For the first time in 37 years, the Pittsburgh chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers won’t host an equipment expo.
Chair Paul Byers of WQED told members in the chapter’s latest newsletter that the reason is the “challenging economy,” which made it impossible to sign up enough vendors to make an expo financially possible.
“As you know, we depend on the revenue from this show to fund our monthly meetings and special programs and seminars throughout the year, so we may have to reevaluate those as well,” he wrote.
Byers also asked members to share input with them about future meetings and events. The chapter’s next regular meeting features “Migrating to HD Satellite Newsgathering.”
You can read Chapter 20’s newsletter here (PDF).