CPB and NETA Partnering to Drive Innovation in Education at the Second Annual CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum and 2019 NETA Conference

Nov 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. and COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 16, 2018) – The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) are hosting the second annual CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum and 2019 NETA Conference on January 21-24 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The gathering, which attracts public media professionals from throughout the country, is designed to advance public media’s educational content and services.

“Technology enables public media’s trusted educational content to reach an increasing number of Americans, free of charge and commercial free. For rising generations to succeed in the workplace they will have to be lifelong learners,” said CPB President and CEO Pat Harrison. “The Thought Leader Forum will allow public media professionals to engage with leading experts from many disciplines as we work together to design educational content and services for a dynamic future.” 

“We have significant momentum from our last conference to create a new vision and new models for our service to the system,” said NETA President Eric Hyyppa. “We are embarking on a multi-disciplinary, thematic approach to support our membership which will be evident throughout the conference and the year ahead.”

Interactive presentations and hands-on workshops will feature leaders in education, non-profit strategy, fundraising and business. Conference participants will explore new models of  community engagement, digital content and social media with a focus on expanding audiences.

Registration is now open at www.netaonline.org.

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About NETA
NETA is a professional association of public television licensees created in 1997 from members of the original Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA, incorporated in 1967) and the Pacific Mountain Network (PMN, chartered in 1978) to serve and support public television licensees and public media’s education mission.  The organization has members in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.  Follow NETA on Twitter and on Facebook

About CPB
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. CPB is also the largest single source of funding for research, technology and program development for public radio, television and related online services. For more information, visit cpb.org, follow us on Twitter @CPBmediaFacebook and LinkedIn and subscribe for other updates.

Press Contacts:

NETA: Timothy E. Eernisse, teernisse@netaonline.org, 803-978-1597
CPB: Tish King, press@cpb.org, 202-879-9658


Categories: Education, Event