By Hannah Osborne
The Georgia Association of Broadcasters’ annual convention (GABCON) is not only beneficial to those already in the industry, it also has a variety of benefits to current students and recent graduates hoping to break into the world of broadcasting.
This year’s annual GABCON is returning to Georgia’s beautiful Jekyll Island for the first time in five years. This prime location offers the opportunity for attendees to indulge in both work and fun. Whoever said you can’t have both?
GABCON is an excellent opportunity for new and future broadcasters to learn and network. The convention welcomes broadcasters from all over the state and in all different stages of their careers, including numerous broadcasting legends who are passionate about mentoring. You may even come across your first boss at this year’s GABCON!
Besides the wonderful people that attend GABCON each year, the convention also hosts a variety of educational sessions to take advantage of. Examples of sessions featured at this year’s GABCON include “Innovating in the Digital Space,” “Managing Your Personal Brand, On-Air and Off,” “Ensuring Radio’s Future Today” and more!
Where better to learn about the broadcast industry from the people that are currently running it?
The belle of the ball is the annual GABBY awards ceremony. Each year the GAB celebrates the accomplishments of broadcasters in the previous year. Should you choose to purchase a ticket to the eagerly anticipated event, you’ll have the pleasure of celebrating right alongside them.
But the number one reason for students to attend GABCON 2023?
This year the GAB has introduced a student registration scholarship, and it is super easy to apply for! The scholarship will cover access to:
- Opening Reception (Sept. 15)
- Access to all Education Sessions (Sept. 16)
- (1) Ticket to the GAB Honors Lunch (Sept. 16)
- Optional Discounted GABBY Awards Ticket (Sept. 16) for ONLY $30
Students are the future of this wonderful industry, and the GAB wants to give them the opportunity to connect with current broadcasters within a college student’s budget. Attendees have the chance to connect with valuable figures in the broadcasting industry and beyond!
Don’t wait, apply for your GABCON scholarship now!