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Registration is now closed for the BCAB’s 70th Annual Conference, May 16-18, 2017, held at the beautiful Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, B.C.!

Save the Date for BCAB 2018, May 15-17, 2018.  The location to be announced soon.

See you in 2018!



Social Events

All Social Events’ tickets may be purchased during registration.  

Golf Tournament
Includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, lunch and lots of prizes!

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Osoyoos Golf Club, 12300 Golf Course Dr, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0

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11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Registration and Lunch
(Lunch is sponsored by WideOrbit Inc.)

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM – Modified Shotgun start
Desert Golf Course
Texas Scramble Format

Golf registration includes carts, lunch and an amazing line up of gifts.

Prizes & Gifts:

  • All golfers will have the option to choose from a wide selection of 14 different Maui Jim Sunglasses (total value of $120 CAD) – sponsored by Rogers & Maui Jim Sunglasses

  • A fabulous Hole-in-One prize at Hole #3, a Porsche Cayenne (value of $65,000 CAD) – sponsored by WideOrbit Inc.


Join us for the finest option for a round of golf in the heart of the South Okanagan Valley’s wine region, we invite you to experience Canada’s only desert-style golf course, complete with plush conditioning, warm hospitality and two 18 hole championship courses. Perched high above the Town of Osoyoos and sculpted in the environs of a desert mountainside, golfers will be rewarded by precision shot making and captivated by views of Osoyoos and its surrounding orchards, vineyards, and Lake Osoyoos below.

Note: Winning prizes will be awarded at the President’s Welcome Reception following the tournament.
Should you need clubs, please call the Osoyoos Golf Club in advance to reserve them 1-800-481-6665, rentals are $40 per set + tax.

Transportation will not be provided.


President’s Welcome Reception – Sponsored by Newcap

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Courtyard – Watermark Beach Resort Hotel, 15 Park Place, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0

Join us for the President’s Welcome Reception to kick-off the 70th Annual BCAB Conference, as well as to celebrate the winning teams and individuals from the BCAB Golf Tournament.

Half Century Club & Quarter Century Club Award Luncheon (HCC/QCC) and Presentations – Sponsored by NLogic

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 12:10PM to 1:30PM
Location: Vineyard Ballroom – Watermark Beach Resort Hotel, 15 Park Place, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0

Royal Roads University Presentation – Andrea Boyes
12:20 PM – 12:25 PM

NLogic Presentation – Peter Farfaras
12:25 PM -12:50 PM

QCC/HCC Awards
12:50 PM – 1:30 PM

70th President’s Dinner & Awards Gala – Sponsored by FACTOR

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Watermark Beach – Watermark Beach Resort Hotel, 15 Park Place, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM – President’s Dinner & Awards Gala


Note: The President’s Dinner & Awards Gala will be held outdoors right on the beachfront. We ask that guest dress accordingly. We highly recommend against wearing high heels.

Master of Ceremonies:  Kevin & Sonia, 104.9 KiSS RADiO Vancouver

Kevin and Sonia first met at BCIT in 2002 and dreamed of doing a morning show together. In 2011 they were given that opportunity at 99.9 SUN FM where they held the #1 rated radio show in Kelowna for 3 straight years. They were recruited to host the morning show on Vancouver’s 102.7 The PEAK and syndicated on Q103.1 in Kelowna. Now into their 6th year as a show, you can listen every morning on 104.9 KiSS RADiO Vancouver or via the KiSS RADiO app!


FACTOR Sponsored Artist: Five Alarm Funk

Hot, sweaty dance floors with feet stomping and every body moving. Grooves for days. Monster horns, crushing percussion and shredding psych-rock guitars.

These are among the elements that make up the Five Alarm Funk experience. The Vancouver-based band is eight men strong and over a decade deep into a career that has seen it release five acclaimed albums and burn up stages across the country on six national tours. And this vehicle isn’t about to slow down. In fact, Five Alarm Funk is just picking up steam. Set to release their 6th studio album, Sweat, on March 3, 2017, Sweat gets right to the roots of what Five Alarm Funk is all about. Epic, intense arrangements, heavy groove and a ton of fun.

Don’t be fooled by the name: there’s more to Five Alarm Funk than, well, funk. Just ask drummer Tayo Branston, who says that, although they are rooted in the style that gives the outfit its name, he and his bandmates thrive on being able to transcend that genre by seamlessly mixing in elements of Gypsy rock, Latin music, ska, and even prog-metal.


Hospitality Suite & Post-Gala Networking Party – Sponsored by Futuri

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM to closing
Location: Beach Villa Townhome (Room # TBC) – Watermark Beach Resort Hotel, 15 Park Place, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0

Continue the celebration at the Futuri Hospitality Suite following the President’s Dinner & Awards Gala,light refreshments and snacks will be provided.


Program at a Glance

To download a PDF version of the Program at a Glance, please click here.

BCAB 2017 Conference Program – updated as of May 9, 2017

Industry Leaders Panel

To be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM.

