2010 National Regional Rural and Sub Metro Broadcasters Conference is huge success
The Southern Community Media Association has received wide praise for the success of the 2010 National Regional Rural and Sub Metro Broadcasters Conference.
The President of the Association Helen Bath said “It was very gratifying to get so much great feedback about the conference so quickly” This year the conference focused on making sure that Regional Rural and Sub Metro community stations had the best possible grass roots information available.” The 2010 conference had a new format that seemed to work seamlessly and provide all delegates with the maximum amount of opportunities to attend workshops and plenary sessions and gain the information that their station needed.
The weekend got off to a great start thanks to the efforts and hard work of the team from OAK FM who used their community networks to host the traditional free Welcome BBQ. Oak FM volunteers threw open their station to all visiting delegates as well as providing a great venue for people to get to know each other and kick off the weekend in an informal and friendly gathering. The networking was flowing and the food, refreshments and conversation made it a great event.
This year the conference did not have a keynote speaker as the informational opportunities were too many to not utilize every second the conference had to offer. It was apparent right from the start of the conference that delegates were there to learn, network and enjoy the friendly and open atmosphere of the event. Southern Community Media Association worked had to ensure that this year’s conference was arguably the best of the six annual events so far and the delegates went a long way to ensure that was the case. With delegates from every State in Australia, some travelling huge distances, it was apparent very early that this conference was going to be something special
This year’s conference dinner and X Awards presentation was a great night of food, wine, conversation and fellowship with delegates moving from table to table enjoying each others company and conversation. With yet again record numbers of entries into the X Awards the awards were presented under a new format that was very well accepted by all at the event. There were many happy faces as finalist certificates were presented and awards were handed out. Congratulations to all winners. All winners will be announced in a media release later today.
The final day of the conference saw record numbers of delegates stay around to be involved in plenary sessions and be involved in lively discussions on several topics. It was great to see so many stations so actively involved in the sessions and the conference in general.
The organising committee thanks ARFC, Air News, MJM Solutions, Klotz Digital and the team from Mind Frame for their continued support of the National Regional Rural and Sub Metro Broadcasters Conference. We also wish to acknowledge the great group of people who took time out of their lives to assist the conference by presenting a workshop, training session or plenary. It was fantastic to see the level of involvement, the reaction and the interaction to your presence at this years conference. Speakers at this years conference were: ACMA, David Wilson Business coach, Brad Ward, Michael McFeeters, Andy Ingram, Denise Kuchmar, The CBF, Di Richmond, ARFC, Air News, AMRAP, Helen Bath and Ray Hazen.
Of course that does not include the wealth of advice and information passed between delegates at various times through out the conference.
There is no doubt that this years National Regional Rural and Sub Metro Broadcasters Conference has laid a firm and substantial foundation for future conferences to grow and expand. If you attended this year’s conference, see you next year and thank you for helping to make this year’s conference great. If you were unable to be at this years conference perhaps this will inspire you to attend in 2011.
Date of release: 18-03-2010