Missed Our 2016 Conference? Some Highlights

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Are you considering attending our 2017 conference, but wondering what you missed before? Here are many highlights from the 2016 conference.

To attend the 2017 conference, you can register today here.

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2016 Conference Highlights

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Attendees came from 38 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and Denmark

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100 Summit Attendees

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9 Exhibitors
[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]11 Sponsors[/fusion_li_item][/fusion_checklist][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ layout=”1_2″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=””][fusion_checklist icon=”fa-check-circle” iconcolor=”#ffffff” circlecolor=”#61ada5″ size=”15px”][fusion_li_item icon=””]240 Different Organizations[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]8 Attendees from African American Stations[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]46 Attendees from Latino Stations[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]22 Attendees from Native Stations[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]183 Attendees from Rural Stations[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=””]135 Attendees from Urban Stations[/fusion_li_item][/fusion_checklist][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”none” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” border_style=”solid”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=””][fusion_testimonials design=”clean” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility”][fusion_testimonial name=”Mary Oishi” avatar=”none” company=”Development Director, KUNM” target=”_self”]”This year’s conference was inspiring, informative, and a wonderful opportunity to connect and reconnect with like-hearted, like-minded people… If everyone left as energized for our work as I was, there is no stopping us!”[/fusion_testimonial][fusion_testimonial name=”Vylma Ortiz” avatar=”none” company=” General Manager, KBBF” target=”_self”]”The conference was an amazing opportunity to meet so many like-minded community radio lovers, and I can’t wait to send folks from my station to next year’s conference… It was a terrific event and indeed a gift to all those who got to attend.”[/fusion_testimonial][fusion_testimonial name=”Pete Rondello” avatar=”none” company=”General Manager, WXPR” target=”_self”]”Still debriefing ALL the amazing information. Such a worthy way to spend time and money to better our beloved station. Met such amazing, passionate people who have agreed to help WXPR despite being all the way across the country. Grateful! An exciting time to be doing this good work — and I’m honored to be hand-in-hand with empowering people like those I met at the conference!”[/fusion_testimonial][fusion_testimonial name=”Neenah Ellis ” avatar=”none” company=”General Manager, WYSO” target=”_self”]”I can’t tell you how energized I feel after the conference. In all my meetings since the conference, I’ve felt a new excitement for my work and a renewed determination. Thanks for putting on such an intelligent, spirited and positive conference. Onward and upward.”[/fusion_testimonial][fusion_testimonial name=”Sue Schardt” avatar=”none” company=”Executive Director, AIR” target=”_self”]

“Great sessions, great people, and it was so good to be with you all… At the member meeting, it was eye-opening to understand how, in such a short time, NFCB leadership has turned the ship around and laid out a foundation for the future. A new day for NFCB — congratulations — and AIR is proud to be part of it!”

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“Thank you all for the planning and implementation that went into the making of a well-organized, informative, and inspirational conference!”

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Paragon’s Mike Henry had an “eye-opening experience” at our Denver 2016 Conference, and says that Community Radio Stations are the Peace Corps of Radio.

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Malkia Cyril, founder of  The Center for Media Justice, gave a Keynote at the 2016 conference where she spoke about how she grew up believing that “everyone deserves a public voice.”

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Watch the beautiful merging of community and music in this film created by Colorado Creative Industries’ Detour Music Program, which was a feature presentation at our Denver 2016 Conference

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See community media friends honor Flo Hernandez-Ramos in celebration of her selection as NFCB’s 2016 Bader Award recipient

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