PRPD19 Conference Highlights

What If YOU Were the President of Public Radio?


Imagine we woke up one day to find that ALL of public radio was one giant organization instead of a collection of independently run stations, networks, producers, distributors and businesses. If YOU were the President of the entire network, how would you approach the task? In this engaging, provocative session, we ask a group of courageous and inspired thinkers in our industry to tell us what they would do if they were "The President of Public Radio." In this TED style session, each speaker has been given 15 minutes to share their thoughts.

Steve Titherington - Senior Commissioning Editor, BBC World Service
Meghna Chakrabarti – Host of On Point
Nicholas Quah – Writer, entrepreneur and Proprietor of Hot Pod Media, the leading trade newsletter about the podcast industry
Bob Garfield – Journalist, commentator and host of On The Media

Nielsen Audio 101
With more and more research becoming available yet no more time to manage it, make this the day you learn the basics and get up to speed on best practices for tracking your audience through these rapidly changing times. After all, data directs decisions. All experience levels welcome.

  • RRC Workshop (Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Dave Sullivan and Carl Nelson will hold a morning workshop to cover the basics for both PPM and Diary markets. Sign up here. It's free for PRPD members and affordable for non-members.
  • RRC Lounge (Monday, 1 - 4 p.m.) RRC staff will be available for conference attendees to drop in and ask more intermediate and advanced questions of RRC staff. This drop-in lounge is free for conference registrants.

Official Conference Welcome Reception
Join your fellow PRPD attendees to kick off this year's Content Conference at the official Welcome Reception, sponsored by WBUR. Enjoy a signature beverage, greet this year's exhibitors and sponsors, and begin your conference networking before the Opening Night Party. Monday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

APM Running Club
Take a break from the hotel air conditioning, detox from those happy hours and join us for the third annual APM Running Club at PRPD! Whether you’re up for a brisk run or a leisurely walk, we’ve created unique routes that explore the sights and sounds of Minneapolis on the final day of the conference.

Grab a run packet at the APM booth by Wednesday, and meet us in the Marriott lobby Thursday morning. Our 10K run starts at 6:30 a.m.; our 5K run/walk starts at 7 a.m. Water and snacks will be provided in the lobby following each event.

There's still room for YOU at this conference.