Broadcast Tech + Engineering NewsWABE 2024 registration officially open

WABE 2024 registration officially open

As we open registration to the 2024 WABE Convention, we’re thrilled this year to welcome new friends from diverse and vibrant media and entertainment technology sectors in Edmonton that goes beyond the conventional broadcasting.

Tessa Potter

WABE’s theme this year is Forging Ahead In Media’s New Landscape.” In an ever-evolving environment where technology continues to shape and redefine how we consume and interact with media, it is crucial that we come together to explore the latest trends, strategies, and tools that will drive us forward.

Media Gurus, Tech Wizards and Operational Experts mark your calendar for Sept. 23-25th as WABE welcomes you to the JW Marriott Hotel Ice District in Downtown Edmonton. 

Hotel and travel discounts can be found on our website and rooms fill up quick so book early!

WABE attendees come from a wide array of backgrounds, including broadcast, universities, government agencies, film, live TV production, corporate AV, marketing, and post-production to name just a few. This diversity not only enriches our convention but also mirrors the evolving landscape of media systems procurement and maintenance, and learning and connection are at the forefront of our convention agenda.

🌟 Step into the future of networking, engagement, and learning at this year’s convention!

🌟 Are you ready to dive into the heart of technology’s transformative journey? For the past two years, our Exhibit Hall has been the meeting place for innovation, showcasing the latest in media technology. But hold onto your seats because this year, we’re taking it up a notch!

📑 Single Stream of Papers – Say goodbye to FOMO! This year, we’re introducing a single stream of papers, ensuring that every attendee can soak in the wisdom of experts and actively participate in discussions on technology transformation. Get ready to be part of the conversation.

🎉 $10 Media Mixer – Calling all Media and Entertainment enthusiasts in Edmonton! Join us for our exclusive $10 Media Mixer, where we’re rolling out the red carpet just for you. It’s a rare chance to mingle and celebrate beyond the confines of the worksite, all while forging invaluable connections in the industry.

🏆 MET GALA Awards and Networking – Unwind with us and cross the ICE district Plaza to celebrate at our Media and Entertainment Technology (MET) GALA Awards on Tuesday! After honouring industry contributions, the night is far from over. Keep the momentum going with intimate networking opportunities and make new connections over a delightful evening of dinner, bowling, and games at A FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US.

WABE has been the go-to rendezvous point for teams across Canada for over seven decades. Here, former colleagues reunite, and prospective business connections thrive amidst the bustling exchange of insights between paper sessions and visits to the exhibit hall.

Attending WABE isn’t just about gaining insights into the latest technology shaping our businesses—it’s about finding a moment to reset and recharge. By coming together with fellow attendees, we rediscover our passion for learning and making a difference in our industries.

Here in Western Canada, our business culture is unique. It’s built on trust, personalized service, and a shared commitment to success. We understand the importance of long-term relationships and the value of shared wisdom. At WABE, we embrace these principles, knowing they’re essential for navigating a landscape where resources can sometimes be scarce.

Looking to break free from the limitations of workplace connections in video, audio, and digital media? At WABE, we understand the struggle. Here’s why you should join us:

  • Support for Local Business – We support local businesses and their workers in our region.
  • Opportunities for All – From students, new entrances to season contributors and retirees, everyone is welcome to attend and be a part of this community.
  • Education through interaction – Get up close with technology, learn industry standards, and build career-shaping connections.

Join us at WABE and immerse yourself in a community dedicated to driving innovation and shaping the future of media and entertainment. It’s more than just a conference—it’s your chance to redefine your path and make lasting connections.

Winnipeg Media Members and WABE friends, register and come out for our annual free Monday Meetup on May 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the Canadian Brewhouse on Kenaston Blvd.

Presentation from 7 – 8 p.m. by Roy Folkman of Cinesys on How AI will change the media industry. 

Thanks to our Sponsors DEMA, CineSys, & RCS for helping provide complementary snacks at this event!

Explore how to participate in WABE 2024. Together, let’s continue to build a community where every voice is heard, every innovation is celebrated, and every connection opens a door to new possibilities.

Warm regards,

Tessa Potter

President, WABE

Tessa Potter
Tessa Potter
Tessa is a broadcast technician who has spent 20 years working for a variety of wonderful folks in a challenging—but very rewarding—career in media. A Red River College Electronics Engineering Technologist grad, she is the one pulling cables in far off places at international sporting events, visiting a transmitter site on a winter day or solving technical problems with team members on a hockey game day. Working on the WABE Executive is a 6-year volunteer commitment that starts as Secretary Treasure, moves to President and then Past President. Tessa holds the roll for the next two years as President of WABE and with the committee is looking forward to helping the organization continue to meet its mandate. For more info, please visit

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