AIR Events

We invite you to spend some time touring the archives of our past events. AIR presents events, are presenters and guests at most conferences, and sponsor many radio related events in the U.S., Canada. and Europe.

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AIR Presents: Getting to Yes: The Art of the Pitch
Ann Heppermann, John Haas, Yowei Shaw
March 2014

PRNDI & AIR Webinar: Navigating the Roadmap for Indie Contributors and Stations
George Bodarky, Sue Schardt, Karen Michel, Tanya Ott
February 2014


AIR's Full Spectrum Storytelling Intensive @ UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY
December 16 - 20, 2013

AIR's Sue Schardt presents at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
December 2013

"Curious City & Localore" @ Google's Media Summit, Chicago, IL
December 4, 2013

AIR’s Sue Schardt presents at Transom Story Workshop, Woods Hole, MA
 (via Skype)
November 2013

"AIR and Localore" at StoryCode, New York, NY | Watch Sue Schardt's presentation
October 22, 2013

Poynter Chat: Living on AIR: Strategies for Freelancers
October 9, 2013

AIR @ PRPC, Atlanta, GA

AIR @ 25, Localore, Pitch Panel, New Voices (reports available)
September 17 - 20, 2013

AIR's Full Spectrum Storytelling Intensive @ UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY
August 5 - 9, 2013

PRNDI "Finding the Funding" webinar with Sue Schardt and Jennifer Brandel
June 2013

AIR’s Sue Schardt presents at
Transom Story Workshop, Woods Hole, MA

May 2013

AIR's Sue Schardt presents at The Making Of... at SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
May 2013

AIR presents: Copyright, Licensing, Negotiation: A Legal Webinar for Producers

May 2013

An Evening with Localore, Brattle Theater, Cambridge, MA
Watch "This Is Localore"
April 22, 2013

MEGAPOLIS Celebrates Localore: The After Party, New York, NY
April 20, 2013

Localore @ Tribeca Interactive, New York, NY

April 20, 2013

AIR presents: Meet Pop Up Archive, Exclusive Webinar for AIRsters

April 2013

NCME Webinar: Go Outside: New Visions for Community Engagement from AIR's Localore
April 10, 2013

AIR's Jessica Clark presents at BU's Narrative Journalism Conference, Boston, MA
April 5 - 7, 2013

AIR's Live Interactive Residency @ WGXC, Acra, NY
March - May 2013

AIR @ iMA/SXSW, Austin, TX
AIR’s Jessica Clark, AMM & Zeega lead bike tours
March 6 - 17, 2013

Localore Launch, Sonic Trace
February 2013

Localore Launch, iSee Change
January 2013

Localore Launch, Black Gold Boom
January 2013

AIR presents: Hindenburg Unpacked - Work Flow (third in a series with Jeff Towne)

January 2013


Localore Launch, Austin Music Map
December 2012

Sounds Elemental: Gravity with UnionDocs in Brooklyn, NY
December 17 – 21, 2012

AIR’s Sue Schardt presents at Transom Story Workshop, Woods Hole, MA

December 2012

Localore Launch, The Making Of. . .
November 2012

Localore Launch, Planet Takeout
November 2012

AIR’s Jessica Clark presents at Futures of Entertainment 6, MIT
Panel titled "The Futures of Public Media"
November 10, 2012

AIR’s Noland Walker serves as a a creative advisor to Sundance New Frontier Story Lab, Sundance, UT
(Localore producers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar also selected as workshop participants)
October 21-26, 2012

AIR’s Sue Schardt presents to NEA’s National Council on the Arts, Washington, DC
October 26, 2012

AIR @ Third Coast Conference 2012, Evanston, IL
Speed Meet, Pitch Panel, New Voices (reports available (pdf), Localore Gather Rounds
October 5 – 7, 2012

AIR @ PRPC, Las Vegas, NV
September 11 – 14, 2012

AIR presents: Hindenburg and Jeff Towne Tutorial for AIRsters
September 2012

AIR’s VAM (Virtual Annual Meeting)
August 14, 2012

Localore Launch, Ed Zed Omega
August 2012

AIR’s Jessica Clark presents at Our Voices on the Air: Reaching New Audiences through Indigenous Radio, Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
August 2, 2012

AIR’s Erin Mishkin presents at Center for Documentary Studies’ Hearing Is Believing Institute, Durham, NC
July 2012

Hindenburg Basics for AIRsters

July 2012

Sounds Elemental: Magnetism with UnionDocs in Brooklyn, NY
June 25 – 29, 2012

AIR’s Sue Schardt presents at SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival, Silver Spring, MD
Panel: Design(ing) for Participation: A New Frontier for Public Media Documentary

