Over the last couple of months, the CMTO team have been attending Community Broadcasting Sector conferences all around the country. It has been fantastic to reconnect with the sector face-to-face while also having the opportunity to present multiple sessions. Read on to find out about our experiences at each conference.
In early September the South Australian Community Broadcasters Association held their national conference in Adelaide. The conference was organised by our very own Projects Manager; Leadership and Enterprise, Charlotte Bedford. The team had a ball at the Bilby Awards and loved the chance to gain a closer connection to community radio stations across South Australia.
National Training Manager Jason Velleley had the opportunity to head to the Gold Coast for Christian Media and Arts Australia’s CONNECT conference. He presented at the NEXUS Leadership Session and enjoyed the experience of this conference.
CMTO had representatives in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne for this year’s new version of the Technorama conference - Technorama Roadshow. Charlotte, Mikaela and Anita all presented fantastic sessions and were thrilled to meet all the up-and-coming broadcast technical talent in the sector.
CMTO also delivered a training session at Goldsounds Music Conference in Castlemaine this year. Trainer Jane Gazzo delivered the session “Talking to a Stranger: Music Interviewing Skills” and was incredibly well received.
The end of October found most of the CMTO team at sunny Cairns for the Community Broadcasting Association Of Australia’s annual conference. It was great to see people from all over the community broadcasting sector come together after a couple of years away.
CMTO delivered multiple sessions and panels throughout the conference speaking about many topics including; station policies, codes of practice, empowering people with disability, community radio newsrooms and social media.
Finally our Pathways and Partnerships Manager Mikaela Ford was able to head to Alice Springs for First Nations Media Australia’s CONVERGE conference. Head here to read more about her time there.