TR18 Program Grid
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|Friday 18th May|
|1000-1800||Education Day||Mike Tobin|
|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.|
|1830-2130||TR18 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|
|0815||Registration desk opens||TR18 gets under way.
The venue is Maltese Community Council of Victoria
467-477 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
|0900||Welcome, housekeeping, introductions||John Maizels||Meet the Technorama team. Meet each other. Meet Julie Spencer. Hear what Technorama has been doing in the last 12 months.|
|0925||About the program||John Maizels||Quick review of what'mores in store for TR18|
|0945||CBAA, Policy, Tech and central services||Jon Bisset||CBAA's CEO: tech policy, stuff you need to know.|
|1015||Morning tea||Sponsored by Agile Broadcast Systems|
|1045||Guest of Honour||Julie Spencer||Radio Broadcast Engineering in the new millennium.|
|1200||Technology training agenda||Giordana, Emma Community Media Training Organisation||How the CMTO is assisting our sector with technology training.|
|1230||The Station Blitz Project||Giordana, Emma Community Media Training Organisation||What the project is and how it will help stations and technologists.|
|1245||Meet the Bursary recipients||Here's where we introduce this year's recipients.|
|1300||Lunch||A delicious lunch and good conversation time.
Chat with our exhibitors and play with geek things.
|1345||Cushions and Daylight - smarter studios and design||Dan McQuillin - AVC||In 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.|
|1430||Always on radio - care and feeding of UPS||Roz Chapman||A case study on how TYGA FM developed a UPS package that keeps its transmitter alive during critical times.|
|1500||Inspiration & Planning: a grant writing combination!||Georgie Boucher - CBF grants administrator||Hear winning grant writing advice straight from the people who oversee the process.|
|1630||The NBN rollout: get ready, here it comes||Adam Murdoch, Bendigo Tel||What will/does the NBN mean for your station?|
|1715||Station survey update. Day wrap - what just happened?|
Draw the TX door prize
|John Maizels, Chris Deacon|
|1730||Technorama Incorporated Special General Meeting||President - John Maizels|
|1830||Gala dinner, awards and quiz night||In 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|
|0900||Housekeeping: What did we learn yesterday?||John Maizels||Get your brain back into gear as Day 2 of TR18 kicks off|
|0915||OB Panel - escaping from the studio!|
Incorporates: "Audio over IP - the introduction" with Jim Parish
|Brian King and a cast of thousands||Case 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.
|1015||The Technorama Toolkit||What tools is Technorama using, and how can these help your station?
Zenbership, Sparklevote and more.
|1045||Breakout sessions - choose your subject!||Various||Attendees 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).|
|1130||Ins and outs of antennas and coverage - panel session||Julie Spencer, Mike Tobin, Tim Borgas||All 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 Wilcox||This 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.
|1230||TR18 Final Plenary session||John Maizels||Wrapping up TR18, some decisions for TR19, and the go-forward for Technorama.|
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