AIR @ Third Coast Conference 2012
Two years is a long time! We couldn't be more excited about the Third Coast Conference that's coming together in Evanston, IL October 5 - 7. Get out your calendar and prepare to mark it up with a few choice bits we've got planned to help some of you get to the conference and, once there, make the most of it! Read on for details and (more) important deadlines:
Pitch Perfect: The Art of Editorial Persuasion – Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7
[DEADLINE TO APPLY IS AUGUST 20 @ 5pm PT]
*** WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ***
AIRster Emily Botein is producing AIR's most popular conference session… it's year #6 for our “show and tell” of what goes on behind the scenes between a producer pitching a story and a prospective editor. Emily's invited editors from national shows Marketplace, Snap Judgment, and This American Life; network editors from NPR and the BBC; a first-timer from KCRW’s Independent Producer’s Project and [place holder]. She's looking for 12 pitchers - whether a seasoned vet or just getting started - to step up to the plate. Have a look at the guidelines, the editor bios, and – importantly – the details of what each program is looking for and also how to participate on our website: http://airmedia.org/PageInfo.php?PageID=675
AIR's New Voices Scholarships
[DEADLINE TO APPLY IS AUGUST 20 @ 5pm PT] *** WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ***
AIR's New Voices scholarships were established 3 years ago with funding from CPB and NEA to support professional development for minority producers working independently or at a public media station. Our goal is to broaden the pipeline for a new generation of diverse talent – people who show potential to help make public media more reflective of the American public. Many of our alumni found ripe opportunities to further develop their talents, expand their professional relationships and understanding of the field, and strengthen their voice. Will you be one of the 20 we choose this year?
We'll provide up to $1500 to each individual chosen. The funds must be used to offset costs associated with Third Coast transportation, meals, hotel, and registration. For more information and to apply, visit:
and also read our FAQ.
If you know talented, eligible candidates, please forward this description to them.
AIR Ambassador Stipends
[DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 23 @ 5pm PT]
Calling AIR Ambassadors! If you’re planning to go to the conference, we offer a $150 stipend to the first 5 AIR members with confirmed conference registrations interested in serving as an AIR ambassador at Third Coast. It's a first-come-first-serve opportunity, so get a move on now to register for the conference by going here: http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/happenings/conference. In exchange for your stipend, As an AIR Ambassador, you will be required to do three things: 1) attend the opening speed meet on Friday at 3 - 4:30 pm; 2) do a shift at the AIR conference table; and 3) communicate back to AIR’s membership via live tweets and/or a post to the AIRdaily detailing your experience and take-aways from the conference. If you’re interested (and registered for the conference), please apply here:
Join AIR to become eligible:
Speed Meet – Friday, October 5, 3 - 4:30 pm [SAVE THE DATE AND MAKE TRAVEL PLANS ACCORDINGLY!]
There's no better way to jump in to Third Coast, head first! APM's Peter Clowney and Re:Sound's Gwen Macsai host our popular Speed Meet session - mingling with friends and strangers alike at super sonic speed! It’s guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired and slightly giddy about the weekend ahead. Seriously!
Hilton Orrington - Third Coast's special room rate is $159 per night for singles, doubles and triples. Reserve your room by September 5 by calling (1-800-HIL-TONS) or online here. Mention TCF (on the phone or in special 'promotion/offer' box) to receive the Conference rate.
For more information:
Erin Mishkin at AIR
We’re grateful to the National Endowment for the Arts whose support of AIR makes this collaboration possible.