Apply Now: IBA Offering Grants to SMTE / NAB Show / Radio Show

The Indiana Broadcasters Association is sending Hoosier broadcasters to Las Vegas in October for the Sales and Management Television Exchange, NAB Show, and Radio Show.

The IBA will awarded ten, $2,000 grants to stations to send their staff to the conferences.

Fill out the application below by Friday, August 6th.  Reimbursement grants will be awarded to stations via a lottery which will be chosen on Tuesday, August 10th.

Sales and Management Television Exchange (Oct. 8-13)

The Sales and Management Television Exchange (SMTE), formerly known as the Small Market Television Exchange, is the industry’s only national television conference designed exclusively for small and medium market groups and stations in DMAs 40-210.

Hosted annually by NAB, SMTE focuses on transformative strategies to attract emerging and non-traditional advertisers and strategies to enhance the stations’ position in the local marketplace. Traditionally, SMTE is hosted over two days in the fall, located in a different city each year.

SMTE provides innovative leadership and sales management strategies, success stories to help small and medium market stations grow their business and the exchange of creative sales promotion ideas proven to generate revenue for stations.

About SMTE 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SMTE 2021 will be co-located with NAB Show in Las Vegas, October 8-13, along with the Radio Show.

SMTE will be held on October 8-9, 2021, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. This year’s theme, “SMTE: The Spinoff,” reflects how the industry has had to pivot from traditional sales and management strategies to new and innovative ideas and tactics, creating a different yet significant impact on the industry.

Participants will learn innovative sales and management strategies from leading experts, gain revenue-generating ideas during the annual Money Makers Competition and participate in networking opportunities. Stick around to access NAB Show’s dynamic exhibit floor, technology demonstrations and additional sessions.

About the Money Makers Competition

At the heart of SMTE is the Money Makers Competition. Stations submit their best original sales promotion ideas to compete against other stations for a chance to win money, prizes and top honors.

This competition allows small and medium market stations to exchange successful revenue-generating ideas to implement in their markets. It is an opportunity for stations to gain new ideas to plan their ad sales campaigns for the year.

SMTE attendees have walked away with up to $7 million in revenue-generating ideas for their station each year. The Money Makers Competition is also consistently rated the most valuable session at SMTE among past attendees.

NAB Show (Oct. 9-13)

Each year, thousands of content professionals from all corners of the media, entertainment and technology ecosystem go to NAB Show. It’s designed for those striving to drive listeners and engage viewers in larger numbers for greater reach. And it’s imagined for those seeking to create uncommon audio and visual experiences.

No matter where you fall on the content continuum—from creation to distribution, management to monetization—this is where you’ll find a renewed path to clarity and confidence that takes your work in bold new directions.

NAB Radio Show (Oct. 12-13)

The 2021 Radio Show is the premier event for the audio community, where the best content, thought leadership, networking opportunities and technology presentations will converge. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn creative business strategies and innovative solutions to move your business forward.

An exciting new experience awaits Radio Show attendees this year in Las Vegas, where the Radio Show is happening in tandem with NAB Show. Join us early to access:

  • NAB Show’s dynamic exhibit floor
  • Technology demonstrations
  • Additional sessions, including the NAB Show Sunday kickoff and NAB Show Main Stage sessions

Get more out of your Radio Show experience and join us this October! You’ll get more bang for your buck by upgrading your Radio Show registration to include Radio Show + NAB Show.

Apply Here (to be completed by GM or Executive):


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