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The 2013 Public Media Summit Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions to be held
at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel,
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202-3505

Tentative Schedule as of 2/22/13


7:45 – 9:30 a.m. University Licensee Association - Kennedy Room
(ULA members and invited guests only)
Contact: Ruby Calvert,
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. APTS/APTS Action Inc. Board Orientation - Tidewater Room
(APTS/APTS Action Inc. board members and APTS staff only)
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. APTS Board Executive Session - Tidewater Room
(APTS/APTS Action Inc. board members)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. APTS/APTS Action Inc. Annual Board Meetings - Tidewater Room
(Open Meetings)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Small Station Association Meeting - Kennedy Room
(SSA members and invited guests only)
Contact: Mark Stanislawski,
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Public Television Major Market Group Meeting
PBS - 2nd Floor Conference Room,
2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
(PTMMG members and invited guests only)
Contact: Dennis Haarsager,
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
APTS/APTS Action Inc. Board Lunch- Tidewater Room
(APTS/APTS Action Inc. Board Members and APTS staff only)


8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration for The 2013 Public Media Summit
Independence Foyer
12:30 – 7:00 p.m. Exhibition Hall Open - Independence Center A
12:30 – 1:25 p.m. Refreshments - Exhibition Hall, Independence Center A
Sponsored by Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. General Session - Independence Center B
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks - Polly Anderson and Elizabeth Christopherson, APTS and APTS Action, Inc. Board Vice-Chairs
  • Introduction of APTS Summit Partners - Tela Hansom-Pitt, Manager, Member Services and Executive Assistant to the President
  • Public Service Media Panel Discussions
    Moderator- Patrick Butler, President and CEO, APTS

    Leaders in key positions will discuss the value of public media services in arts and culture, education, public safety and job training, based on their valuable experiences with our stations.

    Panelists include: Virginia Hepner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Woodruff Arts Center; Dr. Lillian Lowery, Superintendent of Schools for the State of Maryland; Major David Mulholland, Commander, Technical Services for the U.S. Park Police; and Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Remarks by Meegan, White, Projected Director, The Grant Center, and Amie Klempnauer Miller, DEI Foundation Support Coordinator
3:30 – 3:55 p.m. Break - Exhibition Hall - Independence Center A
Sponsored by The Grant Center
4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (Sessions closed to the press)
  • General Managers - 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting Local Station Workshop - Stacey Karp, Director, Communications, APTS; Colleen Vivori, Manager of Outreach and Advocacy, NPR; Jess Schreibstein, Legislative Assistant, Policy and Representation, NPR - Washington Room
  • Lay Attendees - Lay Leader Networking and Advocacy - Cait Beroza, Advocacy and Social Media Manager - Potomac Rooms 3 & 4
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Red Carpet (Cocktail Attire) Reception
Exhibition Hall, Independence Center A
Sponsored by PBS
  • Welcome by Pat Moody, Board Member, WNIT- Public Television in South Bend, Indiana
  • Remarks by Paula Kerger, President and CEO, PBS

7:15 – 9:00 p.m.

Evening Event - Dinner - Regency Ballroom E-F
Sponsored by NHK World
Join us for an Asian inspired dinner sponsored by NHK WORLD TV. NHK WORLD TV enters its fourth year as a 24/7 worldwide channel seen in 160 million households in over 130 countries. NEWSLINE can be viewed in over 83% of the USA thanks to public television stations.

Mr. Toshiyuki Sato, Deputy Director, Executive Controller, General Broadcasting Administration, NHK will speak at the dinner and share his vast experience at NHK, Japan's sole public broadcaster. Like public stations NHK is mission driven. Mr. Sato will provide the latest highlights of NHK's missions.

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration - Independence Foyer
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibition Hall Open - Independence Center A

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast with NPR President and CEO Gary E. Knell - Regency Ballroom E-F
Sponsored by NPR
Join NPR President and CEO Gary E. Knell for a look at where the organization is, one year into his role. Hear more on NPR’s strategy for staying nimble in a constantly changing media landscape, where collaboration is bringing shared wins for stations and NPR, and the role of NPR’s brand in building visibility and leveraging audience growth among diverse audiences. Get the latest talking points about what’s happening in radio, to prepare for your Hill visits.