Moderator: Paul Ski

About Paul Ski

Formerly Chief Executive Officer for Rogers Media’s Canadian Radio Portfolio of 53 radio stations, Paul is now Special Advisor to the President, Media, for Rogers, advising on strategic media issues. Paul is also Special Advisor to Radio Connects – Canadian Radio’s Marketing and Advocacy Group. In 2014 Paul established a successful international media consulting business with a focus on media research, media strategy and talent and management coaching. Paul has worked extensively, building strategic plans for Canadian and US clients.

An award-winning radio broadcaster, Paul is an industry leader with more than 30 years of radio and TV broadcasting experience. Prior to joining Rogers in 2008, Paul was President of CHUM and CTV’s radio divisions and a member of the senior management group. During his tenure at CHUM and Rogers, both companies achieved industry leading ratings and profit margins. Recognized as a visionary in his field, Paul helped to revolutionize the radio industry advocating the use of research and strategic planning to develop strategies to successfully position and rebrand radio stations.

A highly sought-after speaker, Paul has spoken extensively on the current state and future of the broadcast industry at both industry and educational events.

In 2002, Paul received the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters Award of Excellence. Paul received the Allan Waters Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2014.
Paul has been active in the broadcast industry and community associations throughout his career. He is the former Chair of the CEO Radio Council, the CAB Radio Board, Canadian Broadcast Sales, BBM (Numeris) Radio Executive and Radio Technical Committees, and a Board Member of the RAB, CAB and BBM.
Paul has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Simon Fraser University, focusing on strategic business management and research.


Julie Adam

About Julie Adam

As Senior Vice President of Rogers Radio, Julie Adam is responsible for driving strategy and overseeing the management and development for the Rogers Communications suite of 51 radio stations across Canada, including 680 NEWS, JACK FM, KiSS 92.5, and 98.1 CHFI. With over 20 years of experience in radio and broadcasting, Adam is a passionate and dedicated leader in her industry.  Prior to joining Rogers, Adam served as an On-Air Host, Program Director, and Director of Artist Relations at various radio stations across the country.

She began her career at Rogers in 1999 as the KiSS 92.5 Program Director. Since then, Adam has been recognized as Canada’s first female Vice President of Programming and is a recipient of the Rosalie Award from Radio Trailblazers.  Adam is a graduate of Ryerson University and holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree, with a major in Radio and Television.


Paul Larsen

About Paul Larsen

Paul Larsen is President and Operating Partner of Clear Sky Radio. Paul’s career began in 1986 as overnight announcer on CKNL Fort St. John, BC. At 19, he was hosting a Province wide radio show originating on CKNW Vancouver and carried on over 30 affiliate stations across BC. He next moved to Westlock, Alberta to become Operations Manager of Nornet Communications overseeing 12 small-market AM stations. After Nornet, Paul held programming positions with Corus and Newcap in Calgary and in 2004, he returned to British Columbia as President and General Manager of Island Radio, a group of six stations on Vancouver Island. Pursuing a career long goal to own stations, Paul founded Clear Sky Radio with partners Hugh McKinnon and Mary Mills in 2006. Today, Clear Sky owns four Alberta stations; CJOC and CKBD Lethbridge, CJCY Medicine Hat and a new licence to serve Strathmore, set to launch this year. In September 2015, Clear Sky launched its first BC station, CFSM “Summit 107” serving the East Kootenay with four transmitters in Cranbrook/Kimberley, Invermere, Fernie and Sparwood. In addition to Clear Sky, Paul is a partner in radio stations in Leduc and Stony Plain, Alberta and consults a number of other clients.


Geoff Poulton



About Geoff Poulton

Geoff began his broadcasting career with rogers in 1989 as a board op at 97Kiss FM Vancouver (now Jack FM). In the 28 years since he has held virtually every position in a radio station. He has also been responsible for the Rogers Radio Digital Division, was VP/GM of television for City TV/Omni TV Vancouver and VP of Radio for Rogers in B.C. and Manitoba. A past member of the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters and the Manitoba Association of Broadcasters Geoff is currently active on the boards of the CAB CEO Radio Council, the Ontario Association of Broadcasters and the Numeris Radio Executive Committee. Since August of 2013 Geoff has been the President of Vista Radio which operates 44 radio stations broadcasting over 71 transmitters across three provinces and the northwest territories.


Troy Reeb

About Troy Reeb

As the head of News, Troy Reeb is responsible for all content across Corus radio, TV, and digital. His roster spans the network’s flagship newscast Global National, local operations from 12 Global News stations and 39 Corus Radio stations across Canada.

Serving as Global News’ Editor in Chief and VP since 2008, Reeb has managed the addition of numerous newscasts in every market, providing over 80 hours a week of local news programming across the network. He has also overseen the establishment of new foreign news bureaus and helped launch Canada’s most-watched political affairs program, The West Block with Tom Clark. In 2012, Reeb spearheaded Global News’ commitment to covering breaking news online and via social media channels through its Digital First campaign.

Reeb sits on the board of Journalists for Human Rights, Canada’s leading media development organization, which trains journalists from developing countries to report on human rights and governance abuses. In 2015, Reeb completed the Executive Management program at Harvard Business School.


