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Call for Presentations: COMMTREND 2019 conference
: Trends & Technologies shaping the future of the communications industry

Dates: 23 & 24 October 2019

Venue: Gallagher Estate

In celebration of its 10th anniversary SACIA is hosting a multi-stream conference, COMMTREND 2019 that will examine the trends and technologies shaping the future of the communications industry across Southern Africa.

The COMMTREND 2019 Conference Programme will include presentations, panel discussions, and practical workshops. Streams (break-away sessions) and sub-themes within the conference include:

Technical Production & Live Events -sound, light, display, rigging

Content Creation - film, video, multimedia and social media

Event Safety - standards and practice; global trends and insights

ProAV - digital signage, AV/IT integration, video conferencing, case studies & the user experience

Broadcast - content creation, management & distribution, digital preservation

Telecoms - integration between broadcast and AV/IT technologies; networked AV solutions

Pro Audio - recording; post-production; live sound

Education - exploring challenges faced by educators working across all inter-related fields above

Leadership, Business & Governance

COMMTREND2019 is now inviting submissions from organizations, companies or individuals who are interested in submitting a paper or presentation. COMMTREND 2019 encourages presenters to focus on future trends and technologies and while imaging a future also raise concerns such technologies may bring to the Communications Industry in Southern Africa. While manufacturers and vendors are welcome to submit presentations, the presentations should not be structured to sell or promote a particular brand or product.

Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes allowed for Q&A. Preference will be given to case studies and research articles that are more practical (practice-based/practice-led).

The deadline for proposals is 15 June 2019, and submissions should be made using the template at


The programme committee will send authors feedback by 30 June  2019 and indicate whether their proposals have been accepted.


 If you have any questions, please contact the programme committee at



* Accommodation, travelling and subsistence costs are the responsibility of the presenters.

**Presenters grant SACIA the right to record and distribute their conference presentations, unless specified in writing.


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