NABA Members to Gather In Washington

Harmonization is theme; NPR's Starling to speak
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The North American Broadcasters Association will hold its annual meeting and general conference June 3–5 in Washington at the Willard InterContinental Hotel.

The theme is "Harmonization in the Digital Age." Overall, several speeches and talks will be given looking at digital transitions and issues that are coming to the fore.

For radio broadcasters, NPR's CTO and Executive Director Mike Starling will lead a panel examining "Radio Challenges and Opportunities" on June 5. Special emphasis will be on the melding of radio and multimedia.

Other topics to be looked at include mobile and handheld media devices, intellectual property rights, regulation, technical issues and programming content technology.

The NABA includes membership ranging from broadcast networks to service providers to equipment vendors throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.

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