Jan 7, 2010

Gettogethers get schedules together

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