Nearly all of the year’s major public broadcasting conferences have been dated up. Latest to be announced was the Music Personnel Conference, April 21-23 in New York City.
Two have changed their names: PBS Showcase reverts to "the PBS Annual Meeting" as it consolidates with the PBS Development Conference, which was postponed from last fall, and DEI's Public Radio Development & Marketing Conference, which changes its first name to “Public Media . . .”
A quick rundown:
Jan. 12-15 — NETA Conference, Henderson, Nev.;
Feb. 7-10 — APTS Capitol Hill Day and Members Meetings, Washington, D.C.;
April 7-9 — PBS Technology Conference, Las Vegas; before the big National Association of Broadcasters NAB Show, April 10-15;
April 8-10 —Public Radio Engineering Conference, Las Vegas, sponsored by the Association of Public Radio Engineers, ditto;
April 21-23 —Music Personnel Conference, New York City, sponsored by the Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio;
May 17-20 — PBS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX;
June 1-4 — Public Broadcasting Management Association, Tampa;
June 9-12 — National Federation of Community Broadcasters, St. Paul, Minn.;
June 24-25 — Public Radio News Directors Inc., Louisville, Ky., with preconference training sessions June 23;
July 8-10 — DEI’s Public Media Development and Marketing Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas;
Sept. 23-26 —Public Radio Program Directors Conference, Denver; and
Nov. 10-13 — American Public Television Fall Marketplace and 50th anniversary celebration, Palm Desert, Calif.
Yet to announce dates: Integrated Media Association’s Public Media Conference.
Current will have fresh issues at many of the events; its new publication schedule is posted on Current.org.