For the first time, IABM will take its training sessions out of the classroom and on to the show floor at this year’s NAB 2015. Attendees can book a spot on one of a range of courses, and gain experience of different training options offered by the organisation.
Delivered through the team at IABM Training Academy, the topical courses include subjects at the forefront of the industry agenda, with sessions on Broadcast Technology Workflows and Understanding File Formats, which will take place prior to the exhibition opening.
The session on Broadcast Technology Workflows will address changing customer requirements as a result of the demand for automation of services in the future. Understanding File Formats will delve into explained current video and audio file formats, as well as their associated metadata and workflows.
The IABM training programme aims to address the shortage for training in the broadcast and media sector, which has been well documented, and its Training Academy is expanding rapidly and is delivering programmes all over the world. In addition to these brand new ‘at show’ training sessions, the IABM is planning further developments for 2015 and will launch a series of online courses later in the year.
Steve Warner, training manager, IABM said: “There is a clear appetite for broadcast training and in an industry that is going through such transformational and technological changes, the demand will continue to rise. We have deliberately selected topics that we know will provide valuable and topical knowledge to the industry.
“We also understand that not everybody has the ability to take time out of the office to attend courses – which is why we have decided to transport the sessions to the audience at NAB 2015. It will bring an element of convenience and also enables visitors to truly optimise their NAB experience.”
The courses will run 11-12 April, starting at 9.00am. IABM is offering exclusive show rates with courses costing $500 for IABM members, $550 for NAB associate members and $600 for non-members.