The new Chief Executive Officer of ARRL, Howard Michel, WB2ITX, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Ham Radio University (HRU) educational conference, which will mark its 20th anniversary on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The event, which serves as the ARRL New York City/Long Island Section Convention, will be held in the Hillwood Commons Student Center on the campus of LIU / Post college in the New York City suburb of Brookville, Long Island from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, with Mr. Michel delivering his remarks at 12:00 noon. HRU will include nearly thirty informational forums moderated by local experts in a broad range of Amateur Radio activities, including: Assembling an Amateur Radio Station; Communicating through Amateur Radio Earth Satellites; Remote Station Operating Over the Internet; Emergency Communications, and three hands-on workshops on Cable Theory and RF Connectors; Ethernet Connectors; and Test Equipment. Presented in cooperation with LIU / Post public radio station WCWP 88.1FM (www.WCWP.org), HRU 2019 is a day of activities at which some 300 hams will share ideas, experiences, knowledge and fellowship, In addition to the forums and workshops, there will be a VE session in the afternoon for individuals who would like to take an FCC license examination to become a ham radio operator or upgrade their amateur radio license. Ham Radio University is supported by numerous radio clubs and related organizations in the New York City - Long Island area. They will have displays in a Club Room and provide information about their licensing classes, public service events and other amateur radio activities. Further information and the forum schedule is on line at: http://www.HamRadioUniversity.org There will be free parking and a cafeteria will be open for breakfast and lunch. A suggested donation for attendees is $5.00.