Official Notice: 2019 MBA Annual Membership Meeting

800 W Railroad St.
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
Pier B Resort Hotel
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:00 PM - Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:00 PM (CDT)


  • Members and Associate Members: $150
  • Non-Members: $200
  • Opening Reception & Happy Hour for Member Guest: $25 
  • Membership Dinner for Member Guest: $70

Event Details

Official Notice of MBA Annual Meeting: Join us for our Annual Membership Meeting in Duluth, MN! Broadcasters from across the state will come together for this day and a half conference to learn from industry experts, to hear the latest legislative update from state and federal counsel, and to network with fellow MBA members.

Tuesday, October 8th: Happy Hour Welcome Reception at Grandma’s

  • 5-9pm Registered members receive two drink tickets and heavy appetizers, casual dress. 522 Lake Ave South, Duluth, 55802

Wednesday, October 9th: Day 1 Annual Meeting & Member Dinner 

  • 7:30-8:40am Registration, Breakfast, & Vendor Network
  • 8:40am Welcome Mayor Emily Larson
  • 9am Diving into Digital: How Broadcasters Can Be Successful in a Digital World
  • 10am Refresh & Renew with P1 Learning’s Katey Woolam
  • 10:45am The Why & Why Not of Advertising: Mark Anfinson on CBD Oil, Trolls, Gambling, and more!
  • 11:45-12pm Break & Vendor Network
  • 12pm Plated lunch & Keynote Speaker Adam Sharp: Defining Broadcast Excellence in the Digital Age
  • 1:30pm Annual Business Meeting
  • 2:30-2:40pm Break & Vendor Network
  • 2:40pm Workforce Recruitment: Building a Pipeline
  • 3:30pm The NAB in Conversation with FCC Hotline’s David Oxenford
  • 4:15pm Stakeholder Roundtables: Mini-presentations and Q&A with MBA Stakeholders
  • 5:30-6:30pm Networking Social at Kitchi Gammi Club
  • 6:30-9pm Member Dinner with entertainment by BMI artist, Anna Schulze

Thursday, October 10th: Day 2 Annual Meeting

  • 7:30-8:15am Breakfast & Vendor Network
  • 8:15am Committee updates and Open Discussion with Members
  • 9am NCSA/PEP Partner Presentations: National Guard and Explore MN Tourism
  • 9:30am Podcast like a Pro with Thom Woodley and Stephen Perlstein
  • 10:15am The Game Plan: How to Engage Audiences and Build Revenue in Sports
  • 11am 2020 Legislative Update: Tom Hanson in Conversation
  • 11:45am Close

Come for the Annual Meeting and stay for Catalyst Content (formerly ITV Fest) festivities, October 9-13th. For scheduling, visit

To book your hotel at Pier B, call (218) 481-8888 and ask for the Minnesota Broadcasters Annual Members Conference rate, or confirmation number 90852. Rates range from $159-$199/night. MBA has a limited number of rooms so please reserve as soon as you are able.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring? MBA is seeking sponsorships from $500-$3,000.


Thank you to MNCDHH for underwriting the Annual Meeting's Welcome Message


Additional Information
Event Contact:
Wendy Paulson
Contact Organization:
Minnesota Broadcasters Association
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