Conference Preview Released - Engagement for Everyone and Much More in Austin

The Public Radio Program Directors Association is thrilled to present our first batch of content announcements.

The 2018 conference will be the most format inclusive in the organization’s history. As every public radio station grapples with consumption, relevance and sustainability, the PRPD is committed to creating a setting where content leaders can learn, network and advance their careers.

Engagement for Everyone is our first, featured session.

Community engagement has reached a new inflection point. The promise of expanded skills that facilitate deeper, richer relationships with a wider cross section of our community is smacking headlong into cynicism as it's being dismissed as the flavor of the day/ month/ year. 

Misunderstanding of the discipline, and what it offers, abounds. In some organizations, engagement has collapsed into Audience Outreach and Diversity & Inclusion plans. At others, the focus on relationships has allowed teams to expand and modernize the concept of public service.


KPCC’s Ashley Alvarado

Ashley Alvarado has been instrumental in leading her organization into new territory that brings the audience closer, strengthens the content and introduces the KPCC mission to thousands of Angelenos.
She is going to bring together a small team of practitioners who will demonstrate the ways we can make Engagement for Everyone a reality and a welcome addition to the public radio toolkit.
Some of the breakout sessions you’ll find in Austin:

  • Next Gen Radio: Preparing Future Radio Professionals
  • Developing a Successful New Show
  • The Rise of AAA
  • Solution Journalism
  • New Voices Reshaping Daily News
  • How to Program for Smart Speakers
  • Audience Insight: a live focus group with Austin radio listeners
  • The Culture of Journalism is Bigger

See you in Austin - Register today to get the best rates!