2015 PRIMA Spring Conference

Mark your calendars for Wednesday evening through Friday noon, May 6-8, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. Full Conference Agenda

The PRIMA Conference features discussions with public media leaders. The sessions are designed to feature less presentation and more conversation than possible at larger conferences. Come prepared to ask questions and exchange ideas with your colleagues.

The conference kicks off Wednesday night (5/6) with a trip to the ballpark to see the St. Louis Cardinals play. The event features  a full dinner, open bar, admission to the Cardinal Museum and, of course, seats for the game. Space is limited to the first 40 people who register for the PRIMA Conference. Register soon to reserve your spot. Transportation will be provided between the hotel and the ballpark.

Meals included:
Thursday – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Friday – Breakfast, Box Lunch

Early Registration Fee: (If paid by 4/7)
PRMA Members: $275
Non- PRIMA Members: $375

Late Registration Fee: (If paid after 4/7)
PRMA Members: $300
Non- PRIMA Members: $400

Register for the conference here. This link is for registration only. PRIMA will send you an invoice for the registration fee. The registration payment deadline is April 7th.

The conference hotel has has been filled, the “overflow” hotel for the conference is the Residence Inn downtown. The group room rate is $139 not including taxes. Reservation link: Book your group rate for PRIMA Conference. You can also call 1-866-488-7500 for more information.

The conference meetings will be hosted at St. Louis Public Radio.The conference agenda is evolving as participants are confirmed. More details and full agenda to be announced. Check back for updates.

Here are the highlights so far…
Full Conference Agenda

  • Lunch Keynote with Loren Mayor, NPR’s new Chief Operating Officer
  • FCC Update and Q&A with attorneys Meg Miller and Ernie Sanchez
  • Journalism discussion with Tim Eby about the lessons learned from covering the news events in Ferguson, MO and Keith Woods, NPR VP for Diversity, will discuss the value of diversity in both newsroom staff and story sourcing.
  • Discussion about “The Big Picture for Public Radio” with Tom Thomas and Mark Fuerst
  • NPR Digital Services and NPR One discussion with Bob Kempf
  • Future Satellite System discussion with Michael Beach and Maryfran Tyler
  • NPR Board Update with Board Chair Kit Jensen, and NPR Board Members Greg Petrowich, Mike Crane and Mike Savage.
  • A tour of the St. Louis Public Radio & TV facilities
  • Tour and demo of the Public Media Commons: A 9,000 square foot open-air media environment featuring two-story high video walls
  • The world famous PRIMA Suite!


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