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BCAB 72nd Annual Conference

October 2 -3, 2019
Inn at Laurel Point,  Victoria

Register here!

For a sneak peek at our new & revamped program, please click on the Program at a Glance below.

Please check back to see the latest updates to the program.


To download a printable version of the program, click HERE.

Speakers & Panelists


Stephanie Staples
Join master motivator Stephanie Staples for this fast-paced, interactive and idea-packed session that will have you laughing, thinking and inspired to take immediate action that will positively impact your life and livelihood.Buckle up, this author, radio host and social entrepreneur works with busy professionals from the Mayo Clinic to the Middle East to help them live their lives with full gusto and she is ready to light a fire here with us, too!
She is the Women Entrepreneur of the Year winner for Contributions to Community, a wife, mom and triathlete (she came in last, but who’s counting?) with programs proven to increase feelings of hope, happiness & empowerment for participants.
Fred Jacobs is President of Jacobs Media, a company he founded 35 years ago. He began his career as the Director of Research for the radio and publishing divisions of the Frank N. Magid Research Company, one of the nation’s leading media research firms. From there, Fred served as Program Director of WRIF/Detroit, and also served as Director of Research for the ABC Owned FM Stations. Fred earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s from Michigan State University. He also taught radio broadcasting at Michigan State before joining Frank N. Magid Associates, one of the nation’s leading media research firms, rising to the position of Director of Research for the Radio and Publishing divisions.

David Phillips is President and COO of NLogic. NLogic is privileged to work with Canada’s largest broadcasters, media agencies and advertisers, helping them turn data into action through software and insights. David has a master’s degree in modern European culture, something which has never been useful since.

His obsessions include politics, history, running, music and clouds and he is blessed with a wonderful wife and two beautiful sons.

Jay Rosenthal has a 20-year career at the intersection of media, business, politics, and policy — especially as it relates to heavily regulated industries. The Co-Founder and President of Business of Cannabis, Canada’s authoritative source for news and analysis of the cannabis industry, Rosenthal provides context and insight into the dynamic and ever-changing landscape of the Canadian cannabis sector.

In his information-packed talks, Rosenthal explains key differentiators between how Canada and the United States are regulating cannabis; the promise of medicinal cannabis; and what the future has in store for Canada as a world leader in the cannabis industry. He also looks at the impact that cannabis may have on workplaces, and the burgeoning cannabis market as it pertains to entrepreneurs, technology, finance, and trade.

With over 30 years of success in media and marketing, Shawn Smith has worked with countless companies in the United States and Canada, growing brands and revenues.

In 2003, Smith formed Momentum Media Marketing, Inc., providing marketing agency services for media brands and vendors to the broadcast industry. In 2016, Momentum acquired Canada’s trade publication, Broadcast Dialogue and in 2017 launched Momentum Media Networks and acquired the business of Canada’s SparkNetworks.

Previously Shawn worked as Director of Marketing with Jones Radio Networks, the largest independent audio programming and services company in the United States, and was responsible for the branding, positioning, and merchandising of the company’s 116 programs and services, serving 5000 American broadcast stations.

Shawn started his career as an on-air personality with CHUM Ltd. In Halifax and later managed radio syndication for Rogers Media in Vancouver. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in marketing from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Jeff Vidler is the President of Audience Insights Inc. He applies 25 years of senior-level media research and consulting experience to lead project teams as President of Audience Insights Inc. Jeff has provided research insights and strategic guidance to many of North America’s leading media companies.


“Is there anybody out there?  Gen X’ers discuss how their media consumption is changing”  -The last generation raised on broadcast media and the first to embrace online technology, Gen X are now 38 to 54 years of age, occupying the upper end of the 25-54 advertiser demo. In this focus group moderated by Jeff Vidler, we get an up close and personal perspective from Gen X on the role that broadcast still plays in a narrowcast world. With a growing range of digital media options at their disposal — including music streaming, Netflix, podcasts, social media and smart speakers — Gen X will share how and where local radio and TV remains relevant to them, giving us insights on how broadcast can best reach the Millennials and Gen Z who follow.
































BCAB 2019 Important Dates

2018 Humanitarian Award Nominations Closed
Excellence Awards Online Submission  Closed
Accommodation  Booking at group rate Closed
Registration at onsite rate Open
Hotel Booking at regular rate
Conference Dates October 2-3, 2019



Click HERE to register. 


