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  Native Broadcast Summit

Tentative Agenda

May 20-21, 2024 • Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, AZ 

Monday, May 20

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.     Community Service Grant (CSG) Clinic 

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.     Welcome Reception            

Tuesday, May 21

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.      Registration

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.      Prayer and Posting of the Colors


8:00 - 8:45 a.m.      Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.    Breakout Sessions

10:15 -10:30 a.m.   Beverage Break 

10:30 -12:00 p.m.    Breakout Sessions

12:00 - 01:00 p.m.   Regional Lunch Meeting

01:00 - 2:30 p.m.    Breakout Sessions

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.      Beverage Break 


2:45 - 4:00 p.m.      Breakout Sessions and Retiring of the Colors

Tuesday Evening - Cultural Night

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.      Doors Open

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.      Welcome Remarks | Brian Brashier, NPM Board Vice-Chair

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.      Dinner (provided)

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.      Entertainment

8:30 - 9:00 p.m.      Closing Remarks | NPM President and CEO, Loris Taylor

Grainy Surface

Keynote Speaker

Born in East Houston, Ernesto Aguilar’s life was transformed by public media. His career has traversed daily newspapers and alternative weeklies to public radio news and program director roles. At KQED, he oversees radio broadcast content and DEI initiatives in the organization’s Content division. In his spare time, he writes OIGO, a newsletter on public media and diverse audiences. Prior to KQED, Aguilar served stations as executive director of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. A Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education Fellow, Sulzberger Executive Leadership Fellow, and Public Media CEO/COO Bootcamp graduate, Aguilar has a B.A. in journalism, with minors in sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of Houston.

Cultural Night Presents
Chi'Chino Spirit O'oodham Dance Group

This group first started in 2006, and we are originally from the Gila River Indian Community. However today, their group has members from “Gila River, Salt River, and Tohono O’Odham communities”. They share the songs and dances of the Akimel O’Odham (Pima) people taught to them by their great grandparents, relatives and friends…some of whom have passed away. They’ve showcased their rich culture to huge audiences including the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, and the March Madness “Final Four 2024” halftime show.

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