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. General Session - Regency Ballroom A-D
  • Annual APTS and APTS Action Inc. Membership Meetings - Rod Bates, Chair of APTS and APTS Action, Inc. Boards
  • Retiring General Managers Recognized
  • Discussion of new APTS Membership Benefits
  • Patrick Butler's Presidential Address
  • Remarks by Tamara Gould, Senior Vice President, Independent Television Service
10:30 – 10:55 a.m. Break - Exhibition Hall, Independence Center A
Sponsored by Independent Television Service
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. General Session - Regency Ballroom A-D
  • Legislative Briefing (Session closed to press)
    Jennifer Kieley, Director, Government Relations, APTS, and Kate Riley, Director, Government Relations, APTS
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Session - Regency Ballroom E-F
Sponsored by Dow Lohnes, PLLCGarvey Schubert Barer Law, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Remarks by William Lake, Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
2:15 – 3:45p.m. General Session- Regency Ballroom A-D
  • Remarks by Former Congressman Steve LaTourette (R-OH) (Session closed to press)
  • Discussion of Political Environment with APTS Action, Inc. Consultants (Session closed to press)
  • Leadership Council Update and Recognition of all Lay Attendees - Cait Beroza, Advocacy & Social Media Manager
  • David J. Brugger Grassroots Advocacy Award Presentation
  • Station Advocacy Awards Presentation
  • Remarks by Stephen Posnock, VP, Sales Director - Local Media, Nielsen
3:45 – 4:10 p.m. Break - Exhibition Hall, Independence A
Sponsored by Nielsen
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. General Session - Regency Ballroom A-D
  • Station Best Practices Panel
    Moderator- Milton Clipper, President and CEO, Public Broadcasting Atlanta

    How can our stations increase revenue and decrease costs? Listen to the experiences of three station leaders in growing fundraising revenue, securing key foundation grants, getting paid for providing critical public services, and consolidating television, radio and online resources into a stronger public media entity.

    Panelists include:
    Kelly McCullough, General Manager, Arizona PBS; Linda O'Bryon, President and CEO, South Carolina, ETC; Harris Ravine, Chief Operating Officer, Rocky Mountain PBS/KRMA.

  • EDGE Awards Presentation
6:30 p.m. Evening Event - Dinner - Regency Ballroom E-F
Hosted by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Through education initiatives such as Ready To Learn, PBS Learning Media and American Graduate, public media uses its high-quality content, community involvement and trusted classroom resources to provide free access to lifelong learning for all Americans.

Please join CPB President and CEO, Pat Harrison; author, veteran, and youth advocate Wes Moore; and Alliance for Excellent Education President and former West Virginia Governor, Bob Wise, for a discussion on a core value of public media: education and its impact on our civil society.

There will also be a prize drawing during this dinner event.

7:00a.m. Bus Loading/ Transportation to Capitol Hill Meetings
Hyatt Front Lobby Entrance
Sponsored by Penn Hill Group
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Program 
Members Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress
  • Remarks by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Public Broadcasting Caucus; and Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR), House Telecommunications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman
  • Champion of Public Broadcasting Award Presented to Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR)
All Day Capitol Hill Day
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Public Service Media Expo on Capitol Hill
902 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC
Sponsored by Sesame Workshop
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Public Service Media Expo Reception
902 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC
Sponsored by LG
  • Champions of Public Broadcasting Award Presented to Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
  • Remarks by U.S. Representatives and Senators


The Public Media Summit

Webinars/Conference Calls

The Grant Center Announces a 2017-2018 Webinar Series on Evaluation
Learn more and register for our three-part evaluation webinar series.
Through the Looking Glass: Distribution and Reflections
Date and time TBA. The final webinar in our evaluation series will help attendees understand how to communicate their impact to potential funders.