Conference

PRNDI Board Wants YOU!

Jun 17, 2016
Uncle Sam
James Montgomery Flagg

PRNDI is seeking public radio journalists driven to make public radio journalismbetter across all platforms to join the Board of Directors.

In addition to masterminding an annual conference, the Board supports public radio newsrooms throughout the year with professional development sessions and recognizes successes with its annual awards contest. 

Board members help grow revenue and membership, affecting the very make-up and reach of the organization. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in St. Louis.

The PRNDI conference is coming up fast, and if you're planning on being there, the PRNDI board is excited that you've decided to attend.  We will have our BIGGEST TURNOUT EVER!  Be prepared to meet some new people, network, have some fun, and take home a ton of information that will help you do your job better.  We figured you'd like to have some information, so we've compiled the list below of "The 10 most important questions about the PRNDI Conference" that should help.

Welcome to my fair city! In fact, welcome to my neighborhood!

Everyone at St. Louis Public Radio is excited to have PRNDI in our backyard, and I’m chief among them since the conference is being held a scant three blocks from my house.

So, let me tell you about my neighborhood and things you can do when you aren’t sipping from the deep well of knowledge PRNDI offers.

First up: Exercise.

  There's good news for PRNDI, but it may be bad news for some of our procrastinating members!!

The Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, where this year's PRNDI Conference will be held - is sold out for part of our conference time.  That's GREAT NEWS for PRNDI - it means:

 Making your plans to attend the 2016 PRNDI Conference in St. Louis?  Ready to make your airport transportation reservation?  PRNDI Attendees get a special rate from Go Best Express.

Click here to reserve an airport shuttle seat using the convention rate ($17 each way, per person).  Please have your credit card ready, as a credit card is required and charged when you book.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – Pre-Conference Workshops:

 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - PRNDI’s News Manager Training and Certification – Day One - Maryland A -  Today's newsroom leaders face BIG challenges: they set editorial strategy and ethical standards for their organizations; they plan coverage and assign, track, and edit stories; they manage people and personalities; and, they're helping navigate a digital future for public media journalism.

 

  We're getting ready for St. Louis - and you should, too!!  Your PRNDI board has been hard at work getting the conference schedule put together, and we're very excited about the opportunities you'll have at this year's 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.  

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