WABE NEWS

July 1, 2014

Mark your calendars for this year's convention taking place in Edmonton, from Oct 26 to 28, 2014.  Registration will open in the next couple of weeks for both exhibitors and delegates.  Forms will be both emailed to those on our mailing list, and posted on our website as well.

May 20, 2014

BROADCAST TECHNICAL TRAINING SEMINAR 2014

This year's training seminar will take place in Calgary, AB at the SAIT campus from June 2nd to June 6th, 2014.  New this year, are two separate tracks to choose from; radio and television!  Please click on the links below to find more information about the schedule and how to register.  Please register soon as there a limited number of seats.

Click here for the SEMINAR INFO FLYER

Click here for the FULL SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Click here for the RADIO SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Click here for the REGISTRATION FORM

Also, we are hosting a truly unique event as part of our week long WABE TV Seminar - DIGITAL DAY!!  Digital Day is completely concerned with providing education on what has become an extremely important element in our broadcast world:  The preparation and distribution of Over-The-Top Digital content!  Click on this link to view the flyer for more details on this one day event.  DIGITAL DAY FLYER

 

ANNUAL CONVENTION 2014

This year's convention will take place October 26 - 28, 2014 in Edmonton, AB at the Shaw Convention Centre.  Our committee is hard at work planning the event and we will provide more details as they are confirmed.

 


Thanks to our 2013 Gold Sponsors!

Applied Electronics Limited
Broadcast Systems & Equipment
Fujifilm Canada Inc.
Fujifilm, Optical Devices Division
Harris Broadcast
JVC
Sony

Sponsorship

Promote your company and help support the WABE convention at the same time. There are three levels of sponsorship available to suit the needs of companies of all sizes.

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WABE Convention Committee

The WABE Convention Committee comprises a handful of individuals who are dedicated to continuing the traditions of the WABE.

Every year, the committee is chosen from those radio, television and IT engineers who reside in the host city of WABE convention. All committee members are volunteer positions and we thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to the WABE and it's annual convention.

2014 WABE Convention Committee

Brian Mayer - President
Brad Hooper- Past President
Mark Crichton - Secretary Treasurer
Allen Rhodes- Exhibitors Liaison
Clint Hollinger- Host Chair
Andrew Selwood- Exhibitor's Chair
Ryan Vanner- TV Papers Chair
Marco Auriti - Radio Papers Chair
Richard Furgeson- Sessions Chair
Kathy Watson- Office Manager

About WABE

Each year, WABE holds an annual convention that highlights the best of radio and television technologies and provides a venue for engineers to share information and their experiences.

If you are interested on serving on any of our WABE committees, please contact one of the executive.

If you have an interest in joining the WABE or obtaining more information, please feel to contact us at any time: info@wabe.ca.

President's Message

Start making your plans now to attend the annual the Western Association of Broadcast Engineers annual convention.  This year’s convention will be held in downtown Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre from Oct 26th to 28th, 2014.

The convention has a long-standing history and is the place to be for meeting exhibitors, catching up with colleagues in both formal and more relaxed atmospheres.

We have a dedicated committee who will ensure this year to be another outstanding show to attend.

WABE is very thankful for the generous support each year from the exhibitors, delegates and volunteers, but the show would not be possible without our sponsors. The committee and organization truly appreciates the support shown towards this event from our sponsors each year.

The formed committee each year is always accepting nominees for the various awards handed out.  If you know of a deserving person or group, please send a note to info@wabe.ca.

Please note, this year is an election year.  The WABE Executive Committee will have an opening for the Secretary/Treasurer position.  Names of nominees (WABE members) can be sent in to info@wabe.ca.

Thank you again for everyone’s support.  I, along with the committee, look forward to seeing everyone in Edmonton.

Brian Mayer
President

WABE Education

The WABE Education Committee is tasked with the responsibility of bringing education to the Broadcast technicians of Western Canada.  This can take many forms such as lunch hour seminars, after work social events, and even week long training seminars.  We encourage you to learn more about how you can help WABE’s education initiatives.

Education Chair              Peter Gillespie
Direct Connect Chair      Jonathan Hutchinson

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June 18, 2013

The 2013 WABE/SAIT Training session was well attended and by all admissions it was a very educational event for the participants. WABE would like to thank the Gold sponsors who support the industry and who helped make the 2013 training session a huge success:

Many areas of our field were touched upon during the week, from cloud, cable, testing, network, cameras, future thoughts and current concerns. The participants took advantage of asking questions to industry experts and were able to expand their knowledge base.

WABE will support future endeavors to keep this event available, so stay tuned to the WABE dial for information.

WABE would like to thank SAIT for hosting the training event and Wayne Watson for his tireless energy and making sure that everyone is taken care of. WABE is also very thankful to Peter Gillespie and Applied Electronics. Peter was our educational superstar, insuring the week had all the right topics, presenters and kept each day on track.
Thank You very much Peter.

Lastly, thank you to all who attended, we'll look forward to see you all again at the future sessions.

Brian Mayer
President