Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023
Goodwood Brewing

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Welcome Reception for Attendees and Exhibitors

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023
Greater Columbus Convention Center

7:30 a.m. | Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. | Exhibit Hall and Continental Breakfast opens

Short North Ballroom

• Door prizes (must be present to win!)

Continental Breakfast sponsored by:

9:00 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks and General Session

Room D281-282

Broadcasters Regulatory Panel 
• Sam Matheny, Executive Vice President, Technology, Chief Technology Officer, National Association of Broadcasters
• Patrick Cross, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
• David Oxenford, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, LLP
View session description here

10:15 a.m. | Break 

Morning Break sponsored by:

10:40 a.m. | Breakout Session 1 – 3 concurrent sessions

Rooms D280, D283, D284

The FM Translator – Myths and Realities, presented by Mark Bohach, WLOH Radio Company – Room D280
Tubes to Solid State, Liquid or Air, Which Transmitter Is Right for Me? presented by Steve Rossiter, GatesAir – Room D284
Using Drones for RGB and Thermal Imaging Tower Inspections, presented by Paul Shulins, Shulins’ Solutions – Room D283
View session descriptions here

11:20 a.m. | Breakout Session 2 – 3 concurrent sessions

Rooms D280, D283, D284

Changing the Landscape of FM Broadcast Antenna Technology, presented by Dave Benco, Dielectric – Room D284
State of Broadcast Audio Processing: From Basics to the New Frontier, presented by Frank Foti, Telos Alliance – Room D280
What’s Up and What’s New with ATSC1 & ATSC3, presented by Jing Zhou, Harmonic, Inc. – Room D283
View session descriptions here

11:55 a.m. | Exhibitor Showcase & Luncheon

Short North Ballroom

Lunch sponsored by:

2:20 p.m. | Breakout Session 3 – 3 concurrent sessions

Rooms D280, D283, D284

Tips and Thoughts from Three Decades of Customer Visits, presented by Jeff Welton, Nautel – Room D283
Resilient IP Media Networks for Broadcast & IT Engineers, presented by Al Reynolds, Lawo Inc. – Room D284
Station Safety Issues – RF & Transmitter Safety Issues, OSHA Emergency Action Plans, presented by Jon Hartmeyer, Summit Technology Group – Room D280
View session descriptions here

2:55 p.m. | Break

Afternoon Break sponsored by:

3:10 p.m. | Closing General Session

Room D281-282

Cybersecurity for Broadcast Stations Panel
• Tracy Cleeton, Chief Technology Officer, Saga Communications, Inc.
• Phil Hoffman, PhD., Assistant Dean of Media & General Manager, Ball State University PBS & IPR
• John B. Nicholas, PhD, Director, Center for Information and Communication Sciences, Ball State University
• Wayne Pecena, CPBE, CBNE, Associate Director Information Technology, Educational Broadcast Services, Texas A&M University
• Shane Toven, SBE CPBE CBNE, Senior Broadcast Engineer, Educational Media Foundation (K-LOVE/Air1)
View session description here

• Door prizes (must be present to win!)

4:20 p.m. | Conference adjourns

4:30 p.m. | SBE Annual Membership Meeting


Thank you to our conference sponsors: