Conference

Have you or has someone you know been working in a one-person shop and been in public radio less than a year? Well, PRNDI is offering one conference scholarship to just such a person.

The scholarship covers conference registration and $500 toward hotel and travel.

The 2016 conference to take place June 24-25 in St. Louis will draw more than 100 public media news managers from all across the country, as well as network and station-based editors, reporters, producers, and leaders. For many, it will be the only conference they attend this year. If you want to make an impression on them, the PRNDI conference is the place to do it! 

Check out the rate sheet and contact George Bodarky about sponsorship opportunities, gbodarky@wfuv.org

The PRNDI Board is in the early stages of planning the organization's annual conference for summer 2016.  The conference will be held at the Chase Park Plaza hotel in St. Louis, MO.  Pre-conference training days will be June 22 & 23, while the actual conference will start with an opening reception on Thursday evening, June 23rd.  The conference will culminate in the presentation of PRNDI's annual awards at a banquet on Saturday, June 25th.  

We’re all excited about next summer’s PRNDI conference in Salt Lake City, but it’s already time to start exploring sites for the PRNDI conferences in 2016 and 2017.

Our conference this past summer in Washington, DC was a fantastic success.  In previous years we partnered with local member stations WCPN and Ideastream in Cleveland and KUHF in Houston for great conference experiences as well.

Stations that partner with PRNDI to help host conferences have no financial commitment to the organization.  The conferences are self-supporting, but having a partnership with a member station on the ground in a host city connects the planning committee with top hotels, caterers and special activities that offer unique insight into the host city’s culture.  In Houston we watched the Astros play the San Diego Padres at Minute Maid Park and in Cleveland we had an amazing night at the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame (an exclusive private event for PRNDI members).