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The Native Public Media team invites you to contribute to the narrative by submitting presentation proposals for our upcoming Native Broadcast Summit on May 20th and 21st, 2024, in Phoenix, Arizona. We are seeking dynamic and thought-provoking presentations that align with the theme of "Globalizing Indigenous Storytelling" within the context of Native American Broadcast services.

  • Call for Proposals Opens: December 15th, 2023

  • Extended Proposal Deadline: February 29, 2024

  • Acceptance Notification: March 1st, 2024

  • Conference Dates: May 20th and 21st, 2024



  • We do not offer honorariums or travel support for presenters.

  • Presenters agree to be photographed/videotaped for NPM’s use to promote the Native Broadcast Summit.

  • Presenters are required to register and attend the Summit. Registration will open January 2024.



Consider which format below will be the most appropriate for your session topic, best involve the audience, and create the most effective learning opportunity.  

  1. Session with Q & A: Present on a summit topic, or current events in the broadcasting industry and offer a 15-20 minute question and answering session. 

  2. Talking Circles:  A session on specific issues with three or more leaders to moderate the group conversation. 

  3. Panel:  A session with three to four presenters in a moderated panel discussion, followed by 15-20 minutes of Q&A. Panelists should be diverse with up to three media industry experts who represent different perspectives and opinions in a given area.  

  4. Workshop:  A session emphasizing participation and interaction, with one or more hands-on activities, in-depth and advanced level of information that revolves around a particular topic or skill and enables participants to gain more expertise in their particular area of interest.



Total combined session will be 75 minutes includes time for Q & A.  Write your proposal in the link provided below.​

  • Session Presenters Names

  • Select Summit Topic (either from one proposed, or a topic related to this year's theme of your own)

  • Select Summit Format:  

    • Session with Q & A

    • Talking Circles

    • Panel Discussion

    • Workshop

  • Session Title: 15 word maximum. Be descriptive but concise.

  • Session Objectives: Provide 3 learning objectives. 

    • What will participants take away from your session?

  • Session Summary: 50-word maximum.

    • Think, what is that quick elevator pitch of your session?

  • Session Description: 200-word maximum.  

    • What topics will be covered? What will happen during the session? What will people do? 

  • Presenter Bios: Write a 75 word bio for all presenters, making sure that their names, titles, organizations, and contact information is correct. 

  • Audiovisual Information:  The meeting space will be equipped with an LCD projector, screen, podium, and a fixed podium microphone and wireless microphones.  Presenters will be responsible to bring their own laptop, power cord and any proprietary cords.  If you have any audiovisual requirements beyond what will be provided, indicate your needs here.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Media

AI is playing an increasing role in content recommendation, production, and analytics. Proposed sessions should explore how AI can enhance workflows, improve personalization, and address ethical considerations.

Data Privacy and Security

With increased reliance on digital platforms, safeguarding content, user data and ensuring privacy is critical. Proposed sessions should focus on evolving regulations and best practices in data protection.

Fake News and Misinformation

The spread of misinformation is a significant concern. Proposed sessions should discuss strategies to combat fake news, enhance fact-checking, and promote media literacy among audiences.

Your Idea

Let your creativity flow, and summit a summit proposal relate to this year's theme of Globalizing Indigenous Storytelling in broadcast services. 

Content Monetization

As traditional revenue models shift, innovative ways to monetize content is a new business requirement. Proposed sessions should explore subscription models, partnerships, and alternative revenue streams beyond traditional advertising or underwriting.

Diversity and Inclusion

There is a growing emphasis on diversity and inclusion in media content and behind the scenes. Proposed sessions should address the importance of representation, inclusivity, and the role of media in shaping societal attitudes.


Financial Literacy

Understanding financial principles is essential for sustainable radio and TV operations. Proposed sessions should focus on financial literacy including budgets, financial reports, cost management, revenue optimization, and ways to gain long-term financial sustainability.

Digital Transformation

The media industry is undergoing a digital transformation, affecting content creation, distribution, and consumption. Proposed sessions should focus on adapting to new technologies, platforms, and changing audience behaviors.


Environmental Sustainability

Media organizations are increasingly recognizing the environmental impact on their operations. Proposed sessions should focus on emergency operations planning, sustainable practices, reducing carbon footprints, and promoting eco-friendly initiatives.

Regulatory Changes

Media professionals should stay abreast of evolving regulations that impact the industry, including changes in copyright laws, emergency alerting, and other policies.  Proposed sessions should focus on the regulatory requirements for broadcasting.


  • The topic contributes to the advancement of broadcasters and media makers.

  • Session content demonstrates timely, strategic, and/or innovative thinking.

  • The description clearly articulates learning objectives and/or takeaways.

  • Speakers and panelists are appropriate for the session and represent multiple perspectives.

  • Session actively involves the audience, in a manner appropriate to the session format and content.



Submitting your summit proposal is a straightforward process. Follow these simple steps to share your insights and contribute to this event:

  1. Visit the Submission Page: Click on the link below, which will take you to our online submission platform.

  2. Fill in Proposal Details: Complete the submission form by providing essential details about your proposal. 

  3. Upload Supporting Documents: If your presentation requires additional materials, such as slides, documents, or images, you can upload them directly through the submission form.

  4. Review and Confirm: Take a moment to review all the information you've provided. Confirm that your details are accurate, and your proposal aligns with the summit guidelines.

  5. Submit Your Proposal: Once you're satisfied with the information you've entered, submit your proposal through the online form.

  6. Confirmation Email: You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging the successful submission of your proposal. Keep this email for your records, as it contains important details about the next steps in the review process.


We appreciate your contribution to the Native Broadcast Summit and look forward to the possibility of showcasing your insights during the summit!



Please contact Kyler Edsitty, Program Specialist with any questions at or at

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