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2019 Community Media Conference

June 18-20, 2019 • San Diego, CA

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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.

Our conference venue is located just minutes from San Diego’s famous sites, including Balboa Park, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and more. You can register at a conference discounted rate shortly.

Conference sessions will be held at:

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

The Community Media Conference happens at a critical time for community radio. Across the country stations are navigating rapid and transformative change. While other media is losing audience, radio’s has grown. A new generation of leaders and media makers is taking the lead and revitalizing the space. An increase in emergency situations and climate events have highlighted local stations’ resilience and service. New business models, digital tools, and social  movements are changing the way stations operate and what they respond to.

Amidst all the change the Community Media Conference is your one stop shop for re-energizing yourself and gaining the skills you need to do your best work.

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.