Annual Conference

Our Annual Conference & National Hospital Radio Awards are going virtual for 2021.

We're pleased to announce that bookings are now open for our Annual Conference.

We hope you'll be able to join us from the comfort of your own home on the weekend of Friday 19 and Saturday 20 March.

With 6 seminars lined up for Saturday, you will be able to learn and network with like-minded volunteers. We'll cover topics ranging from advocating young trustees to your board and volunteer recruitment and retention. There will be the opportunity to join in with a Q&A after each seminar to put your questions to the hosts.

As well as seminars, Broadcast Radio will be running a demo/interactive session on some of their products. There will be an opportunity to mingle in break-out rooms and find out how other member stations have adapted during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tickets cost £15 per delegate (Including access to the National Hospital Radio Awards) and can be purchased by clicking the link below.


Conference begins at 7pm on Friday 19th March, in conversation with...

Jo Russell & Paul Sylvester

Jo Russell will be chatting to Paul Sylvester about his journey from hospital radio to becoming Content Director at Absolute Radio. Jo knows all of Paul's secrets, so this conversation could go in any direction!


Alan Dedicoat & Ken Bruce

HBA Patron Alan Dedicoat will be in conversation, chatting live with BBC Radio 2's Ken Bruce about his life and career in broadcasting.


Here's a taster of what to expect from our virtual conference. We will update this section with more seminars as and when they are confirmed.

Practical Ways to recruit and retain volunteers

Saeed Atcha MBE DL, CEO of Youth Leads UK and Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester started his career in radio - first at community station, Bolton FM and then at various stations in the Wireless Group. Alongside his radio career, Saeed has led a number of voluntary sector organisations including those in youth and health. Saeed's Seminar will focus on the practical ways you recruit and retain volunteers - especially young people.


Advocating Young Trustees

Join Mita Desai, Young Trustees Movement Programme Manager and Sam Smette, HBA Trustee and Chairman of member station, Radio Horton, to explore some of the challenges charities face in recruiting and retaining young trustees, advocating the benefits of board diversity, and burst some of the myths around the roles of trustees, sharing their knowledge and experience.


Remote working options with Myriad 4 and Myriad 5 - Broadcast Radio

The team at Broadcast Radio will be giving us an insight into how Myriad 4 and Myriad 5 can help with advances in remote working.


10 Things You Didn't Know About Small Scale DAB - Viamux LTD

John and David from Viamux LTD explain all about Small Scale DAB.


Voicetracking - What is it and what are the benefits to your stations and presenters?

Matt Wade delves into the realms of voicetracking, highlighting the benefits for both presenters and your station.


How have you adapted during the Coronavirus pandemic?

We'll highlight some of our member stations and how they've adpated during the Coronavirus pandemic. You will be able to watch their experiences through videos, created by stations, between seminars.


Broadcast Radio

The team at Broadcast Radio will be running an demo/interactive session on some of their products.


LPFM (Low Power FM) Transmission Systems

Broadcast Transmission Engineer Neil Luckham takes us through the equipment and installations required for Hospital services on FM, and the likely costs.


The Small Print

Content and seminars are subject to change and cancellation at short notice. Times for seminars will be confirmed in due course. Please keep coming back to this page or keep an eye on our social media channels to get the latest updates.  You may want to consider signing up to our newsletter too. Last Updated: 20:42 8th March 2021