• Third Coast Festival
  • Navy Pier
  • 848 East Grand
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 60611-3509

2016 Third Coast Conference

The Third Coast Conference convenes in the Chicago area for three days every fall. Radio producers, podcasters, audio artists, journalists, documentarians, and students come together, listen to each other’s work, share ideas and expertise, and make priceless connections with future colleagues and new friends. Sessions and discussions range from practical topics to philosophical perspectives, and all include plenty of listening.

The weekend culminates with an awards ceremony honoring the winners of the Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.


Hyatt Regency McCormick place
Chicago, IL
November 11-13

Over at the nest, we're buzzing with excitement as we plan this year's Conference lineup & speakers.

We will be announcing headliners, details & surprises as they unfold. For now, a few of the nuts & bolts: 

Earlybird Registration
($425): July 20th - September 1st. 
Registration ($475): September 1st - November 1st.

Registration will close November 1. 

Volunteer applications will be open June 22nd, and are due by July 6th. We will notify all volunteers before July 20th. Note: Volunteer positions are very competitive. We receive over 100 applications, and accept only 25 applicants. 

In 2016, we'll be in a larger venue & include more breakout sessions than ever before. We plan to accomodate as many attendees as possible, but there is a chance that the conference will fill to capacity before registration ends. We encourage you to register as early as possible. 

For now, you can dig into the 2014 Third Coast Conf sessions - all downloadable.




Got a few spare hours? Browse our library and listen to past conference sessions.



To find out about upcoming Third Coast gatherings and events sign-up for our mailing list. Thanks!




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