Snow is in the forecast, a Halloween costume has been purchased for my daughter, and WABE is a month away. I’m about to spook you with a reminder that Oct 31st is the early bird deadline to register for WABE to take in the full convention at the best price! Sign up today! We would love to know you are coming.
Hotel Rooms are booking up fast the Seaside still has rooms availably, discount room booking link here!.
Kicking off the convention this year, on Nov 27th at 7pm is our Media Mixer networking event. This evening reception will feel like a combination of our prior Manitoba social event, your work gathering and a networking event. Tickets are $25 for anyone not purchasing a full delegate pass. This is a great chance to come and meet the community, share an appetizer and a drink, and see who you might already know.
Our full schedule has a bit of something for everyone who attends, as well as some special guests you are going to want to meet, such as SMPTE Executive Director David Grindle, Vancouver Post Alliance’s Kelsy Wittmann, and Canadian Media Producers Association’s Jason Lee, just to name a few. We also have some great presentations and panel discussions lined up that you are not going to want to miss. There are going to be some great talks about AI, Security, Lens Filters, SDI IP video, Radio in the Cloud, the Data possibilities of ATSC, how to choose the right mic, how to give a good presentation, how to prepare for technical changes in media, among others. You will learn something you didn’t know at WABE, and it can come as a surprise through a conversation at breakfast, from a paper, or from a discussion on the exhibit hall floor. Explore your way through the never-ending changes in technology we work with every day, which WABE has always been about.
We know taking time off work and paying out of pocket to attend a convention is not easy for technical folks working behind the scenes this year. At WABE, we are working hard to make this a convention easy to access, local, and affordable. We want all of those working with tech, whether it’s operating, installing, repairing, or selling, to have a place to come explore, share, and be part of this dynamic and connected group. It is still a small industry, so if you come, there is a pretty good chance you will meet an old friend, a colleague, or a business acquaintance. If you are a vendor, we still have sponsorship opportunities available to help you showcase your business.
To our Gold Sponsors: Applied Electronics, Burli Software Inc., Deltech CGI, G.S. Broadcast Technical Services, & Tieline, The Pipe Shop Venue, Pippin Technical Services, RCS Canada, and Ron Paley Broadcast & DJB Radio, we cannot thank you enough for your contributions this year and for helping us to create a sold-out exhibit hall at The Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards. Almost every media technology in the world is represented by the vendors who are in the Free Exhibit Hall. You can get your free pass by clicking on this link!