Put the 2017 ABA Annual Conference on YOUR calendar now!
August 18 – 19
Hyatt Regency – Hoover
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)
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
Here are three good examples of why you and your team should attend
|We 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.
|“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.
|Sales 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.