Bijoy Samuel

About Bijoy Samuel

Bijoy Samuel is the Vice-President of the RED FM family of radio stations. He is one of the founding team members that worked on its first radio application in 2004 for a broadcasting licence to cater to the underserved multicultural communities of Vancouver.

Over the years, under Bijoy’s able leadership, RED FM radio stations have become a reliable and respected brand in the markets they serve and beyond.  His razor sharp focus on relevant programming, community engagement and community capacity building has made RED FM radio stations a shining example in Canada’s ethnic media landscape.

Through his knack of recognizing and supporting talent, Bijoy has been instrumental in building a competent team at RED FM. With a radio station each in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, Bijoy is passionate about strategically expanding to other cities across Canada.

In the year 2013-14, he also served as the 50th President of the Surrey Board of Trade and advocated for creating an environment where businesses & communities thrive.

Rod Schween

About Rod Schween

Rod Schween is President of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group with 43 radio and 3 television stations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Based in Kamloops, B.C., Mr. Schween is also General Manager of CFJC-TV, CIFM-FM & CKBZ-FM. He was appointed President by Mr. Jim Pattison after previously serving as General Manager & General Sales Manager for the Pattison Lethbridge/Cranbrook division with 6 radio stations in 3 different communities. As President, Mr. Schween is responsible for the day to day operations of the Division and the stations.

The 29 year broadcast veteran has grown up in the industry and has held numerous management positions including Operations Manager, Program Director, and General Manager/General Sales Manager. Prior to his move to the management side of the business, Mr. Schween was a successful on-air host in Cranbrook, Wainwright and Slave Lake. During his time behind the microphone Mr. Schween held various Morning and Afternoon Drive positions and also enjoyed many seasons as Play by Play host of local junior hockey. Mr. Schween is a 16 year board member of the BC Association of Broadcasters. He was also formerly recognized as the BCAB Broadcaster of the Year for his contributions to his local community and the broadcasting industry in British Columbia. The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce recognized him as the 2003 Business Person of the year and Mr. Schween was also nominated for Cranbrook’s Citizen of the Year in 2006.

Local Sales Panel

After much demand, the highly entertaining Local Sales Panel is returning again for another year, but with a twist! This year, the Local Sales Panel will feature a great lineup of radio and television sales and programming experts in BC who will discuss how to properly monetize our assets outside of 30’s and tags.

Don’t miss out on another exciting Local Sales Panel, to be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM.

Moderator: Devon Tschritter

About Devon Tschritter

Born and raised in Vancouver, Devon graduated from Marketing Management/Professional Sales program at BCIT in 2001 before landing his first radio job as an Account Manager with CHUM Radio Vancouver selling for the recently launched TEAM 1040 (now TSN Radio). Spending several years on the road selling many different formats Devon’s first sales management job came as the Retail Sales Manager of AM730 Traffic and shortly after spent the next 12 years with CORUS as the General Sales Manager for all 4 of their stations in Vancouver. Devon currently works with Newcap Radio as the Director of Sales of their Vancouver operation.


Larry Gifford

About Larry Gifford

Larry Gifford is Senior Program Director and Manager of Talk and Talent for Corus Vancouver overseeing CKNW, AM 730 and working directly with Global News talent.

Originally from the United States, Gifford has 28-years of experience on and off the air in radio. Most recently, he was the Program Director of KIRO-FM and KTTH-AM in Seattle. Prior to that he spent five years with ESPN Radio both in Los Angeles at KSPN-AM and as Program Director of the ESPN Radio Network. As an on-air talent, he’s been heard on KIRO-AM/FM, The Fox Sports Radio Network, KXTA-AM Los Angeles, WWDB-FM in Philadelphia, WBNS-AM and WTVN-AM in Columbus, OH.

Additionally, he is the owner of Larry Gifford Media, where he serves as an international radio consultant and talent coach. Since establishing his consultancy in 2010, he has serviced clients in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Japan, Sweden, and Italy. In 2015, he was a presenter at the Radiodays Europe conference in Milan, Italy. Gifford also hosts the Radio Stuff Podcast

Gifford has also served as the Director of Education for the Broadcasting and Sportscasting Mentoring Group based in Los Angeles. He developed online curriculum for aspiring broadcasters and former professional athletes who want to transition into broadcasting.

He currently lives in Vancouver with his wife Rebecca and 7-year-old son Henry.


Mike Jean

About Mike Jean

Mike Jean is the Retail Sales Manager for The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group stations 100.3 The Q and The Zone @91.3 in Victoria. Mike learned early in his career the importance of understanding the goals of his clients and presenting solutions that achieved those objectives. He is proud of the impact that The Q and The Zone have made in Victoria with listeners and clients. In 2008 he created, one of the first websites by a radio sales rep. Recently, Mike implemented, a website which features tools and video testimonials to help local business owners be successful through their advertising.

