While exhibitors (including PILOT) put the finishing touches on the show floor, the conference programming begins, and we start with a can’t miss event for broadcast engineers and media technologists – the BEIT Conference Opening Session.
Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference Opening Session
Saturday, April 23 | 9:15 – 10:15 am
West Hall Room W311-W313
The Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference kicks off at 9:15 with the opening session. This session includes a welcome from NAB President Curtis LeGeyt and CTO Sam Matheny, along with a presentation of the NAB Best Paper Award, honoring the author(s) of the best paper published in the NAB Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference Proceedings. The session features an exciting Keynote presentation about the future of broadcasting from Michael McEwen, Director General of the North American Broadcasters Association and Head of Secretariat, World Broadcasting Unions (WBU). In his keynote, he draws a line from technology development/implementation to the increased opportunities that it brings to broadcasters and the audiences they serve — past, present and future.
Saturday’s Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference Schedule
Saturday, April 23 | 9:15 am – 4:30 pm
NABA Radio In-car User Experience (UX) Guidelines
Saturday, April 23 | 12:35 – 1:35 pm
North Hall Room N258
Earlier this year, the first NABA Radio In-car User Experience (UX) Guidelines were published. Developed collaboratively with WorldDAB and based heavily upon their UX Guidelines, these documents together define the features and capabilities which listeners want in car radios. The goals of this session are to introduce these Guidelines to North American radio broadcasters, to highlight the regional differences and the reasons behind those, and to explain how receiver manufacturers and broadcasters can work together in accordance with the Guidelines to keep radio prominent in the connected car.
Small And Medium Market Radio Forum (RSVP Required)
Saturday, April 23 | 2 – 6 pm
North Hall Room N258
The annual NAB Small and Medium Market Radio Forum is an exclusive industry forum covering the most critical topics for NAB small and medium market radio members, hosted by NAB’s Small and Medium Market Radio Committee.
Technology Apprenticeship Program Graduation
Saturday, April 23
Congratulations to the current participants of the NAB Leadership Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP) TAP is an educational technical program designed to train, inform and recruit a diverse workforce that meets the emerging technology and engineering needs within the broadcasting community. Students received valuable technical training and industry connections to become a part of the next generation of broadcasting. During this paid six-month fellowship program, participants completed broadcast technology and AWS cloud-based instruction and met with top broadcast technology talent and mentors to explore the advancements and career opportunities available in this field.