Third Coast Conference


The 2017 Third Coast Conference will be November 9-11 (Thurs - Sat) at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. King Drive, Chicago.

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Applications to volunteer at the 2017 Third Coast Conference are now CLOSED

THE THIRD COAST CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT. If you need to transfer your registration to someone else - or you're hoping to be that someone else - you can do so over on Switchboard. If you've already found someone and are ready to transfer your registration to someone else, click here.

The Third Coast Conference convenes in the Chicago area for three days each fall. Radio producers, podcasters, journalists, documentarians, audio artists, 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 cover the art and craft of audio storytelling, 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.

All sessions are recorded and available in our Audio Library and on the Third Coast Pocket Conference podcast, the start of your next great story!

2016 Third Coast Conference

This fall, over 750 producers, artists, students, and audio enthusiasts joined us in Chicago for the 2016 Third Coast Conference, November 11-13. Hear all of the sessions!