Mike began his broadcasting career in Prince George, working at CKPG back in 1991. The golf courses and warm weather of Kelowna, however, were quite alluring. Mike joined the team at SILK FM, a great opportunity to learn and fine tune his sales skills. In 1993, a client referred him to the CFOX sales manager Gord Forbes. Mike managed to convince him that he was a decent sales rep, and that he could lend his well-meaning hockey skills to the station team. Following the birth of his daughter in 2001, Mike made the leap to the Island, joining the sales team at The Q and The Zone in Victoria. After nine years of taking on the role of sales rep and assisting junior reps grow their skills he was named Retail Sales Manager, a position he carries and values with the utmost importance and pride.

Bruce Shepherd

About Bruce Shepherd

Bruce has been in the media industry since graduating from BCIT in 1991 and has seen a lot of changes in his 26 years in Media.

Currently the BC Manager for Tempo, a division of Corus Entertainment focused on custom advertising solutions for clients, Bruce is working on client solutions that weren’t even available when he started in the business. From presenting client opportunities in News Programming to integrating brands and products into Specialty Networks like Food, HGTV and Slice, the Tempo team in BC is creating non-traditional opportunities for clients to integrate into content.

Prior to Corus, Bruce worked in Newspaper for 18 years with his last role being Director of Sales for the Vancouver Sun and The Province.

Bruce got his start in media as on-air sportscaster and sales rep for the Kootenay Broadcasting before returning to his hometown Vancouver as a sales rep for Z-95.3 and CISL650. He then moved to Community Newspaper before landing his first role at Pacific Newspaper Group. His TV background includes his current role along with a 4-year stint with Global BC as part of the Canwest organization in 2001-05. His management role then was to ensure all Canwest Media properties worked as a collective when their television, magazine, community and daily newspapers were involved in single client executions.


Les Staff

About Les Staff

Les Staff is the News Director for CTV News Vancouver.

Les has been the News Director since December 2012. He joined CTV Vancouver in November of 2007. Prior to this, Les was the News Director at CTV Saskatoon. Over the two decades, Les has worked in TV News. He has been a reporter, anchor and producer.

Receiving his education at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Les hails from Saskatchewan and began his career in one of Canada’s smallest TV markets. He has also worked in this country’s largest market, Toronto.
While working as a reporter, Les won the Radio and Television News Directors Award (RTNDA) for Investigative Reporting. Les’ documentary, “Nowhere to Hide” explored the terrifying reality of women being stalked by men. Following the documentary, legislative changes were made to tighten up the laws prohibiting this crime to better protect people from harassment.
Les and his wife Corry are avid skiers and enjoy the outdoors. They truly enjoy life in British Columbia and the fantastic lifestyle this province has to offer.


Ross Winters


Numeris Panel & Session

Moderator: Ross Davies

For more than thirty years Ross has held key programming, operations and senior management positions in Canadian radio working with some of the country’s largest broadcast companies.  Ross started his career in Western Canada with Moffatt Communications and since moving to Toronto in 1979 has worked with Standard Radio, Canadian Satellite Radio, Astral Media Radio and CHUM Ltd.  Ross spent more than twenty years at Chum Limited in various positions, including Vice President of Programming, CHUM Group Radio. Today Ross is the General Manager, Member Engagement Radio for Numeris, the leading provider of TV, Radio and consumer audience research for Canadian broadcasters, advertisers and agencies.

Throughout his career Ross has won a number of awards including Station of the Year and Program Director of the Year. He served as Operations Manager and Program Director for CHUM FM during the 90’s helping it become the #1 ranked radio station in Canada. He is the co-creator of the original Jack/Bob variety hits format with the launch of Bob-FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the spring of 2002.  Ross was part of the executive team at XM Satellite radio that launched Canada’s first satellite radio service in 2005.

He has held key positions in the radio and music industries including President of the Ontario Association of Broadcasters, inaugural chair of the Radio Starmaker Fund and 1st Vice President of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).  Ross is currently a member of MusiCounts, the music education advisory committee for CARAS, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Broadcasters.

He is a regular key note speaker at radio and music industry conferences and has appeared before the CRTC on various industry initiatives.


Anita Boyle-Evans

Anita Boyle Evans is Director Member Engagement, TV at Numeris, Canada’s authoritative source for broadcast audio and video measurement. In this role Anita’s brings her expertise in building and developing the highest level of client satisfaction for broadcasters, agencies and advertisers.  She is passionate about representing the voice of TV members in internal discussions to ensure we to continue to provide relevant world class audience measurement services.

Throughout her career, Anita has continually sought new and better ways to serve customers, partners and employees.  Prior to joining Numeris, Anita spent 14 years at Nielsen Media Research as Director Client Service & Sales where her results-oriented, persuasive communication and strong negotiation style led to a provide track record in both client service and sales.

Anita began her Canadian working career in Project Management at Pearson Book Publishing and as Associate Publisher at BCS, a custom magazine publisher.

Anita is an active industry participant including 10 years on the Broadcast Research Council (BRC) as well as in her community where she is involved in a number of local committees.  Most recently she served as Vice Chair, Board of Directors at The Cedar Centre, a non-for-profit organization that provides free-of-charge therapy to those affected by childhood trauma.


