National Conference 2014

June 5-7, 2014 • Toronto, Ontario

Electronic journalism has come a long way since the 1900s. We have supplanted print as the way most people get their news, added pictures (and impact), and have transitioned into web-based media as well, extending our reach. We've brought war, peace and everything in between into people's homes in an effort to make them better informed. We have a lot on which to pride ourselves!

Join us for RTDNA's National Conference, June 5-7, 2014 at the King Edward Hotel, Toronto, ON and help us celebrate over 100 years of experimental and commercial electronic journalism. Find out where we've come from and our accomplishments as a medium along the way - those things will truly shape our future!

Hotel Reservations

Conference Hotel: Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King St E,  Toronto, ON
Hotel Rates: $199 (until May 2, 2014) (single/double)
Reserve your Hotel now through Destination Toronto.

Delegate Registration

Full Registration
Includes all educational sessions, a continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday, and the following additional meal/functions. Please indicate which meal functions you will be attending as entry is by ticket only and tickets will only be provided for the events below that the delegate indicates they will be attending.

  Register by June 1st Register after June 1st and On-site
RTDNA Member $339.00 $439.00
Non-Member $439.00 $589.00
Spouse/Companion $225.00 $339.00
Student $99.00 $99.00

One Day Rates

Friday, June 6, 2014 (includes Sessions & Lunch) $60.00
Saturday, June 7, 2014 (includes Sessions & Lunch) $60.00

Additional Event Tickets

RTDNA President's Banquet $100.00
RTNDF Scholarship Awards Luncheon $50.00
National Awards Gala $149.00 Sponsored by:

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for complete details and to become a 2014 National Conference Sponsor.

Preliminary Program At-A-Glance

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
RTDNA Board Meeting
Thursday, June 5, 2014
6:00 pm Registration
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Opening Reception
Friday, June 6, 2014
8:00 am Registration
8:30 am – 10:00 am Bear Pit Super Session
10:00 am – 10:45 am RTDNA Annual General Meeting
Grab a Coffee and Join the AGM
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Refreshment Break - Foyer Sponsored by:
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Concurrent Session #1
Assignment Integration

DSLR Video Demo

Managing Change

Google Search, Trends Youtube

11:45 – 12:00 pm
Refreshment Break - Foyer Sponsored by:
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Concurrent Session #2
You & Your SmartPhone

Identifying Burnout

Google Maps, Earth, Hangout

SEO for News

12:45 – 1:00 pm
Grab a Box Lunch - Foyer  
1:00 – 1:45 pm
Concurrent Session #3

New Leaders' Toolkit

Create a Twitter Narrative

You and Your Smartphone

1:45 – 2:00 pm
Refreshment Break - Foyer Sponsored by:
2:00 – 2:45 pm
Concurrent Session #4
Identifying Burnout

Create a Twitter Narrative

Assignment Integration

SEO for News

2:45 – 3:00 pm
Refreshment Break - Foyer Sponsored by:
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 5 Minutes with the News Director
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm RTDNA Presents…….
President’s Award
Distinguished Service Award

Bill Hutton Award of Excellence

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm President’s Award Reception
Reception/Silent Auction
Saturday, June 7, 2014
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast and Murrow Awards Sponsored by:

9:00 – 10:00 am Google Glasses/Newsroom Drones
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Refreshment Break - Foyer Sponsored by:
10:15 – 11:15 am Measuring Success Understanding your Research (BBM, PPM, ChartBeat)

11:15 am – 11:30 am
Refreshment Break - Foyer Sponsored by:
11:30 am  – 12:30 pm Graeme Newell
12:30 – 2:30 pm
RTDNF Scholarship Luncheon
CNN Guest Speaker
Sponsored by:
2:30 – 4:30 pm RTDNF Auction

6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Dinner

RTDNA National Awards Reception & Gala
Sunday, June 8, 2014
9:00 am – 11:00 am
RTDNA Board Meeting

Our Sponsors



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RTDNA Membership has its Benefits

  1. Receive the Weekly RTDNA Update newsletter on all relevant industry news
  2. Be represented to the CRTC and government on policy changes
  3. Participate in national and regional conventions with strong educational and instructional components
  4. Be recognized through RTDNA's prestigious national and regional awards program honouring excellence in broadcast journalism
  5. Scholarships, internships and mentoring is available to those just starting out in the broadcast industry
  6. Be represented on RTDNA International Board of Directors
  7. Take advantage of Opportunities to network with news directors, news managers, producers, internet journalists, educators, students and industry-related associates
  8. Honour those who have served with excellence and distinction in broadcast journalism through our Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards
For more information and to become a Member, click here.