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All events at the Renaissance Austin Hotel unless otherwise noted.

Schedule subject to change.

Schedule for August 10, 2016
Title Time Location Speaker(s) Description
Golf Tournament 8:00 am River Place Country Club Join us at a new location! The tournament provides time for players and sponsors to go through the whole course, connect with clients, renew old…
MusicMaster Genius Day 10:00 am San Marcos Rm. Drew Bennett, Learning & Dev. Director, MusicMaster; Joe Knapp, President/CEO, MusicMaster; Marianne Burkett, Sales/Scheduling Consultant, MusicMaster; Jesus Rodriguez, Sales/Scheduling Consultant, MusicMaster The Genius Day will be hosted by Learning and Development Director Drew Bennett with very special appearances by MusicMaster Creator/President/CEO…
TBEF Silent Auction 12:00 pm Lobby Level, Arbor Nearly 40 prizes up for grabs benefitting the TBEF Scholarship Fund - For the next generation of Texas Broadcasters! Prizes include: Texas Rangers…
Troubleshooting the Broadcast IP Network 1:00 pm Sony Rm. Wayne Pecena, CPBE, Texas A&M Univ. Download handout This tutorial will provide a structured approach to IP network troubleshooting by using a layered approach modeled after the…
TAB Show Opening 2:00 pm Glass Oaks Ballroom Oscar Rodriguez, TAB; Roy Spence, GSD&M and The Purpose Institute TAB President Oscar Rodriguez welcomes delegates with highlights of TAB’s successes this year, followed by a Keynote Address from Roy Spence,…
The State of Play on Measuring TV Everywhere 3:30 pm Nexstar Rm. Steve Walsh, comScore Local; Jeff Wender, The Nielsen Company With TV Everywhere well underway, how are comScore and Nielsen’s measurement tools and strategies performing? Learn how the measurement of…
The Four Questions 3:30 pm Social News Desk Rm. Fred Jacobs, Jacobs Media Download presentation All media are being disrupted by technology and changing consumer behavior.  The advent of DVR’s, streaming video…
Emergency Alerting in the Age of IPAWS 4:30 pm Rio Steel Rm. Al Kenyon, FEMA; Gregory Cooke, FCC; Matt Straeb, GSS Download IPAWS presentation (.ppt) Download FEMA presentation Big changes are afoot in the EAS world now that Congress has adopted IPAWS legislation…
Network Architectures and Standards for Television Production over IP 4:30 pm Sony Rm. John Mailhot, Imagine Communications Over the past several years, the prospect of producing and managing television using Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) IP equipment and computing…
Idea Exchange: Monetizing Social Media 4:45 pm Social News Desk Rm. Michael Pettiette, CBS Houston; Jill Josephson, Social News Desk View presentation links “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” – Steve Jobs Do your clients ask you for…
Creating an Office Culture that Breeds Success 4:45 pm Nexstar Rm. Brad Deutser, Deutser Your company's culture affects all aspects of your business - from sales and promotions to production. Brad Deutser works with leaders to…
Kick-Off Party 6:00 pm Ballroom A Everyone loves a party – and this is TAB’s biggest! Mix and mingle with your fellow colleagues and enjoy live music from BMI artist…
TAB Golden Mic Club Banquet 7:30 pm Wedgwood Rm. Dale Hansen, Sports Anchor, WFAA-TV DFW Join club members for a memorable night of food, fellowship and fun. Event is open to ALL CONVENTION ATTENDEES - members of the Golden Mic Club may…
Schedule for August 11, 2016
Title Time Location Speaker(s) Description
Community Service Awards Breakfast 7:30 am Ballroom A Congressman Michael McCaul; Ben Downs, Bryan Broadcasting; BG Tracy Norris, Texas Army National Guard Celebrate the shared commitment of the Texas Army National Guard and Texas broadcasters to keeping Texas communities safe in times of crisis. Texas…
TBEF Silent Auction 7:30 am Lobby Level, Arbor Nearly 40 prizes up for grabs benefitting the TBEF Scholarship Fund - For the next generation of Texas Broadcasters! Prizes include: Texas Rangers…
Technologies for HDR and WCG in Production and Distribution Applications 8:00 am Sony Rm. Hugo Gaggioni, Sony High Dynamic Range is the new buzzword in the television industry and everyone wants to understand what it is and how it fits into their broadcasting…
Tower Safety 8:00 am Rio Steel Rm. Sim Kolliner, KTVT/KTXA-TV Dallas-Fort Worth Download presentation... There is always risk in building and maintaining the "Big Iron" towers we use in broadcasting.  However, there are…
How to be the Fastest Delivering News in the Multi-Platform World 9:00 am San Saba Rm. Lew Blanchette, Snell Advanced Media Covering news stories fast in a world full of smart phones/devices brings challenges that journalists and editors face when turning a story around…
Exhibit Hall Showcase 9:00 am Rio Grande Exhibit Hall Exclusive time to visit the 124 exhibit booths at TAB's Trade Show.
