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PMDMC22 Session Proposals

Thank you for your interest in the PMDMC 2022, public media’s largest conference devoted to issues surrounding revenue generation, marketing, and management.

The PMDMC is the one time each year when more than 1,000 public media leaders and revenue-generating professionals from organizations of all sizes join together to dream big, stay energized, and build a more sustainable future for public media.

The 2022 PMDMC is in Chicago from July 19-21. Since this will be the first time we have been together in three years, we are looking for sessions that cover the myriad of challenges our industry is now facing while also connecting attendees through interactive formats. You can submit a fully designed session proposal, an idea that you want to understand better, or both. What brand new challenge is keeping you up at night? What new success have you tapped into? Check out an example of a fully designed session proposal here.

Consider these key elements to help your proposal rise to the top:

  • Amplify multiple voices, especially Asian, Black, Indigenous, LatinX, and other People of Color, plus representation from both leaders and staffers.
  • Represent a variety of station sizes, types, formats, and markets.
  • Outline 2-3 concrete learning goals and takeaways, plus a vision for engaging attendees (ie. what will the attendee be doing in the session?).
  • And last but not least, connect and inspire your audience and colleagues!

Attention business partners or vendors: Your proposal should feature a variety of perspectives, including that of a station or other client(s). Avoid promoting and/or selling your product directly. Attendees tell us they don’t want pitches. Instead, they want thorough information about the application of a tool or service along with user case studies so they can make up their own minds.

With the pace at which the world changes nowadays, we decided to reach out one more time for your session ideas so we can make sure to cover the most timely topics at the PMDMC. What challenges or successes have come up for you in recent weeks?

The deadline to submit session proposals or ideas closed on April 22, 2022.

PMDMC content is curated by a team of Greater Public advisors and staff. This process begins with the public call for proposals, happening February 7-25. A second call for proposals will take place April 11-22. Anyone can submit a session proposal or idea, which is sent to the PMDMC content team shortly after the deadline.

Once the content team receives the session proposals and ideas, they evaluate and rate every submission with the other advisors and staff in their learning area. The content team then selects proposals and ideas to develop based on the criteria outlined for this year’s conference:

  1. Amplify multiple voices, especially Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color, plus representation from both leaders and staffers.
  2. Represent a variety of station sizes, types, formats, and markets.
  3. Outline 2-3 concrete learning goals and takeaways, plus a vision for engaging attendees (ie. what will the attendee be doing in the session?).
  4. And last but not least, connect and inspire your audience and colleagues!


Typically, the content team receives approximately 100 session proposals and ideas! PMDMC22 will feature around 40 sessions, so, unfortunately, we cannot provide a slot to every submitter. However, our content team works hard to group together session proposals and ideas that have a common theme, bringing more voices to one session.

Business partners or vendors are invited to submit proposals or ideas but should remember to focus their session around station attendees. Avoid promoting and/or selling your product directly. Attendees consistently tell us they don’t want pitches. Instead, provide thorough information about the application of a tool or service along with user case studies.

Those who submit designed proposals for PMDMC22 will be contacted no later than June 3. The full conference schedule will be announced on June 21, 2022.