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2019 Community Media Conference

June 18-20, 2019 • San Diego, CA

Radical shifts in culture, fresh narratives around equity, and growing awareness of media’s responsibility in our democracy are on the minds of many Americans. For stations and producers like yours, NFCB’s 2019 Community Media Conference is here to enrich your talents, as well as inform your best practices and spark the discussions you need to have.

Stations nationwide are seeing transformative change — veteran leaders are opening the door to a new generation to take the lead. Emergency situations have highlighted local stations’ resilience and service. New models, tools and movements are showing new ways for stations to do all they do for their regions.

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About San Diego

This year, NFCB’s conference touches down in a city at the center of a media revolution. From trailblazing journalism to stepping out with new membership models, San Diego is leading the way for those of us passionate about seeing noncommercial media expand to reach diverse communities. You are sure to see the future of media today in this Southern California city, host of the 2019 Community Media Conference.

The Community Media Conference happens at a crucial time for community radio. While all other media have seen a downturn in audience in the last few years, radio’s has grown.

Our conference venue is located just minutes from San Diego’s famous sites, including Balboa Park, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and more.

The conference venue, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, offers a free 24-hour transfer service to San Diego International Airport for guests.

You can register at a conference discounted rate here.

Conference sessions will be held at:

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Participate in #NFCB19

With sessions on all aspects of fundraising, programming and leadership, NFCB convenes some of the best minds in noncommercial media to help your organization overcome issues and improve even your best endeavors. Have a conference session idea? Pitch it here.

Get to #NFCB19

Develop your leadership, strengthen your day-to-day skills, understand community media better, and be part of conversations that make you a better organizer at the 2019 Community Media Conference. Now is the time to raise funds to attend in the summer of 2019. Need help or ideas? Get some tips here.


After more than 40 years of supporting community radio and lifting up the movement for local media, NFCB’s Community Media Conference is one of the most crucial gatherings in North America. As the largest convergence of community media, this conference offers many opportunities for you to meet leaders nationwide. Learn about exhibit and sponsorship at #NFCB19.


NFCB’s core values are focused on inclusion and equity. Those who may be interested in scholarships to the conference can check here for information.