What's a convention without sessions? The Broadcast Engineering Conference (BEC) is loaded with topics covering new and digital technology. The engineering sessions begin on Saturday with the annual SBE Ennes Workshop. The technical radio sessions end on Wednesday.
There's plenty of discussion about digital radio this year, and it's moved beyond the transmission system (which is also covered) to the support systems, including STLs, monitoring and audio contribution. There's even a session that will try to bridge the perceived gap between engineering and management on Monday morning. We have extracted the sessions relevant to radio and provided them in the grid below.
We also reviewed the sessions offered in other conferences and added those that appeal to technology managers to the grid. There are several in the regulatory and management tracks we found interesting. While their focus may not directly cover the technology of radio broadcasting, they cover subjects important to the business of radio, and many have a technology foundation involved.
Finally, we have also included the exhibit hall hours for your reference. All the session information is provided by the NAB. Room numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the session schedule when you arrive at the convention.
The radio portions of the BEC schedule are included in the exclusive Radio magazine FASTtrack for Handheld, so you can take it with you, too.