Each year PRPD hosts a three-day conference designed especially for program directors. It is an opportunity to hear world-class speakers discuss the intricacies of public radio and the evolving public media landscape.

The annual conference is also a chance for program directors to connect with each other and form new collaborations. Programmers look forward to seeing old friends, learning new skills, and exploring innovative ways to connect with audiences.

Past Speakers:

  • NPR President & CEO Jarl Mohn

  • BBC’s James Harding

  • CNN’s Lila King

Past Topics:

  • New Faces of Public Radio

  • Connected Cars

  • Classical Listeners & the Infinite Dial

  • What’s Enduring About Public Radio?

Future Conferences:

2015 - Sept 29 - Oct 1: Pittsburgh, PA. Omni William Penn Hotel

2016 - Sept 20 - 22: Phoenix, AZ. Hyatt Regency Phoenix