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"I thoroughly enjoyed the Cleveland Ennes Workshop! I appreciated the diversity of information and the people in attendance from different areas of broadcast technology. It is always nice to congregate with your peers in technology. Sometimes the individual personal experiences shared in person can be just as educational as the program that brought you together!"

- Louis Johnson IV, CPBE

Ennes Educational Foundation Trust

What are Ennes Workshops?

2018 Workshops

Presentations at Ennes Workshops

Ennes Workshop Presenter Biographies

SBE Recertification Credit

Call for Papers

Bring an Ennes Workshop to Your Area

What Past Attendees Had to Say

Justifying Professional Development


What are Ennes Workshops?

The Ennes WorkshopsTM were created in 1991 through the Ennes Educational Foundation TrustTM in an effort to bring affordable education to members locally. The Ennes Educational Foundation Trust, through its Education Foundation Committee, offers periodic workshops and seminars around the United States. Programs are typically one day in length (app. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and are very affordable. These programs feature multiple topics and speakers that provide television and radio engineers with the latest information in broadcast and media technology.  

El Paso Ennes Workshop, photo courtesy of Norbert Miles

May 2015

hosted by SBE Chapter 38


Indianapolis Ennes Workshop held during the Indiana Broadcasters Association on Thursday, November 1

Grounding and Lightning Protection Jeff Welton, CBRE, Nautel

Learn various aspects of facility grounding to reduce potential lightning damage as we review how routing and grounding conductors can improve a device's chance of surviving a transient event, how to lay out a new site or studio to minimize chances of lightning related damage, and discusses improving existing facilities within a budget.

Tower Safety Dave Benco, ERI Learn about the techniques used to evaluate the soundness of deteriorating guyed tower structures, and the engineering and execution of controlled tower drops.

CybersecurityWayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE, Texas A&M University - KAMU FM & TV Cybersecurity is no longer an afterthought for the broadcast station as exploit attempts often target broadcast facilities. It is essential that the broadcast engineer understand the foundations of cybersecurity to create a secure network infrastructure. In this presentation, you will learn the principals behind a secure environment and learn practical implementation techniques for your facility.

Safety and Security at Broadcast Facilities - Jason Rogers, Executive Director,
Delaware County Emergency Management, Preparedness for disasters - natural and man-made - has never been more important.  The safety and security of your studio and transmission facility require proper planning and awareness in case you face a situation when normal power and even gasoline supplies are not available.  Learn more about how to protect your station and the employees who work there.

Don't Miss the Indianapolis Ennes Workshop presented by The Society of Broadcast Engineers on November 1 at the IBA Conference at 502 East Event Centre Carmel

Registration is $40.  Deadline for registration is Friday, October 19.
 If you need a hotel room for the event, the IBA has a special rate of $109 per night at the Spring Hill Suites in Carmel (11855 N. Meridian Street, Carmel, IN, 46032). 

Rooms must be booked by October 19th to ensure the IBA rate.


Interested in hosting an Ennes Workshop?  Contact Cathy Orosz at

317-846-9000 or corosz@sbe.org.


Presentations from previous Ennes Workshops



 Topics       Presenters

  Here Comes Ethernet AVB!

 Steve Lampen, CBRE


  Case Histories in Lightning Protection and Grounding

 Dave Brender, P.E.

 Copper Development Association


  Newsgathering Transmission Techniques

 Eric McCulley

 Vislink, Inc.


 Efficient Codec Design, Internet Anomaly Correction and

 Embedded Cellular Technology Make Single Modem ENG Practical

 Joe Stack, CSRE, 8-VSB, CBNT

 DSI RF Systems


 Open Control and Mandatory with Dashboard

 John Naylor

 Ross Video Ltd.


 HD Radio™ Broadcast System- 4th Generation


 Tim Anderson, CPBE, DRB, CBNE

 Harris Broadcast


 Filters- The Building Block of Combiners

 Bob Surette

 Shively Labs


 Best Practices for Modern Transmitter Remote Control

 Peter Burk

 Burk Technology



 The Future of ENG Technology  Jon Landman



 Managing Social Media and Workflow for Broadcasters

 Brad Plant, CBT

 Ross Video Ltd.


 Next Generation TV Master Control – out of the box or


 Ashley Condon

 Florical Systems

 The Four Essential Pieces of the Radio Automation System Puzzle:

 How to select the correct system for your stations

 Patrick Campion

 ENCO Systems, Inc.

 Audio Compression – Are We Squeezing the Life out of Radio?

 Mary Ann Seidler

 Tieline Technology


 Spurs - Your Fault or Not?

 Bob Surette

 Shively Labs

 Emergency Alert Broadcast in the Digital Era

 Efraim Petel

 Alerting Systems Solutions, Inc.


 Newsgathering Transmission Techniques

 Kevin Dennis

 Vislink, Inc.

 Tomorrow's STL Today

 Jeff Holdenrid


 The Advantages of Electromagnetic Simulation  Matt Leland

 SPX Communication Technologies


Antenna and Lighting considerations for your Tower

Corey Edwards and David Shepard

Joint Presentation

Dielectric and Drake Lighting


SBE Recertification Credit

Attending an Ennes Workshop qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category G of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 

Call for Papers


The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) offers non-commercial, technical workshops throughout the year. Ennes Workshops are designed to attract broadcast engineers and engineering management from within several hundred miles to a one-day educational program.

Attendance ranges from 35-65. Workshops are planned in several cities across the U.S. each year. At times these are done in conjunction with a larger show, event or state broadcaster’s association event. Attendees are often engineers and others who do not go to the NAB Show or fall conventions.

Typically, presentations are around 45 minutes in length and there are separate radio and television program tracks for much of the day. We have great flexibility and encourage more tutorial-oriented programs of greater length, as well as topics of interest to both radio and television attendees. Presenters are selected based on providing a well balanced, informative and interesting program for those attending.

The SBE realizes that presenting at the Ennes Workshops requires a commitment of time and expense and we appreciate your contribution. This is an unique opportunity to reach a group of engineers on a personal basis in an educational setting.

To submit your topic, please send your idea in writing to:

SBE Education Director


Submissions should include:

Name of Presenter



Description / Brief Abstract

Approximate length of presentation in minutes

Day-time telephone number and e-mail address of presenter

Bring an Ennes Workshop to Your Area

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What Past Attendees Had to Say

"The best broadcast engineering education for the money!"
San Diego Ennes Workshop Attendee, October 2010

"First-class workshop"
South Florida Ennes Workshop Attendee, March 2010

"The Ennes Workshop plays a very important part in keeping up with today's technological advances in the broadcasting industry."

- Norbert Miles

El Paso Ennes Workshop Attendee, May 2012

“Topics were timely, substantive and efficiently presented...very cost-effective format. Kudos to all involved."

- Edward J. Miller, CPBE

Cleveland Ennes Workshop Attendee, June 2012


Justifying Professional Development

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