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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 Institute 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 IABM The future is here and it’s all IP! Hear directly from the “IP Rock Star” how a single IP technical standard helps broadcasters,…
Digital Best Practices 3:30 pm Sinclair Room (203/204) Adam Armbruster, ESA & Company 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 Association 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…
Design Realities: Is Your Technical Core Ready? 3:30 pm Sony Room (205) Sim Kolliner, KTVT-TV DFW 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…
Podcast Publishing Standards 3:30 pm Room 208 Nathan Gibbls, Abilene Christian University This session will survey the state of podcast production methods, listening trends and advertising. Also learn about key podcasting features in Adobe…
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 Broadcasters With new technology, video streaming is now readily available for any sports broadcasts.  In this session, you will learn why a video presence is…
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; Dallas Yenawine, Creative Satellite Solutions As telcos continue to phase out ISDN lines, IP audio codecs are growing in power and features while reducing costs and increasing connection…
IP Transition Case Study 4:45 pm Sony Room (205) Brendan Cline, BeckTV Transitioning to an IP-centric production environment promises great rewards, but it’s not for the faint of heart. This session addresses PTP…
The Continuing Evolution of TV Audience Measurement 4:45 pm Room 209 Kelly Abcarian, The Nielsen Company The TV industry’s leading audience measurement companies continue to refine their methodology and technology. Learn what these changes mean for…
Using the Internet to Generate More Sales Leads 4:45 pm Nexstar Room (201/202) Seth Resler, Jacobs Media 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 Institute In one short, fast paced hour (jam packed with content!) you will learn strategies to effectively maneuver this crazy sales maze.  Derron…
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 Event is open to all Convention Attendees with advance ticket purchase. Current Members of the Golden Mic Club may attend for FREE with ADVANCE…
Schedule for August 2, 2018
Title Time Location Speaker(s) Description
Leadership Breakfast 7:30 am Lone Star Ballroom D Gordon Smith, NAB President; BG Tracy Norris, Texas Army National Guard 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 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 System The new, innovative and patented monitoring system of DACS gives the operator early notification of malfunctions and allows the instant identification…
Exhibit Hall Showcase 9:00 am Griffin Hall Exclusive time to visit the 137 exhibit booths at TAB's Trade Show.
Adding It All Up: The Impact of Measuring Radio’s Total Audience 9:30 am Room 208 David Chipman, The Nielsen Company 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) The FCC’s historic deregulatory posture has helped clear a lot of cobwebs from their rules, but that doesn’t mean anything goes. This…
The Power of You 9:30 am Room 211/212 Kelly Wirges, Promax Training & Consulting This inspiring and enlightening session focuses on the key aspects mostly related to an individual’s success!  Participants learn how to…
Monetizing ATSC 3.0: The Many Ways to Sell and Profit from Next-Gen TV 9:30 am Brazos Room Anne Schelle, Pearl TV; Jeff Wender, The Nielsen Company 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 Broadcast 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 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, JVC New 2/3” camcorder GY-HC900 equipped with a powerful communications engine that truly makes News-over-IP a reality with a streamlined ENG…
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 PILOT Two of the industry’s leading technologists share their insights on how connected cars and smart speakers are influencing stations’…
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 Commerce Career advancements and success depend entirely on your reputation and record of success. Hear first-hand from top-notch executives on the leadership…
C Band Registration/5G 11:00 am 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…
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, TEGNA 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 & Company 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.
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 Broadcasting Nearly every successful professional will tell you they never dreamed they’d wind up where they are because they started on a completely…
Sales GPS 2:00 pm Nexstar Room (201/202) Kelly Wirges, ProMax Training & Consulting Anyone who has traveled and tried to navigate their way around unfamiliar territory will agree that GPS (Global Positioning System) is a top 10…
How Programming & Sales Can Collaborate to Create Winning Interactive Campaigns for Clients 2:00 pm Sinclair Room (203/204) Seth Resler, Jacobs Media In the digital age, it’s never been more important for sales teams and programming departments to come together to develop winning solutions…
PSIP in an ATSC 3.0 Universe 2:00 pm Brazos Room Ruben Araza, Triveni Digital Understand the technical challenges and considerations as they relate to the management of Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) metadata…
Squeezed: Wireless Mics Post-Repack 2:00 pm Sony Room (205) Max Francis, Lectrosonics The spectrum auction and repack has nearly squeezed out wireless microphones. This discussion addresses how stations can determine where their mics…
Demo: Understanding Linear On-Demand Personalized Video Streaming 2:45 pm Room 207 John King, Bitcentral 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 With engineers retiring in droves and broadcast technology evolving at an increasingly rapid pace, learn how TV and Radio stations alike are finding…
IBM’s Watson: Test Case on Voice Recognition for Real-Time Captioning 3:15 pm Sony Room (205) 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.
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!
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…