2019 State Leadership Conference | February 26 - 27 Washington, D.C.

2019 State Leadership Conference
February 26 - 27
Washington, D.C.

Agenda



All locations are at the J.W. Marriott unless otherwise noted.


Monday, February 25

  2-6 p.m. Conference Registration
Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level
  4 - 6 p.m.
NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) Opening Reception at SLC
Capitol Ballroom, Salon D and E
Presenting Sponsor: Southwest Airlines
Supporting Sponsors: Comscore and Videa


Tuesday, February 26

  7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Conference Registration
Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level
  7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level
  7:45 a.m. Grand Ballroom Doors Open
  8:30 - 8:40 a.m. Introduction
Tommy McFLY, Host, The Tommy Show
  8:40 - 8:50 a.m. Welcome
Caroline Beasley, NAB joint board chair and chief executive officer, Beasley Media Group
Introduction: First Informers: Hurricanes Florence and Michael
  8:50 - 9:15 a.m. Everyday Heroes
The Honorable Gordon H. Smith, president and chief executive officer, NAB
  9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Broadcasting: On the fringe of everything, yet at the center of it all.
Sam Matheny, executive vice president and chief technology officer, NAB
  9:45 - 10 a.m. Kahoot!
Kahoot! Master Chris Ornelas, chief operating officer, NAB
  10 - 10:45 a.m. NAB Government Relations Briefing
Curtis LeGeyt, executive vice president, Government Relations, NAB
Nicole Gustafson, vice president, Government Relations, NAB
Grisella Martinez, vice president, Government Relations, NAB
Josh Pollack, vice president, Government Relations, NAB
  10:45 - 11 a.m. The Honorable Ben Ray Luján (NM-03)
Assistant Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
Member, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Communications and Technology Subcommittee
Introduction: Randy Gravley, NAB radio board chair and president and chief executive officer, Tri State Communications Inc.
  11 - 11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
Grand Foyer
  11:15 - 11:35 a.m. NAB Legal and Regulatory Affairs Update
Rick Kaplan, general counsel and executive vice president, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, NAB
NAB Legal and Regulatory Affairs team
  11:45 a.m. Lunch Served
  12 - 12:30 p.m. The Honorable Amy Klobuchar (MN)
U.S. Senate
Chair, Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee
Ranking Member, Senate Rules Committee
Member, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Member, Senate Judiciary Committee
  12:30 - 1 p.m. Break
  1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Tribute to Angie Walker (1976-2018)
WGNS Family - Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Introduction: Gordon Smith
Remarks: Whit Adamson, president, Tennessee Association of Broadcasters
  1:30 - 2 p.m. The Honorable Michael O'Rielly
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Introduction: Rick Kaplan
  2 - 2:15 p.m. Tribute to Retiring State Association Executives
Presentation: Sue Keenom, senior vice president, State, International and Board Relations, NAB and Gordon H. Smith
  2:15 - 2:30 p.m. National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations (NASBA)
Recognition of David Donovan, immediate past president, NASBA and president, The New York State Broadcasters Association, Inc.
Presentation: Sue Keenom and Gordon H. Smith
  2:30 - 3 p.m. The Honorable Roger Wicker (MS)
U.S. Senate
Chairman, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Introduction: Jordan Wertlieb, NAB television board chair and president, Hearst Television Inc.
  3 - 3:10 p.m. Kahoot! Grand Prize Round
Kahoot! Master Chris Ornelas
  3:10 - 3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks: Tommy McFLY
  3:30 - 5 p.m. Individual State Delegation Preparation for Capitol Hill Meetings
  5:30 - 6:30 p.m. NAB Political Action Committee (NABPAC) Reception
(For NABPAC donors only)
  6:30 - 8 p.m. 2019 State Leadership Conference Reception
  Bus Service:
Begins: 5:15 p.m. - NABPAC Reception
Begins: 6:15 p.m. - State Leadership Reception
Pennsylvania Avenue Level, JW Marriott
Beginning at 5:15 p.m., buses will run on a continuous loop from the JW Marriott to Union Station. They will drop off and pickup in the middle lane of the bus arrival area in front of Union Station. The last bus will depart from Union Station to the JW Marriott at 8:45 p.m.


Wednesday, February 27

  7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Capitol Ballroom
  All Day Capitol Hill Visits
  4 - 6 p.m.
After Hill Happy Hour
Turn in your Hill visit worksheets, mix and mingle with the NAB Government Relations and State Associations teams and enjoy a drink on NAB.

