News from the PDC October 2011

by Amy Baroch, PBS Station Products & Innovation

Once again we bring you the latest and greatest highlights from our Professional Development Calendar (PDC).

As always, you can find the calendar on the right rail of our blog - just scroll down a little and there it is. Feel free to send us opportunities you want to share with the rest of the system or access the calendar to attend some of the posted events.

Here's just a sampling of what we've got on tap for the next few weeks:

Thursday, October 13 @ 1PM EDT

Video Storytelling - The (only) 7 things you need to know (how to do)
(Free webinar p
resented by PBS and Project VoiceScape) RSVP to Leslie Rule.
  • This is the 4th in a series of five webinars presented by Project VoiceScape - a partnership with Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV to mentor today's best young documentary filmmakers. The series introduces PBS stations and educators to the how and why of integrating youth media-making into public media.

Tuesday, October 18 - Thursday, October 20, 2011

- Kansas City, MO

  • Join NETA, PBS, CPB, APTS, public media stations and producers for this worthwhile meeting that gives you answers, information, and time to speak candidly with peers on the important issues. Members of PBS Interactive Station Products & Innovation, PBS KIDS, and Jason Seiken will be there to share all the latest news. Visit for more details and to register for one of the best #pubmedia and #localpbs conferences of the year.

Tuesday, October 25 @ 2PM EDT

From Social Media to Social Strategies
(Free webinar presented by ReadyTalk) RSVP
Learn different ways to increase registrations, traffic, activity and loyalty by integrating your site with social networks and social plugins. Alan Tarkowski is Gigya's Director of Business Development and is an expert in social marketing and online sales, with 15 years of experience. The webinar will cover:
  • Trends in the social marketplace such as capturing user data and social search
  • Different social strategies available
  • Action items websites can take to make their sites more social
  • Applying social analytics to improve results.
    There is always something interesting happening on our calendar, so be sure to check back often and stay informed and on top of the digital world! And let us know what you think of our calendar in the comments below.

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