Registration Fees Early Bird
(on or before Aug 28)
(Aug 29 – Sep 11)
Late / Onsite (starting Sep 12)
Member CAD 350 CAD 450 CAD 550
Non-Member CAD 450 CAD 550 CAD 650
Accompanying Guest CAD 150 CAD 200 CAD 250
President’s Dinner & Awards Gala CAD 98 CAD 98 CAD 98
President’s Dinner & Awards Gala 
additional tickets for award submissions
CAD 75 CAD 75 CAD 75
Welcome Reception
additional tickets
CAD 75 CAD 75 CAD 75
additional tickets
CAD 50 CAD 50 CAD 50

* plus applicable taxes

Cancellation fee CAD 150
Badge reprint fee CAD 50


Social Events

President’s Welcome Reception
October 2, 18:00 – 20:00

included in the registration fees; additional guest tickets available


Quarter Century & Half Century Awards Luncheon
October 3, 12:10 – 13:30

included in the registration fees; additional guest tickets available


Cocktail Reception
October 3, 18:00-18:30


President’s Dinner & Awards Gala
October 3, 18:30-22:00

Master of Ceremonies: Ed Bain

included in the registration fees; additional guest tickets available

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the 2019 Award Winners and to rock out with CURRENT SWELL!

The band’s success has been based off their ability to talk in profound and uplifting ways, whether about unconditional love (“Young and Able”), the cycle of life and death
(“When To Talk and When To Listen”), or fame and success (“Keys To The Kingdom”). Their talking has led them to sold-out tours in North America, Brazil, and
Europe, with thousands of tickets sold across four continents and well over 50 million streams worldwide.

But now, Current Swell say, the band is finished with talking. Why talk, anyway, when you can shout, stomp, and sway?

Swell do all of the above on their latest album, and the result is a piece of work that roars with energy and bristles with the sound of a band making music that they love.

Current Swell have spent their time building up energy, buoyed by the return of founding member Louis Sadava on bass and the fact that they’re making music that they like. It’s
easy to hear it in the tracks. It’s impossible to listen to “Buffalo” and not smile and tap your feet, and you can tell the band felt the exact same way in the studio.
Renewed and rejuvenated, Stanton, Sadava, Lang, and co. are stepping into the expectations of a new album and a new tour with a hard-earned confidence and a well-
worn grin.

This is Current Swell’s time, and they’re taking it.



Please call the Reservations Department at 1-800-663-7667 or 250-386-8721 and quote “BCAB 2019” to book your accommodation.

Should you require further assistance, please contact the Housing Bureau at


Inn at Laurel Point, 680 Montreal St, Victoria, BC V8V 1Z8






Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities
The BCAB 2019 Sponsorship & Exhibit Package is now available!

Download the BCAB 2019 Sponsorship & Exhibit Package for more details.

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


The BCAB is incredibly thankful to our 2019 Sponsors.






















Please download the BCAB 2019 Sponsorship & Exhibit Package for more information.



Transportation Information & Discounts

Please see below a list of transportation modes to Victoria.  The BCAB have negotiated, where possible, discounted transportation rates for conference delegates attending the BCAB 2019 Conference in Victoria.  Discounts are only applicable for travel in late September to mid-October, 2019.


Airport Shuttle

To book your shuttle online, please click here.


Clipper Vacations

How to Book Your Clipper Vacations:

  1. To book online, please click here.
  2. Conference delegates may also book their transportation by entering the code 874447 in the promo/affiliate code box on the website –
  3. To book by phone, please call the reservation department and reference, “International Conference Services”.  The reservations department can be reached at 206-448-5000/800-888-2535 from 6:30 am-7:00 pm PST every day.


British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.

For fare prices, please visit:

Please Note:  Every April 1, fares increase.  The increase is anywhere between 2 to 5 percent.  The increase is made public on April 1.

For reservations and schedules, please visit:


Helijet International Inc.

Helijet is pleased to offer 15% off the Full or Off-Peak fares for all individual or group bookings.  All reservations can be made online at or via phone at 1.800.665.4354.

Please use the discount code, BCAB19, to receive the discount.

Important note: Depending on the date and time of travel, sale fares may occasionally be available, and it may be lower than the discounted conference rate.  Sale fares and discount code may be used for each way to create a discounted roundtrip.


Harbour Air Seaplanes

Subject to availability, attendees will receive a 20% discount on the goFlex and goGold fares for confirmed domestic travel to/from Vancouver, and scenic tours. Please note that all rates are subject to tax and fees. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions or be paid by Airbucks or TurboBucks and cannot be applied to private charters.

To receive this special discounted rate, please contact the Reservation Department directly by phone at 1.800.665.0212, by e-mail at or online at and quote the coupon code ‘BCAB2019’.

Please note: attendees will need to present their conference registration upon check-in. All schedules and location information can be accessed through at


Black Ball Ferry Line – Coho Ferry

Black Ball Ferry Lin – Coho Ferry is pleased to offer all delegates complimentary reservation fee.  Please contact Jessica Wiersma, or 250-386-6035, to access the discount.

Reservation Fee:

  • Round-trip reservation fee is $16 USD
  • One-way reservation fee is $11 USD



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The BCAB Conference relies on sponsorship support to provide a quality conference with world-renowned speakers.

For further information, please contact Conference Management at International Conference Services