Deadline for Conclave Learning Conference Early Bird Rate Approaches

August 27, 2014


MINNEAPOLIS—The deadline to save $50 on Early Bird Registration for The 2014 Conclave Learning Conference is Aug. 31, 2014; the special rate is $249. Register here.

The 39th annual conference will be held Nov. 14-15, 2014 at the Crown Plaza Hotel Airport in Minneapolis, presented in partnership with the Minnesota Broadcasters Association. MBA members are eligible for discounted tuition and should contact the MBA office directly for details at (612) 926-8123.

The day-and-a-half conference will feature keynotes from National Association of Broadcasters President/CEO Gordon Smith and Emmis Communication''s President/CEO Jeff Smulyan on the NextRadio mobile platform. A gala reception concludes the first day.

Three learning tracks are planned. The Programming and Talent Track will feature interactive sessions emphasizing advanced talent development. The Management Track will focus on adapting to emerging platforms, improving management skills and how to enhance employee recruitment and retention. The Sales Track will cover everything from the basics to developing new digital revenue streams.

Currently confirmed speakers and faculty include: • Joel Burke, KCBI Dallas• Moon and Staci, KS95 Minneapolis• John D''Amico, WBZZ Pittsburgh• Gregg Skall, FCC Counsel Washington• David Moore, Entercom Madison • Lori Lewis, Jacobs Media• Tim Burt, CBS Radio St. Louis/Tim Burt Media• Mark Levy, Revenue Development Resources• Terry Moore, MBA Counsel• Paige Nienaber, CPR Promotions• Mark Pennington, WRIF Detroit• Justin Case, Benztown Media• Jeff Davidson, WDSY Pittsburgh • Michael Pearson, KTWN Minneapolis• John Dooley, Minn. Dept of Homeland Security• Katey McGukin, Woolam P1 Learning

Saturday includes kick-off keynote, a luncheon and a send-off cocktail reception to end the day.

The Minnesota Broadcasters Association represents more than 340 radio and TV stations throughout Minnesota.


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