RTDNA Changes Convention Plans
January 19, 2010 at 4:20 AM (PT)
The RTDNA will end its traditional full multi-day convention, held in conjunction with the NAB SHOW in LAS VEGAS, after this year's event and has signed a two-year deal with the NAB to create a day of programming as part of the NAB SHOW in 2011 and 2012. The organization is also discussing a joint convention with the SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS in FALL 2011, with location, dates, and other specifics to be announced.
"Continuing our partnership with the NAB allows us to continue to fulfill our mission to train and educate journalists in the best practices possible. And more than that, it allows us to share those best practices at a place where many of our members will already be. Staying put in LAS VEGAS with these programs to offer, as well as reaching out with more convention and conference opportunities around the country multiple times a year, means RTDNA can reach more people and do so at a lower cost of time and money to them. It's the perfect prescription for these belt-tightened times in our business, " said Chairman STACEY WOELFEL.
"NAB is delighted to continue our relationship with RTDNA at the NAB SHOW through 2012," said NAB Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH. "NAB strives to provide our attendees with the highest-quality convention experience possible and having our news director friends under the NAB banner is part of that commitment."
This year's RTDNA@NAB convention is set for APRIL 11th-14th.