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Mark your Calendars for BCAB 71st Annual Conference, May 15-17, 2018.  

Join us in Kelowna at the Manteo Resort | Waterfront Hotel & Villas.

Registration and Hotel is Now Open – Register & Book Your Rooms Now  

For more information on the registration fees and hotel rooms, please click on the Registration Tab above.

Social Events

All Social Events’ tickets may be purchased during registration.  Purchase your tickets now 

Golf Tournament– Sponsored by our Title Golf Sponsor vCreative

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

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Kelowna Springs Golf Club, 480 Penno Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 6S3


11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Registration and Lunch
1:00 PM – Golf Tournament Start – 2 Tee Times (Texas Scramble)

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

Kelowna Springs Golf Club, designed by renowned Canadian golf course architect Les Furber, has garnished accolades from both the media and golfers of all abilities since first opening in 1990.

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
  • Tee Pack (tees, ball marker, divot tool) for each player
  • $5 credit for merchandise at the Golf Shop
  • Additional beers & beer koozies will be provided by vCreative

Club Rentals:  

Are available from Kelowna Springs Golf Club at $40 + taxes (Premium Cobra Rentals).  Please contact the Golf Shop to reserve your clubs now, +1 250-765-4653 Extension 1.

Note: Winning prizes will be awarded at the President’s Welcome Reception following the tournament.

Transportation will not be provided.

President’s Welcome Reception – Sponsored by Newcap     

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Waterfront Ballroom, Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas, 3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 3L4

Join us as we kick-off the start of the BCAB 71st Annual Conference and award the prizes to the winning golf teams!

Half Century Club & Quarter Century Club Award Luncheon (HCC/QCC) and Presentations

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: Waterfront Ballroom, Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas, 3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 3L4

Join us for a CRTC Update by Stephen Simpson and to celebrate and acknowledge the new inductees into the the BCAB Half Century and Quarter Century Club!

The BCAB Legacy Awards recognize 25 years and 50 years of service to the broadcasting industry. Each new Quarter Century Club and Half Century Club member receives a Certificate of Recognition and a QCC/HCC Pin at the annual BCAB Conference held each spring.

Application is open year round, however only applications received through March 31st will be awarded at the current year’s conference. All applications received after April 1st will be held to the following year.

Please note: while some of your career may have been pursued outside of British Columbia, your 25th or 50th year of service must take place within the Province of British Columbia in order to qualify.  For more information and to apply, please click here.

71st President’s Dinner & Awards Gala – Sponsored by FACTOR


Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Waterfront Ballroom, Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas, 3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 3L4

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM – President’s Dinner & Awards Gala
Come celebrate the Best in BC Broadcasting with the announcement of the 2018 Humanitarian Award recipient and the Excellence Awards, recognizing the “Best in Province” for radio and television commercials, station imaging, community service and news reporting. Awards are presented to both large and small/medium market stations.  Hosted by Chris Gailus & Sophie Lui, don’t miss out on a night of fun, music and celebration!


Master of Ceremonies: 

Chris Gailus & Sophie Lui
Bio to come

Factor Sponsored Artist:

Buckman Coe

Bio to come

Program at a Glance

To download a PDF version, please click here.

UPDATED: March 5, 2018.  Please check back for the most up to date schedule as the Program at a Glance may change.


Industry Leaders Panel


Jeff Vilder


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.



Julie Adam

Dave Daigle

Paul Larsen

Ian Lurie

Neil McEneaney

About Neil McEneaney

As President and CEO, Neil McEneaney remains focused on strengthening Numeris’ ability in meeting Members’ and the media industry’s need for enhanced audience measurement, consumer behavior data and industry-leading intelligence in a constant changing environment. Under Neil’s leadership, he has spearheaded the development and implementation of Numeris’ strategic vision for future audience measurement including launching an exciting new cross-platform measurement initiative in partnership with Kantar Media and ComScore.

