2016 CBAA Conference

More 2017 CBAA Conference workshops announced

Helen Henry, 28th July 2017

Workshops on documentary making and digital radio transformation have been added to the growing 2017 CBAA Conference program.

Offering an action-packed 2-day program, the CBAA Conference features  sessions on everything from community engagement, field recording, and succession planning to culture-building and inclusion. It's your chance to get the latest on what's happening in the sector, network with broadcasters from all over Australia and learn from sector leaders, experts and your peers. 

Two more workshops have just been announced today, covering content making and technology:

Talking 'Digital Transformation'

Following an overview of radio digitisation (DAB+) to date and current planning, join as a panel examines various aspects of ‘digital transformation’ and community radio operations. How does the use of digital technologies impact on the operation of stations, inform content creation and production, or change connections with audiences and communities? How are stations utilising the opportunities of digital platforms to broaden or focus areas of content across multiple broadcast and online platforms? Are digital technologies and spaces creating fresh approaches to community access and engagement, training, participation or producing more diverse content? Presented by the CBAA's Digital Radio Project (DRP) team.

All You Need is an Idea! National Features & Documentary Series

The CBAA’s National Features and Documentary Series is an annual showcase of new work from emerging producers and is the biggest initiative of its kind in the country. It’s suited to anyone who has a great idea for a radio feature but needs help in planning and producing it. Participants receive industry-standard radio training through the Community Media Training Organisation, support from an experienced mentor, payment for their work, and national distribution via the Community Radio Network. Come along to see a selection of work produced this year and get tips for applying for NFDS in 2018, including what makes a good story, the creative use of sound and how you can develop your pitch. NFDS is supported by the Community Broadcasting Foundation. Presented by the CBAA’s Community Radio Network (CRN) team.

These workshops will sit amongst others including:

  • The Power of Connecting to Your Local Business Community
  • Radio Replay – A Revolution for Australian Music and Programming
  • Build From Your Strengths with a Station Content Strategy
  • How To Recruit Amazing New Board Directors with Diversity From Your Membership and Beyond
  • Tech Boot Camp for the Non-Technical: What You Need to Know About Your Station's Stuff
  • CBF Grants: Outcomes, Ideas and Tips

As well as other sessions including our keynote by Tania de Jong - Voices of Innovation - The Power of Positive Human Collisions.

Find out more and register now to save with our special earlybird rate.

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Are you an emerging Australian community radio producer? Apply now to make a docco, get training, national distribution and paid for your work.


The 2016 National Features and Documentary Series and CRN Segments Series 3 are now open for applications.


The CBAA's National Features & Documentary Series (NFDS) gives new and emerging community radio producers the opportunity to make a radio feature for national distribution, receive mentoring from experienced producers and be paid for their work. All you need to enter is a great idea!