The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

SBE Ennes Workshops™

Ennes WorkshopWhat are SBE Ennes Workshops?

The SBE Ennes Workshops were created in 1991 through the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust in an effort to bring affordable education to members locally. The Ennes Educational Foundation Trust, through its Education Foundation Committee, offers periodic workshops and seminars around the United States. Programs are typically one day in length (app. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and are very affordable. These programs feature multiple topics and speakers that provide television and radio engineers with the latest information in broadcast and media technology.

Nashville Ennes Workshop Aug 7, 2019

Upcoming SBE Ennes Workshops

June 9, 2023: El Paso
Aug. 21, 2023: Nashville
Sept. 16, 2023: Jekyll Island, GA
Oct. 23, 2023: Kansas City

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Cleveland SBE Ennes Workshop! I appreciated the diversity of information and the people in attendance from different areas of broadcast technology. It is always nice to congregate with your peers in technology. Sometimes the individual personal experiences shared in person can be just as educational as the program that brought you together!”
  — Louis Johnson IV, CPBE

Interested in hosting an SBE Ennes Workshop? Contact Cathy Orosz at 317-846-9000 or

Presentations from previous SBE Ennes Workshops



Here Comes Ethernet AVB! Steve Lampen, CBRE Belden
Case Histories in Lightning Protection and Grounding Dave Brender, P.E. Copper Development Association
Newsgathering Transmission Techniques Eric McCulley Vislink, Inc.
Efficient Codec Design, Internet Anomaly Correction and Embedded Cellular Technology Make Single Modem ENG Practical Joe Stack, CSRE, 8-VSB, CBNT DSI RF Systems
Open Control and Mandatory with Dashboard John Naylor Ross Video Ltd.
HD Radio Broadcast System- 4th Generation Tim Anderson, CPBE, DRB, CBNE Harris Broadcast
Filters- The Building Block of Combiners Bob Surette Shively Labs
Best Practices for Modern Transmitter Remote Control Peter Burk Burk Technology
The Future of ENG Technology Jon Landman Teradek
Managing Social Media and Workflow for Broadcasters Brad Plant, CBT Ross Video Ltd.
Next Generation TV Master Control – out of the box or channel-in-a-box? Ashley Condon Florical Systems
The Four Essential Pieces of the Radio Automation System Puzzle: How to select the correct system for your stations Patrick Campion ENCO Systems, Inc.
Audio Compression – Are We Squeezing the Life out of Radio? Mary Ann Seidler Tieline Technology
Spurs – Your Fault or Not? Bob Surette Shively Labs
Emergency Alert Broadcast in the Digital Era Efraim Petel Alerting Systems Solutions, Inc.
Newsgathering Transmission Techniques Kevin Dennis Vislink, Inc.
Tomorrow’s STL Today Jeff Holdenrid DoubleRadius
The Advantages of Electromagnetic Simulation Matt Leland SPX Communication Technologies
Antenna and Lighting considerations for your Tower Corey Edwards and David Shepard Joint Presentation Dielectric and Drake Lighting

SBE Recertification Credit

Attending an SBE Ennes Workshop qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category G of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications.

Call for Papers

Now Accepting Papers for the SBE Ennes Workshops

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) offers non-commercial, technical workshops throughout the year. SBE Ennes Workshops are designed to attract broadcast engineers and engineering management from within several hundred miles to a one-day educational program.

Attendance ranges from 35-65. Workshops are planned in several cities across the U.S. each year. At times these are done in conjunction with a larger show, event or state broadcaster’s association event. Attendees are often engineers and others who do not go to the NAB Show or fall conventions.

Typically, presentations are around 45 minutes in length and there are separate radio and television program tracks for much of the day. We have great flexibility and encourage more tutorial-oriented programs of greater length, as well as topics of interest to both radio and television attendees. Presenters are selected based on providing a well balanced, informative and interesting program for those attending.

The SBE realizes that presenting at the SBE Ennes Workshops requires a commitment of time and expense and we appreciate your contribution. This is an unique opportunity to reach a group of engineers on a personal basis in an educational setting.

To submit your topic, please send your idea in writing to:

SBE Education Director Cathy Orosz, email, 317-846-9000

Submissions should include:

Name of Presenter
Description/Brief Abstract
Approximate length of presentation in minutes
Day-time telephone number and e-mail address of presenter

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What Past Attendees Had to Say

“The best broadcast engineering education for the money!”
San Diego SBE Ennes Workshop Attendee, October 2010

“First-class workshop”
South Florida SBE Ennes Workshop Attendee, March 2010

“The SBE Ennes Workshop plays a very important part in keeping up with today’s technological advances in the broadcasting industry.”

– Norbert Miles

El Paso SBE  Ennes Workshop Attendee, May 2012

“Topics were timely, substantive and efficiently presented…very cost-effective format. Kudos to all involved.”

– Edward J. Miller, CPBE

Cleveland SBE Ennes Workshop Attendee, June 2012

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