Category Archives: MAB Events

Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC): Save the Date!

glbc17March 7-8, 2017
The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

GLBC’s dates have moved back to March! The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & EXPO is the Midwest’s premier educational and networking event for radio, television and media professionals.

GLBC features national caliber speakers and trainers, a free exhibit hall that showcases the latest in products, services and technology and awards presentations including the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards and the professional Broadcast Excellence Awards.

Stay tuned for more information on GLBC 2017 speakers and educational sessions!

Students Will Learn and Network at BCBC!

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What is BCBC?

The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) offers informational sessions and excellent networking opportunities that students will not find anywhere else, with hands-on training that will leave them with practical skills they can put to work immediately.

bcbc-102416The best of two worlds are brought into one fast paced, information-packed session during BCBC’s Speed Networking session. By combining the upbeat, fast-paced tempo of speed dating with a two-on-one networking opportunity that removes pressure from students, speed networking has created a distinct opportunity to connect to professionals in a brand new way.

Students that register to participate in Speed Networking will meet with TOP industry professionals! They should come prepared with questions and be ready to interact for five minutes before moving on to meet the next professional. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the best and ask those important career questions!


Friday, November 18

Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Early registration is only $20 until November 4!
Registration will increase to $35 thereafter.

Go to www.mybcbc.com to register and view the full BCBC schedule.  Space is limited, so sign-up to reserve your spot now!

Questions on registering?  Contact Alisha at mabf@michmab.com.

 

Current Schedule

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Registration Open

9 a.m.  – 9:30 a.m.  Opening Session

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Networking Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  How to Film with an iPhone
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Marketing YOU!

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Networking Break

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Storytelling on Different Platforms
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Resume Review and Mock Interviews

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Luncheon and Career Fair

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  The WRITE Way
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Filming a Feature on an iPhone

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Networking Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Keynote Address and Door Prizes

*New for 2016: Students will be speed networking with a partner!

Is your Station the next “Station of the Year?”

bea_700The Broadcast Excellence Awards
Wednesday, March 8, 2017!

The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

This awards ceremony, hosted by the MAB, gives stations a chance to come together to celebrate what we all love about broadcasting-sharing stories that help our local communities. Gather your Community Involvement, Newscast, Sportscast, Investigative Stories entries and more, and get ready to celebrate your station and mingle with others at this most anticipated yearly event!

The 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards are quickly approaching. The due date for all entries is January 13, 2017. Production and broadcast for all entries must have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Look for category information to be sent to your station soon.

Entry Fees
MAB or MAPB Member: $45 per entry
Non-Members: $90 per entry

For questions, contact Alisha Clack at 517.484.7444 or email us at awards@michmab.com.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards!

The Power of Networking: MABF Fall 2016 Career Fairs

16-fall-career-fair-cc-headerThe MABF Career Fair at Specs Howard School of Media Arts is this week! Students and young professionals from the Detroit region will meet and network with several MAB stations looking to hire new recruits!

Stations: Find your next best employee at the MABF Fall Career Fairs! There’s still time to participate in the career fair at Western Michigan University on October 27 and the BCBC career fair on November 18. Sponsoring a booth at one or more of these fairs gives you the unique opportunity to meet with a group of young and eager broadcasters face-to-face and will give you and your station different views, ideas and opinions from this young key demographic!

MAB focus groups have identified recruitment for open positions at their stations as one of the top five most important areas of need. Whether you are looking for interns, employees, or future employees, supporting the MAB Foundation by sponsoring a booth is an excellent way to connect with our future. Here is your chance to encourage young people to seek careers in broadcasting and perhaps find that perfect match for your station. Also, your participation offers you possible EEO credits!

Students:
Attending one of the MAB Foundation’s Broadcast Media Career and Networking Fairs gives you one-on-one interaction with the broadcasters and media professionals in Michigan who can influence your career journey. Whether you are looking for a job, internship, guidance on your resume and demo, OR you are looking to network with other media professionals, these career fairs are FOR YOU!

jobfair_200Make plans now to attend one or more of the MAB Foundation’s Career and Networking Fairs – one will be close to you!!

DATES & LOCATIONS

Thursday, October 20 – 4 – 7 p.m.
Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Farmington Hills

Thursday, October 27 – 12 – 4 p.m.
Western Michigan University, Brown Hall, Kalamazoo
Brown Hall

Friday, November 18 – 12 – 1:30 p.m.
During the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC)
Eagle Eye Golf & Conference Center, Bath
Separate registration is required to attend, more information on BCBC can be found here.

BCBC: One Month Away!

bcbc16-web-headerSTUDENTS WILL LEARN AND NETWORK AT THE BROADCASTING CAREER BUILDER CONFERENCE (BCBC)

Attention Educators!  The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) will take place on Friday, November 18, please make sure your students know about this and plan to attend this important career building conference!