Lisa Eaton

Lisa Eaton is Senior Vice-President, Member Engagement at Numeris, Canada’s authoritative source for broadcast audio and video measurement.  Leveraging 25 years of Industry experience, she provides executive leadership for the member services team at Numeris and plays a key role in developing and executing Numeris’ product and client solution strategies.

Prior to joining Numeris, Eaton was Managing Director of Nielsen Media Research in Canada where she was responsible for overseeing its advertising intelligence and custom analytical media services.  She was also VP GM of Jupiter Media Metrix Canada.  She spent her formative years at BBM and on the agency side of the business.

She has been an active participant in the Industry servicing as Chair of the Staying Tuned Research Conference (2012, 2013) and as former co-chair of the Canadian Advertising Research Foundation, BRC board member and IAB committee member.

Lisa is a graduate of the Business program at Ryerson University, majoring in Marketing Management. She has also completed executive management programs at Harvard University and Queen’s School of Business.


Neil McEneaney


Neil McEneaney was appointed President & CEO of Numeris on January 11th, 2016.

Since his appointment, Neil has focused on strengthening Numeris’ ability to provide eminent broadcast measurement, consumer behavior data and industry-leading intelligence in a constant changing environment.  Under Neil’s leadership, Numeris’ Senior Executive Team have recently updated the Numeris strategy and business plan, creating newly energized objectives, processes and structures with a strategic focus on key priorities for the organization.

Neil is a media executive with 25 years of media experience.  At the time of his appointment, Neil held the role of Chief Business Officer at CBC, English Services where under his leadership he managed various strategic and business operations related to and including Strategy, Digital, Sports, Media, Operations & Technology, Competitive Analysis, and Finance.  Mr. McEneaney’s 15 years at CBC granted him the opportunity to hold a variety of positions including CBC’s Interim Executive Vice-President, English Services, where he was responsible for overseeing English radio and audio, television and digital operations across the country.

Prior to this, Neil held various senior roles at Southam Inc. (now “Post Media Networks”) for 9 years before joining the CBC in 2001.

Neil is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours from Concordia University and a graduate diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University.


Session:  Who’s Listening/Who’s Watching? – The Numeris Audio & Video Strategy

The world of radio and television is in a state of disruption and change.  Listening and viewing consumption is changing, content distribution is changing and audience demographics are changing. The need to capture and hold audiences has never been more challenging.  Broadcasters are evolving their strategies to meet the increasing demand of delivering measureable business solutions to their owners and clients.  The same applies to Numeris who must anticipate and proactively address its member’s needs through an ongoing commitment to quality, innovation and value.  This session will bring you up to date on Numeris’ plans to deliver on this promise as well as provide you with the latest audience insights on just how Canadians are using your product.



Keynote Speaker: Roger Haskett

The Power of Play

Play has been scientifically proven to be one of the best methods to create engagement, increase performance and supercharge creativity and innovation. In a word, play is MAGIC.

In this dynamic session, Roger Haskett demonstrates innovative techniques that incorporate elements of play into education, meeting, and team programming.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain tangible strategies to help incorporate play and a playful mindset into the most important aspects of work and life
  • Design your work environment, training sessions, and meetings to increase knowledge retention, encourage creativity, promote wellness, and much more
  • Learn to reverse society’s concept of play so that you can use play to create power.


About Roger Haskett

Roger helps organizations, individuals, and meetings across North America to be more be more engaging and maximize their potential. His award-winning keynotes, workshops, and training sessions are thought provoking, entertaining, and interactive.

Roger creates a positive, transformational experience that leaves participants energized and excited to achieve their goals. He helps people become a bigger, better, more authentic version of themselves in every moment.

As the owner of Engagement Unlimited, Roger leads a dynamic team of event professionals, facilitators, and performers who make meetings, companies, and teams entertained, educated, and engaged at meetings and events. Roger also has an impressive background in acting and education. He holds a BFA in Acting, and a Master of Arts in Education, and has appeared in over 150 films, tv shows, and commercials.
You may have seen him in shows like the X-Files, Supernatural, Stargate, i-Robot, or Wayward Pines.


David Phillips

The Thing is Not the Thing

How often do you hear from clients ‘I get more accurate targeting with digital’ or ‘We’re increasing our spend on digital as it provides a better ROI’?  What if we told you that’s not really what they mean? That, most of the time, what you’re being told they want is not what they really want?  Join NLogic’s President & COO David Phillips as he draws on research from media agencies and marketers to discuss ‘the thing behind the thing’, revealing what buyers really want and how broadcast can meet those needs.

About David Phillips

David spent 5 years working in London, culminating in a stint running the media owner division of TGI, Britain’s qualitative currency. After moving to Vancouver 12 years ago, he joined BBM Canada (now Numeris), before moving to Toronto to run NLogic. Through his strong leadership skills and passion for anything data driven, David has transformed NLogic from a service provider of 3rd party products to an agile company with a leading product development team creating industry firsts.


Stephen B. Simpson

CRTC Update

Commissioner Simpson will be giving a brief update on the CRTC.

