2017 ABA Annual Conference

Put the 2017 ABA Annual Conference on YOUR calendar now!
August 18 – 19
Hyatt Regency – Hoover

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Conference Registration cost:

Members – $70 per person per day (that’s $140 for both days)
Members Spouses/Guests – $70 per person per day (that’s $140 for both days)
Non Members – $100 per person per day (that’s $200 for both days)
Students/Instructors – $40 per person per day (that’s $80 for both days)
Engineers – $40 per person (Friday only)

Hotel cost:

ROOM REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 19TH!!!

Members – $100 per night*
Non Members – $153.90

*ABA will underwrite the cost of the room by $53.90 to allow members the $100 rate.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE THROUGH THE ABA EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING LESA RICE AT 800-211-5189 OR 205-982-5001.

Agenda as of 06-21-17

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

8:30am-6:30pm    Exhibit Floor Open

9:00am-5:00pm    Engineering Seminar

9am-10:15am      Keynote: Generational Diversity/Kristin Scroggin

10:30am-11:45am  Personal Safety/Dawn Hendricks

10:30am-11:45am  Nielsen Session for TV/Presenter TBA

10:30am-11:30am  Music Licensing Panel/Moderator Kevin Goldberg with 
Bill Velez, RMLC and Shawn Donilon, NAB

11:30am-12:00pm  SoundExchange in Detail/Travis Ploeger

12:00pm-1:30pm   Citizen of the Year Luncheon

1:45pm-3:15pm    Sales Training for Managers/Chris Lytle

1:45pm-3:15pm    NAB Grass Roots Lobbying/Shawn Donilon

3:30pm-4:45pm    TVB Sales Training for Managers/Brian Wexler

3:30pm-4:45pm    FCC & Legal Review/Scott Johnson & Kevin Goldberg

3:30pm-4:45pm    Safety Around Live Wires/Baldwin Electric Membership 
Cooperative

5:00pm-6:30pm    President's Reception
Saturday, August 19:
(Registration opens at 7:30am)

8:30am-9:00am     General Assembly (Annual Business Meeting)

9:00am-10:00am    Safety Around Live Wires/Baldwin Electric Membership 
Cooperative

9:00am-10:00am    Personal Safety/Dawn Hendricks

9:00am-10:00am    Sales and Use Tax for Alabama Broadcasters/Warren Maze

9:00am-11:45am    Sales Training for Account Executives/Chris Lytle

9:00am-11:45am    Tackling the Big Programming Problems/Alan Burns

10:00am-11:00am   How Millennials Consume News/Debora Wenger & Hank Price

11:00am-11:45am   Copyright Considerations for the Use of Music in 
Newscasts and Production/Kevin Goldberg

12:00pm-1:30pm    Broadcaster of the Year/Hall of Fame Luncheon

1:45pm-3:00pm     TVB Sales Training for Account Executives/Brian Wexler

1:45pm-3:00pm     Nielsen Audio: "The Path to Purchase Auto Study"
/David Chipman

1:45pm-5:00pm     News Writing, Reporting & Producing/Graeme Newell

3:15pm-4:00pm     Generating Buzz and Revenue with Your Small Market 
Radio Station Website - Jim Sherwood

3:15pm-5:00pm    Selling Against Cable/Rob Russo

4:00pm-5:00pm    Personal Safety/Dawn Hendricks

5:00pm-6:00pm    Closing Reception

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Here are three good examples of why you and your team should attend

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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