Look at the lineup for CPB's Public Media Thought Leader Forum which kicks off pubmedia's first meeting of the year. Browse the professional development sessions that were designed for you, by you. Come for three days devoted expressly to education and community engagement from every angle: resources, management, marketing, content creation, social media, evaluation, fundraising, and distribution.
         
More than 400 people will be there. You're invited!
  
Online registration has closed - please register on-site starting January 21.
       

Big thanks to our underwriters & exhibitors!

 

 
 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

  Hotel information

 

The Marriott Marquis hotel is a Silver LEED-certified property, and one of the largest hotels in DC, spanning nearly an entire city block. It is capped with an enormous atrium skylight which inspires the feeling of community together under one roof.
      
To reserve your room, use this link.
$205.00 per night plus taxes (includes free in-room Wi-fi)
Hotel room cancellation policy: 72 hours prior to arrival
Hotel room block closes December 31.

  
Getting There

The Marriott Marquis is less than two blocks from the METRO's Yellow Line station at Mount Vernon Square/7th Street/Convention Center. ($1.75 one-way fare from METRO's Reagan National Airport stop.) 
  
Cab fare from Reagan National Airport is approximately $16.00 one-way. Coming by Amtrak?  Union Station is less than two miles away from the hotel.

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  Registration

 

Online registration has closed.  Please register on-site starting Sunday January 21.
    
Registration means access
to all conference sessions, all presentations, all meals, breaks, and receptions, and to post-conference documentation.
   
All attendees must register. Thanks to incredibly generous support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, registration is just $400.
Single-day passes, including all meals, are available also.  
         
Cancellation?  We hope you don't have to cancel, but if you must, please send your written notice of cancellation to Tinia Milhouse, director of conference services/registrar.

Cancellations received in writing by December 31 will be refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee.  Substitutions were accepted only through December 31, 2017.There are no refunds for registrations cancelled after December 31, 2017.
        
 

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Schedule as of January 15 - subject to change
                                              

 

  Monday January 22

8:00 AM Registration Opens
8:30 AM Council Meetings
9:45 AM

Energized and Empowered:
Using the PBS Edcamp model to build and inspire
 

10:00 AM

NETA Board Meeting - Board representatives & council chairs

11:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Opens

   Presented by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Public Media Thought Leader Forum
presented by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

  11:30 AM
12 Noon

Opening Remarks
Lunch - How to Utilize Disruption

2:00 PM

Who's Funding What, and Why?

3:00 PM

Connecting to Your Community: Where is the Audience?

4:15 PM

Connecting to Your Community: What is Working?

5:15 PM Book Signing
5:45 PM Reception

6:45 PM

Dinner - A Conversation with J.D. Vance

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 Tuesday January 23
   Presented by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Public Media Thought Leader Forum - Day 2
presented by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

7:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM American Graduate: Connecting College and Career
9:30 AM Networking Break

 10:00 AM

Perspective on Workforce, Education, and Media

 

 

    Professional Development Sessions
  presented by the NETA Councils and partners
10:30 AM Remarks by NETA board chair Tom Rieland, WOSU Public Media

11:00 AM

Professional Development Concurrent Sessions

12:30 PM

Lunch hosted by Sesame Street in Communities

  2:15 PM

Professional Development Concurrent Sessions

  3:15 PM

Networking break with Exhibitors

  3:45 PM

Professional Development Concurrent Sessions

  4:45 PM

The 2018 NETA Awards

  6:00 PM

The 2018 NETA Awards Celebration Reception

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  Wednesday January 24

  7:45 AM
 

PBS Kids Breakfast with PBS president Paula Kerger
A Champion for Early Learning: Our Greatest Role Yet

    Professional Development Sessions
  presented by the NETA Councils and partners

  9:15 AM

Professional Development Concurrent Sessions

 10:30 AM

Professional Development Concurrent Sessions

  11:30AM

Listening Post with NETA president Eric Hyyppa

 12 Noon

 

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Registration Hotel Sponsorship Schedule Sessions
with generous support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

 

 
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 Sponsorship information


  Opportunities
 
     Wi-fi*
     A/V support*
     Awards reception*
     Tuesday lunch - sold!
     Tuesday AM break *
     Tuesday PM break *
     Wednesday breakfast*
     Travel grants
     Badge and lanyard*
     Agenda at-a-glance - sold!
     Exhibitor*

     Mobile app banners

     Room drop*
     more ...
    
    
* complimentary registration(s)
          included
  

2018 - Start Strong: engage with 300+ public broadcasting professionals from all over as they gather in Washington, D.C.
  
Connect with them by underwriting the conference essentials: meals, Wi-fi, refreshments, audio/visual. Showcase your business as an exhibitor. Sponsorships are available starting at $500.


      The 2018 NETA Conference
      Sponsor / Exhibitor information:
         -  (pdf / 7 pages)    
         -  (pdf / 1 page summary)
 

Reserve your choice now: Sponsor/Exhibitor application
   
Contact Steve Mandel (803-978-1589) or Lisa Lehman (803-978-1578) to discuss your plans.

   

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