TR23 program is online!

Here’s what we’ve planned for for you at Technorama TR23.   This year, in keeping with our “what can we do to improve the event” policy, it’s a little bit of the same and a little bit of different.  It’s all good.  We’ve never had people leave a Technorama event unhappy about the content.

The grid will have some tweaks over the weekend, but it’s fundamentally locked in place.

The sessions that you’ve come to expect, and on which you rely for sector updates, are scheduled ahead of breaks so that you can continue the conversations in a casual setting.

Our Guest of Honour, Pat Sproule, will talk after lunch so that you’ve had plenty of opportunity to re-start your body and suitably caffeinate (or not).

As always, we’re innovating and this year we introduce a twist on the format of general sessions.   Most topics will be introduced by one or two experts, to give you the background and some useful theory on the subject.  That will be followed by comments from experienced hands to give you the practical side of how to deal with the topic in the real world.  Then we’ll open the floor for discussion, questions and idea exchange.

Check out Sunday morning, where you’ll notice we have two blocks that are cryptically titled “unconference”.  This is a well known idea:  the session is based around ideas and polling on Saturday.  Literally, it is what you asked for.   Each of the two unconference sessions will have two threads, so that’s four topics we’ll cover on Sunday morning because it’s what you’d like to discuss.  Come to TR23 with some of those ideas and we’ll see what happens. And if the unthinkable happens – no suggestions – we have some tricks already up our sleeve.

The grid includes the schedule for Education Day, which is this year focused on the Raspberry Pi, and practical projects for your station.  Bottom line:  it’s $50 for a day of hands-on training where each student will have their own Pi to play with (but not keep – sorry – but we will send you away with an SD card ready to boot up on another Pi).  It’s a packed day where you can’t possibly fail to learn something useful.  To register for Education Day, just tick the box when you sign up for TR23.

By the way, note the word “draft”.  This is pretty much what we expect to happen, in the order we expect it to happen, but… things happen.  We’ll keep you informed.

Here’s the grid.

Technorama TR23 Draft Program

Technorama 2023 Program
Friday 1 Dec
Education Day - Project Planning
0800-0900Doors OpenArrival and Registrations
0900Introduction, housekeeping etc
Raspberry Pi BasicsHow to set up and run the Pi.
1200LUNCH Participants will do this on their own dime
Rasspberry Pi projectsPractical stuff you can use at your station, including the OB link, intelligent studio clock display, and much much more.
1700Training day wraps
1830TR23 Opening Night welcome drinks and nibbblesMeet your mates, meet new people, talk about stuff... with some solid nibbles and a few drinks.
AftewardsExtra dinner, or kicking on in Chatswood CBD.If you're still hungry: find a place to eat (at own expense)
Sat 2 Dec
Starts atTopic
08:30Registration openArrival, badge collection and on-site registrations
09:00Welcome/recog country/housekeping/mechanics
How the program works
Meet our Guest of Honour, Pat Sproule
Building the next facility: the story arcYou start here, and end there. We explain the intermediate steps
Planning the facility
Report from the CBAAState of nation: Roadmap 2033 and technologist outcomes
10:30Morning Tea
Designing your facility for SocialsRadio (and television) stations are no longer just broadcasters. We are media organisations, and generating socials-friendly content is a survival requirement.
Selecting your stuff
CBF updateRoadmap 2033, changes to CBF funding, and how to deliver the best possible grant application
Building the spaceA new facility is more than four walls. What's best-practice technique to ensure good physicals?
What happens nextRecap of the morning and throw to lunch
Our Guest of Honour presentationOur Guest of Honour started as a teen in a regional community station. Pat will talk about his arc, one technologist's career, and where the industry is headed
What's new/show and tell: directions in technologySmaller, lighter, faster, cheaper, and both simpler and more complex. What you need to know
15:45Afternoon tea
Welcome Back
Support: how do you manage it?Skills, new skills, incident tracking, attracting volunteers etc
CMTO updateThe Certificate IV course for broadcast technologists is on the way. So is RPL. You need to know about both.
What just happened? A summary of the day
17:30AGMPossibly downstairs
19:00Gala dinner, quiz nightEat, drink and be merry. Our expert Quizmaster Frank Lee Speaking and his assistant Noah Ward return to challenge your table!
17:00 END OF DAY 1
Sun 3 Dec
08:30Registration Open
09:00Welcome, advise the BYO/Unconference TopicsEither you picked enough topics or we do something else. Either way: excitement!
Stuff that everyone forgetsThe voice of experience: how to keep your station out of technology trouble.
The CBF Grant process: a roundtable reviewGrantWriting discussion: what works well and what works less well. The CBF wants you to be more successful.
1030Morning Tea
Designing for SocialsYou know you should: what represents best studio and tech practice in the socials age?
Planning, Cabling and DocumentingIf your rack is a rats-nest, find out how easy it is to tame it into a thing of beauty
Unconference breakaway: two sessionsSplit into two groups and participate in one of the popup topics suggested from Saturday.
What just happened?We review the morning and TR23
Technorama and your futureHow you can be involved
Upcoming webinars
Apply for station training
Quick Q&A
13:00Farewell/GoodbyesAnd complete the survey!
END OF DAY 2 and TR23Hold some time - there might be tours announcedKeep checking this schedule and TR mailouts