September 28-29, 2022
Ramada by Wyndham, Liverpool, NY
The annual Society of Broadcast Engineers National Meeting will be held in the Syracuse area on Sept. 28-29, 2022, in conjunction with the SBE Chapter 22 Broadcast & Technology Expo, presented by Chapter 22 of Central New York. SBE members from the region and across the country are invited to attend. The SBE national Meeting includes the SBE Annual Membership Meeting and annual SBE National Awards Reception and Dinner. Program details are below. Admission to the SBE National Meeting requires registration to the Engineering Conference. (all times are Eastern Time.)
Awards Dinner Keynote Speaker:
The title of Skip’s keynote address is “Top 10 Tricks for Broadcast Innovation (You Won’t Believe #6)”.
Skip Pizzi is owner and principal at Skip Pizzi Media Consultant LLC, a media technology consulting firm based in the Philadelphia area. Skip’s career has spanned the radio, television and digital media industries, with 13 years at NPR, 11 years at Microsoft and most recently 10 years at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), where he served as vice president, technology education and outreach. He has also been a featured columnist for numerous industry publications, and spent seven years as an editor at Broadcast Engineering magazine.
Skip has authored, co-authored or edited several books, most recently A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 4th edition, and the NAB Engineering Handbook, 11th edition, both published by Focal Press/Routledge.
He chairs the Advanced Television Standards Committee’s (ATSC) Brazil Implementation Team (IT-4), which is working with Brazilian broadcasters and technologists to select that country’s next-generation television standard. He is also Vice-Chair of Technology Group 3 (TG3), which developed the ATSC 3.0 standard, and was the 2017 recipient of ATSC’s Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award, the organization’s highest technical honor. Among his other honors are the Audio Engineering Society Board of Governors Award and the Public Radio Regional Organizations’ PRRO Award.
Skip currently represents LG Electronics/Zenith and Fraunhofer USA in various media standards development organizations, and serves as a senior advisor to the Public Media Venture Group. He is project manager for the NextGen TV transition of WNET, New York, NY — the first station to convert to the technology in the largest U.S. media market. He is also a consultant to the NAB, where he manages the organization’s annual Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) Conference and the Futures Park innovation pavilion at the annual NAB Show.
■ SBE Certification Committee Meeting
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
■ SBE Board of Directors Dinner
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
■ SBE Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
|■ SBE Fellows Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Sponsored by Kathrein
|■ SBE National Awards Reception
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Comrex
■ SBE National Awards Dinner
Registration for the SBE Awards Reception and Dinner is NOW CLOSED.
Event sponsorships are available. Contact Debbie Hennessey (317-846-9000) for information.
SBE22 Broadcast & Technology Expo
Reserve a room at the Ramada by Wyndham, Liverpool. Individual attendees may make hotel reservations directly through Ramada reservations at 315-457-1122. Ask for the Society of Broadcast Engineers special rate of $111 plus tax per night. A limited room block has been set aside for our guests.