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OAB’s Connection 2022 to return in-person

The Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) CONNECTION 2022 conference will return in-person, Oct. 18-19.

Usually held in November, this year’s event is also being moved to a new venue at the Hyatt Luxe Convention Centre in Mississauga.

OAB said in an email to members that it’s purposely scheduled the conference earlier in the year and limited registration to a maximum of 200 people to create space for social distancing and alleviate COVID-19 concerns as much as possible.

“The Luxe Convention Centre was chosen for its size. It has a 6,000 square foot ballroom which can hold a group up to 500 people. Additionally, the lofty 18 ft. ceilings provide plenty of room for air circulation,” wrote the association.

The conference will open on Tuesday, Oct. 18 with the President’s Welcome Reception at 7 p.m., followed by a full day of speakers on Wednesday, Oct. 19, including the Awards Luncheon. The OAB Awards are open to submissions by member stations until Sept. 19.

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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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