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Conrad Black headlines June’s WAB conference

The Western Association of Broadcasters (WAB) has unveiled former newspaper publisher, businessman, and author Conrad Black as its keynote speaker, ahead of its June 5-6 conference at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

Conrad Black

The National Post founder, who continues to contribute as a columnist, released his latest book in December, Forgotten History: Civil Rights in Canada, exploring the country’s civil rights record.

He’ll appear in a fireside chat format, alongside David Craig, WAB President and Director of Programming & Development at MCA Media Group. Black will then take questions from those in attendance.

Broadcast/podcast coach and author Valerie Geller of Geller Media International, and talent coach and programming consultant Tracy Johnson, founder of the Tracy Johnson Media Group, are also set to present at the conference.

Registration is now open, in addition to submissions for WAB’s awards program, including the Broadcast Hall of Fame Award, Broadcast Order of Achievement Award, Leaders of Tomorrow Award, and the Gold Medal Awards, recognizing Community Service and Digital Innovation. 

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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