Nominations will open in March.
Individual awards are due April 3; Bonner McLane award nominations are due May 5.
A list of TAB’s award categories is available on our awards page.
Yes. Please submit a separate nomination packet for each nominee.
A full list of former award winners is available here.
TAB staff members work with the Convention Committee to plan the convention and promote it to broadcasters in Texas and across the nation. TAB staff is mainly responsible for selling exhibit booths, sponsorships and advertising, as well as marketing and managing registration.
The Convention Committee is comprised of volunteer members from the TAB Board of Directors. View a list of current committee members here. The committee is lead by radio and television chairs, along with an engineering conference chair.
Aug. 2-3, 2023 at the JW Marriott Downtown Austin
Radio and Television station staff members, including:
No. Please click here to view rates.
Of course! However, joining TAB will offer you the best rates. Please contact TAB at email@example.com or call (512) 322-9944 for more information.
View some photos from previous conventions to get a better idea of the attire.
Adjunct meetings and hospitality suites are NOT allowed during convention event hours. Contact TAB’s Beth Bobbitt or Sydney Herrmann or call (512) 322-9944 for more information.
You must register on-site after Aug. 1, 2023.
Advanced payment for attendees is required. TAB accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa and checks.
Cancellations must be received in writing. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a $25 cancellation fee.
No refunds after July 7 (substitutions will be accepted on a case by case basis)
Yes. If you are the main registrant, you can use the link from your confirmation to log back in and make changes for yourself or your guests. If someone else registered you as their guest, you must contact the person who registered you to make any changes. Otherwise, please contact TAB or call (512) 322-9944 with any changes.
Contact TAB or call (512) 322-9944 as soon as possible to make sure you are registered.
The TAB Registration Desk will be on the 4th level of the JW Marriot Austin. Come in the main doors, ride the escalator to the fourth floor in front of Grand Ballroom and you will see the desks.
Registration hours: Wed., Aug. 2 from 10 AM to 7:30 PM; Thur., Aug. 3 from 7 AM to 7 PM.
Yes. Everyone must be wearing an official TAB badge to enter the exhibit hall and all TAB convention events.
Check in at the TAB Registration Desk. Badges will not be mailed in advance.
Contact TAB or call (512) 322-9944 as soon as you notice there’s a mistake on your badge. On site, just ask one of the TAB staff at the Registration Desk to reprint your badge.
Just ask one of the friendly TAB staff members at the Registration Desk to reprint your badge.
The Texas Association of Broadcasters is NOT using the services from any housing, audio rental, or attendee list contact representatives for the Convention & Trade Show.
This is a growing issue among associations and show organizers – so if you ever are in question, email email@example.com before making any reservations.
Directions to the JW Marriott Downtown Austin can be found here.
Book online or call the JW Marriott directly at (512) 474-4777 and request the TAB Group Rate of $227/night + tax (single/double).
This hotel does not provide shuttle service. A taxi station is located directly outside of the hotel.
Super Shuttle: (800) 258-3826
Garage: 9 spaces
There are 3 on each level of the garage.
If all handicapped spaces are occupied in the lot, those drivers will be able to valet at the self-park rate. Hotel does not have complimentary parking for handicapped guests as the garage is owned by a 3rd party and does not have the same specifications as street parking.
Benefits include complimentary TAB memberships, multiple full convention registrations, extensive signage, golf tournament passes, pre- and post-convention publicity, ads in the TABulletin and TAB Convention Program, promotion on www.tab.org and much more!
Sponsorships range from $2,000-$20,000, depending on desired benefits.
Booth prices start at $1,995 for TAB members and increase depending on level of Associate Membership. Non-member rates start at $3,675/booth – it’s a much better deal to join TAB!
Contact TAB’s Sydney Herrmann or call (512) 322-9944 for available opportunities.
Associate Members receive significant discounts on booth space, convention registrations and advertising. Additionally, they receive priority choice of any available sponsorship opportunities.
If you are an Associate Member interested in being a sponsor and/or exhibitor, please contact TAB’s Sydney Herrmann or call (512) 322-9944.
Previous year Sponsors & Exhibitors receive priority booth assignments for the first three weeks they are on sale. After that time, booths are sold on a first-come, first served basis. Book early for this great opportunity!
Each exhibit booth typically includes carpet, pipe & drape, one 6’ skirted table, one chair, company sign, one convention registration & free Trade Show passes for clients.
Trade show will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 9 am-5 pm in the JW Marriott Austin’s Grand Ballroom on the 4th floor.
Yes. Entrance to the Trade Show is included in all registration packages. You must check-in at the TAB registration desk and get your badge before entering the Trade Show.
When choosing a package on the registration form, you can select ‘Trade Show ONLY’ pass. This does NOT include any sessions or special events.
The schedule is subject to change, so check back often.
Unless you are an official Trade Show exhibitor, all items for sale must be cleared in advance with TAB. Please contact TAB’s Oscar Rodriguez or call (512) 322-9944.
Please email TAB’s Oscar Rodriguez a session summary, list of references and fee estimate.
Golf Tournament will be held Wed. Aug. 2 from 8 am to 2 pm.
How do I register for the tournament?
You will have an option to register for the golf tournament on the convention registration form.
No, transportation will not be provided.
Golfers will play in teams of four. You have the option to list three people you would like to play with on the convention registration form. Otherwise, we’ll be happy to pair you with some other players!
Contact TAB’s Beth Bobbitt or call (512) 322-9944.