AIR Mingle @ WNYC, New York, NY
June 19, 2012

AIR Mingle @ WBEZ, Chicago, IL

June 14, 2012

Localore Launch, Curious City
June 2012

AIR @ Good Pitch, New York, NY
May 24, 2012

APM Raises Rates for Freelancers

May 2012

Localore Launch, Hear Here
May 2012

Focused mentorships with DEI
Spring 2012

Localore Public Media Lab, Boston, MA
All of AIR’s staff and the Localore producer-station teams met to present on their projects and gear up for production.
March 26 – 27, 2012

AIR’s Sue Schardt presents at SXSW, Austin, TX
March 11, 2012

AIR’s Jessica Clark presents at Integrated Media Association conference, Austin, TX
March 8, 2012

Unpacking SoundCloud: AIR Producer Webinar
February 2012

NPR Increases Rates for Freelancers
January 1, 2012


Sounds Elemental: Wood with Harvestworks in New York, NY
December 12 – 16, 2011

AIR Taps Zeega to Further Catalyze Public Media
November 1, 2011

AIR's Localore: Looking for NFCB Stations Ready for Innovation
October 2011

Localore Launches at PRPC, Baltimore, MD
September 22, 2011

AIR @ PRPC 2011, Baltimore, MD
Speed Date, New Voices (reports available) and Pitch Panel
September 20 – 23, 2011

Expand Public Media's Innovation Capacity! Apply For AIR’s Localore
September 28, 2011

Producers: Get a Jump on Submitting a Proposal for AIR's new MQ2-Inspired Initiative
September 13, 2011

AIR’s VAM (Virtual Annual Meeting)
June 21, 2011

Sounds Elemental: Metal with Harvestworks in New York, NY
June 13 - 17, 2011

AIR Mingle @ WNYC, New York, NY
May 19, 2011

AIR Mingle, Philadephia, PA
April 6, 2011

AIR Squad at JazzFest, New Orleans, LA
April 2011

AIR Mingle, Boston, MA
March 24, 2011

AIR partners with Fractured Atlas to offer new benefits and services to freelance producers
February 1, 2011


Why Music Matters, Anna Boiko-Weyrauch
KEXP and AIR's Live Interactive Residency
Fall 2010

Sounds Elemental: Sky with Harvestworks in New York, NY
November 15 - 19, 2010

New Voices at Third Coast (reports available)
October 2010

Reality Radio at WGBH (audio available on PRX)
September 21, 2010  

Sounds Elemental: Earth with Harvestworks in New York, NY
listen | watch
June 21 - 25, 2010

AIR Mingle Boston Sonic Soiree
Aug 28, 2010

AIR's Virtual Annual Meeting (VAM)
July 20, 2010

AIR Mingle, Minneapolis, MN
July 2010   

Julie Drizin curates and presents at See You On The Radio panel at AFI/SilverDocs International Doc. Conference, Silver Spring, MD. Lu Olkowski, In Verse, presents at same AFI/SilverDocs panel
June 24, 2010  

Katina Parker presents on Community Engagement panel at AFI/SilverDocs 
June 23, 2010

Julie Drizin makes a presentation about MQ2 to inaugural bootcamp for NBPC's Public Media Corps, Washington, DC
June 13, 2010

Spreading the Zing webinar w/PRPD
June 1, 2010

Julie Drizin hosts demonstration project at Center for Social Media's Make Your Media Matter, American University, Washington DC
May 2010 

Sue Schardt presents MQ2 projects at FCC hearing on future of public media, Washington DC
April 2010  

AIRsters named by FCC to consider Future of Media, Washington, DC
 • Terry Clifford, SRG
 • Nan Rubin, Prometheus Radio Project
 • Jake Shapiro, PRX
 • Sue Schardt, Executive Director, AIR
Also, from member/networks: Vivian Schiller and Kinsey Wilson from NPR, and Bill Kling and Joaquin Alvarado representing APM.
April 30, 2010

All About Story: AIR Mentorships
Aimed at AIR-member producers interested in strengthening their storytelling skills and preparing a story for distribution.
March 1 - May 31, 2010 

The Future of Civic Engagement in a Broadband-enabled World
MIT's Center for Future Civic Media
 • Robert Bole, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
 • Sue Schardt, The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR)
 • Marita Rivero, WGBH-Boston
 • Kinsey Wilson, National Public Radio
March 1, 2010

AIR Mingle: Los Angeles, CA
February 25, 2010

NCME/AIR Webinar: Innovative Media Models of MQ2
 • Sue Schardt, AIR Executive Director
 • Jenny Asarnow, The Corner
 • Kara Oehler, Mapping Main Street
 • Julie Drizin, Talent Manager
February 10, 2010

