Representation & Resilience.


RTDNA21 is a brand-new news leadership retreat unlike any conference you’ve been to before. It’s all about community, connection, service and leadership, and it’s definitely something you don’t want to miss. In 2021, we’re celebrating The Year of the Team with two major pillars: Representation & Resilience. It’s the perfect chance for current and aspiring newsroom leaders at all levels to reconnect with likeminded news leaders, restore your wellbeing, rejuvenate yourself and your team, renew your passion and refresh your skills. We can’t wait to see you there!


We’ve got:

Collaborative, practical, hands-on training, not panel after panel.

The days of being talked at are done. At RTDNA21, it’s a fresh and focused type of training, one that thrives on the conversations, the sharing of experiences, the get-your-hands-in-there-and-do-the-work type of training. We’re making learning personal and practical, and we couldn’t be more excited to share our lineup of incredible training topics with you.


Inspiration, not lectures.

If you’re feeling a little caught up in the grind, we’ve got the perfect mix for you. Be inspired with keynotes that focus on you as a leader — and as a human. Let’s talk about keeping promises, about building and supporting your team, about doing good, not just looking good. Take a breath and reconnect (in person!) with peers at a Denver jazz hot spot, have some fun and remember we’re all better with a little grace and space.


Connection, not anonymous masses.

We’re bringing together leaders at RTDNA21. And not just any leaders — the leaders who want to invest in themselves and their team, who come with an open mind and a hunger for learning. This year, we’ve tossed out the massive conference center and the endless rows of chairs in favor of a more intimate group ready to dive in headfirst. We guarantee you’ll leave Denver with new ideas, new peers and new friends. After all, we’re better together.


Giving back to the local community, not conference room isolation.

If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that community is everything, and we’ve set out with the goal of leaving our host conference city a little better than when we found it. At RTDNA21, we’re partnering with local vendors and artists to bring Denver to you. From music to art to community service projects to puppies (yes, we said puppies), we want to leave a positive footprint on the city by sharing some of its most special elements with you and give back what we can in return.





Health & Safety

RTDNA21 will be offered as an in-person conference with a virtual option. During our planning, we’re continually assessing the latest guidance from the WHO, CDC and the Colorado Health Department to have a safe conference this September.

As the event approaches, we’ll keep all our attendees informed guidelines and safety measures, and work to accommodate all who wish to attend RTDNA21.


Advertise & Sponsor

You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to connect with television, radio and digital leaders in a meaningful way during this two-day, intimate gathering of the best in the business. Interact with attendees in smaller, targeted rooms, get involved in RTDNA21’s goal to give back to the local community, and associate your brand with the best new way to reinvigorate broadcast news leaders. Get all the details and get started here!


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