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The Georgia Association of Broadcasters invites you to the beautiful city of Savannah, this Fall for our annual convention and GABBY Awards. Join over 250 broadcasters for a weekend of education, networking, and awards in the coastal home of southern hospitality.

The weekend unofficially kicks off Friday, October 19th with a private trolley tour of historic downtown Savannah. Watch the big rivalry games during our tailgate reception on Saturday, followed by valuable educational sessions and the annual GABBY Awards Banquet. Sunday kicks off with more learning opportunities and concludes with the Georgian of the Year Brunch.

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Welcome to Savannah! Join your fellow broadcasters and industry vendors for an afternoon of college football during our first ever Tailgate reception. From burgers to beer, bring the whole family to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon. Free admission, but be sure to register so we know how many to expect.

Georgia Farm Bureau

Thanks to our long-time friends at Georgia Farm Bureau hosting Georgia’s broadcasters as we officially kickoff GABCON 2018!


Free Professional Headshots for each and every convention attendee. Update your station’s website or your own LinkedIn profile page with 2-3 high-quality digital images, valued at over $100 per set. Our photographer, Andre Johnson will be set up in Ballrooms A & B of the Westin along with our exhibitors from noon until 4pm on Saturday and from 9am until noon on Sunday.

Thanks to our partner Georgia 811 for providing this valuable service to our members and for their continued support of Georgia broadcasters!


Get ready to rock as the Georgia Association of Broadcasters welcomes a true Georgia girl, Betty Cantrell as featured entertainment during the 2018 GABBY Awards. This former Miss America and Miss Georgia is back home to treat the crowd to a showstopping performance in Savannah. Be sure to get your tickets today!

Official Schedule

Friday, October 19th

6:00 PM

Guided Tour of Downtown Savannah

Saturday, October 20th

12:00 PM

Arrival Tailgate Reception

2:00 PM

Education Sessions

5:30 PM

2018 GABBY Awards Cocktail Reception

6:30 PM

2018 GABBY Awards Banquet (Tickets Required)

9:00 PM

2018 GABBY Awards After Party

10:00 PM

Fireworks Display

Sunday, October 21st

9:00 AM

Education Sessions

10:30 AM

2018 Georgian of the Year Brunch

Hotel Accommodations

Westin Savannah Harbor

Experience the best of Savannah. With breathtaking views from every room, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa will serve host to GABCON 2018 and the 56th Annual GABBY Awards. To make sure everyone on your staff can attend, the GAB has subsidized the cost of hotel accommodations on the nights of October 19th and 20th.

The deadline to take care of this special rate is September 20th, 2018. Be sure to reserve your room early as space is limited. 

Conference Registration