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The 60th Annual VAB Convention will be held Thursday, May 28 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Montpelier.  

Informative seminars

Breakfast goodies and coffee/tea

Delicious lunch at our

Commercial of the Year Awards luncheon

Only $25 per person

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8 A.M - 9 A.m

Registration, Governor’s Ballroom

Coffee, Tea, Juice and Bagels

9 - 9:15 A.M.

VAB Business Meeting

9:15 - 10:30

Sales Seminar #1

With Pat Bryson

“Conversations with Clients”

Capitol Theatre

9:15 - 10:30

Copy Writing Seminar

With Jeffrey Hedquist

“Better Stories, Better Results”

Ethan Allen Room

9:15 - 10:30

ABIP Refresher Seminar

With Bob Shotwell

Boardroom 335

10:30 - 10:45


Coffee, Snacks in the Governor’s Ballroom

10:45 - 12:15

Sales Seminar #2

With Pat Bryson

“Managing Client Expectations”

Montpelier Room

10:45 - 12:15

Marketing Seminar

With Jeffrey Hedquist

“Ten Powerful Client Profit Accelerators”

Ethan Allen Room

10:45 - 12:15

Regulatory Roundtable

With Scott Flick of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Curtis LeGeyt, NAB Senior VP for Public Policy

Boardroom 335

12:15 - 1:30

Commercial of the Year Luncheon

Governor’s Ballroom

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Only $25 per person

Major credit cards accepted

VAB Convention Schedule

Pat Bryson

Jeffrey Hedquist

Scott Flick

Robert Shotwell

Meet our Seminar Presenters

Pat Bryson has worked in the radio industry for more than 25 years. A high-billing sales executive, General Sales Manager and General Manager, she has trained both experienced and inexperienced sales people.

The author of “High Dollar Broadcast Sales,” Pat has worked with broadcasters around the world and has been a featured speaker at Radio conferences in Ireland, Australia, Switzerland and elsewhere.

She has presented her training methods to many state associations and has been a featured speaker for the Broadcast Education Association during the NAB Convention in Las Vegas.  Click here to read a Radio Ink article about Pat Bryson.

Jeffrey Hedquist is known as “Advertising’s Storyteller.” He’s a commercial creator & producer who’s won more than 700 advertising awards for clients in 45 states.  

He’s a national speaker, writer, consultant and seminar leader who’s conducted hundreds of workshops on radio, TV and applied creativity for broadcast and advertising groups throughout the world.  

You’ve heard his voice on national commercials for Goodyear, Ford, McDonald's, Time-Life, Dutch Boy Paint, Sunbeam, AFLAC, Target, Delta Airlines, Indian Motorcycles and the American Heart Association as well as for hundreds of regional clients.

He’s the author of “60-Second Copywriter,” “Top Ten Radio Writers Block Busters,” and “How To Sell More On the Radio Using Stories.”

Scott Flick of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is a partner in the law firm's Communications practice and is located in the Washington, DC office. He focuses on mass media, programming, telecommunications, and technology companies.

He represents broadcast stations, media companies, and networks before the federal government and assists them on transactional, regulatory, business, litigation, policy and technology matters. His practice addresses issues involving broadcast, cable and satellite television; radio; Internet; media technologies; advertising; program production and distribution; program rights; and related intellectual property issues.

Scott is also the co-creator of, Pillsbury's website for the communications industry.

Bob Shotwell has been a professional broadcaster since 1971. Holding positions ranging from announcer, chief engineer, corporate director of engineering, consultant, corporate officer and station owner, there is not an aspect of station operation that he is not intimately familiar with. Bob is now president of Spectrum Investigative Services, which conducts Alternative Broadcast Inspections in New England through the various State Broadcast Associations under the FCC ABIP program.

He also is a senior member of The Society of Broadcast Engineers and a charter member of The National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers, holding a Professional Broadcast Engineer and Master Engineer Certification from these industry certification organizations.

Our Hosts…

The Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center

100 State Street

Montpelier, VT


Curtis LeGeyt joined the National Association of Broadcasters Government Relations department in October 2011 as the senior vice president and legislative counsel. As a member of the Government Relations team, Curtis advocates NAB’s legislative agenda before the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

Prior to joining NAB, Curtis served as senior counsel to Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (VT) Judiciary Committee staff. In that role, Curtis advised the chairman and committee on Intellectual Property, Antitrust and First Amendment issues impacting the telecommunications, high tech and entertainment industries. Previously, Curtis worked as a staff attorney for the Obama for America Presidential Campaign, and as an associate with the Howrey LLP law firm in Washington, D.C.

Curtis is a member of the District of Columbia and Massachusetts bars. He received his J.D. from Cornell University Law School and his B.A. from Providence College in Quantitative Economics.

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Curtis LeGeyt

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