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2006 Promax/BDA Conference Celebrates "Xtreme Performance" With Exceptional Speakers

Luminaries offer words of motivation, inspiration and support (March 16, 2006)

Under the theme ?Xtreme Performance: Developing Audiences in the Televisual Age, Promax/BDA has announced its initial roster of keynote speakers for its annual conference (New York, June 20-22). Each of these exceptional individuals will play a special role in furthering the associations charge to motivate, inspire and invigorate the creative juices of members, while helping to drive ratings and revenues in an era of new technologies.

Keynote speakers slated for the 2006 Promax/BDA Conference include the acclaimed poet, author and social activist Dr. Maya Angelou, whose words have uplifted millions, whether through her award-winning published works or when delivering heartfelt eulogies for such respected icons as Coretta Scott King; AOL Broadband's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Conroy, who is charged with deploying and advancing the role of broadband delivery of all types of content; Fox Television Stations' President of Station Operations Dennis Swanson, a broadcast veteran and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Chairman of the Board of Trustees; and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who, in the last few years, has become the face in front of every major breaking news story.

?Every year during the Promax/BDA Conference, we look to provide our members with stellar and diverse examples of influential individuals who blend artistry and business into successful models of accomplishment," said Jim Chabin, Promax/BDA President and Chief Executive Officer, in announcing this year's speakers. ?Certainly, these four extremely high-caliber individuals have much to offer our members in the way of inspiring personal experiences, first-hand knowledge of the future challenges they face and enthusiastic words of motivation and support. We are very proud to welcome them to this years conference.

This years Promax/BDA Conference will be held June 20-22 at the Marriott Marquis at Times Square in New York City and will include a profusion of stimulating seminars, workshops and hands-on demonstrations all designed to enlighten, empower and elevate the professional standing of its members.

Promax/BDA will soon announce other notable speakers leading up to the June event. For a complete list of participants as well as the 2006 Promax/BDA Conference agenda, visit

About Promax/BDA
Promax/BDA is a global, non-profit association dedicated to advancing the role and effectiveness of promotion, marketing and broadcast design professionals in the electronic media.

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