The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

SBE 2023 National Meeting

August 15, 2023

September 27-28, 2023

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

The annual Society of Broadcast Engineers National Meeting will be held in Columbus on Sept. 27-28, 2023, in conjunction with the Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference, presented by The Ohio Association of Broadcasters in cooperation with the broadcast associations of Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. 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 MBMTC. (all times are Eastern Time.)

Awards Dinner Keynote Speaker:
Andrew Carey
General Manager, The Bob & Tom Show

Andrew "Drew" CareyFrom Pendleton, IN, Drew started his radio career at Pendleton Heights High School’s WEEM-FM in August 1977. In late 1978, he was hired as a part-timer at WLHN-FM/WHUT-AM in Anderson, IN. During his college years, Drew worked at radio stations in and around Anderson and Muncie, IN, building a foundation of experience and learning the craft that later would be his career.

Drew started with The Bob & Tom Show at WFBQ in August of 1987. In late 1994 he was appointed Network Coordinator of the newly formed Bob & Tom Show Radio Network that debuted in January 1995. In 2012, Drew was named operations manager of the network and in 2022, he was named general manager of The Bob & Tom Show Radio Network overseeing the business and operations of the Westwood One-syndicated morning show. The Bob & Tom Show originates from flagship station WFBQ-FM in Indianapolis and heard coast to coast on more than 100 terrestrial stations, and worldwide on the American Forces Radio Network and

SBE Schedule

September 27

SBE Certification and Education Committees Joint Meeting
Hyatt Regency Columbus Grant/Harding
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 SBE Board of Directors Dinner
Hyatt Regency Columbus Garfield
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 SBE Board of Directors Meeting
Hyatt Regency Columbus Grant/Harding
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.


September 28

 SBE Fellows Breakfast
Hyatt Regency Columbus Garfield
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Sponsored by Kathrein

SBE Annual Membership Meeting
Columbus Convention Center D180-181
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
The meeting will be recorded for streaming later.
sponsored by Blackmagic Design, Dielectric, and Nautel.


 SBE National Awards Reception
Hyatt Regency Columbus Nationwide A&B
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Comrex

 SBE National Awards Dinner
Hyatt Regency Columbus Taft A
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Sponsorship available


Tickets are required for the SBE Awards Dinner. Sales are currently closed, but inquire at the conference if seats are available.

Event sponsorships are available. Contact Debbie Hennessey (317-846-9000) for information.

Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference

■ Conference Info


Reserve a room online at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. A limited room block has been set aside for our guests. Make reservations by Aug. 30 to obtain the special rate.

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