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The schedule below is still in progress and subject to change. Check back for updates!

Schedule for August 1, 2018
Title Time Location Speaker(s) Description
Golf Tournament 8:00 am River Place Country Club Join us at the beautiful River Place Country Club! More than 6,600 yards of rolling hills, twisting creeks and rocky canyons comprise this memorable…
TAB Show Opening: “Discover Your Swagger” 2:00 pm Nielsen Ballroom Derron Steenbergen, The Swagger Institut Do you let life steal your joy?  Have you forgotten how amazing you really are?  Have you forgotten how great it is to be in this…
IP Supersession 2:00 pm Room 208 Stan Moote, The IAB The future is here and it’s all IP! Hear directly from the “IP Rock Star” how a single IP technical standard helps broadcasters,…
IBM’s Watson: Test Case on Voice Recognition for Real-Time Captioning 3:30 pm Sony Room (205) David Kulczar, IBM Watson Medi TV stations continue to seek ways to deliver accurate, real-time captioning without breaking the bank. Find out how AI may be coming to the rescue.
Podcast Publishing Standards 3:30 pm Room 208 Nathan Gibbs, Abilene Christian Universit This session will survey the state of podcast production methods, listening trends and advertising. Also learn about key podcasting features in Adobe…
Digital Best Practices 3:30 pm Sinclair Room (203/204) Adam Armbruster, ESA & Compan Want to be able to create effective client digital campaigns that work? Need ideas on how to position “digital” to clients? Tired of…
Facebook Reality Check: Is There Real Money to be Made? 3:30 pm Nexstar Room (201/202) Jed Williams, Local Media Associatio There is no disputing the reach and scale of Facebook. But with recent changes to the algorithm and local media’s place in the News Feed in…
Video Streaming Radio Broadcasts of Sporting Events:  ONE Plus ONE = Three 3:30 pm Room 207 Bill Countryman, Keystone Broadcasting;Vance Harrison, Oklahoma Association of Broadcaster With new technology, video streaming is now readily available for any sports broadcasts.  In this session, you will learn why a video presence is…
The Continuing Evolution of TV Audience Measurement 4:45 pm Room 209 Kelly Abcarian, The Nielsen Company;Adam Bush, comScor The TV industry’s leading audience measurement companies continue to refine their methodology and technology. Learn what these changes mean for…
IP Transition Case Study 4:45 pm Sony Room (205) John Bradford, Tektroni Like all new broadcast technologies, Video Over IP has been promoted as a next revolutionary step that will solve multiple technical problems. …
Using the Internet to Generate More Sales Leads 4:45 pm Nexstar Room (201/202) Seth Resler, Jacobs Medi Most broadcasters still rely on the outdated method of “prospecting” to generate sales leads. In the digital age, there’s a more…
Surviving to Thriving in Sales: Changing your Career in 60 Minutes 4:45 pm Sinclair Room (203/204) Derron Steenbergen, The Swagger Institut In one short, fast paced hour (jam packed with content!) you will learn strategies to effectively maneuver this crazy sales maze.  Derron…
IP Delivery of Remote Broadcasting/Unlicensed STL Opportunities 4:45 pm Room 208 Chris Crump, Comrex;Tony Peterle, WorldCast Systems;Jeff Holdenrid, DoubleRadius;Denver O'Neal, Sun Radio Foundation;Dallas Yenawine, HDTVdish, Inc As telcos continue to phase out ISDN lines, IP audio codecs are growing in power and features while reducing costs and increasing connection…
Kick-Off Party 6:00 pm Lone Star Ballroom D Everyone loves a party – and this is TAB’s biggest. Join us this year for a performance from Austin-based artist Mobley! Check out his…
Golden Mic Club Banquet 7:30 pm Brazos Room Chet Garner, The Daytrippe Seven-time EMMY® winner Chet Garner takes guests on a fun and trivia-filled trip through some of Texas’ most enjoyable communities as…
Schedule for August 2, 2018
Title Time Location Speaker(s) Description
Leadership Breakfast 7:30 am Lone Star Ballroom D Gordon Smith, NAB President/CEO;BG Tracy Norris, Texas Army National Guar Both in service to local communities and influencing major public policy affecting our industry, Texas broadcasters showed up in a BIG way over the…
Spectrum Repack Insights & Outlook 8:00 am Nexstar Room (201/202) Brett Jenkins, Nexstar;Don Doty, Stainless/FDH-Velocitel;Casey Joseph, LS telcom;Jay Martin, Dielectric;Hillary DeNigro, FC The Repack is upon us! Station group CTO’s and tower company strategists share their insights into the process now underway and their outlook…
Demo: DAC System Antenna Monitoring System - Save Money & Increase the Safety of Your RF Station 9:00 am Room 207 Pietro Casati, DAC Syste The new, innovative and patented monitoring system of DACS gives the operator early notification of malfunctions and allows the instant identification…
Exhibit Hall Showcase/Coffee Break 9:00 am Griffin Hall Exclusive time to visit the 137 exhibit booths at TAB's Trade Show.
