In the spirit of the New Year, I am excited to announce the roll out of our new website. I hope that you will take a moment to bookmark the website and tool around on it so that you can make the most of what it offers you in 2016.
One of the most prominent features you will see right away is the roll out of our conference registration. I thought this was the perfect time to issue the call to join your friends in community media from all over the country this summer in Denver.
For four decades NFCB has been providing essential services for community media makers across the country. Beyond the reliable core services NFCB offers every day, our signature event is our annual conference. It is a time to connect with peers, sharpen your skills, expand your knowledge, and take a deep drink from a well of inspiration. With over 50 break-out sessions, two keynotes, affinity group summits, panel discussions and interesting tours around our host city; NFCB’s 40th Annual Community Media Conference is not to be missed. If you are looking for opportunities in professional development, exposure to new ideas, and engaging discussions………. you will find all of that and more at the conference.
The conference starts on Wednesday with affinity group summits and a hands-on media makers intensive followed by a welcome reception where our host city rolls out the red carpet. The conference kicks off on Thursday morning with a the first of our subject plenaries – industry leaders talking about topics that are important for our stations. Each day has a keynote and breakout sessions that dig deeper into the plenary topics. Join us Friday night for a free banquet, compelling keynote and entertainment, celebrating 40 years of NFCB’s service to community media. Everything wraps up Saturday before lunch with the membership meeting for managers and seminar intensives for those involved in programming, development and operations.
Plan to come early to the Wednesday summits for Rural, Latino, Native, African-American and LPFM stations. The summits are free, with a full day of facilitated discussions and a deep dive into the topics and issues that affect these station groups.
We hope you will stick around and enjoy the sites in one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. You can also rent a car or hop on the train to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Colorado Rockies. Remember, you can take advantage of the fact that our host hotel is all suites, so you can share your room and share the cost.