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.

2016 Conference Highlights

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

  • 247 Attendees
  • 23 Intensive Attendees
  • 100 Summit Attendees

  • 9 Exhibitors

  • 11 Sponsors
  • 240 Different Organizations
  • 8 Attendees from African American Stations
  • 46 Attendees from Latino Stations
  • 22 Attendees from Native Stations
  • 183 Attendees from Rural Stations
  • 135 Attendees from Urban Stations
“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!”
Mary Oishi, Development Director, KUNM
“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.”
Vylma Ortiz, General Manager, KBBF
“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!”
Pete Rondello, General Manager, WXPR
“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.”
Neenah Ellis , General Manager, WYSO

“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!”

Sue Schardt, Executive Director, AIR

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

Susan Raybuck, News & Community Affairs Director, KWVH

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.

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.”

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

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