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2019 Early Television Convention

The 2019 Convention was held May 3-5 at the Early Television Museum in Hilliard.

Thanks to all our volunteers and presenters. Without you the convention would not be possible.

See you next year.

Here is a summary of the convention:

Attendance: 130 (120 in 2018)
Saturday Dinner: 65 (65 in 2018)
Auction Sales $3,970 ($21,556 in 2018)
Donations $2,737 ( $4,658 in 2018)
Net income to ETF $5,983 ($18,157 in 2018)

 

Wayne Bretl's Photos
Convention video coverage
Auction results

Here is information on the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Conventions.

Schedule

Events in gray were at the museum and those in green at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center

Friday, May 3

 
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Meet other collectors at the museum. Demonstration of sets in the Museum's collection. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Saturday, May 4

7:30 am – 8:00 am Swap Meet setup
8:00 am – 11:00 am Registration and Swap Meet
9:00 am - 12:00 noon Live Auction
12:00 noon – 12:30 pm Buffet Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm Presentations
  Visions from the West: History of Early Television in St. Louis John Coleman
  Reverse Engineering the mysterious REM Cathode Recovery Unit and CRT Tester Matt D'Asaro
  CBS Television City Tour (1953), a film produced by : Edward R Murrow and Fred W Friendly Ralph Sargent
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 4:15 pm Presentations
  Television Coverage of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II Richard Wirth
  Charles Francis Jenkins: A Closer Look at His Life and Contribution to Early Television Carl Dole
  Celebrating Television's Longest Remote: The July 1969 Apollo 11 Broadcast From the Moon James O'Neal
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Presentation of an unopened Motorola EVR to the museum by Olin Shuler.
5:30 pm Deadline for purchasing CT-100 drawing tickets
6:00 pm CT-100 Drawing
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner

Sunday, May 5

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of sets in the Museum’s collection.
10:00 am - 10:30 am Early Television Foundation Annual Meeting
10:30 am – 11:00 am  Meeting - CRT rebuilding at the museum