The Power of Your Personal Brand 9:30 am Nexstar Rm. Brandeis Hall, RAB Are you using digital tools to their fullest?  Social Media?  Online video testimonials?  A marketing blog?  Personal…
Recruit and Retain to Win 9:30 am Social News Desk Rm. Kelly Wirges, ProMax Training & Consulting Download session handout Finding the best possible people who can fit within your culture, produce results and contribute within your organization is…
10 Things to Know about the Auto Industry 9:30 am Nielsen Ballroom Fred Jacobs, Jacobs Media Strategies Download presentation The “connected car” space continues to radically evolve, from inside of the car to the way that dealers are…
Midway to AM Revitalization 10:00 am San Marcos Rm. Gregg Skall, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP Download presentation The first FM translator auction is done and the next is just starting. Find out how the FCC’s AM revitalization effort is…
TV Spectrum Repack 10:00 am Rio Steel Rm. Jay Adrick (moderator), GatesAir; Don Doty, FDH Velocitel; Cindy Cavell, Cavell Mertz & Associates, Inc.; Christopher Wieczorek, T-Mobile Download presentation (.ppt) With the television spectrum auction underway and repacking not far behind, it is time to take a final look at the…
How to Calculate Return on Investment in the Client’s Own Language 10:45 am Nielsen Ballroom Paul Weyland Download presentation Mismanaged expectations about results is one of the two main reasons that local direct decision makers cancel. In this session…
The 2016 Election: Great Disruption and Lessons in the Road Ahead 10:45 am Nexstar Rm. Matthew Dowd, ABC News; Terri Gruca, KVUE-TV Austin The 2016 Presidential election has stunned political strategists, pundits and reporters alike. ABC News’ chief political analyst, who was one…
New Measures of Vigilance for FCC Regulatory Compliance 11:15 am Sony Rm. Scott Flick, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Dick Pickens, ABIP Inspector, Microcom Systems, Inc.; Steve Sandlin, ABIP Inspector, Broadcast Technology Consultants Woe be to the GM or engineer who thinks a little slack in FCC compliance is allowable now that Texas has one less FCC field office.  Enforcement…
Into the Clouds! Is there a Silver Lining or Could it be a Thunderhead? 11:15 am San Marcos Rm. Lance Parr, Lanco Technical Services More and more functionality of the broadcast facility can now be hosted remotely, "In the cloud."  From traffic and billing systems to music…
MPU5: The World’s First Smart Radio 11:30 am San Saba Rm. Jim Ocon, Persistent Systems Download presentation Designed for ENG, the MPU5 uses patented Wave Relay® MANET routing to provide multi-hop IP connectivity between multiple…
Exhibit Hall Lunch 12:00 pm Rio Grande Exhibit Hall Enjoy lunch while visiting TAB's exhibit booths. Lunch tickets must be purchased in advance - $20 each ($30 after July 6) There is no on-site…
Annual Business Meeting 1:00 pm Nexstar Rm. TAB leaders report on the state of the association, announce annual Board election results, and identify the primary issues facing Texas broadcasters…
Indexing Your Content for Distribution & Advertising Insights 1:15 pm San Saba Rm. Drew Hilles, Veritone; Todd Alan, Westwood One Come learn more about Veritone...Powered by Westwood One. Veritone…Powered By Westwood One captures your broadcast to the cloud allowing you…
When the Emergency Comes to YOU 1:45 pm Sony Rm. Gil Garcia, iHeartMedia Austin; Ricky Price, KCBD-TV Lubbock; Edgar Zavala, KPRC-TV Houston Stations usually cover emergencies, but sometimes disaster strikes right at home. Three life-long broadcast engineers share their tips and insights on…
ATSC 3.0 by Leaps, Bounds, SFN 1:45 pm Rio Steel Rm. Kevin Gage, OneMedia One Media’s Kevin Gage outlines the buildout of the ‘Next Gen” Single Frequency Network for implementing technologies for the…
Navigating Copyright Law and the New Webcasting Royalty Regime 2:00 pm San Marcos Rm. David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP; Travis Ploeger, SoundExchange Using music in your station operations can become tricky very quickly! We’ll look at paying under the new webcasting royalty rates, and the…
Coffee Break 2:00 pm Rio Grande Exhibit Hall
Simplifying the Digital Sales Process 2:00 pm Social News Desk Rm. Michael Pettiette, CBS Houston View presentation links... Buyers like to buy from sellers that are easy to buy from.  In this presentation, we will talk about the ways that…
How to Spell SuCCCess 2:00 pm Nielsen Ballroom Kelly Wirges, ProMax Training & Consulting Download session handout Download session slides This inspiring and enlightening session focuses on the key aspects most directly related to an…
Understanding the Multi-Generational Workforce 3:15 pm Nexstar Rm. Brandeis Hall, RAB Never before has there been such a diversity of generations coexisting in the workforce. Each has different learning and communication styles,…
NAB Regulatory Update 3:15 pm Rio Steel Rm. Rick Kaplan, National Association of Broadcasters The NAB’s point man for the FCC provides insights on the myriad challenges facing the industry at the Commission, from the spectrum repack and…
Crafting a Cybersecurity Strategy that Works 3:15 pm Sony Rm. Chris Homer, PBS Download presentation Communications security experts have now identified nearly 2,000 ongoing weaknesses in work environments that could paralyze a…
Radio Done Differently 3:15 pm Social News Desk Rm. Paul Brenner, NextRadio Download presentation The value of data attribution through the NextRadio App is another huge step forward for FM stations, listeners and…
Exhibit Hall Happy Hour 4:00 pm Rio Grande Exhibit Hall Grab a free drink at our Exhibit Hall Happy Hour!
TABE Meeting 5:00 pm Sony Rm. Meeting of members of the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators.
Chairman’s Reception 7:00 pm Ballroom B Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvre with TAB's 2016 Chairman Roger Bare before heading to the Awards Gala.
Awards Gala 8:00 pm Ballroom A Lara Logan, CBS News Join friends and broadcast colleagues from throughout Texas for a great evening featuring presentation of TAB’s biggest awards: Pioneer of…