VERONA -- Just one week to go until the doors open for the 37th Annual Broadcast & Technology Expo, hosted by Syracuse Chapter 22 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. As always, there will be plenty of high-tech toys on display, and several demonstrations of the latest and greatest broadcasting equipment. And admission is free!
The Expo once again will take place at the Turning Stone Resort's Convention Center, located just off Exit 33 of the New York State Thruway. Organizers say they're expecting roughly a thousand attendees for the 2-day event, which, despite the name, isn't limited just to engineers.
Most of the events for opening day required pre-registration -- including the annual SBE 22 golf tournament, and the National SBE Board Dinner and Meeting. Registered participants already have all the details they need for these events.
Wednesday is the "main" day of the Expo, with an entire day of presentations and seminars. We're told there will be more than 100 exhibits this year. Seminars will go in-depth on topics including ways to improve HD radio transmissions and what to expect from the "next generation IP-based audio." There's even a one-hour "Student Career Seminar" available, for future broadcasters to learn more about specific career tracks.
The exhibit hall will be open from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Almost all of it is free of charge -- a buffet lunch will be offered for just $5 per person. A free two-hour reception will take place after the exhibits close.
If you're going, you can pre-register for free at www.sbe22expo.org ... or just show up anytime during the Expo and you can still register on-site.
You're not alone... the Expo slipped your editor's mind until it was too late to get the day off from the "real" day job. But don't worry -- if you've got an internet connection, the Expo can come to you. SBE will be offering live webcasts of various seminars. Details are posted at www.sbe22expo.org.
Bringing a Camera?
If you happen to snap something at the Expo that might work as our Picture of the Week, we'd appreciate it. Whether it's a particularly interesting radio-related display or a gathering of radio notables, send those pictures along to email@example.com.