Annual Meeting and lunch for voting membership (meeting Invite to be sent separately). This meeting will include Articles and Directors to be elected. Preparation information will be sent to the Voting Membership, the week of October 5th.
1:00 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
What impact does the 2020 General Election have on broadcasters? John Reich and Tom Hanson from Winthrop & Weinstein will give you some insight.
2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
There are many issues facing engineering today. Join Chris Tobin of Newark Public Radio, Kirk Harnack of the Telos Alliance, and Jeff Welton of Nautel for a discussion of engineering during a Pandemic. This session will be moderated by Taylor Barker of Pioneer PBS.
Human Resources Panel
3:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Diversity, equity and inclusion discussion with Chief Diversity Officer from the NAB, Michelle Duke and VP of Human Resources from Hubbard Broadcasting, Brenda Smeby.
State of the State of Broadcasting into 2021
4:00 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.
Meet and greet with NAB executives and their look at the state of the state of broadcasting for 2021 with the President and CEO of the NAB, Senator Gordon Smith along with Shawn Donilon from the NAB's Government Relations team.
Virtual Happy Hour
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Recognizing MBA Board Chair, Mary Niemeyer, Prizes and Happy Hour!
Wednesday, November 11
Coffee and Conversation
8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation with Congressman Tom Emmer on the newly formed Broadcasters Caucus along with PEP program recognition awards.
Virtual Sales Needs Analysis
9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
How do you conduct a virtual needs analysis? This is a great session for Radio and Television sales teams and it will be hosted by the Managing Partner for The Center For Sales Strategy, Matt Sunshine. Matt is the author of, "Getting Prospects to Raise Their Hand" and Forbes magazine lists Matt as one of the 20 Speakers You Shouldn't Miss The Opportunity To See.
Review of Political Landscape
10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
The most important, recent developments on breaking news! Now that we have your attention, don't miss First Amendment Attorney, Mark Anfinson and FCC Legal Counsel, David Oxenford as they talk you through media law...yes, it will be entertaining!
Digital Landscape Panel
11:00 a.m. -12:25 p.m.
The time is now. A Digital Landscape Panel. This session will feature the VP of Content and Distribution at TPT, John Daenzer and Executive Director of Digital at Leighton Broadcasting, Kelli Frieler and AJ Mansour, Director of Digital Media at iHeartMedia. The panel will be moderated by the Managing Editor at KMSP FOX9, Mike Durkin. They will discuss topics in podcasting, social media, content, revenue and offer up best practices for digital in a post-pandemic world.
Minnesota State High School League Updates
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Minnesota State High School League updates heading into the Winter High School Sports Season with MSHSL Communications Director, Tim Leighton.
Lunch and Prize Giveaways
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
MBA Board Chair, Mary Niemeyer introduces 2021 MBA Board Officers, prizes and wrap-up.