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BCAB 73rd Annual Conference

May 8, 2020
River Rock Casino Resort Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.

For a sneak peek at our new & revamped program, please stay tuned.


Draft agenda / Run of Show:



Bob Hoffman

A new book being published in the next 10 days entitled “Advertising For Skeptics.” It’s about what I call advertising’s “decade of delusion.” It deals with the subjects like:
  •  The digital delusion
  • The value of broadcast vs “one-to-one precision targeting”
  • Online ad fraud
  • Dangers of tracking and surveillance
  • “The most valuable generation in the history of marketing” (Nielsen) – People over 50.

James Cridland 

James is a radio futurologist – a writer, consultant and public speaker on radio’s future. He is Managing Editor of, a daily podcast newsletter, and runs, the media information website and served as a Board Member of VISTA Radio from 2017-2019.

James has worked in radio since 1989 as an award-winning copywriter, presenter, and internet strategist. In 2001 he joined the original Virgin Radio in London, where he was Digital Media Director: launching the world’s first streaming radio smartphone app in March 2005, and working on the station’s podcast strategy (launched in January 2005). In 2007 he joined the BBC to work on the BBC iPlayer for radio, achieving a dramatic increase in the service’s audio quality, and being part of the team that laid the foundations for the UK Radioplayer. Since leaving the BBC in 2009, he has worked for a variety of businesses, including the receiver and silicon manufacturers Pure and Frontier SiliconRadioplayerFuturi MediatalkSPORT as well as a variety of media companies in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia; helping them focus on the benefits and challenges that new platforms bring to their business.

“Great things happen when we work together”

The way we listen to radio is changing – but is Canadian radio changing quickly enough to reflect that? In this
talk, radio futurologist James Cridland looks at the changing face of radio, and brings some great examples from
other countries to work together and grow our medium.














BCAB 2020 Important Dates

2020 Humanitarian Award Nominations TBC
Excellence Awards Online Submission  TBC
Accommodation  Booking at group rate TBC
Registration at onsite rate TBC
Hotel Booking at regular rate
Conference Dates May 8, 2020



To be confirmed



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