CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

7:30 a.m. | Registration Opens

8 a.m. | Exhibit Hall and Continental Breakfast Opens

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9 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks and General Session

Broadcasters Regulatory Update 

Stephen Hartzell, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
David Oxenford, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, LLP

There is no shortage of federal policy that affects radio and television stations from a technical perspective. This panel will feature attorneys who serve as regulatory counsel for IBA, KBA and OAB, discussing a variety of regulatory issues of interest to broadcast engineers.

10:15 a.m. | Break 

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10:40 a.m. | Breakout Sessions (45 min) – 3 concurrent sessions

Live Video Streaming:  What Every Engineer Needs to Know! – Download a PDF of the presentation

NextGen TV: A Progress Report – What is Driving the Transition?

Practical VoIP for Broadcast Engineers

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11:30 a.m. | Breakout Sessions (45 min) – 3 concurrent sessions

The Dashboard of the Future is Now: RDS & HD Visual Data Transmission

Dynamic Resolution Encoding (DRE) and ATSC 3.0

Drones in Droves: Policy to Production 

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12:15 p.m. | Exhibitor Showcase and Luncheon – Union Station Ballroom

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2:30 p.m. | Breakout Sessions (45 min) – 3 concurrent sessions

Cloud-Based Radio Broadcasting and the Last Mile Problem – Download a PDF of the presentation

ATSC 3.0 Single Frequency Networks 

Grounding and Lightning Protection

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3:15 p.m. | Break

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3:25 p.m. | Closing General Session

Cybersecurity and the Broadcast Station – Download a PDF of the presentation

Wayne M. Pecena CPBE, 8-VSB, ATSC3, AMD, DRB, CBNE
Associate Director of Educational Broadcast Services at Texas A&M University

The broadcast technical plant relies on Information Technology (IT) and the Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure whether a small radio station or a state of the art ATSC 3 TV facility, Protecting the infrastructure against cyber threats grows more challenging each year for the broadcast IT engineer. Threats can vary from emailed ransomware to potential piracy of ATSC 3.0 signals to overall disruption of broadcast content. It is essential to know your vulnerabilities and potential exposure to cyber criminals and implement the necessary precautions. This presentation will outline key cybersecurity principles and provide practical prevention steps you can take to mitigate cyber threats to broadcast facilities of any size.

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4:30 p.m. | Conference Adjourns

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