24th Annual Conference
19th Annual Scholarship Banquet
November 14-18,




Wednesday, November 14,
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Ribbon Cutting Reception (invitation only)

Thursday, November 15,

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration (Cotillion Court)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Reception (Topiary Room)
7:30 pm - until New Artist Showcase

Annual event coordinated by Barry Beale, Shantinique Records/Detroit that showcases talent looking for their launch to stardom. Some of the industry's top label executives will view live performances. Attendance is open to all registered conference radio and record industry professionals

Friday, November 16,

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration (Cotillion Court)
9:30 am - 11:30 am Workshop:
Cutting Edge Production Techniques: The latest technology and procedures in today's "digital production playpen". Get up to date on the fine art of using pro-tools, Selector and other production equipment.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Workshop: Annual College Workshop - Sponsored by MOTOWN Records
Edutainment: the Business of Music, Media, & Technology: Bev Johnson, AmandaTaylor, & Allen Johnston have put together an interactive experience designed to engage, challenge, and inspire young adults (Guest artist to be announced)
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Arbitron Focus Group
Jerry Boulding, VP, Programming AURN and Julian Davis, Director of Urban Radio Arbitron. Open to all attendees, this session will address specific user questions in the interest of enhancing current products. Ideas about future products and any suggestions relative to better service to Urban radio.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Reception
8:00 pm - until Awards of Excellence Scholarship Dinner
Honorees: Daisy Davis, WOWI; Ken Johnson, Cumulus Broadcasting; Hilda Williams, Virgin Records; Ken Wilson, J Records Annual fundraising event honoring the accomplishments of representatives from the broadcast and music industries and underwriting event for scholarships to minority communications students

Saturday, November 17,
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration (Cotillion Court)
9:00 am - 10:00 am General Session Meeting:
Judge Fad Wilson presiding
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Gospel Brunch
Come and get your SOUL FOOD!…get your day off to a great start with good food and soul stirring music. Awards Presentations: General Manager of the Year, Promotions Director of the Year, News Public Affairs Director of the Year, Gospel Label of the Year, Gospel Announcer of the Year and more.
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Workshop:
NTR, Another Way To Win
Moderators: Al Wallace, (Wallace Media), Ricky Walker(Universoul Circus), Teddy Astin (Tough Act Promotions) The focus is on the many available avenues to maximize non-traditional revenue (NTR) opportunities.
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Workshop: Format Face - Off
Moderators: Tony Grey (Grey Communications), Greg Street, WVEE/Atlantic Recording Artist This career building session focuses on innovative success strategies for both industries. What's the real value of small market radio in today's Music industry landscape? How important is accurate reporting and "spin control"?
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Reception
7:30 pm - until Annual Awards Banquet
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!