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PREC 2024 - April 11 & 12 at the Tuscany Suites Hotel i
n Las Vegas preceding the NAB Show

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 PREC Registration
Registration for the Public Radio Engineering Conference, includes all presentations, meals, and Night Owl session. In person attendance is planned. Our regular rate applies after January 1, 2024.
11 - 12 April 2024
Tuscany Suites and Casino
255 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV  89169
After January 1, 2024 APRE Members $350
Non-APRE Members $380
Registrants will receive a special rate at the Tuscany Suites Hotel. Details provided soon after your registration is processed.

APRE Engineering Awards Dinner - April 12, 7pm

APRE Members: $110
APRE Non-Members:  $140

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Scholarship Application is Open!
Thanks to generous sponsorship, several scholarships will be available from the Association of Public Radio Engineers for those interested in attending the Public Radio Engineering Conference 2024 in Las Vegas just prior to the NAB Show 2024. If you're new to public radio tech, or havn't been able to attend the PREC for the last 5 years, apply now! 
Learn more: Apply for a Public Radio Engineer Conference Scholarship by clicking the button below:

APRE PREC 2024 Scholarship Application

Engineering Achievement award for 2024

This honor is to be awarded to a single individual for “outstanding contributions” to the art and/or science of radio engineering that has made a “significant impact on, or improvement in”, the state of the public radio industry and will be presented Friday April 12, 2024 at the Public Radio Engineers Conference Dinner in Las Vegas. Do you know a deserving candidate? Submit their name by clicking the button below:

Engineering Award Nomination Form

The Association of Public Radio Engineers is now accepting proposals for presentations for the Public Radio Engineering Conference (PREC) to be held April 11th & 12th, 2024 with both in-person and virtual attendance options.

PREC is an educational conference. We are looking for technical presentations that are neither marketing, nor promoting a specific product, company, or service.  The attendees are highly technical and attend the conference to find innovative ideas, solutions to problems, and educational enrichment to carry back to their stations. Our goal is to offer a variety of presentations based upon peer knowledge & experiences, manufacturer solutions, and educational papers that will benefit the public radio broadcast engineering community.

TOPICS:  Including but not limited to - Emerging technology & techniques; RF theory and innovations of antennas & transmitters; audio production techniques and solutions; operations including automation and traffic systems; STLs and studio links; console technology; SNMP; budget planning; legal issues & compliance and advocacy; virtualization; facility upgrades; remote studio operation & production; digital services including video, streaming, podcasting, news coverage, and more. Presentations from members about major projects and project planning are also welcome.

DETAILS:  Session slots are typically 30-45 minutes with an additional 10 minute Q&A period at the end of the presentation.  

WHEN/WHERE: Las Vegas, NV  at the Tuscany Suites, April 11-12, 2024.

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL: To submit your proposal, fill out the form found here: It will be reviewed by the PREC Presentations Committee. We are accepting proposals through January 5th, 2024, or until all slots are filled with approved presentations.

PLAN FOR IN PERSON & VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE: It is our intention for PREC 2024 to be an IN-PERSON event with an option for virtual attendance. PREC’s virtual option has been well attended and we received lots of positive feedback from attendees. In person is better, but our virtual option is a close second! Members have already indicated that they would like a virtual option to save time and money for their station. Please consider how your proposed presentation will be received by our virtual attendees. 

While many of our attendees may be virtual, it is expected that our presenters will be in-person. Some virtual accommodations may be available in extreme circumstances, but presenters should expect to be at the Tuscany suites on April 11-12, 2024.

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If you have any further questions, you can reach the committee at

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jim Gray

APRE PREC Presentations Committee Chair

APRE Honors David Layer

The Board of the Association of Public Radio Engineers is pleased to announce that the awardee of the 2023 APRE Engineering Achievement Award is David Layer, Vice President, Advanced Engineering for the National Association of Broadcasters.

The APRE Engineering Award is granted on an annual basis to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the art and/or science of radio engineering that has made a significant impact on, or improvement in the state of the public radio industry.

According to APRE President Victoria St. John, “In the midst of the dramatic changes in our industry over the past several years, David has been a great and supportive colleague to the public radio engineering community. David’s service to all broadcasters has been exemplary.”

The Award will be presented at the final event of the upcoming Public Radio Engineering Conference, April 13 and 14 at the Tuscany Suites Hotel, Las Vegas just before the 2023 NAB Show. Details available at the APRE Website Reservations for the 2023 APRE Engineering Awards Dinner alone can be made at the PREC Registration Page.

David Layer

The Public Radio Engineering Conference is generously supported by:

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