NFCB’s 2017 conference will be keynoted by two dynamic media makers.
The conference takes place July 17-19 in Denver, Colo. Tuesday morning features Denise Soler Cox of Project Enye and Wednesday’s keynote will be journalist Jenni Monet.
Our Tuesday keynote speaker is Denise Soler Cox.
Denise Soler Cox is an indie filmmaker, national speaker, and award-winning entrepreneur, cultural blogger for Huffington Post Latino and syndicated content provider for AOL.com. Her project, Project Enye (ñ) has given Soler Cox an opportunity to raise awareness about the opportunities, challenges and “shared experiences” many first-generation, American-born Latinos with immigrant parents experience in America. Her commentary has garnered local, regional and national attention in English and Spanish outlets such as CNN; NBC; Fox News Latino; Telemundo; Univision and Latina Magazine. Regionally, she made the cover of Westword Denver offering local readers a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this modern-day movement.
Our Wednesday keynote speaker is Jenni Monet.
Jenni Monet grew up in indigenous communities across Indian Country. The daughter of a driven single-mother who worked as a nurse for the Indian Health Services, Jenni bounced around a lot as a kid, experiencing the differences, but also the similarities of many of the country’s tribal nations. Today, Jenni is executive producer and host of the podcast, Still Here: Modern Stories of Resilience, Indigenously Told — and also an independent journalist with recent works published with the Center for Investigative Reporting and its news platform, Reveal, the PBS NewsHour, Columbia Journalism Review, Public Radio International, High County News, Yes! Magazine and Indian Country Today. In December 2016, Jenni embedded herself on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation to chronicle the ongoing battle against the Dakota Access pipeline where she was arrested in February while on assignment. In response to her charges of “criminal trespassing” and “rioting”, Jenni joined a renewed call for protecting our civil liberties, and more directly our First Amendment right to free speech under the U.S. Constitution. Jenni is an alum of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a board member of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters where she advocates on behalf of tribal radio stations.
Our theme of this year’s conference, A Place Called Community, speaks to the role stations play. From tracks on content, revenue and engagement, to pledge drives, underwriting, podcasting, legal subjects and much more, the upcoming NFCB conference offers you many learning and networking opportunities.
NFCB has many fantastic intensives, sessions and much more in store. Register today at bit.ly/NFCB2017.
If you have friends or associates who want to sponsor or exhibit at this year’s conference, or want to do so yourself, information is here: bit.ly/NFCB17Sponsor.