NABA Director General Michael McEwen to Deliver Keynote Address at CCBE Conference

logoThe Asssociation of Central Canada Broadcast Engineers, Technologists & Engineers (CCBE) will hold its 66th annual Career Development Conference from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2017 at the Kingbridge Conference Centre in King City, ON.

The conference offers four days of technical papers, workshops and training sessions conducted by design engineers, industry professionals, and their representatives. There is teh opportunity to attend CCBE’s SBE industry training and certification, and a selection of technical papers covering a wide range of topics. Attendees will learn about radio and TV systems, HD and 4k production and post-production, compression technologies, web distribution, and terrestrial digital transmission for fixed or mobile reception. They can mingle with the other attendees and celebrate the awards presented to members of the engineering community.

The workshop agenda features such topics as  Introduction to IPv6 and IP Network Security Verification or “Can My Network be Hacked?”.

The keynote address will be by Michael McEwen, the director general of the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) former secretary general of the organization from 2001 to 2005. From 2006 to 2012, McEwen was a consultant advising on Media, Strategy, Policy and Broadcast Digital Technologies. McEwen is a former chairman and director of the U.K.-based Media Asset Capital Ltd. He is past president of Canadian Digital Television (CDTV) and past president of the World Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) Forum. In addition, he spent over 27 years with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) including production and executive management roles.

A full conference schedule, as well as an outline of the papers that will be presented, is available at

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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