Plan to send in your application by March 22 to take an exam for SBE certification at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April. The exams will be held at the Las Vegas Hotel on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon PT.
You’re in luck if you missed the fall membership meeting of the SBE in Denver. You can watch it online, now! Thanks to, Advanced Broadcast Solutions, Comrex, DVEO and Orban for sponsoring the meeting. They made it possibly to view, for those of you who were unable to be in Denver. A big thanks to SBE Immediate Past President Vinny Lopez, CEV, CBNT and SBE Chapter 48 Chairman Tony Roccanova, along with their team, for their great work on the live stream and recording.
The SBE would like to ask those who knew SBE founder John Battison to share fond memories, favorite personal stories, or comments about how John shaped the SBE and the broadcast engineering industry as a whole, in the comment section below. The society will honor Battison, known as Member #1, during the SBE National Meeting in Denver, Colorado, October 23-24.
Mark your calendar for October 23-24 and register for the SBE National Meeting, AVX and SBE/SMPTE Engineering Boot Camp in Denver, October 23-24. Registration is free for the exhibit hall and boot camp, however you must register in advance for the free admittance. The SBE Annual Awards Reception and Dinner tickets are $15 in advance. Visit the SBE website for more information.
View a video of SBE Founder John Battison P.E., CPBE, speaking with SBE President Vinny Lopez, CEV, CBNT, at the 2011 Membership Meeting in Columbus, Ohio. John was honored with the re-naming of the SBE Lifetime Achievement Award to the John H. Battison Award for Lifetime Achievement in April 2011 after receiving the award himself in 2006.
The 2012 National Meeting of the Society of Broadcast Engineers takes place October 23-24 at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport in Denver, Colo. The event is being held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Audio/Visual Expo and the SBE/SMPTE Broadcast Engineer’s Boot Camp. The local host is SBE Chapter 48 of Denver.
For more than 20 years, the Rocky Mountain Audio/Visual Expo has been a major regional event for video, audio, integration, AV and broadcast professionals. Attendees come primarily from the Rocky Mountain region and Great Plains states. The exhibit floor will be open both days. The expo also includes a number of keynote speakers, workshops and a free reception. The Crowne Plaza property includes a large meeting and convention center that enables the expo to feature in excess of 120 companies in more than 100 booths.
SBE Chapter 48, along with the Rocky Mountain Section of SMPTE, will present a half-day version of their popular Broadcast Engineer’s Boot Camp on Wednesday, October 24. The boot camp will include presentations on broadcast technology of interest to television and radio engineers and technicians.
Among the SBE National Meeting events is the Annual SBE Membership Meeting, which is scheduled to be streamed live via the Internet, and the annual SBE National Awards Reception and Dinner.
More information about the SBE National Meeting will be available later this summer. Watch for more information in The Signal, SBE-news, and on the SBE website. Members who live in, or are within several hours drive of the Denver area, are encouraged to attend. Save the dates: October 23-24 for the 2012 SBE National Meeting.
Is your chapter deserving of an award? Is a fellow member deserving of one of the many individual awards? Nominate your chapter or an individual for a 2012 SBE National Award today! Download an individual or a chapter nomination form and return it to the SBE National Office by Friday, June 15.
Awards will be presented at the SBE National Meeting in Denver, Colo. on October 24 at the awards dinner and reception. See a list of awards and links to past winners below.
- Robert W. Flanders Broadcast Engineer of the Year
- James C. Wulliman Educator of the Year
- Technology Award
- Best Technical Article, Paper or Program by an SBE Member
- Best Technical Article, Paper or Program by an SBE Student Member
- John H. Battison Award for Lifetime Achievement
- Best Chapter Website
- Best Chapter Newsletter
- Most Interactive Chapter
- Best Social Media Site – new for 2012
- Best Regional Convention or Conference
- Best Chapter Frequency Coordination Effort
- Chapter with Greatest Percentage Growth of New Members
- Chapter with Highest Percentage of SBE Certified Members
- Chapter with Highest Percentage of Member Attendance at Meetings
There is still time to sponsor a new member and be entered into the prize drawing. Sponsor a new member by Thursday, May 31 to be eligible for the 2012 SBE Membership Drive prizes.
The Grand Prize is a trip to the SBE National Meeting in Denver, Colorado, October 23-24. The prize package includes round trip airfare for one from within the continental US to the meeting; all SBE National Meeting events; and two nights at the Denver International Airport, Crowne Plaza hotel.
Is your chapter deserving of an award? Is a fellow member deserving of the Robert W. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year Award? Nominate your chapter or an individual for a 2012 SBE National Award today! Download an individual or a chapter nomination form and return it to the SBE National Office by June 15. Awards will be presented at the SBE National Meeting in Denver, Colo. on October 24 at the awards dinner and reception.