CBAA Conference

2nd Conference Program Announcement

Helen Henry, 6th August 2015

The CBAA is excited to share the next lot of program information for the 2015 conference! It is shaping up to be another great year, and we hope you can come to Terrigal from 12 - 15 November to join in the fun.  If you register by 15 August - just a week away - you can save up to $100.00!

New sessions announced:

Adrian Sargeant

Philanthropic Psychology & NPR: Lessons for Australian Community Radio

For years, fundraisers have been focusing on communicating impact to donors, getting ever better at telling stories about how donated monies have been used. Few charities, though, think about how their communication impacts on donors. In seeking to grow giving and boost retention, organisations need to pay greater attention to the words we use and how these words make people feel. In this session, find out how an understanding of donor identity can increase giving by up to 30%, while at the same time making donors feel better about their giving and, therefore, boosting retention.

Presented by Professor Adrian Sargeant. Professor Sargeant is the world’s foremost fundraising academic, and one of the world’s leading authorities on how to achieve growth in philanthropy. He is a prolific author and educator. He has published over ten books and around 150 peer-reviewed academic publications in the domain of individual giving, fundraising and nonprofit marketing.

Lex MarinosRadio Presentation Masterclass

Want to find out how to get the best out of your presenters? Or do you just want to polish your own voice? Attend this masterclass in radio presentation with Australian actor, director, writer, voice artist and media personality Lex Marinos. This workshop will not only help you get the most out of your own voice, it will also give you some tips on how to deliver presentation training at your station.

While he has probably had enough Bruno jokes to last a lifetime, Lex Marinos is best known for his role in Kingswood Country as one of Australia's first ethnic characters on television. He more recently played the role of the grandfather in The Slap on ABC TV. Lex also appears regularly on radio and television programs in between acting stints and teaching. For the past five years, Lex has been delivering CMTO presentation training to community radio stations around the country. He is passionate about bringing excellence to the community broadcasting sector and supporting its diversity of voices. This session is presented courtesy of the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO). Photo by Greer Versteg.

Engaging with Indigenous communities and content in your station

Drawing on the in-depth knowledge of community radio station managers and Indigenous broadcasters in attendance, in this workshop discover how to best engage with local Indigenous communities and the wider benefits of Indigenous contributions at your station. As well as a focus on engaging with Indigenous broadcasters and communities, and collaborating with Indigenous stations, the session will explore the Indigenous employment benefits available to organisations.

Presented by Chris Roper, AICA

Program Content For Your Station

Attend to find out about the latest offerings from the Community Radio Network, including new programs, old favourites and upcoming specials. Information about the new features and accessibility of the Digital Delivery Network (DDN) capture and playback system will be provided, as well as the latest info about the sector’s own hourly news bulletin service National Radio News (NRN). 

Presented by CBAA Technical Consultant David Sice, Martin Walters and Dan Callaghan from CRN and National Radio News Manager Ross Larsen

Deep Dive Workshop

Held over an intensive three hour period, the Deep Dive Workshop is designed especially for General Managers from stations with ten or more equivalent full-time staff and/or with turnovers greater than ~$700,000/annum.  This workshop will provide General Managers with an opportunity to share best practice, network with their peers and discuss the unique challenges and opportunities they face. The Deep Dive has limited capacity and advanced booking is essential. To secure your place, please email Tahlia Azaria no later than 30 September.

Presented by Tahlia Azaria, CBAA, and facilitated by Nick Ingram, Clear Thinking. Mr Ingram is an experienced strategy facilitator, working with teams and individuals to help them think clearly and creatively about their strategy

These sessions are exciting additions to our growing program!

About the CBAA Conference

The annual CBAA Conference is the premier event in the community broadcasting calendar, bringing together a diverse range of broadcasters, volunteers, technicians and stakeholders to develop and strengthen their skills, knowledge base and sector network. It offers an unrivaled opportunity to discover how other stations are doing things, meet people who share you passion for community broadcasting and share your own knowledge and experiences.

This year, the conference will take place from 12 - 15 November in the beautiful NSW coastal town of Terrigal (about 1.5 hours north of Sydney).

Earlybird registrations are open now, and close on 15 August. Register soon and you can save up to $100.00.

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Australian actor, director, writer, voice artist and media personality Lex Marinos gave a packed room of CBAA Conference delegates an hour-of-power radio presentation masterclass.


It's now only 9 days until we descend upon Terrigal in NSW with more than 250 community broadcasters.


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