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


 

Listen to the 2014 TC Conf Sessions! 

It was wonderful to spend three days with nearly 600 radio-makers (a record!) sharing best practices, and brewing up new collaborations. 

Take a peak at the presenterssessions and other happenings that took place November 7-9, at the Holiday Inn Chicago, Mart Plaza. 

Now dig into the 2014 Third Coast Conf sessions - downloadable - as we post them, and even comment. It's the next best thing to being there.

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Ready to spend three days with hundreds of fellow producers, artists, students, and audio enthusiasts, talking about storytelling on the airwaves and beyond? Ready to 
come together, listen to each other’s work, share ideas and expertise, and make priceless connections with future colleagues and new friends? Ready to get down on the dance floor with your Radio Heros?

Thought so. Then join us in Chicago at the 2014 Third Coast Conference this November 7-9.

Learn more about the presenters and sessions we've planned so far and read on below to plan your trip. We're expecting a lot of (amazing) folks, don't wait too long and miss out! 

 

Registration

Your Third Coast Conference registration fee covers all sessions and other happenings, breakfast, lunches, and (of course) afternoon snacks.

 

LOCATION / Hotel Rooms

This year's conference takes place at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, across the street from Chicago's historic Merchandise Mart and overlooking the Chicago River. 

 

Getting There

For those traveling to Chicago, the Holiday Inn knows best how to get you their doorsteps, everyone else should check out the CTA's website for directions. If you want to share a cab or car from the airport or further afield, check out the Third Coast Switchboard to ask for/offer rideshares (and more!) 

 

Schedule

Updated 10/28: Here's the schedule! 

Friday, November 7th

12:00-2:00pm: AIR New Voices Meeting (Invitation Only)

2:00-8:00pm: Registration

2:00-6:00pm: Audio Hoopla

2:30-4:00pm: AIR's Producer Speed Meet

4:30-5:45pm: BREAKOUTS A

*Finding Your Visual Voice
*Third Coast Filmless Screening
*Audio Educators Assembly

6:15-8:30pm: Opening Party - Start it Up!

9:00-10:00pm: Late(ish) Night with Al Letson

Saturday, November 8th

7:00am-5:30pm: Registration

7:00-8:30am: Breakfast

8:30am: Welcome! Announcing 2015 ShortDocs and Knight Foundation Prototype Fund

9:00-10:30am: Journalism and Storytelling: Frenemies?

10:30-11:00am: Coffee Break

11:00am-12:15pm: BREAKOUTS B

*HowSound Live!
*The Amazing Radio Vertikalisator
*Public-powered Journalism
*Making News Stories Good Stories

12:30-1:45pm: Lunch + UNconferencing with special guests from American Pubic Media

2:00-3:15pm: BREAKOUTS C

*Own Your Thing
*Audio Code Switching: Tackling Race on the Radio
*Sound Design 101
*Three Shows/Three Techniques

3:15-3:45: Cookie Break

4:00-5:15pm: BREAKOUTS D

*Getting to Yes: The Art of the Pitch
*Building Worlds of Sound
*Leave No Trace
*Turning Investigative Reporting into Artful Radio

6:00-8:00pm: Third Coast Happy Hour hosted by KCRW

9:00pm-1:00am: PRX's Third Coast Bash


Sunday, November 9th

7:30-8:45am: Breakfast

9:00-10:15am: BREAKOUTS D

*Getting to Yes: The Art of the Pitch
*Building Worlds of Sound
*Leave No Trace
*Turning Investigative Reporting into Artful Radio

10:30-11:00am: Coffee Break

11:00am-12:15pm: BREAKOUTS C

*Own Your Thing
*Audio Code Switching: Tackling Race on the Radio
*Sound Design 201
*Three Shows/Three Techniques

12:30-1:45pm: Lunch + UNconferencing

1:45-3:00pm: BREAKOUTS B

*Howsound Live!
*The Amazing Radio Vertikalisator
*Public-powered Journalism
*Making News Stories Good Stories


3:00-3:30pm:
Cookie Break

3:30-5:00pm: Nancy Updike's Favorite Things - Up With Bad

7:30-9:00pm: Awards Ceremony

 

NEW VOICES SCHOLARSHIPS

Congrats to the 2014 crew of AIR's New Voices Scholars, 26 strong, bringing diversity (of all sorts!) to this year's gathering.

Scholarship winners will work with New Voices Captain Anthony Martinez, an NV alum himself, to make the most of their 2014 Conference experience.

Funding for New Voices comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 


VOLUNTEERING

Sorry to say, we're nolonger accepting volunteer applications. We have our crew of 15+ volunteers ready to help you at every turn. 


Social Networking

You can share info galore from room/ride shares to UNconferencing ideas over at the Third Coast Switchboard.

Plus! Keep up to date with the latest Conference developments - there's still tons of fun stuff to announce - by following us on Facebook and Twitter


REFUND POLICY

Your registration fee will be fully refunded if you cancel before October 6. You’ll receive half the fee back from October 6 to October 27. After October 27 the fee is non-refundable. Refund requests must be sent to conference@thirdcoastfestival.org.

 




 

Questions?

Send us an email, or call 312-948-4682.

 

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CONNECT:

Looking for a ride/hotel share? UNconference scheming? Check out the Third Coast Switchboard.

 

Plus! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. And musings. 

 

LISTEN TO SESSIONS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS!

From 2001- 2012, 136 presentations that run the gamut from voicing to interviewing to international reporting and more. 


 

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