2021 PRPD Conference - Redefining Public Media


The Public Radio Program Directors Association represents more than 800 stations, networks, producers, and professionals dedicated to the art and science of public radio programming, content creation and audience service. We are at a critical juncture as we emerge from the pandemic that changed us in so many ways, from the seismic shift in the media landscape to national events that altered our social consciousness.  We hope you'll make plans to join us Sept. 13-15, 2021 for the 2021 PRPD Conference - Redefining Public Media. More than 400 public radio professionals will gather virtually for panels and presentations designed to inspire you to meet the challenge before you and accomplish great things. We are also buidling in some social time and some much-needed networking to connect with valued colleagues and friends. All content for this virtual event will be recorded and posted immediately, giving you the opportunity to watch when it fits into your schedule. 


Individuals: $250

PRPD Members: $200

GROUP RATES (PRPD members only)

FIVE to NINE people - $150 each

TEN or more people - $125 each


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register by midnight Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 and ADD ON:

  • FREE admission to RRC's Radio Research Concepts workshop, Aug. 30 and 31. Each day includes a 2-hour session that will help you understand, interpret and use your audience data effectively. 
  • One FREE ticket to The World According to Sound's Sept. 8th virtual event. The World According to Sound is more than just a radio show. Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett have turned it into a live virtual performance where the sounds will transport you inside another person’s head and back in time a hundred years to the streets of Berlin. Chris and Sam have performed at art galleries, theaters, and centers for the blind in San Francisco and throughout the Northeast and now you can experience this immersive sound experience for yourself. 



Thank You to our generous Sponsors



The World According to Sound


Interested in sponsoring our virtual conference? Email Abby Goldstein at agoldstein@prpd.org

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