2012 PRPD Public Radio Programming Conference

Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2012 PRPD Public Radio Programming Conference
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - Friday, September 14, 2012

LVH Las Vegas Hotel
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Map and Directions

Join us for the 25th annual Public Radio Programming Conference in Las Vegas, where we first gathered in 1988 to shine the spotlight on the craft and art of programming.  Continuing the tradition of building the programming knowledge and skills of the public radio system, we'll celebrate our past and look forward to the exciting future of Public Media.  We're expecting more than 500 of your colleagues from throughout the nation.  Click on the Register Now button on the right to make sure you have a badge for the greatest show on the planet.

Sunday, September 9

8:30am PD Workshop (Runs through Tuesday)

Monday, September 10
8:30am PD Workshop continues
9:00am PRPD Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 11
12pm PD Workshop Concludes


For a detailed agenda, including session descriptions and speakers, click here.

Tuesday, September 11

9:00am Registration Open
12:00pm Classical Format Group
1:00pm Jazz Format Group
2:00pm News/Talk Format Group
4:30pm Ice Breaker Speed Date
6:00pm Registration Closed*
7:00pm Opening Reception*
*Allow 30 minutes from the time you pick up your badge and monorail pass to get to the Opening Reception.

Wednesday, September 12
7:00am Registration Open
7:30am Breakfast with CPB - The Role and Impact of Local Education Reporting
9:00am June Cohen - Executive Producer TED Media
10:15am Coffee Break
10:45am The New Guys: Chief Content Officers
12:00pm Lunch with APM - WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS: Risk and Chance in a Global Economy
1:45pm Breakout Sessions (5)
2:45pm Coffee Break with APM
3:15pm Networking Time
4:00 General Sessions (2)
5:00pm Registration Closed
5:30pm Cocktail Party: The "Day 6" Diversion from PRI and CBC
7:00pm Philosophy Talk: The Sex Trade
9:00pm The MOTH - Live Performance

Thursday, September 13
7:00am Registration Open
7:30am Breakfast with NPR's Ask Me Another
9:00am PRPD Annual Membership Meeting & Awards
9:30am The Unique Media Habits of 25-54 College Educated Americans
10:15am Coffee Break with PRI
10:45am Breakout Sessions (5)
12:00pm "Explore Las Vegas!" at PRI's Lunch
1:30pm Networking Time
2:30pm Breakout Sessions (5)
3:30pm Coffee Break with PRI
4:00pm Public vs. Commercial Radio: Deconstructing the Digital Divide
5:00pm Registration Closed
7:00pm Cirque du Soleil, The Beatles LOVE
8:30pm Las Vegas on Your Own

Friday, September 14
8:30am Registration Open
9:00am Radio & Branding in a Digital World
10:00am Resiliency - The Future of Radio
11:00am Benediction: Linda Wetheimer
12:00pm Conference Ends

For a detailed agenda, including session descriptions and speakers, click here.

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • We prefer credit card.  Checks and purchase orders are also accepted.  All registrations must be paid in full by Friday, August 31, 2012 to receive credentials on site.

    Make checks payable to PRPD.  Purchase Orders should be attached where appropriate with the Purchase Order number written on the check.  Mail checks to:

    2012 Public Radio Programming Conference
    The Bridge Group LLC
    4200 Wisconsin Ave, #106-231
    Washington, DC  20016

    All checks must be received by Friday, August 31, 2012.
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