AIR Mingle: New York, NY
January 19, 2010



Making Creative Media Scholarships at PRPC
September 2009

MQ2, Taking Public Media to the Streets panel at PRPC, Cleveland OH
September 15, 2009

Public Media Producers' Meeting: Public Media's Moment at PRPC in Cleveland
September 14th, 2009

Public Broadcasting, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow a panel at the AAJA featuring Sue Schardt, Executive Director of AIR, Tom Ashbrook, host of WBUR's On Point, Stephen Gong, Executive Director, Center for Asian American Media, and Roney Arsonson-Rath, Senior Producer, Frontline -- watch video here
July 30, 2009

"There Is a Great Reshaping Going On": AIR Executive Director’s Remarks to Producers at the Virtual Annual Membership Meeting
June 5, 2009

Mic Shoot-Out, a one-day intensive in partnership with WGBH Radio, led by Miles Smith and Jane Pipik
May 23, 2009

MQ2 Takes Public Media to the Streets
May 8, 2009

“Live? Die? Kill?: 3 Questions in Various Geographies” A live radio broadcast intensive/performance with Karen Michel broadcast on WMBR/88.1FM as part of the Megapolis Festival of Audio Art, Cambridge MA
April 25, 2009 

“Pieces of 8” a live interactive sound installation by AIRster Deb Todd Wheeler and David O’Brien at the Megapolis Festival of Audio Art, Cambridge MA
April 24-26

Producers Shaping the Sound of Tomorrow panel at NFCB in Portland OR
April 3, 2009

The Future of Radio an MIT Media Lab/Comparative Media Lecture with AIR Executive Director Sue Schardt, Bill Siemering/Developing Radio Partners, and the Media Labs Chief Knowledge Officer, Henry Holtzman
March 18, 2009

Producers: Moving the Listeners of Tomorrow panel at IMA in Atlanta GA
February 19, 2009

Association of Independents in Radio Names Producers Chosen to "Shape the Sound of Tomorrow"
February 13, 2009

Where We Stand: AIR Looks Ahead
February 4, 2009

Hammad Ahmed Goes Live-Interactive
January 14, 2009



AIR’S “Perfect Pitch” at the Third Coast Festival 2008
October 10, 2008

Makers Quest 2.0 Open for Nominations At
October 9, 2008

PRPC Panel — Our Best and Brightest Producers and Stations: What Next? – (with AIR)
September 19, 2008

Eighteen Signed On for AIR’s "Sounds Elemental"
August 22, 2008

Hearing is Believing
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, in partnership with AIR, announces Summer 2008 Audio Institutes
July 13–19 and August 11–16, 2008

NFCB Panel: Bringing the Outside In – A listening Room presented by the AIR and the Third Coast International Audio Festival
March 28, 2008

Radio Without Boundaries Conference & Workshops
May 30 to June 1, 2008

IMA Panel — AIR's Setting the Makers Table: Shooting Video/Capturing Audio
February 24, 2008


Creative Sound Assemblage for Digital Media Producers
Presented by the Association of Independents in Radio & Harvestworks Digital Media Center
New York City
May 7 to May 11, 2007

AIR Clinics Spring 2007
Interviewing, Writing, and Editing with ProTools
March to May 2007

Summer Audio Institutes 2007
Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
June and August 2007

AIR Names New Executive Director
August 27, 2007 

AIR's "Setting the Makers' Table" 
Public Radio Program Director's Association
2007 Public Radio Programming Conference Session
Minneapolis, MN
September 27, 2007

Getting to Yes: Perfecting Your Pitch
Third Coast International Audio Festival
November 1-3


The 31st NFCB Annual Conference
Public Broadcasting New Media Conference, Seattle, Washington
The Third Annual AIR Interlochen Radio Residency, Traverse City, Michigan


Making Radio that you Can't Turn Off: A Clinic for Advanced Producers
Mining the Memory Bank
; Creating Character-Driven Documentaries, Hamilton, Ontario
Audio Theatre Workshop, West Plains, MO
Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Art, Toronto
Radio Without Boundaries Conference, Toronto
AIR @ IBS Nat'l Conference, Hotel Pennsylvania: 3/11-13
AIR/NY Fest Social Event @ Chocolate Monkey, 6-9PM THU FEB 24


AIR at the IBS Northeast Regional Conference, Boston
AIR at the IBS Western Regional Conference, Los Angeles
The Art of Radio: An extension of AIR's Mentoring Program
Mic Technique & Practice: An Intensive Workshop for the Independent Producer @ WGBH in Boston
AIR Members invited to the 2004 Int'l Radio Programming & Promotions Awards After Show Party


AIR Producers Intensive 2003


AIR Producers Summit 2001


Annual Meeting 2000