Trade Show Open 9:00 am Griffin Hall
The Power of You 9:30 am Room 211/212 Kelly Wirges, Promax Training & Consultin This inspiring and enlightening session focuses on the key aspects most related to an individual’s success!  Participants learn how to stay…
Adding It All Up: The Impact of Measuring Radio’s Total Audience 9:30 am Room 208 David Chipman, The Nielsen Compan There is rampant fraud in the digital ecosphere and most do not understand how that actually works.  While many fear local radio is on its way…
FCC Legal Update 9:30 am Nexstar Room (201/202) Scott Flick, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman;David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knaue The FCC’s historic deregulatory posture has helped clear a lot of cobwebs from their rules, but that doesn’t mean anything goes. This…
Monetizing ATSC 3.0: The Many Ways to Sell and Profit from Next-Gen TV 9:30 am Brazos Room Jeff Wender, The Nielsen Company;Steve Lanzano, TVB;Brett Jenkins, Nexstar Media Grou Geo-targeting, addressable advertising, point and click purchasing…how will local TV stations sell in the Next-Gen era? What kind of…
ATSC 3.0: Constructing the First Single Frequency Network 9:30 am Sinclair Room (203/204) Fred Baumgartner, ONEMedia/Sinclair Broadcas ONEMedia and its broadcast partners are building the first of what will be a series of Single Frequency Networks operating in a variety of…
Building FM Translators 9:30 am Sony Room (205) Ben Downs, Bryan Broadcasting;Mike Wenglar, KULP-AM El Campo;Steve Comer, Broadcast Works;Scott Johnson, Fletcher Heald & Hildret AM stations have a potential lifeline with FM translators thanks to the FCC. Find out how to plan your translator build-out for optimum performance…
Demo: Breaking News Over IP With New JVC Connected CAM 10:45 am Room 207 Edgar Shane, JV New 2/3” camcorder GY-HC900 equipped with a powerful communications engine that truly makes News-over-IP a reality with a streamlined ENG…
Building Your Personal Brand 11:00 am Room 211/212 Sarah Frazier, Entercom Houston;Bianca Bucaram, Bucaram Public Relations;Sally Ramirez, KHOU-TV Houston;Dr. Laura Murillo, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerc Career advancements and success depend entirely on your reputation and record of success. Hear first-hand from top-notch executives on the leadership…
Broadcast Content and Advertising in the Era of Connected Cars and Smart Speakers 11:00 am Brazos Room Fred Jacobs, Jacobs Media;Sam Matheny, NAB PILO Two of the industry’s leading technologists share their insights on how connected cars and smart speakers are influencing stations’…
Design Realities: Is Your Technical Core Ready? 11:00 am Sony Room (205) Sim Kolliner, KTVT-TV DF As we make our way through the data (IP) transformation of our business, the Technical Core will change quicker than anyone can imagine. While we…
Emergency Planning vs. Execution: Lessons Learned from the 2017 Hurricanes 11:00 am Sinclair Room (203/204) Scott Price, KFDM/KBTV-TV Beaumont;Marty Scruggs, Univision Houston;Ron Adair, TEGN Station engineers and news directors share how Hurricane Harvey and other 2017 storms have influenced their emergency plans for protecting their…
Automotive 2018 – “Getting Under the Hood” 11:00 am Nexstar Room (201/202) Adam Armbruster, ESA & Compan Are you up to speed on how dealers will make more money selling fewer cars than in 2017? Dealers will have to because there will be 700,000 fewer…
Exhibit Hall Lunch 12:00 pm Griffin Hall Enjoy lunch while visiting TAB's exhibit booths.
