2023 National Conference
Awards Gala

October 19-21, 2023
Sheraton Centre, Toronto

Each year RTDNA Canada hosts a national conference and awards gala for news leaders and journalists to gather, connect with colleagues, and discuss the present state and future of journalism. This year’s National Conference and Awards Gala took place on
October 19-21 at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto. 

Members get a discount on the registration fee. 
Not yet a member? Sign up here 

Day 1 - October 19 - Leadership Seminar

Ever wonder what makes your leadership “click” with some and not work with others? Or how others see your leadership? In this session, we’ll take a deep dive into the type of leader you are by learning more about your strengths and areas of opportunity. You’ll explore how best to structure your support team and how to effectively work with those with similar and different leadership styles. You’ll walk away with actionable plans for improving yourself as a leader and strengthening your team as a result.
The session will be lead by Tara Puckey, Executive Director at the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the RTDNA Foundation.

Day 2 - October 20

Day 3 - October 21

Watch the Friday Conference Sessions

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM | RTDNA Conference
5:15 PM – 7:30 PM | RTDNA Canada President’s Reception

Watch the Saturday Conference Sessions and
the Gala Awards Ceremony

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | RTDNA Conference
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM | RTDNA Canada Awards Gala

More Details

After decades of conferences in June, why change now? The schedule for June conferences and galas has become a crowded one. Let’s face it, there is never a “slow time” in our business. The RTDNA Canada board voted to push the conference to the fall for practical reasons and also because it is an optimal time. New ideas, new approaches typically debut in the fall.

The National Conference will build on that momentum. The exchange of ideas, best practices, networking, and recruiting, fuels creativity and this year’s conference committee has put together a schedule of sessions that look to the future. Panels will also focus on solutions to challenges all newsrooms face, providing valuable takeaways.

The forever shifting media landscape demands adaptability and change. The RTDNA 2023 conference is about constructively looking at the challenges we face,including how to leverage new technology rather than be replaced by it, how to attract and retain the next generation of journalists even as business models shift, and how to defend and champion our credibility in an era of increasing backlash, fakes and disinformation.

We’ll also be celebrating the incredible resilience of the news industry so far. At this year’s conference, we’re opting for less talk, more action. As the voice of broadcast and digital journalists and news managers and leaders in Canada, we want to help our members map the future of news with the best ideas, tools and techniques to ensure journalism remains vibrant, trusted and sustainable.

Our Awards Gala, which will be held the evening of October 21, honours the best work of the year and the people who have made a difference, and reinforces why we became journalists, and why we need more of them.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities?
Email us at info@rtndacanada.com