YoPro San Diego: Let's Go!
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Believe it or not, it’s time to start getting ready for the PBS Annual Meeting. At this year’s meeting PBS Digital will be presenting a FREE young professionals workshop called YoPro San Diego. The mission of the larger YoPro initiative is to pull together young professionals, 35 and under, within Public Media to network, collaborate and discuss topics relevant to their professional development. This year the YoPro workshop at the PBS Annual Meeting will be held Monday, May 15, 2017 from 8AM-3PM at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, CA.

Registration is open, so sign up today! (psst Early-Bird registration ends Friday, April 14, 2017, so register before prices go up) 

YoPro will be offering two scholarships to young professionals at stations to attend this pre-conference workshop event only. Learn more about eligibility requirements and apply now. The deadline for submission is April 12th, and selected applicants will be notified no later than April 14th.

Attendees will hear from a range of speakers and participate in discussions topics like building strong digital and content strategies, innovative storytelling methods, building leadership skills, and learning how to fail and succeed professionally as gracefully as possible. All while networking with some of the system’s most engaged, forward thinking and innovative future leaders.

The day starts with a welcome from PBS' CEO Paula Kerger; then hear from system leaders Andrea Downing, Co-President, PBS Distribution and Renard Jenkins, Vice President, PBS Operations about how they got to where they currently are and what career choices they made along the way.

Other speakers participating in the day are VP of Digital at KCPT, Carla McCabe, and Chief Digital Officer & CMO Ira Rubenstein. As the agenda continues to expand, look for additional information on the agenda to be sent out. Stay tuned!

The workshop will also feature an in-depth collaborative exercise with station General Managers and young professionals. These groups will come together and brainstorm ways to create, sustain and lead the digital culture at public media stations.

Have we given you enough reason to get excited and register for this event? We hope so!

If you have any questions about the workshop or scholarship please reach out to yopro@pbs.org.

Jen Hinders | Director | PBS Digital
Amy Lust | Assistant Director | PBS Digital