Demo: Successfully Produce and Distribute Content Over the Public Internet and Unmanaged IP Networks 1:15 pm Room 207 Florian Kolmer, AVIWES Broadcast production teams are always looking for ways to contribute and distribute video between the field and master control. The traditional…
Annual Business Meeting 1:15 pm Room 208 Step-in for a quick snapshot of TAB’s top state and federal policy priorities for 2019 and welcome the newly elected Board officers and…
Finding Your Niche 1:30 pm Room 211/212 Tami Honesty, Radio One Dallas;Christine Escobar, Univision Austin;Tucker Young, Bryan Broadcastin Nearly every successful professional will tell you they never dreamed they’d wind up where they are because they started on a completely…
Coffee Break 2:00 pm Griffin Hall Visit the 137 exhibit booths at TAB's Trade Show!
How Programming & Sales Can Collaborate to Create Winning Interactive Campaigns for Clients 2:00 pm Sinclair Room (203/204) Seth Resler, Jacobs Medi In the digital age, it’s never been more important for sales teams and programming departments to come together to develop winning solutions…
Sales GPS 2:00 pm Nexstar Room (201/202) Kelly Wirges, ProMax Training & Consultin Anyone who has traveled and tried to navigate their way around unfamiliar territory will agree that GPS (Global Positioning System) is a top 10…
C Band Registration/5G 2:00 pm Sony Room (205) Howard Fine, SCFCC, Inc Could your station go off the air? Are your licenses correct? If not, the new licensee could get the STL channel and you might be out of luck! Find…
PSIP in an ATSC 3.0 Universe 2:00 pm Brazos Room Ruben Araza, Triveni Digita Understand the technical challenges and considerations as they relate to the management of Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) metadata…
Demo: Understanding Linear On-Demand Personalized Video Streaming 2:45 pm Room 207 John King, Bitcentra FUEL™ is an innovative digital platform that delivers video assets in a dynamic linear stream personalized to each viewer. The delivery system…
Future of Broadcast Engineering: Bringing RF, Video and IT Together 3:15 pm Nexstar Room (201/202) Sim Kolliner, KTVT-TV DFW;Sam Matheny, NAB;Tom Cox, iHeartMedi With engineers retiring in droves and broadcast technology evolving at an increasingly rapid pace, learn how TV and Radio stations alike are finding…
Squeezed: Wireless Mics Post-Repack 3:15 pm Sony Room (205) Max Francis, Lectrosonics;Howard Fine, SCFCC, Inc The spectrum auction and repack has nearly squeezed out wireless microphones. This discussion addresses how stations can determine where their mics…
Afternoon Keynote: “The Extra Mile” 3:15 pm Nielsen Ballroom Glenn Morshower The Extra Mile introduces the importance of retaining a heightened percentage of playfulness and fun to elevate your level of joy and illumination in…
Exhibit Hall Happy Hour 4:00 pm Griffin Hall Grab a free beverage at our Exhibit Hall Happy Hour!
TABE Business Meeting 4:30 pm Room 207 Meeting for members of the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators
Chairman’s Reception 6:30 pm Nielsen Ballroom Enjoy beverages and hors d'oeuvre with TAB's 2018 Chairman Julie Pruett before heading to the Awards Gala.
Awards Gala 7:30 pm Lone Star Ballroom D Join friends and colleagues for a great evening featuring presentation Texas broadcasting's most prestigious awards. Pioneer of the Year: Brad…