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2016 PMBA Annual Conference

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Conference Program

The 2016 PMBA Annual Conference will take place in New Orleans, LA, May 31 – June 3. We invite you to join an elite group of public media professionals, including general managers, CFOs, financial and business executives, HR professionals and a broad array of supporting organizations at this outstanding educational and networking event.  We’ll focus on strategy, sustainability, compliance, accounting, finance, and human resources issues. 

The 2016 PMBA Annual Conference will take place at the JW Marriott New Orleans. Located in the French Quarter, the hotel is just minutes from Bourbon Street, the French Market, Jackson Square, Insectarium, Harrah’s Casino and historic St. Charles Street. You’ll be able to experience the culture, music, food, art, and atmosphere that makes the Big Easy one of the most unique cities in the world.

About the 2016 Annual Conference

This year's conference will unquestionably be a thought-provoking, inspiring and informative conference highlighting changes in the public media landscape, new approaches to day-to-day station operations, and innovative strategic solutions as we focus on Shaping the Future of Public Media — the theme of this year's conference. PMBA's 2016 Annual Conference will address the dramatic changes our industry faces and continues to build long-term strategic solutions to ensure the sustainability of public media. 

The digital evolution is constantly changing the public media landscape. Our audience consumes content in a variety of ways and stations have a multitude of channels at their disposal in which to distribute content. The ability to support these changes is paramount if stations are to continue to serve the needs of their community. PMBA's 2016 Annual Conference sets the stage to empower, inform, and connect the community of public media and PMBA professionals to provide the information and resources needed to provide strategic and creative solutions to the business operations of their stations.

Paying by Check or Invoice

If paying by check, or if you require an invoice for payment, you will not be able to use the online registration system. Please complete the registration form (PDF) and send it to to register via check and/or to request an invoice for payment. Call PMBA at (703) 506 - 3292 or with any questions.

PMBA thanks our sponsors for their support of the 2016 PMBA Annual Conference.


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