Friday, November 18

Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Early registration is only $20 until November 4!
Registration will increase to $35 thereafter.

New for BCBC 2016:  Check out a new session this year at BCBC: “Filming a Feature on an iPhone” presented by Mike Castellucci of Michigan State University. Here is a quick description:
“Cameras and technology will change, but storytelling will never change.” Mike Castellucci has mastered using the smartphone camera to shoot television specials and he’ll share his insights with attendees! Students will learn about the many benefits of filming with new technology and why this method is growing in popularity.

Students can register for BCBC 2016 HERE.

Current Schedule

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Registration Open

9 a.m.  – 9:30 a.m.  Opening Session

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Networking Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  How to Film with an iPhone
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Marketing YOU!

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Networking Break

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Storytelling on Different Platforms
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Resume Review and Mock Interviews

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Luncheon and Career Fair

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  The WRITE Way
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Filming a Feature on an iPhone

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Networking Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Keynote Address and Door Prizes

*New for 2016: Students will be speed networking with a partner!

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

Will Your Station be a Winner? The Broadcast Excellence Awards Are Coming!

bea_700Wednesday, March 8, 2017!
The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

Get your entries ready! The 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards will be here before you know it. The due date for all entries is January 13, 2017. Production and broadcast for all entries must have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

Gather your Newscast, Sportscast, Investigative Stories and more, and get ready to celebrate your station at this most anticipated yearly event!

Entry Fees
MAB or MAPB Member: $45 per entry
Non-Members: $90 per entry

For questions, contact Alisha Clack at 517.484.7444 or email us at awards@michmab.com.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards!

Are You Ready for the Broadcast Excellence Awards?

bea_700BACK TO MARCH:  Wednesday, March 8, 2017!
The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

It’s time to start thinking about the professional Broadcast Excellence Awards! The due date for all entries is January 13, 2017. Production and broadcast for all entries must have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

Entry Fees
MAB or MAPB Member: $45 per entry
Non-Members: $90 per entry

For questions, contact Alisha Clack at 517.484.7444 or email us at awards@michmab.com.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards!

Broadcasting Career Builder Conference 2016!

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The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is in November! Make sure your students know about and plan to attend this important career building conference.

DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Early registration is only $20 until November 4! ($35 thereafter)

BCBC 2016 will feature new informative sessions on technology, as well as classic favorites such as Speed Networking. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for BCBC 2016 HERE.

Current Schedule

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Registration Open

9 a.m.  – 9:30 a.m.  Opening Session

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Networking Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  How to Film with an iPhone
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Marketing YOU!

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Networking Break

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  UPDATED!! Speed Networking*
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Storytelling on Different Platforms
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Resume Review and Mock Interviews

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Luncheon and Career Fair

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  The WRITE Way
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Filming a Feature on an iPhone

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Networking Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Keynote Address and Door Prizes

*New for 2016: Students will be speed networking with a partner!

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

Exhibitors: Connect with Broadcasters in the Mitten State at GLBC 2017!

glbcexhibitor_700EXHIBITORS CAN CONNECT WITH MIDWEST BROADCASTING AND MEDIA EXECUTIVES AT GLBC 2017!

GLBC’s dates have returned to March! Exhibitors can reserve their space now to meet potential clients and showcase all of their new products and services!

Show Date
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Lansing Center, Lansing, MI

Senior executives involved in key decision making and purchasing make up the majority of the GLBC attendees. This is your chance to showcase your new and exciting products to these vital potential customers in your target market! Whether you sell to broadcasters, audio or video producers, cable, churches, educators or corporate trainers, all are invited to the FREE exhibit hall at GLBC.

GLBC BENEFITS

  • Centrally located in Lansing, MI
    This popular conference and expo is only a few hours’ drive for most of your current and potential Great Lakes media customers; meaning more qualified leads and more potential customers.
  • You win by choosing GLBC!
    Attending an established conference like the GLBC will keep your company and products top of mind when buying decisions are made.
  • Not all the action is on the Exhibit floor
    This all-inclusive show offers many networking opportunities for one-to-one interaction with decision makers. Our famous “Beer and Bull” opening reception, breakfast and breaks in the exhibit hall are all included.

Find more information and register HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Krause at the MAB, krause@michmab.com or 517.484.7444.

Save The Date: GLBC 2017!

glbc17March 7-8, 2017
The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

GLBC’s dates have moved back to March! The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & EXPO is the Midwest’s premier educational and networking event for radio, television and media professionals.

GLBC features national caliber speakers and trainers, a free exhibit hall that showcases the latest in products, services and technology and awards presentations including the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards and the professional Broadcast Excellence Awards.

Stay tuned for more information on GLBC 2017 speakers and educational sessions!