Registration has opened for the 12th annual Public Radio
Engineering Conference, to be held in Las Vegas on April 12–13. This year’s
event is taking place at Caesar’s Palace and some sessions are shared with PBS
The theme of the
conference will be: “Engineering in a Time of Budgetary Constraints — Doing
More with Less.”
While members of the
Association of Public Radio Engineers are still working on the agenda, broad
topics are expected to be: New data services for enhanced public service and
potential revenue generation; finding ways to make the most out of limited time
and budget resources; switching over to the new PRSS satellite receivers and
managing networks for audio over IP.
APRE is now
accepting proposals for papers to be presented at PREC. It welcomes submissions
that highlight ways that broadcast engineers can support the infrastructure
with creative and uniquely efficient practices, tools and technology to allow a
high level of quality while at the same time reducing costs wherever possible.
APRE is also looking
for “favorite apps” — if there is enough response and interest it hopes to have
a session on the variety of tools available for smartphones and tablets that
can help the engineer in his or her daily tasks, both in and out of the office.
Submit a 150–200
word abstract of your paper, or a description of a presentation of your
favorite app to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 24.
arrangement with NAB and PBS, APRE is offering PREC attendees a discounted rate
on full NAB convention credentials, allowing access to all conference sessions,
keynotes, the Technology Luncheon and the exhibit halls. Choose the “NAB
Package” option when registering and your credentials will be waiting for you
when you check in at the PREC. This offer ends March 2.
Media, Broadcast Electronics, ERI and the Public Radio Satellite System are
providing material support for PREC 2012.