Neil has over 25 years of media experience, managing the strategic and business operations related to and including Strategy, Digital, Sports, Media Operations & Technology, Competitive Analysis, and Finance as Chief Business Officer for CBC. Holding the role of CBC Interim Executive Vice-President, English Services, he was responsible for overseeing English radio and audio, television and digital operations across the country.

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.


Geoff Poulton

Troy Reeb

Bijoy Samuel


Rod Schween

About Rod Schween

Rod Schween is President of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group with 43 radio stations, 3 television stations and 14 online portals 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 30 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 recently served 17 years as a 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.





 Erin Davis

Transformation: When You’re Strong because it’s the Only Choice You Have

Erin Davis enjoyed one of the highest profile and most successful careers in Canadian radio, as host of CHFI’s Morning Show from 1988 to 2016 (with a couple of years off in there to find the best co-host yet). However when the worst possible tragedy befell her family in 2015 Erin had to prove to listeners – and herself – that you could survive anything and do it publicly and with humour and grace.


About Erin Davis

Erin Davis has been part of the Rogers family since 1988 when she began as newscaster and quickly ascended to co-host of the CHFI Morning Show. After a brief respite from the show from 2003-2005 (um, she was fired) Erin returned to CHFI with a new co-host to help her beloved 98.1 return to its rightful #1 position. Erin retired from CHFI in 2016 only to find herself back on air a few months later in 2017 (and up until just last month) hosting middays at Ocean 98.5 in Victoria. She’s currently putting the finishing touches on a book due out in 2019 for HarperCollins tentatively titled Mourning Has Broken: A Mother’s Journey Through Grief. Erin is married and lives with her long-long-suffering husband Rob on Vancouver Island. They have one grandson.


Caroline Gianias


Radio Connects Truth in Audio

Radio Connects Truth in Audio

No one listens to AM/FM ….. 18-34 don’ t listen to AM/FM ….. Everyone Only listens to Spotify …..
Recognize these statements….. In this presentation you will learn the truth to fight these beliefs.

About Caroline Gianias

Caroline is an established media industry veteran. Her extensive C-Suite experience gained at one of the world’s largest and most forward thinking global agency groups empowers her thinking and informs her skillset, ranging from executive client management and internal agency performance and operations to corporate media pricing and benchmarking. Caroline has served on numerous industry boards and advisory committees and has cultivated trusted senior level relationships with Canada’s largest media owners, advertisers and influencers. Her comprehensive career in media serves as a major asset in advocating the effectiveness of radio as a successful advertising medium for clients. She is a persuasive communicator and negotiator and is proactive in addressing issues on behalf of clients. Caroline is resilient and thrives on change, harnessing it for both clients and the industry. Her positive outlook is matched only by her passion for the media industry.


Beth Hanishewski

The Alive Revolution: Aging Wildly in a World that Wants you to Calm Down

Looking for an energy boost? You’ve just found it! Join Beth for a hands-on, highly humorous ride that will re-focus, re-energize and re-invent how you see your life and your work. Their straight-shooting approach is packed with relevant, easy solutions that will enable you to take back your work day and personal life.

What can you expect from this session?

  • What’s really getting in the way of your moving forward? Change Readiness has never been this painless!
  • Stop sabotaging your efforts and success! Create spaces to Just Be – Inspired.
  • Re-Energize: Tools to re-energize and re-engage.
  • Get down to what you really want and become more accountable.
  • The essentials needed to show up ready to set the world on fire.
  • Laughter. Maybe the best laugh you have had in a long time.


About Beth Hanishewski

Beth Hanishewski is an internationally recognized Speaker, Coach and Writer who teaches her audiences that the Real Path to Success is through Relationships. She has shared the stage with the world’s top speakers including Jack Canfield, Robin Sharma, Lisa Nichols and Mike Dooley in Australia, the U.S. and Canada.
For the past 20 years Beth has taught professionals around the globe, the simple yet powerful systems for personal and professional transformation that are innovative, and yet incredibly straight forward.

