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Leaf IBS Fall Coast-to-Coast Conferences

$45 per person registration including lunch! The IBS investment in YOU for these conferences is paid for by the IBS Foundation!

Below are 2016 IBS Coast-to-Coast Fall Conferences:

Saturday, October 15, 2016, Columbia College Chicago, IL

Saturday, November 5, 2016, IBS East Coast Conference at Simmons College, FENWAY/Boston, MA

Saturday, November 12, 2016, IBS West Coast Conference at University of Redlands, CA (Los Angeles area)

IBS will be announcing Fall 2016 conferences in Atlanta, GA, and San Francisco, CA, dates and details to follow.

Chicago and Boston Conferences are held at accredited colleges for broadcasting and media.

Sessions often include Broadcasting Faculty and leading broadcasting text book authors.


IBS Columbia College Chicago Radio/Webcast Conference
Midwest Regional High School and College Radio Conference
Chicago, IL - 2016!

This event is sponsored by: Radio Department, Columbia College Chicago


  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CDT, Saturday, October 15, 2016

Location, Registration, and Schedule

Columbia College Chicago, 33 East Congress, Room C33, Chicago, IL 60605

To register (includes FREE lunch and morning beverages. donuts/bagels):

Online credit card registration for this Fall 2016 will open in 2016

October 2015 Program for 2016 planning (click here)

2015 Conference Program Peole Highlights/Keynotes for 2016 planning:

This is best group of experts ever made available to YOU!

    • Don Black
      Program Director, Power 96.5 WQHH Lansing, MI

      John Cravens
      Vice President & General Manager, ESPN Chicago

      John Gehron
      Chief Operating Officer, AccuRadio Chicago

      Abe Kanan
      Co-Host, Mancow Morning Show 97.9 The Loop/Cumulus Media
      Radio Personality, SiriusXM Radio, Inc.

      Jennifer Keiper
      Afternoon Drive News Anchor, WLS-AM/Westwood One Radio Network

      Barbara McDowell
      Music Director, WPMX & WSRB/Crawford Broadcasting

      Ryan McKiddy
      Music Director/On-Air Personality, Y100/Cox Media Group, San Antonio, TX

      Charlie Meyerson
      Vice President, Rivet News/Rivet Radio, Inc.

      Nicole Ondracka
      Account Executive, 101 WKQX/Cumulus Media

      Sam Panayotovich
      Sports Reporter, Blackhawks & Cubs Producer, Weekend Host /WGN Radio

      Cheryl Raye-Stout
      Sports Reporter, WBEZ 91.5FM Chicago Public Media

      Leon Rogers
      Morning Show Host, 107.5 FM WGCI/iHeartMedia Inc.

The conference also features:

    • How to Find and Secure a Radio Job in ANY market!
    • Creating a Career Path That is right for YOU!
    • Voice Over - training and tips to enter the Voiceover Biz!
    • Making a Difference at Your High School or College Station!
    • Sports Reporting for the New Millennium!
    • Generating and Keeping a Buzz in a Digital Era (Social Networking)
    • Latest on IBS Member Webcast Copyright Rates
    • Seminars on everything you want/need to know about radio, such as:
      • "Starting a Radio Station"
      • "Marketing and the Internet: How to Use New Technology "
      • "Tips and Tricks for Getting Into the Voiceover Biz "
      • And more!
    • The presentation of the IBS and Columbia College Chicago AWARDS!

Hotels and Hostels next to, or near, Columbia College Chicago

Low cost conference hotels will be announced during the summer of 2016


IBS/Simmons College Radio/Webcasting Conference
Boston, MA

This even is hosted by Simmons College at FENWAY Radio/Webcast Conference.


  • Saturday, November 5, 2016

Location, Registration, and Schedule

  • Simmons College
    2 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA


Schedule and Promotional Materials

The 2015 conference featured speakers/panelists for 2016 planning included:

    • Allen Myers (Formally of the FCC Staff). This is Allen's 40th year of attending
      IBS Conferences and Conventions keeping IBS Members informed on FCC matters.
    • Craig Schwalb – WPRO – Providence
    • Mark Wood – Executive Producer – TTN-HD Productions
    • Holland Cook – national radio programmer/consultant and contributor to “Talkers” magazine
    • CBS Boston
    • Greater Media Boston
    • Walter McDonough – founder of the FMC: Future of Music Coalition
    • Station Manager Roundtable Forum
    • Start Your Own
    • Live Music at Lunch with Peter Mancini
    • Record Label
    • Women in Media

Check back for new announcements about the exciting and informative speakers who will be at the 2016 conference!


No IBS Radio room rate hotels yet available.


IBS West Coast College Radio/Broadcast Conference
Redlands, CA, near Los Angeles, CA

This event is hosted by University of Redlands, Redlands, CA


  • Saturday, November 12, 2016



Schedule and Promotional Materials

Please feel free to offer session ideas, or offer to be a speaker/panelist.

Hotels near the University of Redlands (