The Bits By The Bay conference has been cancelled for 2019. The Chesapeake Beach  hotel and conference center are undergoing renovations and expansions this summer. This construction would impact our ability to hold a successful and enjoyable Bits By The Bay.  With the cooperation of the hotel owners we’ve agreed to not have the conference this year. We will return to Chesapeake Beach again in 2020 for Bits By The Bay to an improved and larger venue where we can have an even better Bits By The Bay.

If you have booked your hotel room already you will need to cancel and the hotel will give you a full refund. If you have already registered for the conference this will be automatically refunded. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Peter Wharton 202-744-1256.

Until next year, our Section intends to remain active, and we have numerous events in planning. We’re looking to produce some one-day conferences this year at various locations around the region on specific topics and we hope you’ll join us for these as well as our regular third-Thursday evening meetings. If you’d like to help us and participate in the planning of one of these please let us know at or come to one of our monthly planning meetings (first Thursday evening  at PBS in Crystal City).  We’re also looking to produce another Media Forward event to engage the next generation of media professionals and open doors to successful careers.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming meetings and at Bits By The Bay 2020 – ever better than before!