Community Media Conference 2017 2017-06-20T19:25:47+00:00

The 2017 Community Media Conference is July 17-19 in Denver

From tech innovation to development to storytelling, NFCB’s annual Community Media Conference is your chance to learn skills, to talk with attorneys on issues related to your station, and to get face-to-face time with key leaders and trailblazers.

Our theme, A Place Called Community, speaks to the role community media plays in uniting neighbors, convening conversations, and bringing out the best in all of us.

We look forward to seeing you in Denver. Register by May 15 for early-bird discounts.


Conference Schedule is Out

Find out about what is in store for the 2017 Community Media Conference. View the conference agenda here.

Volunteer of the Year and Golden Torchlight Awards

NFCB’s two signature awards, as well as the Media Citizenship and Bader Awards, will be given out Wednesday, July 19.

Learn about Denver

Get information on our host city. Train and travel details.

Conference Hotel

The 2017 Community Media Conference is being hosted at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center. It is centrally located, close to the 16th Street Mall and Union Station (the light rail takes you here from Denver International Airport). Click here for detailed directions.

The conference hotel is sold out. Please check with the Embassy Suites for any availability and best possible rates. Contact Michelle Shaw, 720.587.6940, michelle.shaw@hilton.com.

Stay Awhile!

If you’re considering attending the conference, but want to make it a summer trip, Denver is a city filled with outdoor activities, events and fun. Here are just a few things happening before and after the dates of the conference.

Before the Conference


Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO

July 13: Michael Franti and Spearhead
July 14: Railroad Earth
July 16: Amos Lee

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

July 13-14: Jack Johnson with Rogue + Jaye
July 15: Hall and Oates & Tears For Fears
July 16: Blondie & Garbage


July 13: CONCAF Gold Cup Group C: El Salvador v. Curacao / Mexico v. Jamaica (soccer)
Sports Authority Field At Mile High

After the Conference


Levitt Pavilion

July 21: UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey

Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO

July 21-23: String Cheese Incident

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

July 22: Descendents

Bellco Theatre (formerly Wells Fargo Theatre)

July 22: Steve Martin and Martin Short featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko


July 21-23: Colorado Rockies v. San Diego Padres
Coors Field, Denver