All locations are at the J.W. Marriott unless otherwise noted.


Monday, February 25

  2-6 p.m. Conference Registration
Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level
  4 - 6 p.m.
NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) Opening Reception at SLC
Capitol Ballroom, Salon D and E
Presenting Sponsor: Southwest Airlines
Supporting Sponsors: Comscore and Videa


Tuesday, February 26

  7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Conference Registration
Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level
  7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level
  7:45 a.m. Grand Ballroom Doors Open
  8:30 - 8:40 a.m. Introduction
Tommy McFLY, Host, The Tommy Show
  8:40 - 8:50 a.m. Welcome
Caroline Beasley, NAB joint board chair and chief executive officer, Beasley Media Group
Introduction: First Informers: Hurricanes Florence and Michael
  8:50 - 9:15 a.m. Everyday Heroes
The Honorable Gordon H. Smith, president and chief executive officer, NAB
  9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Broadcasting: On the fringe of everything, yet at the center of it all.
Sam Matheny, executive vice president and chief technology officer, NAB
  9:45 - 10 a.m. Kahoot!
Kahoot! Master Chris Ornelas, chief operating officer, NAB
  10 - 10:45 a.m. NAB Government Relations Briefing
Curtis LeGeyt, executive vice president, Government Relations, NAB
Nicole Gustafson, vice president, Government Relations, NAB
Grisella Martinez, vice president, Government Relations, NAB
Josh Pollack, vice president, Government Relations, NAB
  10:45 - 11 a.m. The Honorable Ben Ray Luján (NM-03)
Assistant Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
Member, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Communications and Technology Subcommittee
Introduction: Randy Gravley, NAB radio board chair and president and chief executive officer, Tri State Communications Inc.
  11 - 11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
Grand Foyer
  11:15 - 11:35 a.m. NAB Legal and Regulatory Affairs Update
Rick Kaplan, general counsel and executive vice president, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, NAB
NAB Legal and Regulatory Affairs team
  11:45 a.m. Lunch Served
  12 - 12:30 p.m. The Honorable Amy Klobuchar (MN)
U.S. Senate
Chair, Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee
Ranking Member, Senate Rules Committee
Member, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Member, Senate Judiciary Committee
  12:30 - 1 p.m. Break
  1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Tribute to Angie Walker (1976-2018)
WGNS Family - Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Introduction: Gordon Smith
Remarks: Whit Adamson, president, Tennessee Association of Broadcasters
  1:30 - 2 p.m. The Honorable Michael O'Rielly
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Introduction: Rick Kaplan
  2 - 2:15 p.m. Tribute to Retiring State Association Executives
Presentation: Sue Keenom, senior vice president, State, International and Board Relations, NAB and Gordon H. Smith
  2:15 - 2:30 p.m. National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations (NASBA)
Recognition of David Donovan, immediate past president, NASBA and president, The New York State Broadcasters Association, Inc.
Presentation: Sue Keenom and Gordon H. Smith
  2:30 - 3 p.m. The Honorable Roger Wicker (MS)
U.S. Senate
Chairman, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Introduction: Jordan Wertlieb, NAB television board chair and president, Hearst Television Inc.
  3 - 3:10 p.m. Kahoot! Grand Prize Round
Kahoot! Master Chris Ornelas
  3:10 - 3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks: Tommy McFLY
  3:30 - 5 p.m. Individual State Delegation Preparation for Capitol Hill Meetings
  5:30 - 6:30 p.m. NAB Political Action Committee (NABPAC) Reception
(For NABPAC donors only)
  6:30 - 8 p.m. 2019 State Leadership Conference Reception
  Bus Service:
Begins: 5:15 p.m. - NABPAC Reception
Begins: 6:15 p.m. - State Leadership Reception
Pennsylvania Avenue Level, JW Marriott
Beginning at 5:15 p.m., buses will run on a continuous loop from the JW Marriott to Union Station. They will drop off and pickup in the middle lane of the bus arrival area in front of Union Station. The last bus will depart from Union Station to the JW Marriott at 8:45 p.m.


Wednesday, February 27

  7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Capitol Ballroom
  All Day Capitol Hill Visits
  4 - 6 p.m.
After Hill Happy Hour
Turn in your Hill visit worksheets, mix and mingle with the NAB Government Relations and State Associations teams and enjoy a drink on NAB.


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