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Call for PREC Papers

The Association of Public Radio Engineers is calling for technical papers for the Public Radio Engineering Conference, jointly presented with NPR Labs.

The Association of Public Radio Engineers is calling for technical papers for the Public Radio Engineering Conference, jointly presented with NPR Labs.

The PREC is slated for April 10–12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center to coincide with the PBS engineering meeting. PREC draws professionals in broadcast engineering, IT, traffic and operations representing public radio stations.

The conference is a forum to educate attendees about developments in broadcast technology and how they affect public radio. Sessions introduce new technologies and products, offer tutorials, present case studies, and generate forward thinking on how to address both the common and unique technical complexities faced at station facilities.

APRE and NPR Labs are developing the agenda for the eighth PREC and are considering topics for technical papers and looking for speakers. Proposals should be specific and no more than 200 words in length.

“Papers explaining the underlying technologies used in broadcast or related products or services will be acceptable, but those that serve primarily to promote specific products will be rejected,” say organizers.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is Nov.16.

Topics of interest include advances in information technology, audio codecs and automation and traffic systems as well as HD-R advancements; however, organizers will consider all relevant topics related to public broadcast engineering, information technology, traffic and operations.

Send queries and suggestions to Ralph Hogan at: rhogan@wsu.edu. Tell him I sent you.

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