2018 Spring Conference Schedule

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

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018

6 – 8:30 PM  Opening Reception: Mexican Buffett & Open Bar

  • Reggie’s – 2015 South Street – On the Rooftop!
  • Five block walk from the hotel
  • “PRIMA Suite” in the hotel’s Arc Bar after the Opening Reception

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018

7:30 – 8:45 am   Breakfast Briefing: The FCC Update and Q&A
Moderator: Dan Skinner

  • Meg Miller, Partner, Gray Miller Persh, LLP
  • Ernie Sanchez, Partner, The Sanchez Law Firm

9:00 – 10:00 am   Development Trends: The View from Greater Public
Moderator: Steve Schram

  • Joyce MacDonald, President and CEO

10:15 – 11:15 am   CPB Update: News Collaboratives, CSG Review, Funding Outlook
Moderator: Paul Maassen

  • Kathy Merritt, Senior Vice President, Journalism and Radio
  • Erika Pulley-Hays, Vice President, Radio

11:30 am-1:00 pm   Lunch Briefing: Culture of Journalism
Moderator: Tim Eby

  • John Barth, Managing Director, PRX
  • Edith Chapin, Executive Editor of NPR News
  • Donna Vestal, Director of Content Strategy, KCUR

1:15 – 2:00 pm   NPR/Station Compact Discussion
Moderator: Paul Maassen

  • General Compact Recap
    • Loren Mayor, Chief Operating Officer
    • Tom Hjelm, Chief Digital Officer
    • Gemma Hooley, Vice President for Member Partnership
  • Journalism Network update
    • Chris Turpin, Acting Senior Vice President for News and Editorial Director
    • Edith Chapin, Executive Editor of NPR News

2:15 – 3:00 pm   NPR/Station Compact Discussion – continued
Moderator: Regina Dean

  • Digital Network update with Tom Hjelm, Chief Digital Officer

3:15 – 4:15 pm   NPR/Station Compact Discussion – continued
Moderator: Tim Eby

  • Revenue Network update and work on a new NPR/station financial framework
  • Q&A/General NPR Discussion, incl. Marketing initiatives update with Meg Goldthwaite, Chief Marketing Officer

Dinner on Your Own

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! Performance (For those with tickets)

  • Bus will leave the hotel at time to be announced.

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018

8:00 – 9:30 am   Smart Everything: Smart Speakers, Smart Phones, Smart Listeners
Moderator: Steve Schram

  • Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Media

9:45 – 10:45 am   Update on Station Interconnect System
Moderator: Dan Skinner

  • Michael Beach, PRSS, NPR Vice President of Distribution
  • Maryfran Tyler, PRSS, NPR Senior Director, Enterprise, Strategy and Planning

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

  • Guest Speaker: Kit Jensen, Immediate Past Chief Operating Officer, ideastream, Cleveland

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

(As of 4/24/18)

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