Organizers and trainers are hard at work preparing for RTDNA21, an innovative news leadership retreat. In addition to hands-on workshops and training sessions, participants will be able to take part in a range of activities outside of the conference room.
“Denver After Dark” will be one of the enjoyable events unique to this year’s gathering.
“The goal here is to have your social life of the conference not center around the hotel bar, so if you're not familiar with Denver, or if you're new to Denver, we will have done that hard work for you,” Michigan Radio news director and “Denver After Dark” organizer Vincent Duffy said. “It's really just a moving party of like-minded individuals and we think it's going to be a lot of fun.”
“Denver After Dark” will be a bar tour held the evening before the first day of RTDNA21.
Conference participants can meet at the first designated location or follow along on social media to join at the next stop.
“We’ll be announcing where we are and where we’re going next. The more, the merrier,” Duffy said.
The bar tour will recognize some of the special, long-established businesses of Denver. From high rooftop lounges to family-owned breweries, to the oldest speakeasy in the city, this selection will highlight the rich history of the community.
“The places that Vince and I want to identify are unique places and unique settings that have a background to them, so people are enlightened as well as entertained,” managing director of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and “Denver After Dark” organizer Paul Golden said.
RTDNA21 will be held Sept. 23-24 in Denver, Colorado. As The Year of the Team, conference programming will focus on integrating representation and resilience into the newsroom through collaborative training and community building.
In addition to interactive learning and training that goes beyond the traditional conference format, attendees can look forward to opportunities to rejuvenate and reconnect.
“I think what they’ll get out of it professionally will be opportunities to improve their leadership skills. That's the focus of the conference,” Duffy said. “I think what they're going to enjoy the most will no doubt be Denver After Dark.”
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