Conference 2019

The 2019 SACBA conference was a great success with over 100 community radio people coming together at the Lakes Resort to talk, to learn, to share and most of all to laugh!

Registration form here

Don’t miss out, last year’s event sold out!

Our 2019 conference will be held on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 August 2019, by popular request we return to the Lakes Resort at West Lakes, Adelaide. 

Conference Sessions include:

Friday Station Tours & Food & Drinks 2.45pm – 9.30pm

Hugely popular tours of metro stations, join the mini bus tour and visit 5 very different stations. Start at the Lakes Resort and travel to WOW fm, 1079 Life, Three D Radio, Fresh 92.7 and Radio Adelaide. The tour concludes with food and drinks hosted at Radio Adelaide, after which you can hop on the bus back to West Lakes or make your own way from the city (Cinema Place).

 Saturday sessions: from 8.30am

 Community Radio Network with Andrew McLellan

Get content for your station or program through the CRN. Andrew McLellan from the CBAA explains how the CRN works and give examples of the kind of content you can access.

Community Broadcasting Foundation with Dean Linguey

Join CBF Grants Administrator Dean Linguey and SACBA’s Tim Borgas in a roundtable discussion about the grants process. In this session, Dean will take you through the CBF grants process and answer your questions and provide advice, examples and tips on how to make your applications stronger.

Community Media Training Organisation with Charlotte Bedford

The future of our sector depends on strengthening governance, nurturing leadership skills, and diversifying income for financial sustainability. This session covers the ways that the CMTO can support training at your station and provides an opportunity to contribute to the development of our governance, management and business development program.      

Voice coaching with Marilyn Bodycoat

Two sessions from Marilyn Bodycoat, one basic one advanced. Marilyn has over thirty years’ experience in voice coaching and is currently the Adelaide voice coach for the ABC and Channel Nine. Get real time feedback on your voice with tips to help you improve. As usual, numbers restricted, register at the conference.

Do You Need a Station Manager – panel

Hear from our panel of community radio representatives who discuss the pros and cons of having a station manager, whether a volunteer or paid employee.

Station Automation, What happens when nobody’s there – panel

Join our panel of community radio representatives who discuss the automation systems they use, their benefits and problems.

Exploring Diverse Sexualities and Gender Expression with Logan Bold

A session to learn and comfortably ask the questions you might be too scared to ask about representing sexuality and gender within your station.  By exploring a range of phobias, and their real world implications on our communities, Logan shows us how community radio stations have an important role in challenging discrimination and being great models of inclusivity.

Herding Cats aka Managing Volunteers with Barbara Chappell

Managing volunteers requires a particular balance of interpersonal skill and communication while also adhering to legislation and CBAA Codes of Practice. So what happens when things go awry, emotions flare and rationality goes out the window? Barbara shows us some tricks of the trade to restore calm from the chaos.

SACBA AGM 4.30 – 5.30pm

Bilby Awards 5.45 onwards

Pre Dinner Drinks & Chat (purchase own drinks)

Awards Dinner (purchase own drinks)