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2016 Annual Conference Schedule

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12:00 pm-6:00 pmRegistration Open
1:00 pm-5:30 pmPre-Conference Workshop:
Completing the SAS and SABS
5:30pm  Open Evening


7:00 am-5:00 pmRegistration Open
7:30 am-12:00 pmPre-Conference Workshop:
Completing CPB's Annual Financial Report
12:00 pm-1:00 pmLunch on your own
1:00 pm-2:15 pmOpening Keynote
2:15 pm-2:30 pmNetworking Break with Sponsors
2:30 pm-3:45 pmConcurrent Sessions
  • State of the System
  • Life After the Spectrum Auction
  • Maximizing the Potential of Development in Your Station’s Financial Strategy
3:45 pm-4:00 pmNetworking Break with Sponsors
4:00 pm-5:15 pmConcurrent Sessions
  • Fraud Awareness, Detection, and Deterrence
  • When Licensees Divest Their Public Stations: Real World Experiences
  • Financing for Public Broadcasters
5:15 pm-5:30 pmNewcomers Sessions
5:15 pm-6:30 pmWelcome Reception Sponsored by PBS
7:00 pm-9:00 pmNew Orleans Bus Tour (Pre-registration required. Additional fee applies.)
8:00 pm-10:00 pm

New Orleans Night Walking Tour (Pre-registration required. Additional fee applies.)


7:30 am-5:00 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am-8:45 amContinental Breakfast
8:45 am-10:00 amConcurrent Sessions
  • CPB Update
  • Forget the labels – Moving Beyond the Generational Stereotypes
  • Five Successful Collaborations: What they Did. How They Succeeded. (Deep Dive)
10:00 am-10:30 amNetworking Break with Sponsors
10:30 am-11:45 amConcurrent Sessions
  • Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: Ownership reports/Radio Public File
  • Strategies to Build Capability and Capacity for Your Station
  • Five Successful Collaborations: What they Did. How They Succeeded (Deep Dive)
12:00 pm-1:15 pmKeynote Luncheon Sponsored by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
1:30 pm-2:45 pmConcurrent Sessions
  • Communications Act Requirements and Trends in CSG Audits
  • Leverage Risk Assessments to Strengthen Your Business Planning
  • TV Station Repacking (Part II)
2:45 pm-3:15 pmNetworking Break with Sponsors
3:15 pm-4:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
  • CSG 101: Understanding TV and Radio Community Service Updates
  • Community Engagement is a Business Decision
  • Culture of Innovation Through Operational Alignment – Part II
4:45 pm-5:45 pmMembership Meeting & Drawing for Complimentary Registration to 2017 Annual Conference

6:30 pm



Dine Arounds led by PMBA Board Members (Advanced Sign-Ups Required)
Open Evening


8:00 am-11:30 amRegistration Open
8:00 am-8:45 amContinental Breakfast
8:45 am-10:00 amConcurrent Sessions
  • Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities of Capital Equipment Funding at Our Stations
  • Finding new Revenue: Lessons from the Digital Engagement Council
  • The Future is Here: Identify and Develop Next Generation Leaders
10:00 am-10:15 amNetworking Break with Sponsors
10:15 am-11:30 amClosing Keynote
11:30 am  Conference Concludes