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.
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|
|0800-0900||Doors Open||Arrival and Registrations|
|0900||Introduction, housekeeping etc|
|Raspberry Pi Basics||How to set up and run the Pi.|
|1200||LUNCH||Participants will do this on their own dime|
|Rasspberry Pi projects||Practical stuff you can use at your station, including the OB link, intelligent studio clock display, and much much more.
|1700||Training day wraps|
|1830||TR23 Opening Night welcome drinks and nibbbles||Meet your mates, meet new people, talk about stuff... with some solid nibbles and a few drinks.|
|Aftewards||Extra dinner, or kicking on in Chatswood CBD.||If you're still hungry: find a place to eat (at own expense)|
|Sat 2 Dec|
|08:30||Registration open||Arrival, badge collection and on-site registrations|
How the program works
|Meet our Guest of Honour, Pat Sproule|
|Building the next facility: the story arc||You start here, and end there. We explain the intermediate steps|
|Planning the facility|
|Report from the CBAA||State of nation: Roadmap 2033 and technologist outcomes|
|Designing your facility for Socials||Radio (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 update||Roadmap 2033, changes to CBF funding, and how to deliver the best possible grant application|
|Building the space||A new facility is more than four walls. What's best-practice technique to ensure good physicals?|
|What happens next||Recap of the morning and throw to lunch|
|Our Guest of Honour presentation||Our 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 technology||Smaller, lighter, faster, cheaper, and both simpler and more complex. What you need to know|
|Support: how do you manage it?||Skills, new skills, incident tracking, attracting volunteers etc|
|CMTO update||The 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|
|END OF DAY 1 CONFERENCE|
|19:00||Gala dinner, quiz night||Eat, 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|
|09:00||Welcome, advise the BYO/Unconference Topics||Either you picked enough topics or we do something else. Either way: excitement!|
|Stuff that everyone forgets||The voice of experience: how to keep your station out of technology trouble.|
|The CBF Grant process: a roundtable review||GrantWriting discussion: what works well and what works less well. The CBF wants you to be more successful.|
|Designing for Socials||You know you should: what represents best studio and tech practice in the socials age?|
|Planning, Cabling and Documenting||If your rack is a rats-nest, find out how easy it is to tame it into a thing of beauty|
|Unconference breakaway: two sessions||Split 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 future||How you can be involved
Apply for station training
|13:00||Farewell/Goodbyes||And complete the survey!|
|END OF DAY 2 and TR23||Hold some time - there might be tours announced||Keep checking this schedule and TR mailouts|