2017 PRIMA Spring Conference Schedule

(Please note that ALL meetings are at the conference hotel. Meeting Room TBA) 

MONDAY, May 15, 2017

6 – 8:30 PM  Opening French Quarter Reception

PRIMA Suite follows at the hotel. Details to be announced.

TUESDAY, May 16, 2017

7:30 – 8:45 AM   Breakfast Briefing: The FCC Under New Leadership, Ownership Reports, and More
Moderator: Dan Skinner

  • FCC Update and Q&A with Meg Miller and Ernie Sanchez

9:00 – 10:00 AM   How to Sell Public Radio: Emerging Trends and Best Practices
Moderator: Christina Kuzmych

  • Jim Taszarek, Market Enginuity

10:15 – 11:15 AM   NPR News Update
Moderator:    Paul Maassen

  • Chris Turpin, VP NPR News and Operations

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM   Lunch Briefing:  NPR Digital Update
Moderator: Steve Schram

  • Tom Hjelm, Chief Digital Officer, NPR Digital Services

1:15 – 2:15   Legislative and Representation Update
Moderator:    Mike Savage

  • Mike Riksen, NPR Vice President for Policy and Representation
  • Loren Mayer, Chief Operating Officer, NPR

2:30 – 3:45 PM   NPR/Station Compact Discussion
Moderator: Regina Dean  

  • Loren Mayor, Chief Operating Officer, NPR
  • Gemma Hooley, VP Member Partnership, NPR
  • Tom Hjelm, Chief Digital Officer, NPR Digital Services

4:00 – 5:00 PM   PRIMA/NPR Board Member Q&A: What’s on Your Mind?
Moderator: Tim Eby

  • A Discussion with NPR Board Members Mike Savage, Mike Crane

Dinner on Your Own: Enjoy the French Quarter!

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017

8:00 – 9:30 AM   Breakfast Briefing: New Trends in Content, Platforms and Business Models
Moderator: Neenah Ellis

  • John Barth, Chief Content Officer for PRX
  • Sue Schardt, Executive Director of AIR
  • Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Media, SonicAi

9:45 – 10:45 AM   Update on Station Interconnect System
Moderator: Mike Savage

  • Michael Beach, PRSS
  • Maryfran Tyler, PRSS

11:00 AM to Noon   PRIMA Annual Business Meeting and Conference Wrap-Up

  • Guest Speaker: Patty Cahill, CPB Board Member

Note: Box lunches available for those who need to leave at noon or stay and talk.