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Smith, Smulyan to Keynote Conclave

Learning Conference, Minnesota Broadcasters collocating November events

Gordon Smith

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith will keynote the Conclave Learning Conference this fall.

The 39th annual Learning Conference is slated for Nov. 14–15 in Minneapolis; the Minnesota Broadcasters Association and the Conclave are collocating their events this year at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites in Bloomington, Minn.

Smith will deliver a keynote address on Nov. 15. MBA President/CEO Jim du Bois said attendees are looking forward to hearing Smith’s “vision for the industry’s future as it adapts to rapidly changing media consumption habits and a shift to mobile distribution platforms.”

The day-and-a-half Learning Conference kicks off with a radio and television career fair and air check clinic on Friday afternoon, Nov. 14, followed by a keynote from Emmis Communication’s President/CEO Jeff Smulyan on the NextRadio mobile platform.

Three learning tracks are planned for Saturday, Nov. 15 covering programming, management and sales.