Mark your calendars! The 2017 Third Coast Conference is November 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

Registration opens August 22. Stay tuned for updates!

Conference Dates and Registration

Join us and 800 of your fellow radio/podcast makers for the 2017 Third Coast Conference November 9-11 (Thurs - Sat) at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. King Drive, Chicago.

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Volunteer applications for the 2017 Third Coast Conference are now closed. We'll send out notifications to all applicants by August 18.


Registration opens August 22 :

  • Earlybird: $435
  • Main: $495

Special Third Coast group rates for the Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place:

  • Single or Double: $164
  • Triple: $175
  • Quad: $185
    (Add 17.39% tax to the rates above)


  • Pre-Conf. Activities: Thursday, Nov 9, 1pm - 4pm
  • Conference official start: Thursday, Nov 9, 5pm
  • Conference official close: late night, Saturday, Nov 11 (after the Awards Ceremony + after-party)
  • Note! We'll keep you (very) busy most of the weekend, but you'll have time to squeeze in reunions, meals w/ friends & other festivities on Thursday (late night), Friday (late afternoon), Saturday (early evening) and - if you're still around - Sunday morning.

Other important details:

  • Your registration fee includes all of your day-time meals (breakfasts, lunches, afternoon snacks), dinner is not included.
  • New: Half of the registration spots have been set aside for Earlybirds, once those are gone we’ll offer Main registration prices.
  • New: Your registration is not refundable but it IS transferable, up through Friday, October 27 at midnight.

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!

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