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July 23, 2014
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2014 Learning Conference Agenda Announced: Jeff Smulyan Kick-off Keynote!

The 39th annual Conclave Learning Conference, in partnership with the Minnesota Broadcasters Association, is November 14 & 15th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites, Airport-Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.  The day-and-a-half event kicks off with a Radio & TV Career Fair and Air Check Clinic on Friday afternoon, November 14, followed by a special keynote from Emmis Communication’s President/CEO Jeff Smulyan (pictured here) on the NextRadio® mobile platform. A gala reception concludes the first day of the combined MBA and Conclave Learning Conference. Read on for details about Saturday, November 15!

2014 Conclave Learning Conference Partners with MBA

The 39th annual Conclave Learning Conference has been announced for November 14 & 15th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites, Airport-Mall of America in Bloomington, MN! The Friday/Saturday Learning Conference will be held in partnership with the Minnesota Broadcasters Association for the first time, ever! A complete agenda can be found elsewhere on this website. To register for the Learning Conference at the introductory tuition of $249 (good until 9/1/2014), click here; MBA members may connect directly with the MBA for discounted tuition.  Attendees may secure their rooms at the Crowne Plaza directly by clicking here (use group code: "CON" to receive a discounted room for just $99 single/double while supplies last). For more information about the Crowne Plaza, click here.

Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites to host 2014 Conclave Learning Conference

The Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Airport-Mall of America in Bloomington, MN has been selected by the Conclave Board of Directors as the site for the 2014 Conclave Learning Conference, November 14 & 15, 2014. Discounted sleeping rooms at the Crowne Plaza are available for $99/single-double plus tax FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! To reserve a room, click HERE 

TEN MEMBERS ADDED TO CONCLAVE BOARD!

The Conclave has added 10 new members to its Board of Directors for 2014-15. Joining the Board for the first time are:

  • Drake Donovan, voice actor/producer (Pittsburgh),
  • Lori Lewis; Digital And Social Media Strategist at Jacobs Media (Detroit);
  • Steve Linder, Pres. of Lakeland Broadcasting (Willmar, MN);
  • Ronnie Stanton, Brand Manager at Corus Entertainment (Vancouver);
  • Brad Steele, PD at KEEZ/Mankato, MN;
  • Phil Strider, independent Affiliate Relations/sales broker (Green Bay, WI);
  • Roger Utnehmer, Pres./CEO at Nicolet Broadcasting & County Daily News (Sturgeon Bay, WI);  
  • George Woods Founder/CEO of www.radiogeorge.com (Kansas City, MO).

Rejoining the Board are programming veteran Michael Fisher (Chicago) and Bob Goff, OM at WCWI/Adams, WI. Incumbent Board members include Conclave Chairman of the Board Mark Bolke, National Software Sales Manager at RCS (Minneapolis); Conclave veteran Jane Dyson (Minneapolis); Harv Blain, consultant at Vallie Richards Donovan Consulting (Chicago); Tom Kay, Conclave Exec. Dir. Emeritus (Minneapolis); and Dan Spears VP/Industry Relations at BMI (New York). The new members will begin their duties immediately!

ANNOUNCING THE 2014 CONCLAVE GIVING PROGRAM!

The 2014 Conclave Giving Program, The Friends of the Conclave Giving Campaign, is now underway. Are you eyeing deserving charities to help with a donation? The non-profit Conclave keeps education flowing to all industry members, helping radio stay vital and dynamic. Your contribution helps the Conclave stay alive & vital, AND it is tax deductible. For more on the Giving Program, read on...or to make an immediate donation of ANY AMOUNT, click the DONATE button in the left menu.

NOTE NEW CONCLAVE ADDRESS, EFFECTIVE MAY 28, 2014!

With Bob Shannon's departure as Executive Director, the Conclave's mailing address has changed. The new mailing (and UPS/FedEx) address is: 4532 Douglas Drive N, Minneapolis, MN 55422. The Conclave phone remains the same: 952-927-4487. To reach Conclave Chairman of the Board Mark Bolke, call 914.259.4719 or email mark@theconclave.com. Conclave Executive Director Emeritus is Tom Kay. He can be found at 952-927-4487 or via cell at 612-220-4487. Email: tomk@theconclave.com!

NEWS ABOUT CONCLAVE 38!

Did you miss last summer's Conclave 38 - The Learning Conference in Minneapolis? Fortunately, our friends from the industry trades reported on the event for those not able to attend…and for those in attendance who wished to review the highlights of the 3 day event (July 17-19, at the Doubletree Park Place Hotel). To see what they had to say, read on!

Past Conclave TATTLER Issues Now Available

The TATTLER - the official Conclave weekly newsletter - ceased publication in December (2012). However, past issues may be read or downloaded at no charge by clicking HERE. Issues detailing some important history of the Conclave (as well as the comings and goings of radio friends of the Conclave) since 2002 are available in pdf form.

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