Media Lab 2017

Get hands-on in the 2017 CBAA Conference Media Lab

Helen Henry, 3rd August 2017

Amongst a packed 2-day conference program, the CBAA's Media Lab is presented in partnership with the Community Media Training Organisation, and is your chance to do some hands-on training.  

Check out these limited capacity sessions below - we highly recommend pre-booking to secure your spot, which can be done when you register for the conference.

Media Lab Sessions: Skills Boost Series

In a new format for this year's conference, the Media Lab is offering an immersive 3-part "skills boost" program throughout the conference. Across Friday and Saturday, it will cover:

  1. Interviewing in the Field
  2. Editing Techniques
  3. Mastering Techniques

Presented by Nick Dunkerley, Hindenburg.
It's recommended you book into all three sessions. 

Media Lab Sessions: Skills For All

In these sessions, get the rundown on smartphone journalism and social tools for station volunteers.

Media Skills for All: Smart Phone Journalism
Learn how you can turn your smart phone into a one-person newsroom. Presented by Brad Marsellos, ABC. 

Media Skills for All: Social Tools for Station Volunteers
Learn about a range of online tools that make collaborating easy, whether it's scheduling meetings, getting volunteer input on an event or planning a program.

Media Lab Drop In

On Saturday morning and afternoon, the Media Lab is open for drop-in sessions. Come by to:

  • Get an introduction to the Hindenburg editing software.
  • Learn about training opportunities from the CMTO.
  • See the Radius EPG system in action with the Digital Radio Project (DRP).

The CBAA Conference is taking place from 9 - 12 November on the Gold Coast, Queensland. It's the largest annual gathering of the sector and a great opportunity to meet broadcasters from all over the country, get the latest updates on community radio and learn from sector and industry experts. Find out more and register now to save with our special earlybird rate.

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The Media Lab is the hands-on space at the CBAA Conference, where you can pick up new skills or refresh on some old ones to take back to your station.


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