PBS Annual Meeting 2019: Pre-Conference Workshops

Be sure to join us on Wednesday, May 29 and attend one of our many Pre-conference Workshops!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Articulating the Value of Corporate Support to Stakeholders
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration fee: $35-$85

Station stakeholders, both in internal and external, can provide valuable introductions, information and investment for station fundraisers and sales people. In this 3-hour workshop we will focus on articulating the value of sales to station stakeholders. Participants will come away with tools on how to gain buy-in, create ambassadors, and uncover new partnership opportunities. Registration for the workshop is $35 for alumni of CSPI, and $85 for everyone else. Workshop participants who register for the full CSPI training after completing the workshop receive $50 off their CSPI registration fee.

Beyond the Airwaves: Volunteers in Public Media
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration fee: Complimentary but advance registration required

Volunteers provide a unique opportunity for public television stations to expand the reach of their mission to directly impact more community members. This session will provide training and peer-to-peer sharing about best practices for a successful volunteer program at your station.

Brand Masters
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration fee: Complimentary but advance registration required

Looking for Brand Masters? You can be one during PBS Brand for Digital Age training. This pre-con session is geared towards all brand practitioners and ambassadors. Come experience our refreshed brand value proposition as we dive into platform, voice, cobrand architecture and visual elements with practical exercises and activities that will help you implement new brand positioning in your daily work. Please join us for this hands-on collaborative session. We will provide attendees with key actionable insights to share your enthusiasm and prepare for brand launch. This session fills up fast so register today!

Corporate Meeting of the Members
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Registration for GMs at 8:30 a.m. onsite (no registration fee)

General Managers’ Planning Meeting
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration fee: $180

Please join your PBS CEO colleagues for the 2019 PBS Corporate Meeting of the Members & General Managers’ Planning Meeting. This year’s Planning Meeting will focus on how the stations and PBS can work together to grow your station’s value and impact in the community and the role you play as leader to drive change at the station.

Deepening Impact in Early Childhood Education: Network & Community Building (hosted at Nashville Public Television)
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration fee: Complimentary but advance registration is required. Those not pre-registered will not be able to attend because of limits on space and transportation. First priority for registration will be given to members of PBS member station staff.

Convene with colleagues from across the system to discuss approaches to building community among parents, caregivers and educators and strengthening your local early childhood education networks in order to deepen your impact in early childhood education. We’ll explore outcomes and learning from recently piloted models of engagement; share approaches to building and expanding effective local networks; and develop and share ideas to take into practice.

YoPro Workshop: Nashville
8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration fee: Complimentary but advance registration required

Join your fellow public media colleagues for a day of professional development, networking and fun! YoPro Workshops draw a diverse and inspirational line up of PBS and station leadership to share this career and leadership advice. YoPro Workshop provides an opportunity for younger employees to participate in a day of professional development that focuses on topics specific to their career level. This pre-conference event is geared towards public media professionals new to their public media careers or new to management.

Public Television Programmers Association Annual Meeting (PTPA)
Visit http://ptpa.tv/ for registration, agenda, and meeting location details.