Beth specializes in helping people create lives they love and experience deeply connected relationships. She is a highly intuitive coach with an uncanny ability to see the heart of a problem and offer solutions to help her clients shifts quickly. She has been called “the swiss army knife of coaches” with a knack for breaking down the most complex challenges into small doable steps. She is well known for her highly interactive and hilarious presentations.
Her latest venture as co-owner of the transformational online program “The Alive Revolution” is a game changer for anyone who wants to step off the treadmill and re-focus, re-energize and simply create an Alive work and home life.

She shares her life with her husband, two children, two dogs and four chickens in Kelowna, BC Canada.


Roger Haskett

The Age of Engage

Engagement means active participation in your desired company culture, a greater buy-in to your brand, and improved bottom-line results. It is the secret sauce that makes your team magic.

In this highly interactive session, Engagement Expert Roger Haskett combines case studies from his award-winning career as an actor and team building educator with fascinating new research in neuroscience and psychology. Roger ties stories, theory, and application together with a team-based game that primes every participant to learn (and have a lot of fun!).

Roger’s unique insight and forward-thinking approach to workplace dynamics will challenge attendees to rethink their attitudes and discover new and exciting ways to deliver more value to their clients and those around them.

Participants will walk about with tangible tools that will inspire them to be more productive, creative, and successful in their work.

Learning Objective

    • Understand the power of active participation at work and the neuroscience behind components of your work environment and structure ranging from emotional contagion to mindfulness
    • Learn how to adopt an Expert Generalist approach to team building and solve problems in collaborative ways
    • Discover how to be more engaging and how to harness this power for improved creativity, productivity, and bottom line results.


About Roger Haskett

Roger helps individuals, meetings, and organizations be more engaging and maximize their potential. His award-winning keynotes and sessions are thought provoking, entertaining, and hugely valuable.

In the last year, Roger has been honoured with MeetingsNet’s 2017 ChangeMaker Award, MPI’s Supplier of the Year for British Columbia and MPI’s Program of the Year for Southern Florida. He received the TOP conference results from IncentiveWorks for his session “The Power of Play”. His company, Engagement Unlimited, has been a finalist for the Canadian Special Event Awards for both an innovative, CSR-based team building activity, MudPie Kitchens for Kids, and Entertainment of the Year.

Roger makes a difference in people’s lives every day.

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 175 films, TV shows, and commercials. You may have seen him in shows like the X-Files, Supernatural, Stargate, iRobot, iZombie, Wayward Pines or You Me Her.


David Phillips


Stephen Simpson

CRTC Update



Jeff Vidler


Move over Millennials, Here Comes Gen Z.

As Millennials become the younger end of the 25-54, it’s time to start thinking Generation Z.  Born in 1995 or later, Gen Z are the true digital natives. While Millennials embraced technology to make their lives easier, Gen Z is using digital technology to make their mark. What does this mean for broadcasters? We’ll talk to 8 Gen Z radio listeners aged 16-22 and ask them where they see radio fitting into all the audio choices they have available to them. And, as natural entrepreneurs with a clear sense of purpose, we’ll see radio can best encourage, inspire and manage them in the workplace.

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.


Paul Weyland

To Sell the Truth

The local broadcast sales story has grown old and moldy. Local direct decision makers are tired of hearing about your station, your ratings, your “packages,” and why you’re better than your competitor. What these clients need right now are ideas that will make their cash registers ring.

In this information-packed super session, Paul Weyland shows attendees how to wow local direct decision makers with the best creative ideas they have NEVER heard. “To Sell the Truth” is the new way to prove to clients beyond a shadow of a doubt that your idea for their success is better than theirs.

Besides creative, Paul will give you a formula so that you can establish better budget requests that your client will agree is fair. And, because this is a Paul Weyland session, you will laugh until your cheeks hurt and the makeup is running down your face.


