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CBC/Radio-Canada presents

Ottawa, Canada | October 8 to 10, 2024

The PBI Conference returns to Canada this year

Join CBC/Radio-Canada for the Public Broadcasters International (PBI) Conference in Canada’s beautiful nation’s capital of Ottawa from October 8-10, 2024.

Public service media face a range of challenges today — in some cases, existential challenges. This forum brings together the most senior leaders in the field to discuss — and address — some of the most important issues we face.

To kick off this year’s PBI Conference we invite you to join us for a day of interactive sessions that showcase the transformative power of Indigenous voices in the media.  You can expect exciting keynote speakers, engaging case studies, and panels of experts leading exciting conversations. “
Walking Together: Amplifying Indigenous Stories in Public Media” will be held during the day (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) on October 8. Be sure to confirm your attendance on the registration page.

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Greetings from David Jordan, PBI Secretary General

Welcome to the 32nd Public Broadcasters International Conference (PBI 2024)! This year’s conference is hosted by CBC/Radio-Canada, a longstanding member of PBI, and will be held in Ottawa, a city infused with natural autumnal beauty. The annual conference brings together senior leaders from public service broadcasters from all around the world to discuss their most pressing issues.

We look forward to meeting you all in Ottawa to continue advancing public service media broadcasting values, learn from each other and continue building on our collaboration.

Catherine Tait

Greetings from Catherine Tait,
CBC/Radio-Canada President and CEO

Why does public broadcasting matter more than ever in 2024? 


That’s the question that will be at heart of the discussions at PBI Ottawa, at a time when public media organizations have become more critical — and controversial — than ever. On the one hand, they’re one of the few tools that countries have to protect democracy and cultural sovereignty. On the other, they’re the target of persistent attacks that threaten their very existence. 

Here in Canada, one of the largest and most diverse nations on earth, CBC/Radio-Canada is transforming without losing sight of its essential purpose — to strengthen social cohesion and celebrate the rich cultures and languages, including those of Indigenous Peoples, that make up our great country. We look forward to talking to you about how we deliver on that promise, and to learning more about the work being done in your own countries.

Public service media share not only similar values and challenges, but also a common destiny. Join us in Ottawa as we chart a path forward together.

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