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The Public Media Summit 2012 Schedule

All sessions to be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel,
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202-3505


12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Organization of State Broadcasting Executives Meeting
Grand Ballroom, Salon B


8:00 – 10:00 a.m. University Licensee Association Meeting
Grand Ballroom, Salons D-E
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. APTS/APTS Action Inc. New Board Member Orientation (Closed)
Grand Ballroom, Salon H
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. APTS Board Executive Session (Closed)
Grand Ballroom, Salon H
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. APTS/APTS Action Inc. Annual Board Meetings
Grand Ballroom, Salon H
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. BETA Group Meeting
McLean Meeting Room
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. APTS/APTS Action Inc. Board Lunch (Closed)
Grand Ballroom, Salons F-G
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Small Station Association Meeting
Grand Ballroom, Salons D-E



7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration for The 2012 Public Media Summit
Arlington Registration
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. General Session
Arlington Ballroom, Salon 4

Welcome: Patrick Butler, President and CEO, APTS

Opening Remarks: Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., APTS and APTS Action, Inc. Lay Board Members

Station Panel Discussion: Moving from “Nice” to “Necessary”

Introduction of moderator: Patrick Butler

Moderator: Polly Anderson, General Manager and CEO, New Mexico PBS, Albuquerque,NM

Panelists: Rod Bates, General Manager, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, Lincoln, NE; Jack Galmiche, President and CEO, KETC, St. Louis, MO; Caryn Mathes, General Manager, WAMU 88.5 American University, Washington, DC; Norm Silverstein, President and CEO, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, Rochester, NY

Remarks from Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman 
Chairman of the National Governors Association

Introduction of APTS Partners: Tela Hansom-Pitt, Manager, Members Services, and Executive Assistant to the President, APTS

Introduction of Break: Larry Gannon, Vice President, Television and Radio Programming, AARP

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Break (Exhibit Hall)
Sponsored by AARP
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 5-6
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. General Session
Arlington Ballroom, Salon 4

Station Panel Discussion: Growing Community Relationships, Collaborations and Your Funding

Introduction of moderator: Emil Mara, Vice President, Finance and Administration, APTS

Moderator: Ted Krichels, General Manager, Penn State Public Broadcasting, University Park, PA

Panelists: Jon Abbott, President and CEO, WGBH, Boston, MA; Tom Axtell, General Manager, Vegas PBS, Las Vegas, NV; Doug Eichten, President, DEI, Minneapolis, MN; James Pagliarini, President and CEO, Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN 

6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Opening Reception (Exhibit Hall)
Sponsored by Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 5-6
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Evening Event – Dinner/Tribute to Jim Lehrer
Sponsored by WETA and PBS
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 1-3

Speakers: Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President and CEO, WETA, Arlington, VA; Bo Jones, President and CEO, McNeil/Lehrer Productions; Gwen Ifill, Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour; Mark Shields, Commentator, PBS NewsHour; Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour; and Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor and Anchor, PBS NewsHour


7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration for The 2012 Public Media Summit
Arlington Registration
8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast Session
Sponsored by LG Electronics
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 1-3

Introduction of John Taylor, LG Electronics: Lonna Thompson, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, APTS

Mobile Emergency Alert System Panel: Harnessing the Power of Public Broadcasting Moderator: John Lawson, Founder and Principal, Convergence

Speakers: Tom Axtell, General Manager, Vegas PBS, Las Vegas, NV; Joe Igoe, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, WGBH, Boston, MA; John McCoskey, Chief Technology Officer, PBS; and Allan Pizzato, Executive Director, Alabama Public Television, Birmingham, AL

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.       General Session
Arlington Ballroom, Salon 4

Remarks from APTS Board Chair: Rod Bates

Remarks and Discussion with Stations: Patrick Butler

Importance of Lay Advocacy: Elizabeth Christopherson, President, CEO and Director, Rita Allen Foundation, Princeton, NJ

170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting and Leadership Council
Stacey Karp, Director of Communications, APTS, and Caitlin Beroza, Government Relations Assistant, APTS 

EDGE Awards: Presented by Patrick Butler

David J.Brugger Grassroots Advocacy Award: Presented by Senator Daniel K. Inouye and Patrick Butler

Introduction of Break: Jay Adrick, Vice President of Strategic Business Development, Harris Corporation

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.   Break (Exhibit Hall)
Sponsored by HARRIS Corporation
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 5-6
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. General Session
Legislative Briefing (Closed to Press)
Arlington Ballroom, Salon 4

Speakers: Caitlin Beroza, Government Relations Assistant, APTS; Will Glasscock, Director, Government Relations, APTS; Jennifer Kieley, Director, Government Relations, APTS; and Kate Riley, Director, Government Relations, APTS

12:45 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch
by Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 1-3

Speakers: Patricia de Stacy Harrison, President and CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Former U.S. Member of Congress, Governor and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Thomas J. Ridge, President and CEO, Ridge Global

2:30 – 2:50 p.m. General Session
Arlington Ballroom, Salon 4

Public and Commercial Broadcasting Partnership
Speakers: Marcellus Alexander, Executive Vice President, Television, National Association of Broadcasters

Q & A Facilitator: John Harris, President and CEO, Prairie Public Broadcasting, Fargo, ND

2:50 – 3:30 p.m. Spectrum Discussion with Federal Communications Commission
Speaker: William Lake, Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

Q & A Facilitator: Malcolm Brett, Director of Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Television

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Remarks from Paula Kerger, President and CEO, PBS

Administration’s Education Initiatives
Aneesh Chopra, Former Chief Technology Officer for the Obama Administration

Q & A Facilitator: Bert Schmidt, President and CEO, WHRO, Norfolk, VA

Introduction of Break: Meegan White, Project Director, Grant Center,and Emily Markham, Research Associate, Grant Center

4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Break (Exhibit Hall)
Sponsored by The Grant Center
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 5-6
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. General Session
Arlington Ballroom, Salon 4

Remarks from Gary Knell, President and CEO, NPR

Introduction and Q & A Facilitator: Marita Rivero, Vice President and General Manager, WGBH, Boston, MA

5:30 p.m. Evening Event - Reception & Dinner
Sponsored by NHK WORLD TV
Arlington Ballroom, Salons 1-3

Speakers: Jay Campbell, President of CAV International and the USA Representative for NHK World TV and Japan, International Broadcasting; Aiko Doden, Senior Commentator, NHK; and Toshiyuki Sato, Special Controller, General Broadcasting Department, NHK

APTS Gift Drawings (must be present to win)

7:15 a.m. Bus Loading/Transportation to Hill Rally/Breakfast
Sponsored by Penn Hill Group
Main Hotel Entrance - Eads Street
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Capitol Hill Breakfast
Rayburn House Office Building B338 - B339

Opening Remarks: Patrick Butler
Remarks by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Public Broadcasting Caucus

Advocacy Awards: Congressman Blumenauer and Patrick Butler

Champion of Public Broadcasting Awards: Presented to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-MA): Patrick Butler

Remarks by Ken Burns

All Day Capitol Hill Day


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.