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Nearly all of the year’s major public broadcasting conferences have been dated up. Latest to be announced was the Music Personnel Conference, April 21-23 in New York City.

Two have changed their names: PBS Showcase reverts to “the PBS Annual Meeting” as it consolidates with the PBS Development Conference, which was postponed from last fall, and DEI’s Public Radio Development & Marketing Conference, which changes its first name to “Public Media . . .”

A quick rundown:

Jan. 12-15 — NETA Conference, Henderson, Nev.;

Feb. 7-10 — APTS Capitol Hill Day and Members Meetings, Washington, D.C.;

April 7-9 — PBS Technology Conference, Las Vegas; before the big National Association of Broadcasters NAB Show, April 10-15;

April 8-10 —Public Radio Engineering Conference, Las Vegas, sponsored by the Association of Public Radio Engineers, ditto;

April 21-23
—Music Personnel Conference, New York City, sponsored by the Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio;

May 17-20 — PBS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX;

June 1-4 — Public Broadcasting Management Association, Tampa;

June 9-12
— National Federation of Community Broadcasters, St. Paul, Minn.;

June 24-25
— Public Radio News Directors Inc., Louisville, Ky., with preconference training sessions June 23;

July 8-10 — DEI’s Public Media Development and Marketing Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas;

Sept. 23-26
—Public Radio Program Directors Conference, Denver; and

Nov. 10-13 — American Public Television Fall Marketplace and 50th anniversary celebration, Palm Desert, Calif.

Yet to announce dates: Integrated Media Association’s Public Media Conference.

Current will have fresh issues at many of the events; its new publication schedule is posted on

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