IEEE Broadcast Technology Society

The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) is one of more than 40 technical societies you can join as an IEEE member. BTS sponsors two major IEEE conferences each year — the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting held in the spring, and the IEEE Broadcast Symposium held in the fall. The symposia provide a great opportunity to exchange new information and network with colleagues from around the world.

BTS is dedicated to advancing electrical and electronic engineering not only by maintaining scientific and technical standards, but by educating our members through various meetings, presentations, events, conferences, and training programs.

As the incredible pace of change in our field continues to generate new challenges and opportunities, BTS provides an ideal way for our more than 2,000 members to stay current. At its core, BTS is a community of learning. It’s a place where broadcast engineers from across the spectrum —undergraduate students to tenured professors, world-renowned researchers to industry leaders — can find engaging and enriching educational opportunities.

Besides hosting tutorials at the NAB Show and IBC each year, BTS offers specially designed programs at various times and locations throughout the year. Our newest course, “IP Video for Broadcast Engineers,” launched to rave reviews from students. The one-day course provides a detailed look at the key technologies used to transmit video signals over IP networks. The IP video course joins “Bridging the Gap: Video and IT Technology for Engineers,” a two-day interactive seminar designed to address the knowledge gap that exists in many modern broadcast facilities between technologists who have deep experience in traditional video broadcast and those who have specialized knowledge of data processing and computer networking.

Also, through the Distinguished Lecturer Program, members can invite a lecturer to speak at a chapter meeting. Members can choose from more than 15 distinguished lecturers who among them offer nearly 50 presentation topics.

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