• Third Coast Festival
  • Navy Pier
  • 848 East Grand
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 60611-3509

Third Coast Conference

The Third Coast Conference convenes in the Chicago area for three days every other fall. Radio producers, audio artists, journalists, documentarians, and students come together, listen to each other’s work, share ideas and expertise, and make priceless connections with future colleagues and new friends. Sessions and discussions range from practical topics to philosophical perspectives, and all include plenty of listening.

The weekend culminates with an awards ceremony honoring the winners of the Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.



Registration is now closed. 

We've had an overwhelming response to Conference registration this year - thank you! While registration is closed, we've opened a wait list. To add your name, please send a note to: conference@thirdcoastfestival.org.


Learn all about plans for the 2014 Conference, November 7-9 in Chicago, at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza. 

The list of confirmed presenters, sessions and other happenings is is growing daily. 

To catch the latest Conference news sign-up for our mailing list.



Got a few spare hours? Browse our library and listen to past conference sessions.



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