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Milwaukee Promo RTDNA24


Schedule at a Glance

[Subject to Change]

Wednesday, June 12

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. // Anchor Leadership Summit* 

Join a talented group of program alumni and leaders, along with Jill Geisler and Scott Libin, for a dedicated day of skill building in communication, collaboration, coaching and conflict resolution — essential skills that improve the newsroom and its products for everyone. *Separate registration required

5 - 7 p.m. // Welcome Happy Hour & Registration 

Stop by to grab your registration materials and be welcomed to the Twin Cities over great drinks and even better company. Mingle with sponsors, exhibitors and peers to kick off RTDNA24.

 

Thursday, June 13

8:30 - 10 a.m.  // Opening Keynote & Membership Meeting

We'll kick things off with an engaging Opening Keynote and learn about what RTDNA has been up to in 2024.

10 - 10:30 a.m. // Morning Joe: Coffee & Connections

Grab a cup, fill it up and spend time connecting with sponsors, exhibitors and peers in the RTDNA24 Lounge.

10 - 10:30 a.m. // Feedback Loop: Critiques*

Sit down with the pros and have your reel or resume critiqued. Leave with tips and tricks, the confidence to know you’re moving in the right direction, and a new connection in the industry. *Sign-up required

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. // Life + Work Couch Coaching

Join certified coach and meditation facilitator Nicholas Whitaker for exclusive 1:1 coaching sessions just for RTDNA guests. In this laser-focused session, you will have the space to share what's weighing on your mind and heart, and receive compassionate coaching to help guide you to your next steps. If you've never received coaching before, this is a great, low-risk way to get some experience with it and discover what even a single coaching session can do to help move you forward. 

10:30 a.m. - Noon // Breakout Sessions

Our breakouts are built around shared knowledge, both from the trainer and other attendees. Participate in a session to get hands-on experience, in-depth discussions and a meaningful deep-dive into a variety of topics.

Noon - 1:45 p.m. // Grub & Give*

Giving back is one of the foundational elements of RTDNA24 so join us for a quick lunch and then roll up your sleeves and engage in several community service projects that benefit the Milwaukee community while you chat it up with your peers. *Lunch included

2 - 3 p.m. // RTDNA Awards & Honors

We'll salute the RTDNA Foundation's 2024 Scholarship and Fellowship recipients and then recognize and hear from the best of the best with our Paul White and John F. Hogan Awards. Hear from each recipient about the power of journalism, their triumphs and tribulations and how they feel about the future of the industry.

3 - 3:30 p.m. // Afternoon Boost: Snacks & Social

Get the boost you need with some afternoon snacks and gather in our lounge to share what you’ve learned and socialize with peers, sponsors and exhibitors.

3 - 3:30 p.m. // Feedback Loop: Critiques

Sit down with the pros and have your reel or resume critiqued. Leave with tips and tricks, the confidence to know you’re moving in the right direction, and a new connection in the industry. *Sign-up required

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. // Breakout Sessions

Our breakouts are built around shared knowledge, both from the trainer and other attendees. Participate in a session to get hands-on experience, in-depth discussions and a meaningful deep-dive into a variety of topics.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. // Celebrating Excellence: Paul White & John F. Hogan Awards Reception*

Join us in celebrating the careers and achievements of our Paul White and John F. Hogan Award recipients at a reception in their honor. Enjoy food, drink and friends — with a little music mixed in, too — at this ticketed event. *Ticket required

8 - 11 p.m. // Opening Night Party

Celebrate Day 1 by hitting the town with us at the Opening Night Party, sponsored by our friends at CNN Newsource, to get your fill of food, friends and lawn bowling!

Friday, June 14

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  // Trust Plenary

Another incredible session from RTDNA’s Trust Team.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  // Self-Care Space

Leaders need self-care just as much as their teams do, and sometimes that comes in the form of fun. We’re here for you with a variety of activities to break up the day, help you take a breath and soak up a bit of enjoyment — you’ve earned it!

10:30 - 11 a.m. // Morning Joe: Coffee & Connections

Grab a cup, fill it up and spend time connecting with sponsors, exhibitors and peers in the RTDNA24 Lounge.

10:30 - 11 a.m. // Feedback Loop: Critiques

Sit down with the pros and have your reel or resume critiqued. Leave with tips and tricks, the confidence to know you’re moving in the right direction, and a new connection in the industry. *Sign-up required

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. // Breakout Sessions

Our breakouts are built around shared knowledge, both from the trainer and other attendees. Participate in a session to get hands-on experience, in-depth discussions and a meaningful deep-dive into a variety of topics.

12:30 - 2 p.m. // Lunch On Your Own

Get a bite to eat with new or old friends, but make sure you're back in time for the next round of breakouts!

2 - 3 p.m. // Breakout Sessions

Our breakouts are built around shared knowledge, both from the trainer and other attendees. Participate in a session to get hands-on experience, in-depth discussions and a meaningful deep-dive into a variety of topics.

3 - 3:30 p.m. // Afternoon Boost: Snacks & Social

Get the boost you need with some afternoon snacks and gather in our lounge to share what you’ve learned and socialize with peers, sponsors and exhibitors.

3 - 3:30 p.m. // Feedback Loop: Critiques

Sit down with the pros and have your reel or resume critiqued. Leave with tips and tricks, the confidence to know you’re moving in the right direction, and a new connection in the industry. *Sign-up required

3:30 - 5 p.m. // Breakout Sessions

Our breakouts are built around shared knowledge, both from the trainer and other attendees. Participate in a session to get hands-on experience, in-depth discussions and a meaningful deep-dive into a variety of topics.

5 - 7 p.m. // Closing Happy Hour

Toast to an incredible RTDNA24 with old friends and new as we wrap up this year’s annual conference.