Events & Workshops

PMCC offers a series of intensive workshops for a variety of skill levels that will help you and your content teams to deliver the very best public service to audiences. PMCC also provides virtual learning opportunities and convenings that make it easy and cost-effective for you to get the training you need.

Upcoming Events

PMCC Music Summit

PMCC is excited to announce a unique gathering for public radio music format stations. The PMCC Music Summit will take place November 14 and 15 in Austin, Texas at the home of KMFA and is produced in partnership with KMFA, KUTX and the noncomMUSIC Alliance. This two-day in-person gathering will feature discussions and presentations designed to help you understand, grow and serve music audiences at a challenging time for all broadcasters. The producing partners are collaborating on an agenda that will highlight some of the most important topics for noncommercial music stations today, such as music rights and legislation and artist development. We’re also planning live performances, fun events, and lots of time for Classical, Urban Alternative, Jazz and Triple A formats to come together and discuss the issues that are unique to each.

We’ll kick the event off with a welcome reception on Wednesday evening, November 13. The summit itself will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 14 and 9:00 am to Noon Friday, November 15. We are also exploring a half-day workshop for music programmers that would take place from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, November 15.

Registration for the PMCC Music Summit will open in July and will cost $300 per person for PMCC member organizations and $350 for non-members. A light breakfast will be served on Thursday and Friday mornings. We are planning a lunch event at KMFA on Thursday and a “dine-around” for small groups to go out and explore the world-class dining options in Austin for dinner. Hotel information will be available when registration opens in July.

Audience Development Summit

PMCC and our colleagues at Greater Public team up every year for the Audience Development Summit, a unique virtual convening intended to help public media organizations engage with and serve new audiences. We bring together the CEO/GM and senior leadership in content, development and marketing to address the urgent need for audience development in our industry. Our 2024 summit took place February 6 and 7 and almost 100 stations participated. We are planning the next virtual event for February of 2025. Watch this space for announcements about the next virtual Audience Development Summit.  

Digital Content Workshop

The Digital Content Workshop is designed to help your organization serve significant audiences on digital platforms. This is a group workshop for cross-functional teams in content, digital and marketing who hold authority for digital content decisions. Experienced trainers Tamar Charney and Briana O’Higgins lead you through the curriculum and follow up afterwards to help you implement everything your team has learned. The 2024 workshop is being rescheduled for January of 2025 with registration opening in October. The cost is $3,000 for PMCC member organizations and $3,500 for non-members for a team of FIVE people. Watch this space for announcements about dates and registration.

Go back and watch educational webinars you may have missed on a variety of topics, from audience research presentations to training sessions on how to coach talent. Find our webinar archive below.

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Content and programming professionals from across the country get together regularly to spend time with their peers and talk about their shared challenges and solutions. Virtual cohort meetups for News/Talk and Classical programmers are scheduled monthly with other groups meeting less frequently. Don’t work alone, find a cohort group to build up your professional network.