Broadcast Symposium and Dream Job Competition at Beloit
Visit Beloit will host the second annual Sports Broadcast Symposium and Dream Job Competition Jan. 6-8, 2023, at Beloit College.
The three-day event will feature an educational symposium, a competition to become a full-time sports radio broadcaster in 2023, and numerous networking opportunities.
“We are excited to welcome a new lineup of aspiring broadcasters to our great city, where our venues will serve as the perfect stage for launching new sports broadcasting careers,” said Matthew Bosen, director of sales and servicing at Visit Beloit. ”We are so grateful for the generosity of the amazing broadcasting professionals that are making this event possible. The collaboration we have received from broadcasters across the country and the Beloit Sky Carp has also been integral in creating this event,” he said.
Registration for the event will be $265 and is open through Dec. 22. An early-bird discount rate of $215 will be available through Oct. 31 at VisitBeloit.com/Symposium. Event registration is limited to 200 people.
To be eligible for the Dream Job Competition, attendees must be registered and submit all required information no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 31.
Programming will kick off on Friday, Jan. 6 with a welcome reception for all registered attendees. Education will get under way with a full day of breakout sessions, keynote speeches, and networking opportunities on Saturday, Jan. 7.
The Dream Job Competition takes place live on Sunday, Jan. 8. The prize is a paid sports broadcasting position for the 2023 Minor League Baseball season.
To compete, registrants will submit content and the top submissions will be selected for the live competition. Further details about the competition parameters will be announced soon.
Judges will be comprised of several professional broadcasters with ties to organizations such as ESPN, FOX Sports, and the Big Ten Network. In 2022, the current voice of the Beloit Sky Carp, Larry Larson, won the Dream Job Competition over six other contestants. In addition to Larson, fellow finalists Brennan Mense (Billings Mustangs), Mitchell Speltz (Augusta Green Jackets), and Ryan Zimmerman (Gary SouthShore RailCats) also secured minor league broadcast positions.
Visit Beloit’s mission is to be Greater Beloit’s tourism champion, using its expertise to generate positive economic impact and to create a vibrant community for residents and visitors.