The Year of the Team

Representation & Resilience

Sept 23-24, 2021 • Denver, Colo.

What’s in Store

RTDNA21 is a brand-new news leadership retreat unlike any conference you’ve been to before. It’s all about community, connection, service and leadership, and it’s definitely something you don’t want to miss. In 2021, we’re celebrating The Year of the Team with two major pillars: Representation & Resilience. It’s the perfect chance for current and aspiring newsroom leaders at all levels to reconnect with likeminded news leaders, restore your wellbeing, rejuvenate yourself and your team, renew your passion and refresh your skills. We can’t wait to see you there!

We’ve got:

• Collaborative, practical, hands-on training, not panel after panel
• Inspiration, not lectures
• Connection, not anonymous masses
• Giving back to the local community, not conference room isolation


Wednesday, Sept. 22
• Registration & Happy Hour
• Local Denver Activities

Thursday, Sept. 23
• Morning Yoga
• Keynote & Membership Meeting
• Breakout Sessions
• Give Back: Denver Community Service Project
• Paul White & John F. Hogan Program & Reception
• Opening Night Party

Friday, Sept. 24
• Morning Run
• Lightning Chats
• Breakout Sessions
• Keynote Luncheon
• Experience Denver
• Keynote & Membership Meeting
• Local Denver Activities

Saturday, Sept. 25
• Local Denver Activities

Travel & Stay

During RTDNA21, we’re not only focused on better leaders in journalism, but better members of our communities — including those we’re only part of temporarily. That’s why we invite you to learn more about the incredible offerings of Denver — come early, stay late. Participate in the many opportunities to explore the local culture and give back to the city through RTDNA21’s community engagement work and service projects.


Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202

Reservation information coming soon.


Denver International Airport
Distance from Hotel: 24 miles
Drive Time: 40 minutes

Options & Typical Charges
• Bus Service 9.00 USD
• Super Shuttle 25.00 USD
• Rental Car Various Rentals Available
• Subway/Rail 10.50 USD
• Taxi 60.00 USD
• Various other 50.00 USD

Centennial Airport
Distance from Hotel: 16 miles
Drive Time: 33 minutes

Health & Safety

RTDNA is currently planning to offer RTDNA21 as an in-person conference with a virtual option. We’re hopeful that ongoing vaccine efforts will make in-person gathering possible. RTDNA is continually assessing the latest guidance from the WHO, CDC and Colorado Health Department and will be as flexible as needed to have a safe RTDNA21 in September. You can help us with our planning by answering five quick questions today!

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You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to connect with television, radio and digital leaders in a meaningful way during this two-day, intimate gathering of the best in the business. Interact with attendees in smaller, targeted rooms, get involved in RTDNA21’s goal to give back to the local community, and associate your brand with the best new way to reinvigorate broadcast news leaders. Don’t wait!

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