2017 ABA Annual Conference

Friday, August 18:
(Registration opens at 8:30am)

8:30am-6:30pm    Exhibit Floor Open (one day only)      
8:30am-5:00pm    Engineering Seminar
9:00am-10:15am   Keynote:  Generational Diversity – Kristin Scroggin
10:30am-11:45am Personal Safety – Dawn Hendricks
10:30am-11:45am Nielsen TV: Future of Audience Measurement – Jeff Wender
10:30am-11:30am Music Licensing Panel – Kevin Goldberg, Bill Velez, Shawn Donilon
11:30am-12:00pm  SoundExchange in Detail – Travis Ploeger
12:00pm-1:30pm   Chairman’s Luncheon
1:45pm-3:15pm    Leadership Lessons for Managers – Chris Lytle
1:45pm-3:15pm    Grass Roots Lobbying 101 – Shawn Donilon, Paul Housel
3:30PM-4:45pm Nielsen Audio: “The Path to Purchase Auto Study” – David Chipman
3:30pm-4:45pm    TVB: Consumer Influence – The Digital Truth – Brian Wexler
3:30pm-4:45pm    Radio: Selling Against Cable – Rob Russo
3:30pm-4:45pm    FCC & Legal Review – Scott Johnson, John George
3:30pm-4:45pm    Safety Around Live Wires/Baldwin Electric Membership Cooperative
5:00pm-6:30pm    President’s Reception

Saturday, August 19:
(Registation opens at 7:30am)

8:30am-9:00am General Assembly (Annual Business Meeting)
A vote will be conducted to elect new representatives to the Board of Directors. 
Member stations have one vote each.
8:30am-10:00am News: Understanding Brand, Building Audience – Debora Wenger, Hank Price
9:00am-10:00am Safety Around Live Wires – Baldwin Electric Membership Cooperative
9:00am-10:00am Personal Safety – Dawn Hendricks
9:00am-10:00am TVB Resources for Account Executives – Brian Wexler
9:00am-11:45am Tackling the Big Programming Problems – Alan Burns
10:00am-11:00am News: Writing Writing, Reporting and Producing – Suzanne Black
10:15am-11:45am Building Relationships Your Competitors Can’t Steal Pt. 1 – Chris Lytle
11:00am-11:45am Copyright Considerations for Music in Newscasts and Production – Kevin Goldberg
12:00pm-1:30pm Broadcaster of the Year/Hall of Fame Luncheon
1:45pm-3:00pm Building Relationships Your Competitors Can’t Steal Pt. 2 – Chris Lytle
1:45pm-3:00pm Radio: Selling Against Cable – Rob Russo
1:45pm-5:00pm News: Writing, Reporting & Producing – Suzanne Black
3:15pm-5:00pm Generate Buzz+Revenue With Your Small Market Radio Station Website-Jim Sherwood
3:15pm-5:00pm TV: Selling Against Cable – Rob Russo
4:00pm-5:00pm Personal Safety – Dawn Hendricks
5:00pm-6:00pm Closing Reception

denise-vickersWe always send a lot of people to the ABA conference because we firmly believe it is a great investment in our team members’ professional development that pays dividends for our station. The sessions help them hone their skills at a very affordable cost. It’s a win-win-win.

Denise Vickers
News Director
WHNT-TV Huntsville

mark-bunting“We work very hard to find opportunities for our staff that will help them improve and grow in their respective fields. Our goal is to find programs which will help them better understand our ever changing industry and become more aware of the needs of our customers as it relates to what we have to offer.

Mark Bunting
General Manager
WSFA-TV Montgomery

minea-bakerSales training is very important for our sales team and we appreciate ABA for featuring seminars specifically targeted towards sales. The team enjoys the annual conference and always feel they have learned something new.

Minea Baker
General Sales Manager
WCOV-TV Montgomery


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