June 4-6th in Toronto, ON



The 38th National Community Radio Conference is in 2019!


We are very pleased to announce that the early bird registration for the National Community Radio Conference in 2019 is now open! The conference will be taking place in Toronto at Ryerson University, June 4th, 5th and 6th. We are being co-hosted by the incredible team at  CJRU 1280 AM. Don't forget that we will have a welcome party on the 3rd, and there will be a rally against the Ontario Student Choice Initiative on the 3rd or 7th (The Choice Initiative will likely make all ON campus station levies opt-in)
In addition to the early bird registration being up we have some other great announcements!
  1. We have confirmed our first Keynote! We will be joined by Dr Mark Campbell talking about the Future of Radio. You can learn more about him here: 
  2. We confirmed a Carbon Neutral sponsor for the conference! We are excited that Palmorex will be supporting us in offsetting the carbon footprint of the conference. You can also catch them at a session on Alert Ready: Canadian Emergency Broadcast. Find out more about Alert Ready here
  3. We also secured sponsorship from OASIS for our Rest Lounge, and CWA-Canada is supporting our Media Mixer. In addition we've had support from the BBC World Service, they will be on-site with a presentation on the BBC World Service as well as their Partner Production Hub program. 
  4. The NCRA/ANREC will be providing some travel funding to people within the central region for travel to the NCRC38. These funds have been made available by the Community Radio Fund of Canada. 
  5. We are also in the final stages of confirming a panel on the responsible promotion of marijuana, festival collaboration, local news development, change management and more! Email if you have a session idea! 
  6. COMING SOON: The NCRA/ANREC & The Scope will soon be releasing a downloadable app for the conference which will allow you to create your own schedule, chat with other delegates, ask questions and more. In addition, we will be releasing the accommodations and the application form for travel funding. 
The NCRA/ANREC and CJRU-AM predict that NCRC38 is going to be one of the biggest community radio conferences we've had. We are expecting over 40 different sessions with experts from across Toronto, and Canada at large. This is an incredible opportunity for you to meet with colleagues from across Canada and further develop the skills needed in community radio. 


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We wanted to share with you some important updates for the National Community Radio Conference that is scheduled for June 4th, 5th, and 6th at Ryerson University. The NCRC38 is being co-hosted by the incredible team over at CJRU-AM. We have the Welcome party on the evening of the 3rd, and don't miss the Gala and the awards ceremony! 

We have secured housing at the residences, there is a special discount and code which will mean that folks are all on the same floors, and paying the lower rates! The details are as follows: Nightly rate with the discount code of $62

Residence: Pitman Hall  (PIT)
Promo code: NCRC38
Dates: June 3-7, 2019
Cutoff date: May 3, 2019
We have seen from the 50 stations that have filled out the NCRA/ANREC priority survey that we can expect at least 75 people to come and join us from stations all over the country. Rooms are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. 
Don't forget to sign up early to get the early bird discount, the registration is here
You can pay by card on the registration site. Each individual has to be registered individually. However, if you plan on paying for multiple people coming from your station you can put in the following promo codes: 
This will bring the total to $0, we will follow up with you directly for an e-transfer or a cheque as payment. Please only use this option if you are paying for multiple people, or can only pay by cheque or e-transfer. There will be a deadline for payment by this method prior to the start of the conference. E-tranfers can be made to
There is another way to get a discounted registration and that is to join us as a speaker or presenter. Every year at the NCRC we look to provide the perspective of our members, through sharing experiences and expertise. We sincerely hope that you will consider sharing your knowledge with your colleagues in the sector. You can apply to speak through our form here. The deadline to apply is March 29th. People will be notified by April 12th. 

I spoke with a station recently and they were waiting on the schedule to make a decision on whether or not to attend. There are over 40 different session timeslots. We've confirmed about 40% of the schedule so far, I've attached an infographic that details some of them. We are aiming to have the schedule confirmed by the end of April. We will continue to release information as it becomes confirmed. 

For stations in the Toronto area, we are also rolling out a volunteer program, where programmers and students can volunteer for a few hours and will receive free registration in return. We will have this confirmed and available soon. 




Check out all of the latest developments on the NCRC Facebook Page

More details on conferences are available at the members-only website

Do you want to host the NCRC?  Click here for more information on hosting!