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The following organizations sponsor and organize conferences that allow public radio producers and stations to share information and network with one another.

  • Regional Conferences
  • National Conferences

Regional Conferences

Eastern Region Public Media (ERPM)
Annual meeting of public radio station leaders offering professional development workshops, discussions about latest trends in media, and opportunities for sharing best practices.
Eastern Region Public Media (ERPM)
PO Box 615
Kensington, MD 20895
Georgette Bronfman, Executive Director
Tel: 301.961.0252
Email: erpm@earthlink.net
Website: www.erpm.org

Public Radio in Mid America (PRIMA)
Organizes conferences for stations in Mid-America to offer management training opportunities, facilitate industry planning and encourage the sharing of ideas and perspectives among industry professionals.
 

Public Radio in Mid America (PRIMA)
c/o Wyoming Public Media
University of Wyoming
Dept. 3984
1000 E. University Ave., Knight Hall
Indiana University
Laramie, WY 82071 - 2000
Christina Kuzmych, PRIMA President and GM of Wyoming Public Media
Tel: 307.766.4241
Fax: 307.766.6184
Email: ckuzmych@uwyo.edu
Website: www.prima.org
 

Western States Public Radio
Annual conference discusses major issues facing public radio stations in Western states.
 

Boise State Public Radio
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1916
John Hess, President
Tel: 208.426.1984
Email: johnhess@boisestate.edu
Website: www.wspr.org

National Conferences

Aspen Institute Forum on Communications and Society (FOCAS) Sponsored by the Aspen Institute
The annual Aspen Institute Forum on Communications and Society (FOCAS) develops strategies for using new information and communications technologies for the greater benefit of society.
 
The Aspen Institute
1 Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Patricia Kelly, Assistant Director
Tel: 202.736.5818
Fax: 202.467.0790
Website: www.aspeninstitute.org/c&s
 

Association for Women in Communications (AWC) National Conference
Annual conference offers professional development sessions for attendees and presents awards to women standouts in the communications industry.
 

Association for Women in Communications (AWC) National Headquarters
3337 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Betsy Schroeder, AWC Communications Manager
Tel: 703.370.7436
Fax: 703.342.4311
Email: bschroeder@womcom.org
Website: www.womcom.org

Community Radio Conference

Sponsored by National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB)
Annual conference for community broadcasters to network with others in the radio community. Includes training, seminars, workshops, and a product/service marketplace.
 

National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB)
PO Box 16, 1308 Clear Fork Rd
Crawford, CO 81415

Sally Kane, CEO/President
Tel: 970.279.3411
Email: administrator@nfcb.org
Website: www.nfcb.org

 

Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Coast-to-Coast Conferences
Set of conferences held in various cities around the US each fall for nearby collegiate radio stations to convene and discuss developments in the public radio industry.
 

Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS)
367 Windsor Hwy.
New Windsor, NY 12553
Tel: 845.565.0003
Fax: 845.565.7446
Email: ibs@ibsradio.org
Website: www.collegebroadcasters.us

Public Media Conference (Sponsored by the Integrated Media Association)
Annual conference focuses on discussing challenges and finding solutions for the public broadcasting industry.
 

Integrated Media Association
Public Broadcasting Atlanta
740 Bismark Rd. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
Jeannie Ericson, Executive Director
Tel: 404.822.6123
Fax: 678.686.0375
Email: jericson@integratedmedia.org
Website: www.integratedmedia.org

Public Media Development & Marketing Conference (Sponsored by Greater Public)
Annual conference covering all aspects of fundraising and development opportunities for the public media industry.
 

Greater Public
401 N. 3rd St., Suite 370
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Doug Eichten, President
Tel: 612.548.3371
Fax: 612.677.1508
Email: deichten@greaterpublic.org
Website: www.greaterpublic.org

Public Radio Engineering Conference (PREC)  (Sponsored by the Association of Public Radio Engineers)
Annual conference discussing both technological and industrial developments for public radio.
 

Association of Public Radio Engineers
8801  J.M. Keynes Dr., Suite 91
Charlotte, NC 28262
Jobie Sprinkle, Vice President
Email: jsprinkle@wfae.org
Website: www.apre.us

Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) National Conference
Annual conference held for public radio journalists to meet, share ideas, and develop skills.
 

Public Radio News Director Inc. (PRNDI)
PO Box 838
Sturgis, SD 57785
Christine Paige Diers, Business Manager
Tel: 605.490.3033
Email: cpaigediers@gmail.com
Website: www.prndi.org

Public Radio Programming Conference (PRPD)
Organizes an annual conference, webinars, and small workshops for public radio program directors. Also provides training for public radio workers.
 

Public Radio Program Director's Association, Inc. (PRPD)
38 Milford St.
Hamilton, NY 13346
Arthur Cohen, President
Tel: 315.824.8226
Fax: 315.824.8227
Email: info@prpd.org
Website: www.prpd.org

Third Coast International Audio Festival
Gathering for audio producers and documentarians that convenes in Chicago every other fall. The conference includes listening sessions, panel discussions, and concludes with an awards ceremony.
 

Third Coast International Audio Festival
848 E. Grand Ave., Suite 400
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611
Johanna Zorn, Executive Director
Tel: 312.948.4652
Fax: 312.948.4899
Email: info@thirdcoastfestival.org
Website: www.thirdcoastfestival.org