TR18 Program Grid

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Friday 18th May
1000-1800Education DayMike Tobin
John Maizels
Julie Spencer
Soldering techniques, wiring and kit assembly: learn and practice the foundation skills you need to support your station's tech maintenance. Note: separate registration required: click here.
1830-2130TR18 Opening Night function at the 3ZZZ Studios.
Meet old friends, make new friends at the TR18 opening function.
3ZZZ, 309 Albert St, Brunswick.
Start time is 6.30pm
Brought to you by AVC Group
Saturday 19th May
0815Registration desk opensTR18 gets under way.
The venue is Maltese Community Council of Victoria
467-477 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
0900Welcome, housekeeping, introductionsJohn MaizelsMeet the Technorama team. Meet each other. Meet Julie Spencer. Hear what Technorama has been doing in the last 12 months.
0925About the programJohn MaizelsQuick review of what'mores in store for TR18
0945CBAA, Policy, Tech and central servicesJon BissetCBAA's CEO: tech policy, stuff you need to know.
1015Morning teaSponsored by Agile Broadcast Systems
1045Guest of HonourJulie SpencerRadio Broadcast Engineering in the new millennium.
1200Technology training agendaGiordana, Emma Community Media Training Organisation How the CMTO is assisting our sector with technology training.
1230The Station Blitz ProjectGiordana, Emma Community Media Training OrganisationWhat the project is and how it will help stations and technologists.
1245Meet the Bursary recipientsHere's where we introduce this year's recipients.
1300LunchA delicious lunch and good conversation time.
Chat with our exhibitors and play with geek things.
1345Cushions and Daylight - smarter studios and designDan McQuillin - AVCIn an exciting and inspirational glimpse into radio's future Dan will reveal the surprising role that smarter studio technology and better design plays in helping us create more engaging content and reach new audiences on new platforms. With insights from pioneering work with many of the worlds leading broadcasters the way you think about your studio and audience will never be the same again.
1430Always on radio - care and feeding of UPSRoz ChapmanA case study on how TYGA FM developed a UPS package that keeps its transmitter alive during critical times.
1500Inspiration & Planning: a grant writing combination!Georgie Boucher - CBF grants administratorHear winning grant writing advice straight from the people who oversee the process.
1545Afternoon tea
1630The NBN rollout: get ready, here it comesAdam Murdoch, Bendigo TelWhat will/does the NBN mean for your station?
1715Station survey update. Day wrap - what just happened?
Draw the TX door prize
John Maizels, Chris Deacon
1730Technorama Incorporated Special General MeetingPresident - John Maizels
1830Gala dinner, awards and quiz nightIn classic Technorama style: massive buffet dinner, several courses of trivia questions, the all-important Technorama Excellence in Technology Awards, and much conviviality. Not to be missed.

Partners, guests and friends welcome (click here for registration form).
Sunday 20th May
0830Registration open
0900Housekeeping: What did we learn yesterday?John MaizelsGet your brain back into gear as Day 2 of TR18 kicks off
0915OB Panel - escaping from the studio!

Incorporates: "Audio over IP - the introduction" with Jim Parish
Brian King and a cast of thousandsCase studies and beyond from the world of outside broadcasting - your station's public lifeline.

We'll cover terms such as TCP vs RTP, port forwarding, use of VPNs, SIP connections, WiFi, LAN and 3G/4G paths, Forward Error Correction, error concealment and bit rate reduction techniques.
1015The Technorama ToolkitWhat tools is Technorama using, and how can these help your station?
Zenbership, Sparklevote and more.
1030Morning tea
1045Breakout sessions - choose your subject! VariousAttendees to pencil in their own topics of interest for informal discussion - committee members to convene. (Includes sessions about studio design and equipment, automation/playout systems).
1130Ins and outs of antennas and coverage - panel sessionJulie Spencer, Mike Tobin, Tim BorgasAll you ever wanted to know about antenna patterns, gain, ERP, feeder losses, polarisation, coverage prediction.
1200“You’re in charge of the technical things at the station(s) – now what”.Frank WilcoxThis presentation is designed to assist you in interfacing with all of the people who have a vested interest in you performing to the best of your ability.

It includes suggestions (that do actually work!) on how to approach the Manager and the Board to get funding to allow you to improve or upgrade your station.
How to actually improve your facilities without always breaking the bank, and how to respond to people who will ask ‘those’ questions.
1230TR18 Final Plenary sessionJohn MaizelsWrapping up TR18, some decisions for TR19, and the go-forward for Technorama.
1300TR18 concludes
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