As the year comes to an end the CMTO team is reflecting on all of the community broadcasting sector conferences we attended in the last few months. We presented many workshops, learned lots, and had the opportunity to connect with so many wonderful people. Read on to hear about our experiences at each conference.
Adelaide, Karuna Land
The South Australian Community Broadcasters Association’s annual conference, organised in part by CMTO’s Project Manager- Leadership & Enterprise Charlotte Bedford, is always a great start to the end of year conference season! The CMTO staff in attendance had a wonderful time attending the Bilby Awards and learning about the community broadcasting community in South Australia.
CMAA - CONNECT
Gold Coast, Yugambeh Land
CMTO Training Managers Mikaela Ford and Jason Vellelley headed to the sunny Gold Coast to attend the CONNECT Conference, hosted by the Christian Media Arts Alliance. They attended many exciting sessions and got to meet the participants of this year’s NEXUS Leadership Development Program, including the rural, regional and remote participants whose fee was subsidised with the help of CMTO funding.
Adelaide, Karuna Land
The annual Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Conference was also held in Adelaide this year, with many from the CMTO team in attendance. We presented multiple sessions throughout the conference on topics including collaborative training and mentoring for people with disability, disaster preparedness, strategic planning, and youth audience engagement.
The team valued the opportunity to engage with people from across the sector during the conference and celebrate the achievements of community broadcasters at the CBAA Awards Dinner.
FNMA - CONVERGE
Canberra, Ngunnawal/Ngambri Land
Pathways and Partnerships Manager Mikaela Ford also attended the CONVERGE conference hosted by First Nations Media Australia this year. Highlights for Mikaela included:
- Hearing from empowering leaders in our media about our strengths and continued resilience in the wake of a 'No' vote
- Collaborating with our sector partners to deliver the 'Setting Up Training at Your Station' workshop. Special thank you to our friends at Goolarri, 3KND and CBF
- Catching up with mob all around the country, meeting new and reconnecting with friendly faces
Chatswood, Cammeraygal Land
Finally, just this month, CMTO Training Manager Jason Velleley attended the Technorama Roadshow, Technorama’s annual conference. It was three days packed with learning and information about the broadcast technology sector and all attendees came away with many new insights.