Public Media Barcamp Attendee Support

Request for Proposals

CPB is interested in supporting the ability for up to 10 public broadcasting stations to participate in the upcoming Barcamp taking place in Washington DC on October 17-18, 2009, as organized by PBS and NPR. This two-day conference is built on the unconference / BarCamp model and will be comprised of individuals who can bring specific skills to help strengthen public media at the local or national level. This might include, for example, technical skills that aid digital media efforts, specific topical knowledge that could strengthen reporting, or individuals with community organizing experience.

The Vendor will perform the following functions of the Project: 1) recruit, train and prepare 2 station personnel from each of up to 10 public broadcasting stations to attend the Barcamp; 2) provide travel expenses and logistical support to the station personnel during the Barcamp; and 3) during or after the Barcamp, provide training and materials to each of the public broadcasting station personnel attending the Barcamp on how to replicate the experience in the station’s local service area.

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