About Paul Weyland

Paul Weyland is an international speaker, humorist, marketing, branding and sales strategist, consultant, trainer, author and university lecturer.

Paul started in the late 1970s as an on-air radio personality. He then went on to prove himself on the street as a leading broadcast sales person, specializing in long-term local direct sales.

Paul made a name for himself speaking to and working in executive-level positions in the television and radio business. Among his experiences was a three-year assignment managing and training overseas broadcasters in Prague, Geneva and London. In 2000 he started his own marketing and consulting business.

 Since then Paul has been featured in sales symposiums world-wide, including sessions with the National Association of Broadcasters, Europe Radio Days and with virtually every State Broadcast Association in the United States.

His speaking style is described as “dynamic,” “inspirational,” “engaging” and “hysterically funny.” His humor and real-world experience combine to create relevant tools that people and organizations can implement immediately to increase their bottom lines.


BCAB 2018 Important Dates

January 22, 2018 Registration & Housing Opens
January 31, 2018 2018 Humanitarian Award – Nominations Closed
February 13, 2018 Excellence Awards Online Submission Opens
March 12, 2018


Excellence Awards Online Submission Deadline 
March 31, 2018 Early Bird Registration Deadline
April 6, 2018 Regular Registration Deadline
April 10, 2018 Hotel Booking Deadline
May 15 – 17, 2018 Conference Dates


Registration Fees

Register & Book Your Hotel Rooms Now  – 

Conference Early Bird – March 31 Regular – April 6 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



**Register & Book Your Hotel Rooms Now**

Manteo Resort, Waterfront Hotel & Villas, 3762 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 3L4.


BCAB has negotiated discounted rates available for the 71st Annual Conference.  Book at the official Conference Hotel and save!
The discounted room rates are available between May 14 – 18, 2018. 

Discounted rooms are also available for Pre & Post dates based on availability.  Please contact the BCAB 2018 Housing & Registration Department, bcab-Registration at icsevents.comfor any questions and to book your rooms for Pre & Post Dates.

Deluxe Guestrooms
(Single/ Double Occupancy
CAD 240.00 + taxes and fees;
each additional person in the room is CAD 20 + applicable taxes and fees
One Bedroom Suites 264.00 + taxes and fees;
each additional person in the room is CAD 20 + applicable taxes and fees
Amenities Indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, 24-hour Business Center,
pool table, ping pong table and air hockey table, two outdoor swimming pools (seasonal), tennis and pickleball court, private beach, water sports rentals, nine-hole putting green
Check In/ Check Out Check in: 4:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 pm
Early check in and late check outs are subject to availability. Additional fees may apply
Accommodation Guarantee A valid credit card is required at time of booking (credit card must be valid through the Conference dates)
Reservations Deadline The group rate will be available until April 10, 2018
Accommodation Own Expense excludes applicable taxes and service charges which will be applied at time of payment.
Currently hotel taxes and fees for Manteo Resort and Villas are 16% hotel taxes, 5% GST and CAD 15.00 resort fee.
The Credit Card will not be charged at the time of booking.Reservations may be changed or cancelled without penalty until April 10, 2018 . Please be advised that the hotel will charge a full non-refundable amount for all room nights and tax to your credit card approximately 3 to 4 weeks prior to arrival. If you wish to change the credit card used to book this reservation, you may do so no later than April 10, 2018.
Rate does not include breakfast.Cancellations must be made no later than April 10, 2018 in order to avoid a penalty charge of the entire stay. Cancellations made after April 10, 2018 will be charged a penalty equal to the entire stay (all nights).



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.


The BCAB is incredibly thankful for our following sponsors.

To find out more about our Sponsors for BCAB 2018 and to connect with them through social media, please click here to read their bios.














Sponsors Bio


        • 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.


        • 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.


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.



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