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CBAA releases full 2013 conference schedule

Wednesday 13 November, 2013

This Friday marks the beginning of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia's (CBAA) 2013 CBAA Conference. Today, the CBAA has released the full schedule for the 3-day community broadcasting orientated series to be held at The Menzies in Sydney.

Friday's schedule includes:

Keynote address with Keynote Speaker Gretel Killeen

Hypothetical with Bryce Ives - Delving into the world of talks-based radio content, asking questions like; how do we make radio content that is impossible to ignore? How do we increase our creative output and build capacity in an ever-changing media environment?  What will talks-based content be like in another five or ten years?

Women’s Forum - for the women in community radio who believe they can make a difference. Nominations for the position of Women's Rep at the forum will also be taken during this session. The forum will discuss the relevant issues relating to women in the sector such as training and leadership and welcomes suggestions and ideas from participants.

‘Small Stations: Challenges and Solutions’ presented by Jean and Bob Rau – looking at how all the smaller stations face the same challenges as the larger stations, but with fewer resources. Small stations rely on creative solutions and innovative thinking to achieve the same results. This session invites participants to share their experiences and be inspired by colleagues at other community stations.

Mindframe National Media Initiative: supporting priority populations Marc Bryant, Kristy Platt and Alexandra Culloden – Discovering ways for broadcasters to safely and responsibly cover suicide and mental illness, maximise social and emotional wellbeing, reduce social isolation and empower your community. This session is in collaboration with JOY 94.9 and will demonstrate the specific methodologies that culturally specific communities could implement. 

‘Building your radio career’ presented by Jen Oldershaw and Melanie Withnall – With community radio being well known for providing opportunities for new voices and developing talent, this session looks at skills and strategies for building a career in radio, including moving between the three radio sectors.

‘Defamation and Social Media’ presented by Melanie Withnall and Baron Alder – this session looks at the legal obligations for community stations when it comes to social media commentary. Also, what the risks are and how they can be minimized.

‘Go for Gold! Winning at CBF grants’ presented by CBF Grants Administrators – showcasing some of the successful projects funded from CBF grants and helpful tips on writing your next application.

Saturday's schedule, sponsored by radioinfo, includes:

‘Panel discussion: Video Didn’t Kill the Radio Star’ with Michelle Brown, Chris Johnson, Chris Hatzis, Dr. Andrea Baker and Dr. John Anderson – Discussing questions like ‘How does radio take advantage of the latest technological trends, applications and platforms that specifically aim to deliver music?’, ‘Is the specialist, curatorial nature of music programming on community radio enough to battle the ones and zeros of the computer age that make guesses on what you like?’ and ‘Will recommendations based on what friends are listening to ever replace a presenter with a deep and thorough knowledge of a genre?’.
‘Media Lab: Enabling community participation with Geddup’ presented by Judd Kirby and Adrian Clarke – This workshop works through live and interactive examples on how community broadcasters can up listener participation through mobile devices.
‘Fundraising and Crowd-funding’ presented by Reuben Acciano and Anne Frankenberg – taking participants through ideas for raising funds for their stations using crowd-funding platforms like Pozible and other station fundraises.
‘Developing your social media presence’ presented by Miles Martignoni – helping to develop social media and create a strategy to help your station get beyond the basics.
Youth Forum – Discussing the opportunities available for young people int eh sector, along with exploring what gaps exist and how they can be filled.
Sponsorship and Media Sales with Stephen Pead – Taking participants through advice, tips and a refresher on approaches to sponsorship, sales and marketing.
‘The Digital Radio Future’ presented by the CBAA – A session updating information on the CBAA’s policy and planning for the expansion and development of digital radio services, particularly for those stations not already operating on a digital platform.
The CBAA AGM and Gala Awards Dinner. A full list of finalists is available here.

Sunday’s schedule includes:

CBAA World Café – where participants are invited back to discuss outcomes from the forum and give feedback on the CBAA services and operations.

View the full schedule below:


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