CHARLOTTE � The Association of Public Radio Engineers is accepting proposals for the 2018 Public Radio Engineering Conference now through Dec. 1.
Presentations should address the theme of �Wish I�d Known...� as related to starting a project, producing a show, IT systems or anything broadcast related but should be technical, according to the announcement. Sessions typically last 30-45 minutes and are followed by a 10 minute Q&A period.
Suggested topics include: RF theory and innovations of antennas and transmitters; audio production techniques and solutions; operations such as automation and traffic systems; STLs and studio links; console technology; SNMP; virtualization; digital services like video, streaming, podcasting and news coverage.
�Our goal is to mesh these [topics] with manufacturer solutions and educational papers to complement the learning process. We are looking for presentations technical in nature that are not selling nor promoting a specific product but will educate our audience,� APRE Presentations Committee Chair Dan Houg said in the press release.
�Our audience,� comprised of public radio engineers, operations staff, production personnel and broadcast management, �is looking for solutions to problems, educational enrichment and innovative ideas to bring back to their stations,� Houg wrote.
Those interested in participating should email proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. The presentation committee will then review submissions and announce those that have been selected at the end of December.
The 18th edition of the PREC will be held April 5�6 at the Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas.