The 54th National Meeting of the Society of Broadcast Engineers will be held on October 2nd and 3rd, 2018 in Danvers, MA, home to Chapter 11 of Boston. The event will be held in conjunction with the Media Resource Expo (MRE) which will include media equipment and a services trade show with multiple technical sessions focused for media engineers, technicians, post-production, A/V and media IT professionals.
The SBE National Meeting will begin on Tuesday Oct. 2nd the run down of events are as follows: Fall meeting of the national SBE Certification Committee from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The fall meeting of the SBE Board of Directors will take place from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Attendance at the Board meeting is open to any SBE member. On Wednesday October 3rd, activities begin with the annual SBE Fellows Breakfast, a reunion of SBE Fellow members including this year’s inductee, Jerry Massey, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT. In the afternoon, the one-hour SBE Annual Membership Meeting will be webcast live to members around the world.
The SBE Annual Awards Reception and Dinner will also take place on Wednesday evening and will feature a guest speaker and the presentation of the society’s major awards, including the Robert L. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year and James C. Wulliman SBE Educator of the Year awards. The dinner program will wrap up with the presentation of the Fellow honor to Massey.
The SBE chapter and individual awards will be presented during the dinner program. For chapters, they include the Best Chapter or Regional Educational Event, Best Chapter Communications, Most Certified Chapter, Highest Member Attendance and Greatest Growth in New Members. Also, individual (or company) awards will include: Technology Award, Facility Innovation of the Year, Best Technical Paper, Article, Book or Program by an SBE Member; Best Article, Paper or Program by a Student Member and the new Freedom Award.
Please note: The MRE is a one-day event, held on Wednesday, Oct. 3. MRE session topics and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
The SBE 54th National Meeting and the MRE will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Boston North Shore. The hotel is located 19 miles north, up I-95, from downtown Boston and Logan Airport. Information about MRE registration and other details will be released later this summer. Registration for the SBE National Awards Reception and Dinner is made through the SBE website. Reservations are required ($16) and made online at the SBE website or by calling the SBE National Office at 317-846-9000. There is no other registration fee to attend SBE National Meeting events.
Make hotel reservations at the Doubletree by Hilton Boston North Shore by calling 978-777-2500 and ask for the Society of Broadcast Engineers SBE discount. A special rate of $149 per night plus tax has been arranged for the event.
About the SBE:
The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) is the only organization devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering. With more than 5,000 members and 114 local chapters, the SBE provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information to help you keep pace with our rapidly changing industry. The SBE amplifies the voices of broadcast engineers by validating your skills with professional certification, by offering educational opportunities to maintain and expand those skills and by speaking out on technical regulatory issues that affect how you work. All this adds up to keeping you at the top of your field, enhancing your value to your employer, or if you are self-employed, preparing you to meet the changing needs of your clients. The SBE, a non-profit professional organization formed in 1964, is committed to serving broadcast engineers no matter where in the world you work. From the studio operator to the maintenance engineer and the chief engineer to the vice president of engineering, SBE members come from commercial and non-commercial radio and television stations and cable facilities. A growing segment of members are engaging the industry on their own as consultants and contractors. Field and sales engineers and engineers from recording studios, schools, production houses, CCTV, corporate audio-visual departments and other facilities are also members of the SBE.
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