Upcoming Tech Meetings


SBEHere are two upcoming meetings your technical personnel will want you to consider paying for.

The national Society of Broadcast Engineers is meeting Oct. 13-14 in Madison, Wis.

Newly-elected officers will be sworn in and the keynote speaker for the awards dinner is Charles Cooper, acting field director for the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.

The 2015 IEEE Broadcast Symposium takes place Oct. 13-16 at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

All three days contain a mix of radio and television-related sessions with the morning of the 16th devoted to the television spectrum re-pack.

RBR+TVBR observation: Executives may ask why they should pay or help de-fray some of the travel costs for their technical executives to attend. Think of it as a sales meeting for your technical folks — a way for them to hear about the latest technologies, and a chance to network with their peers and with the equipment companies that sponsor these events. Such contacts might come in handy when you’re budgeting for studio upgrades or station moves.