About Stephen B. Simpson

During his career Steve has acquired considerable experience, first in broadcasting, then advertising and media production and more recently in interactive media and the internet.

Steve was Vice President and Creative Director as some of the world’s largest advertising agencies including Foote Cone & Belding Chicago, Ronalds Reynolds Toronto and Cockfield Brown Montreal.

He was also an equity owner of Angus Reid Research (now Ipsos Reid Canada).

He also served as Chairman of a publicly traded company, Totally Hip Software, a software developer specializing in Apple’s interactive QuickTime multi-media technology.

Steve was appointed in 2008 as a CRTC National Commissioner with responsibilities for British Columbia and the Yukon. He was recently re-appointed for another 5-year term.

He lives in Vancouver, Canada, is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow,  a founding member of the Canadian Heritage Arts Society and has served as a director of the Vancouver Playhouse, the Granville Island Trust, the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation and the Vancouver Port Authority.


Paul Ski


Duncan Stewart

Deloitte 2017 TMT Predictions with a focus on broadcasting

Please join Duncan Stewart, co-author of Deloitte’s annual TMT Predictions report. Now in its 17th year, Predictions is the most accurate forward looking research on the tech, media and telecom sectors. Duncan will be looking at device trends, demographics, and media consumption for 2017 and beyond. Look for an update on new devices like virtual reality and wearables, but also a review of the trends around TV and radio consumption. Mostly US data, but with some Canadian and UK data as well.

About Duncan Stewart

Duncan is the Director of TMT Research for Deloitte Canada, and is a globally recognized expert on the forecasting of consumer and enterprise technology, media & telecommunications trends. He presents regularly at conferences and to companies on marketing, technology, consumer trends, and the longer term TMT outlook. He also works with individual clients (across all industries) in assessing the impact of technological, demographic, and regulatory changes on their business strategies.

He is a member of Deloitte’s national TMT executive team, and co-author of Deloitte Research’s annual Predictions report on trends in TMT. He is also a Research Director for Deloitte France, covering all industries, not just TMT.

Duncan has over 25 years of experience in the TMT industry. As an analyst and portfolio manager, he has provided research or made investments in the entire Canadian technology and telecommunications sector, and won the Canadian Technology Fund Manager of the Year award in its inaugural year. In his time as an investor he deployed a cumulative $2 billion of capital into global TMT markets.

Duncan has a high profile media presence and is frequently interviewed on technology, media and telecommunications issues. He has been a technology columnist for the Globe and Mail, CBC Radio and the National Post.

He is a CFA® charterholder and also holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.


Jeff Vidler

Reaching Millennials

What’s up with Millennials’ media habits? Where does broadcast radio fit in with music streaming, podcasts, video and all the other media options out there? Do they listen to radio on their smartphones – and if not, why not? You’ll get the answers to these questions and more in an up close and personal focus group moderated by Jeff Vidler of Audience Insights Inc.

About Jeff Vidler

With more than 25 years of senior level media research and consulting experience, Jeff provides research expertise and strategic advice to many major media companies in Canada and the US. Jeff is a former Vice-President with the Angus Reid Group, a Partner at Solutions Research Group, and Senior VP of Media Research with Vision Critical. At Audience Insights Inc., Jeff works with a network of associates to provide his clients with a full spectrum of research services and insights.

BCAB 2017 Important Dates

December 5, 2016 Registration and Housing Opens
December 31, 2016 2017 Humanitarian Award – Nominations Closed
February 13, 2017 Excellence Awards Online Submission Opens
March 10, 2017, 2017 Early Bird Registration Deadline
March 13, 2017 Excellence Awards Online Submission Deadline
 March 27, 2017, 12:00 PM noon  Early Bird Extended Registration Deadline
April 7, 2017 Regular Registration Deadline
May 16 – 18, 2017 Conference Dates


Registration Fees

Conference Early Bird – March 27 Regular – April 7 Late/On-site
Member $523 $623 $723
Non-member $623 $723 $823
Student* $123 $173 $223
Accompanying person $350 $400 $450
Single day $350 $400 $450

*(excludes Welcome Reception and Gala)

Social Events
 President’s Dinner & Awards Gala  $98
 Welcome Reception  $75
 Lunch  $50
 Poker Tournament  $50
 Golf Registration
 Golf Only – Registered Delegates  $125
 Golf Only – Non-registered Delegates  $150
 Golf & Welcome Reception
 Golf & Welcome – Registered Delegates  $150
 Golf & Welcome – Non-registered Delegates  $175



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Room rates are available from Saturday, May 13, 2017 to Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Room Type Net Cost per Night
1 Bedroom City View Suite $183.00 CAD
1 Bedroom Lake View Suite $220.00 CAD
2 Bedroom City View Suite $238.00 CAD
2 Bedroom Lake View Suite $275.00 CAD
2 Bedroom Beach Villa Townhome $302.00 CAD


Each suite comes with a living room equipped with a queen pullout sofa bed, full gourmet kitchen, private balcony, complimentary parking & wi-fi, and a washer & dryer.  The 2 Bedroom suites come with 2 separate bathrooms.


Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities
The BCAB 2018 Sponsorship & Exhibit Package is now available!

Download the BCAB 2018 Sponsorship & Exhibit Package for more details.

Contact us for more information and to secure your spot early.  Please note that exclusive items are only available on a first-come first-confirmed basis.


Thank you to our BCAB 2017 Sponsors!  We couldn’t have done it without your continued support and partnership!

To find out more about our Sponsors for BCAB 2017 and to connect with them through social media, please click here to read their bios.














Sponsors Bio

    • Burli News Software

      Burli News Software is a world-class developer of newsroom software tools designed by journalists, for journalists. We help our users capture, edit, and publish the news – anywhere!  Burli is a lot like an Office suite for journalists.  It contains the word processor, the newswire manager, the phone book, the audio editor, and the prompter that journalists use in the field, at their desks and in the studios each day as they gather, edit and broadcast the news.   These are all tools developed by journalists, for journalists; tools for writing scripts, creating rundowns and managing wire data, e-mail, assignments, contacts and much more — all on standard Windows desktop PCs.  We are compatible with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.   We are also widely known for our industry-leading audio tools, including a multi-track editor that sets new standards for speed, sophistication, and ease of digital radio news production.  Burli is a proven tool used by thousands of journalists in a dozen languages on desktops in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and across the Americas — both in small markets and in some of the world’s busiest and most-listened-to radio newsrooms.


    • Canadian Traffic Network
      The Canadian Traffic Network is Canada’s largest real-time traffic reporting content provider. We provide the helicopters, the reporters  and the information for the traffic reports, featured on our national network of 105 radio stations and on Global Television News properties. Your message is in the middle of our traffic reports, as part of the content, read live by our reporter.


    • Clear Sky Radio Inc.
      Founded in 2005 by Paul Larsen, Clear Sky Radio Inc. is an independent broadcasting company that owns and operates five radio stations in Alberta and British Columbia.   The newest Clear Sky Radio station is CFSM-FM “Summit 107” serving Cranbrook and the East Kootenay region of British Columbia with four dedicated transmitters located in Cranbrook/Kimberley, Invermere, Fernie and Sparwood.  In Alberta, Clear Sky operates 94.1 CJOC-FM and CKBD-FM “98.1 The Bridge” in Lethbridge and 102.1 CJCY-FM in Medicine Hat.  Clear Sky also won a new CRTC licence to serve Strathmore, Alberta which is set to launch in 2017.


    • Corus
         Global News and Corus Radio BC are home to heavy hitting brands, Global BC, BC 1, CKNW AM 980, The World Famous CFOX, Rock 101 and AM730.As British Columbia’s leading television station, with its flagship Global News Hour at 6 newscast and the only provincial 24 hour news channel, BC1, Global BC is the place more British Columbians turn to for local news than any other newscast. From breaking news in the community to deep engaging content, Global News provides a wealth of information on all platforms, 24 hours a day.On radio airwaves, Corus Radio stations bring personality, engagement and connectivity to its listeners, all the while maintaining local insight into the communities we call home. Corus’ radio stations stay true to their local roots, acting as the voices of their communities and embodying Corus’ commitment to enhance the quality of life across Canada. Corus harnesses the reach and impact of its radio group to support hundreds of local, provincial and national charities from coast-to-coast each year.


    • DSA Media
      DSA Media is proud to be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, and over the course of those 20 years, it has grown into one of Canada’s largest independent media planning and buying companies.   Founded by industry veterans David and Mary Stanger, and managed by their Executive Vice President- Samantha Richardson, DSA has four offices across Western Canada as well as long-standing partnerships in Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Cincinnati.
      In addition to providing media buying, planning and research services to DSA’s client base, it also functions as the media department for 18 creative boutiques and mid-sized ad agencies across North America.  Altogether, DSA works on over 100 media accounts, making them one of the largest clients of virtually every Western Canadian media supplier.   DSA’s core values are built around three pillars that are at the foundation of everything they do – integrity, honesty, and treating people with mutual respect.  Internally, this has resulted in very low staff turn-over rates, which has rewarded DSA’s clients with media teams that learn and stay on their business for long periods of time.  Externally, it means that they’ve earned the respect of the media partners they deal with, and their senior staff are considered to be opinion leaders, by clients, advertisers and broadcasters across the country.  DSA is proud to be a sponsor of the BCAB and wishes to thank all of the broadcasters of British Columbia for their help and support in delivering great service to their clients.


    • Fabmar Communications Ltd.
      Fabmar Communications is an independent company operating four radio stations from British Columbia to Saskatchewan. Our community brand of Radio Station has been successful since launching our first radio station over 50 years ago.


