Why Attend?

Representing more than 800 stations, networks, producers, and professionals dedicated to the art and science of public radio programming, PRPD leads THE content conversation in public radio through the ONLY national convening devoted solely to public radio content and programming.

The Public Radio Content Conference is the most vital opportunity for public radio program directors, producers, executives, and decision makers to gather, network, and lead the discussion of content and programming issues.

Who Attends?

Attendees include:

Program Directors
General Managers
Program Producers
News Directors
Content Managers
On-Air Personalities
Digital Content Staff
Marketing Directors
Network Executives


Key Dates

March 4, 2019 – Call for session Ideas

March 29, 2019 – Deadline to submit session Ideas

April 1, 2019 – Registration opens

April 22, 2019 - Conference preview

June 24, 2019 – Early bird registration closes

July 8, 2019 – Full agenda announced

July 27, 2019 – Late registration rate in effect

August 2, 2019 – Deadline for booking hotel room at the PRPD rate.

*subject to change


Audience First @ PRPD19

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More Sessions and Events Confirmed for PRPD19

If you haven’t made plans to attend the only public radio conference dedicated exclusively to programming and content, don’t wait another minute. STANDARD REGISTRATION ENDS ON JULY 26! Here's a glimpse of what's in store and some ways you can participate.

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2019 Conference Keynote Announced!

"Digital Transformation Isn't Digital After All." At the 2019 Content Conference, keynote Nancy Lyons will speak about what it really takes for culture change.

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PD Workshop Makes You a Game-Changer

For many of us in public radio, the PD Workshop is a game-changer that not only accelerates knowledge, but builds confidence and creates a class of cohorts that we stay in touch with throughout our careers.

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Platinum Sponsors

  • American Public Media logo
  • Minnesota Public Media logo
  • NPR logo

Gold Sponsors

  • BYU Radio logo
  • PRX logo

Silver Sponsors

  • Bonneville Distribution
  • WBUR logo

Additional Sponsors

  • Clockwork
  • Livingston Associates
  • Travel with Rick Steves