It’s not too late to sign up for the 2012 IEEE Broadcast Symposium. The October 17-19 event features a technical program that includes more than 20 presentations from broadcast engineering leaders, as well as tutorial sessions, panel discussions on cutting-edge topics, and opportunities for networking and socializing. As in past years, the three-day event takes place at the Westin Alexandria hotel in Alexandria, Va.
The Symposium is the only event exclusively devoted to the presentation of the latest information in the field of radio and television engineering, and attracts presenters and participants from broadcast operations around the world.
Two half-day tutorial sessions are scheduled this year covering broadcast IP technology and broadcast engineering computer-simulation tools. In addition to the technical presentations and tutorials, the program includes panel discussions covering the government’s broadband plan, spectrum usage, broadcast towers and audio loudness issues.
Two industry luncheons are also part of the Symposium, and the featured keynote speakers this year are Kevin Gage, executive vice president and chief technology officer at the National Association of Broadcasters, and Sam Matheny, Capitol Broadcasting’s vice president of policy and innovation.
For those who are unable to attend the Symposium in person, the IEEE will be streaming all Symposium sessions via the Internet, on both a real-time basis and archived for later viewing. The organization is also making available up to 2.5 Continuing Education units (CEUs) for on-site attendees. Complete information on this and all other aspects of the Symposium is available on the organization’s Website, http://bts.ieee.org/broadcastsymposium.
Prospective attendees are urged to register early to take advantage of special rates which expire after Oct. 1. Special early bird hotel room rates may also still be available.