The Conclave

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  • Wednesday, July 26th

9am - 4pm


5pm - 6pm


Networking Panel: Make The Most Out Of Conclave

From radio events to the use of social and digital platforms – learn how to effectively stay top of mind with industry decision makers; build people skills, confidence and create genuine relationships.


6 pm – 9 pm

vCreative Conclave 41 Welcome Party!




  • Thursday, July 27th

8:30 am – 8:50 am 

The Conclave Scholarship Ceremony



9:00 am - 10:30 am

Keynote Session: Ask Me 'Almost' Anything

Whether you're in Chicago or Chattanooga, as the industry grapples with the digital revolution, understanding the fundamental changes at the local level is critical for everyone in radio.


Ask this panel of radio leaders almost anything.


From how to grow your career with fewer opportunities, to what companies are doing to stand out in the sea of digital music offerings. Whatever is on your mind, here's your chance to ask. 


Breakout Sessions:

10:30 am – 11:15 am

TALENT:  The Four Essential Elements of Every Successful Show: Making the Audience Fall in Love With You So They Come Back for More.


DIGITAL: Alexa Is The New Radio In Homes


11:15 am - 12 noon

REVENUE: How To Minimize Your Own Agenda and Speak the Client’s Language


PODCASTING: Everybody's Doing It 


12 noon – 1:30 pm

One of the best speakers in our industry will give you the speech you need to hear right now!

Stay tuned for the announcement!


1:30 pm – 2:15 pm


Ratings & Revenue: 4 Questions Facing Everyone In Radio

Paul Jacobs of Jacobs Media and jacAPPS will tackle some of the big questions facing radio broadcasters. 
Both challenges and opportunities abound.



Breakout Session:

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

REVENUESelling Digital And Social In A Meaningful Way



3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

RATINGS: Here’s To The Rule Breakers


PDs seem to fall into two groups - those who never break rules (and have boring stations), and those who break ALL of the rules (and get fired).



DIGITAL/SOCIAL: How To Build Your Hierarchy Of Attention

You can’t be everywhere and be equally excellent on every digital and social platform. There’s a “hierarchy of attention” each brand needs to build; how much time to commit to each platform in order to be effective, and which ones we just have to walk away from. This panel of pros will help you identify where to place our limited resources (time, people and money), and create measurable impact on ratings and revenue.



3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

PROGRAMMING: Why Do People Do Dumb Stuff And Then Wonder Why Dumb Stuff Happens To Them?


Many of the questions last year revolved around getting that big break or figuring out what they are doing wrong that is preventing them from advancing.

Perhaps a session of brutal honesty to help folks make better decisions

List out common pitfalls that people fall into. Like doing stupid things on social media.


VIDEO: "Radio Meets Video III: Video Content for Sales"

This session will show how video content & creation can be applied to sales presentations. Tips on what things to collect and compile for video recaps and sales pitches. Thoughts on how to quickly and simplly manipulate still images to give them motion. Sell the magic of what we do as a medium thru video.



4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

PROGRAMMING: On-Demand Streaming is The New Request Line


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

vCreative Conclave Cocktail Party!


  • Friday, July 28th

8:30 am - 9:00 am

2017 Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Third Annual Conclave Speed Mentoring Breakfast


11:00 am- 12:30 pm

All-Star Talent Session

Legendary Radio Talent Share Stories & Insight!


12:30 am- 1:15 pm

How to Stand Out in a World of Infinite Choice

Best practices to generate Top of Mind Awareness for your brand with those who matter most.

Agenda subject to change without notice.


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