WABE (Western Association of Broadcast Engineers) has set dates for a virtual edition of its annual conference, Nov. 4-5. WABE has set an admission price of $25 for delegates. It’s also considering in-person, socially distanced, meetups for members in select cities on Nov. 6, dependant on interest. Registration is set to open soon.
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SMPTE has introduced a new logo and website. The changes are part of the organization’s reinvention to be more accessible through educational offerings, standards work, and networking events, as well as promote greater diversity, equity, and inclusion within the industry. The society has taken a first step by being the industry’s first standards body to scrub its documents and replace technical terms that could be considered racially offensive with more accurate and thoughtful language. In terms of standards work, changes include focusing on more software-oriented standards and using more software-based tools to manage and streamline the standardization process. SMPTE is also augmenting its rigorous standards development process with new models that allow members and the public at large to contribute to various documents. SMPTE says its evolution will also be evident at this year’s technical conference, SMPTE 2020: “Game On”, a virtual event running Nov. 10-12. Available to members around the world, special pricing options are designed to eliminate cost as a barrier.