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2019 Annual Conference Schedule

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Tuesday, May 14

7:00 am–5:30 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am–11:45 am

Pre-Conference Workshop #1
Completing CPB's Annual Financial Report

Content Leaders:

Katherine Arno, Director, TV CSG Policy and Review, CPB

Biniam Debebe, Senior Financial Review Specialist, CPB

Ken Goulet, Senior Financial Review Specialist, CPB

11:45 pm–1:00 pmLunch on Your Own
1:00 pm–5:30 pm

Pre-Conference Workshop #2
Completing the SAS and SABS

Content Leaders:

Damon Frazier, Senior Consultant, BI Solutions Group, LLC

Burhan Khan, Financial Analyst, CPB

Kevin Thompson, Co-Founder, BI Solutions Group, LLC

5:30 pm–6:30 pmNewcomers Reception

 

Wednesday, May 15

8:00 am–5:00 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am–8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am–9:00 amMembership Meeting
9:00 am–10:30 am

Opening General Session and Keynote

Content Leader:

Matt Beiler, Show Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering

10:30 am–11:00 amRefreshment Break
11:00 am–12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

 

Track I

Community Service Grant Review

Content Leaders:

Katherine Arno, Director, TV Community Service Grant Policy and Review, CPB

Andrew Charnik, Director, Radio Community Service Grant Policy and Administration, CPB

Ted Krichels, Senior Vice President, System Development and Media Strategy, CPB

Kathy Merritt, Senior Vice President, Journalism and Radio, CPB

 

Track II

Experimental Management Development and Hiring Practices

Content Leader:

Mike Jacobson, PBS

 

12:30 pm–1:45 pmNetworking Lunch Sponsored by NPM
2:00 pm–3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

 

Track I

CPB/OIG Audits, Findings, and Fraud Alert

Content Leader:

Mary Mitchelson, Inspector General, CPB OIG
Bill Richardson, Deputy Inspector General and Director of Audits, CPB OIG

 

Track II

CDP—TBA

Content Leaders:

Brooks Heckner

Michal Heipilk

 

Track III

How to Handle Harassment Claims: Practical Tactics

Content Leaders:

– Nancy Myers, Director of Administration, UCF Office of Institutional Equity

3:15 pm–3:45 pmRefreshment Break
3:45 pm–5:00 pm

State of the System—Public Media Financial and Operational Results

Content Leaders:

Burhan Khan, Financial Analyst, CPB

Ted Krichels, Senior Vice President, System Development and Media Strategy, CPB

5:30 pm–10:00 pmNight at Epcot

 

Thursday, May 16

8:00 am–5:45 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am–8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am–9:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

 

Track I

Improving Your CPB Financial Reporting and Grant Compliance

Content Leader:

– TBA—OIG Team

 

Track II

Mindfulness Workshop: Reduce Stress, Focus Staff, and Have Happier Staff—Part 1

Content Leader:

Joyce L'Heureux, MA, Finance/HR Director, RI Public Radio dba The People's Radio

 

Track III

Who’s Holding the Bag? FM and TV Reimbursements for Repack Related Expense

Content Leader:

Meg Miller, Gray, Miller Persh LLP

9:45 am–10:00 amRefreshment Break
10:00 am–11:15 am

Concurrent Sessions

 

Track I

Information Coming Soon

 

Track II

Mindfulness Workshop: Reduce Stress, Focus Staff, and Have Happier Staff—Part 2

Content Leader:

Joyce L'Heureux, MA, Finance/HR Director, RI Public Radio dba The People's Radio

 

Track III

Optimize Customer Payments for Profitability

Content Leader:

Michael Scher, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, WAMU 88.5 American University Radio

11:45 am–1:00 pmLunch Session With CPB
1:30 pm–2:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

 

Track I

Compliance Requirements and CABs

Content Leader:

Jackie Livesay, Assistant General Counsel & Vice President, Compliance, CPB

 

Track II

Breaking Down Silos With Team-Oriented Problem Solving

Content Leader:

Katie Davis, CPA, Partner, James Moore & Co., P.L.

 

Track III

Driving Down Station Costs

Content Leader:

Stephen Holmes, Station Sourcing Group

2:45 pm–3:05 pmRefreshment Break
3:05 pm–4:20 pm

CPB Town Hall

Content Leaders:

Ted Krichels, Senior Vice President, System Development and Media Strategy, CPB

Kathy Merritt, Senior Vice President, Journalism and Radio, CPB

Erika Pulley-Hayes, Vice President, Radio, CPB

Greg Schnirring, Vice President, CSG and Station Initiatives, CPB

4:20 pm–4:30 pmNetworking Break
4:30 pm–5:45 pm

Keeping Your Station Safe

Content Leaders:

Jennifer Cook, WUCF

Dr. Phil Hoffman

Jeff Huffman, Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

5:45 pm–6:45 pmExhibitor Reception
7:15 pmDine Arounds

 

Friday, May 17

8:00 am–11:30 amRegistration Open
8:00 am–8:45 amBreakfast
8:45 am–10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

 

Track I

Better Decisions in Branding: Prioritizing and Protecting Your Trademarks

Content Leader:

Kevin Goldberg, Member, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth

 

Track II

Accounting and Auditing Update, Industry Tips, and Best Practices

Content Leader:

Jane Lastinger, CPA, Director, James Moore & Co., P.L.

 

Track III

ABCs of Diversity

Content Leader:

Barbara Thompson, MA, CPA, Associate Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Central Florida

10:00 am–10:15 amRefreshment Break
10:15 am–11:30 am

Closing Keynote—TBA

Description coming soon.