2022 PRPD Content Conference


Registration opens on May 16, 2022 for the PRPD Content Conference, August 29 - September 1, 2022 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Now in its 35th year, the PRPD Content Conference is the premier gathering for noncommercial radio programmers, content managers and content leaders in the public media ecosystem. Each year, more than four hundred public media professionals from across the globe come together to be enlightened by informative presentations, discussions of national importance, professional development and training opportunities and networking with colleagues. Attendees from stations meet with national level talent and key decision makers from networks and public media organizations in the US and abroad. PRPD is known for bringing the most knowledgeable, engaging, and inspiring speakers to our stage and presenting attendees with provocative ideas to help find new ways of thinking and new pathways to success. This year's schedule includes eight plenary sessions, more than a dozen topic-specific breakout sessions and pre-conference workshops for skills training. Our schedule includes ample networking time so you can can create memorable moments with familiar colleagues and get to know the newest members of the public media community. It's been three years since we've been able to convene in-person and we could not have chosen a more perfect location than New Orleans to hold this much anticipated gathering. Lunch is on your own and you're invited to enjoy the unique culinary experience that New Orleans is known for. Our conference hotel is situated along the river just a short walk away from Jackson Square, a few blocks from the French Quarter and close to public transit where you can hop on a streetcar to Uptown or the Garden district for great lunch with friends and colleagues. Get a group together and explore some amazing cuisine! 

Registration opens on May 16, 2022. 


Registration Rates

                            MEMBER                          NON-MEMBER

Early bird            $725                                  $1,050

Standard            $825                                  $1,150

Walk-up             $950                                  $1,275

ROOM RATE - $189 a night, plus tax - LINK TO BOOK A ROOM WILL OPEN ON MAY 16, 2022



August 28, 2022 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

August 29, 2022 – 8:30 am - Noon (1 ½ days)

Many public radio outlets, especially those with limited resources, struggle to find a healthy balance between the need for digital audience growth and the realities of running daily broadcast channels. PRPD has developed a new training program that will help you set priorities, navigate the workflow, and connect your efforts to measurable outcomes. This workshop is designed for programming, content and digital managers and staff who need help navigating the increasingly complex digital environment in which you are working. Our respected trainers will help you zero in on the audience, the content, and the knowledge you’ll need to be effective in that complex environment. The Digital Content Workshop fits into your strategic work and provides additional professional development that is complimentary to other digital capacity-building initiatives you may be involved with. CONTACT US for more information. 

COST:    $500 MEMBERS              $650 NON-MEMBERS


BRILLIANT AT THE BASICS                         

August 28, 2022 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (1 day)

There are many details that go into making your broadcast channels perform to their highest potential. From your program schedule to your on-air talent, from your on-air promotions to managing your inventory, every detail can make a difference in how you’re establishing familiarity and loyalty with your audience. Scott Williams, PD Workshop instructor for more than two decades, will take you through a one-day course that will help you master the basics of great broadcast execution.  Whether you program a music format or spoken word format, Scott will give you the tools you need to make the most of your broadcast channels.

COST:    $300 MEMBERS              $400 NON-MEMBERS


RRC Workshop                

August 29, 2022 – 9:00 am – Noon (3 hours)

Join the Radio Research Consortium for an overview of Neilson Audio’s broadcast ratings. Bring your thoughts and questions and the RRC will help you make sense of your audience data.

COST:    $50 MEMBERS                 $100 NON-MEMBERS


Interested in sponsorship? Here's our 2022 prospectus! 

***** Sponsors and exhibitors have access to unique discounts – please check our prospectus and your sales agreement for details! ********



May 16, 2022 – Registration Opens

July 8, 2022 – Agenda announcement

July 15, 2022 – Early Bird rate closes, Standard rate begins

July 15, 2022 – Deadline to register for the Digital Content Workshop

August 5, 2022 – Deadline to register for Brilliant at the Basics

August 15, 2022 – Standard rate closes, Walk-up rate begins


Sunday, August 28, 2022

8:30 am – 4:30 pm          Brilliant at The Basics

8:30 am – 4:30 pm          Digital Content Workshop

Monday, August 29, 2022

8:30 am – Noon              Digital Content Workshop

9:00 am – Noon              RRC’s Data Workshop

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm         Newcomers Welcome Session

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm         Welcome Reception, sponsored by APM

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

8:30 am – 9:30 am         Opening Session

9:30 am – 10:00 am       Networking break

10:00 am – 10:45 am     Breakout sessions

10:45 am – 11:00 am     Travel break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm     General Session

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm       Lunch on your own

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm         General Session

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         Networking break

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm         Breakout sessions

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm         Networking break

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm         Breakout sessions

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm         Happy Hour

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

8:30 am – 9:30 am         General Session

9:30 am – 10:00 am       Networking break

10:00 am – 10:45 am     Breakout sessions

10:45 am – 11:00 am     Travel break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm     General Session

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm       Lunch on your own

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm         General Session

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         Networking break

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm         Breakout sessions

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm         Networking break

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm         Breakout sessions

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm         Happy Hour

Thursday, September 1, 2022

9:00 am – 10:00 am       General Session

10:00 am – 10:30 am     Networking Break

10:30 am – 11:15 am     Breakout sessions

11:15 am – 11:30 am     Travel break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm     Closing session



Health & Safety Guidelines

2022 Content Conference

May 16, 2022

To protect the health and safety of everyone who plans to attend and participate in our 2022 conference, PRPD is issuing the following guidelines:

  • PRPD strongly recommends that you receive an adequate dose of COVID-19 vaccine or a booster and leave enough time for the vaccine to take effect before traveling to New Orleans for the conference. Available vaccines have been shown to dramatically reduce the occurrence and severity of COVID-19. Vaccination is not required at this time; however, it is strongly recommended.
  • PRPD’s management and conference team will monitor the local public health and safety guidelines in New Orleans and will make determinations about our own protocols based on local information. We will update these guidelines as it becomes necessary.
  • We strongly encourage all conference goers to take whatever precautions they feel are prudent to protect themselves from any public health threat. Masking is acceptable and encouraged for anyone who wants to ensure they are protected. There will be no judgement if you decide to wear a mask!
  • We ask that you respect the personal space of others while attending our conference. If you begin to experience symptoms of any kind while in attendance, we ask that you notify a PRPD representative and self-quarantine until we are able to ensure that you and others have not been infected.