Ira Glass at PRPD's 2016 Content Conference

Ira Glass has not spoken at a public radio conference in nearly a decade. 

Wondering what will be different about attending this year’s PRPD and if you should go? 

Question answered.  

We don’t know what he’s going to say. It’s 100% in his control, but you can bet cash money we’ll be inspired and challenged to see our work from a new perspective. It’s a great opportunity to bring new team members at your station so they can be fully immersed in the culture that makes public radio unique.

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Sounds great, what else??? 

#PRPD16 will feature these General Sessions:

  • Being Decisive, Getting Results in Turbulent Times – Four powerhouse women from public media will walk through how they are successfully leading their teams through complex, dynamic situations.
  • Exclusive and original research from Coleman Insights, commissioned by the PRPD, that probes the current state of public radio’s awareness and perception inside and outside the core audience.
  • A fresh update of The State of the Public Radio Audience from RRC and the latest findings from PRTS16.
  • AIR’s Localore takes us far, far beyond the boundaries of our stations and puts us right into the communities we want to reach and serve. 

When you hit the Breakouts, you’ll find expert-led sessions on developing the next generation of editors, marketing and branding for classical stations, measuring success for music station, how to produce original stories for top-performing national programs and the bleeding edge of news engagement strategies.

The official agenda is scheduled for release on September 1 but watch this space for more previews in the coming days.  The early bird registration rate has been extended to next Friday, August 26 but don't wait - the hotel room block is going fast!

#PRPD16 – mission-driven, expertise-laden and scaled for both the advanced professional and new entry.

See you in Phoenix!