    • Futuri Media
      Futuri Media is a global leader in audience engagement technology and tools to help broadcasters and publishers drive audience and revenue growth. Launched in 2009 with its award-winning Listener Driven Radio (LDR) audience engagement platform, Futuri Media now holds 11 published or pending patents in 151 countries and has been named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing private companies for three consecutive years. Recognized as a leading innovator in media, Futuri Media is a trusted partner to the world’s leading broadcasters and prides itself on offering best-in-class support. Futuri Media platforms are in use by programming, content, and sales teams at more than 1,000 TV and radio stations in 20 countries, reaching more than 100 million consumers monthly. For more information, visit


    • HD Radio

      Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) and its wholly owned subsidiaries, DTS, FotoNation, Invensas and Tessera, are dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that enable extraordinary experiences for people around the world. Xperi’s solutions are licensed by hundreds of leading global partners and have shipped in billions of products in areas including premium audio, broadcast, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, and 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging.
    • Marketron Broadcast Solutions, Inc.

      Marketron Broadcast Solutions is the leading provider of world-class revenue management and digital solutions to broadcasters serving the industry for 50 years. Marketron’s Mediascape cloud-based platform provides a 360-degree, all-in-one comprehensive sales, delivery, campaign management, reporting and billing solution across all media types. Marketron is the #1 provider of digital services to radio stations including mobile messaging, website hosting and mobile location-based advertising.


    • Momentum Media Marketing/Broadcast Dialogue

      Broadcast Dialogue is Canada’s broadcast industry publication of record. The Weekly Briefing from Broadcast Dialogue is distributed by controlled circulation every Thursday. Founded in 1992 by Howard Christensen, Broadcast Dialogue is considered required reading in Canada’s broadcast industry. Momentum Media Marketing Inc. acquired the publication in 2016. Prestigious awards presented to Broadcast Dialogue have come from the Central Canada Broadcast Engineers (CCBE), the Western Association of Broadcast Engineers (WABE), the Atlantic Association of Broadcasters (AAB), the Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB), the Western Association of Broadcasters (WAB), the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) and the Radio-Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).


    • NLogic

    • NLogic is Canada’s leading provider of broadcast analytics, servicing advertisers and over 90% of Canada’s broadcasters and media agencies via offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.  Lens for radio is a modern, flexible application for radio where clients can access radio data for multiple needs: buying and selling, campaign planning and tracking, negotiating and booking, programming analysis and much more.


    • Numeris
    • Numeris is Canada’s most trusted and authoritative source for broadcast measurement and consumer behavior data, as well as the industry-leading intelligence provider to broadcasters, advertisers and agencies. As an integral member of the Canadian broadcast and advertising industry, we employ rigorous methodologies to provide broadcasters, agencies, advertisers and other professionals with essential audience insights, and have long been recognized for providing the gold standard in audience intelligence.


    • Rogers Media Inc.
      Rogers Media is Canada’s Premiere media company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and publishing. Our brands include: City, Omni, Sportsnet, Jack 96.9, KiSS Radio, News 1130, MacLean’s, Today’s Parent and The Shopping Channel. Our media assets are all part of the Rogers One solution that includes over 50 radio stations, the Toronto Blue Jays, Chatelaine English and French, Hello!, 1,000 web pages, NHL broadcasts and the Canadian communications leader Rogers. Aiming to offer full vertical integration and best in class marketing solutions, Rogers is a proud Canadian company.


Please download the BCAB 2018 Sponsorship & Exhibit Package for more information.

See below the list of Exhibitors that exhibited at BCAB 2017.


Nautel is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of broadcast transmitters. With more than 14,000 transmitters deployed in over 177 countries since 1970 and more than 7,000 deployments of AUI-enabled transmitters, Nautel continues to lead the way in providing valuable new solutions for digital broadcasting and other applications. Nautel was born out of innovation starting with the first successful solid-state transmitters for broadcast, and today offers the most modern fleet of transmitters in the industry.

Nautel’s engineering team is even pushing its RF Amplifier expertise into space. That means there is a bit of rocket science in all our transmitters. Nautel’s latest generation of transmitters were designed to place enhanced control in to the hands of engineers so that they could become more efficient in their work. Years of interface development effort gives immediate access to almost any parameter imaginable, whether at the transmitter site or from the comfort of your living room. Imagine knowing in advance what parts and tools you’ll need at the transmitter site. Having that much control remotely can help you avoid trips, save time and save money.

Nautel reliability is why customers have been coming back for more than four decades. From the beginning, every Nautel transmitter has incorporated solid-state components in rugged, highly redundant architectures. Integrated North American manufacturing gives Nautel complete control over all aspects of transmitter design; from our lightweight, corrosion-resistant racks to amplifier design, and even our environmentally-friendly packaging.

RCS Canada

The World’s Largest Broadcast Software Company
Solutions for Radio Featuring:

Zetta – Automation and Content Management
GSelector – Music Scheduling
Aquira – Traffic and Billing

2Go remote interface from a smartphone or tablet


Royal Roads University

As a communication professional, you are looking for the strategies, processes, and theories of interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational communication – the tools and skills needed to make positive change in the world around us. We have created a variety of programs to help you prepare for work in international and multicultural organizations, and our blended learning model lets you earn your degree without giving up your current commitments. Visit our booth to learn more about our MA and BA in Professional Communication, MA in Intercultural and International Communication, and Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication Management.



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