exceptional offerings and services, and we won't be happy until you are. If any programs, products, or services of MFM do not fulfill our promise, we will make the situation right.