Friday, May 14, 2010


JULY 15-17, 2010
I am so excited to be speaking at the Conclave this summer! It was a great honor to be selected and I cant believe that my time slot is between Gary Marince/Arbitron and Jon Zellner Sr/Clear Channel, Jimmy Steal/Emmis Comm, Tom Land/Journal Broadcast Group, w/Moderator John Gehron. I am humbled and grateful to Jay Philpott for making it happen!
This will be an amazing Conference and a ton of Broadcast information...I promise you will walk away from my Seminar having 'Aha' moments! Hope to see you at "Are You Being Followed? Social Media in 2010 & Beyond-Social Media Strategy that Gets Results with Jessica Northey!"

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Conclave-A Brief History

Born as “The Upper Midwest Communications Conclave”, the organization was founded in 1976 as a regional gathering of communications professionals. It was incorporated as a 501c-3 non-profit entity in 1985. Throughout the years, the Conclave’s yearly Learning Conference has grown to attract many from beyond its original Midwest boundaries, and as such, is now known simply as the Conclave.

The Conclave is governed by a Board of Directors and employs an Executive Director to coordinate the Conclave and exercise the dictates of the Board. The Conclave conducts seminars throughout the year in keeping with its mission statement, and makes available on an annual basis broadcasting school and baccalaureate scholarships.

The value of these scholarships approaches $80,000 this year and includes scholarships to Brown College of Minneapolis, Specs Howard School of Communication Arts in Detroit and The McNally-Smith College in St. Paul. The Conclave offers three baccalaureate scholarships annually to students of accredited colleges and universities. The Conclave administers the Rockwell Award, recognizing individuals who have contributed to the rich legacy of the industry in broadcasting, communicating and mentoring.

The Conclave has been made unique by design to accommodate, nurture and protect the special needs of the Conclave’s most important communications resource – YOU!

Conclave’s Mission

“Through education, the Conclave’s mission is to improve the quality of broadcasting and related industries so they may better serve the public interest.”

What about your mission? The mission of your radio station -as stated in your license- is to best serve the public interest. Not your company’s best interests. Not your label’s best interests. But the best interests of the real owner of your frequency- your public! That’s why the Conclave’s mission is to help you learn how to best serve the needs of your listeners. In return, you invest in your career just as much as you invest in your industry’s future. Consider it our common mission. It’s what the Conclave is all about.

How Do I Get To the Learning Conference, the Conclave's focal conference?

The Conclave is the best conference value in the industry. Shop the others and compare and you’ll be convinced that the Conclave is the ultimate educational destination for all industry professionals.

What can I Expect from the Learning Conference?

The Conclave Learning Conference draws radio and music industry professionals, students, teachers, promotion companies, suppliers, syndicators and free agents. The Conclave is proud to provide an all-inclusive setting regardless of job title or job status. The gathering generally attracts 800+ people who attend over 40 sessions with an all-star caliber faculty. Past faculty has included industry luminaries such as Rick Cummings, John Gehron, Elroy Smith, Doc Wynter, Carl Gardner, Lon Helton, Joel Raab, Mike McVay, Sam Weaver, Jay Meyers and Ginny Morris. Past Keynote presenters have included Alan Colmes, Mitch Albom, Jessie Ventura, Sam Donaldson, Ralph Nader, G. Gordon Liddy, Bob Costas and Mike Veeck. The Conclave also hosts performances from legendary artists like Willie Nelson, Def Leppard, Nickelback, Styx, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn, Tantric, Theory of a Deadman, Three Days Grace, Amy Grant, Michael McDonald, Blue County and REO Speedwagon. Enough said – We’ll see you in Minneapolis!

Is the Learning Conference the only Conclave learning/teaching experience?

Absolutely not! In addition to the Learning Conference, the Conclave annually presents TalenTrak, a one-day seminar expressly created for air talent in all formats, dayparts, and market sizes. Details of the 2010 TalenTrak are forthcoming.

So, the Conclave is just about conferences and scholarships?

The Conclave also presents on-line opportunities through its webinars. Begun in 2008, Conclave Webinars have quickly become the industry's number one destination for on-line learning. Look elsewhere on this website for details regarding the next Conclave webinar.

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