New York, NY, April 13, 2018 –(– International Public Television Coming to Brooklyn, NY; First Time Anyplace in New York State.

INPUT 2018 will take place in Brooklyn, NY, April 30 to May 4, 2018.

Hosted by Forest Creatures Foundation with co-hosts Brooklyn College and WNET, this will be the first time the International Public Television conference will convene anyplace in New York State and the seventh time in its forty two year history that it will be in the United States. This conference of public media professionals takes place at a different location around the world each year. The last time INPUT took place in the United States was May 2005 in San Francisco.

Joining Leonard Merrill Kurz, President, Forest Creatures Foundation at the Opening Reception on April 30 at Weylin in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn will be Neal Shapiro of WNET, a special presentation from Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams’ office proclaiming that week International Pubic Television week in Brooklyn, a welcome from Jonathan Barzilay, COO of PBS, a keynote address from Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, music from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and Jen Chapin, and more.

The primary event of all INPUTs is three screening rooms of public television programming from around the world. INPUT 2018, being in New York City (specifically Brooklyn), will have some special additions.

Special events include a Commissioning Editors Luncheon where delegates will have the opportunity to dine in small groups with pubic television production decision makers, a lunch panel with the senior producer of the acclaimed PBS series NOVA, a presentation on diversity in US public television, and more. The primary venue for the screenings will be Williamsburg Cinemas.

INPUT 2018 is open to all professionals involved with public media. To register:

INPUT was founded forty two years ago with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation on the principle that every culture is valuable and deserves respect and recognition. It stimulates an increased awareness of cultural, societal, and national sensibilities as they relate to public television programming from around the world. It has an impact internationally on the delegates attending the conference and, through dialogue, on their colleagues back home be that here or abroad. This professional development enriches program selection and thereby benefits the delegates’ respective public television audiences.

INPUT 2018 will take place in Brooklyn, NY, April 30 to May 4, 2018.

Contact Information:
Forest Creatures Foundation
Leonard Kurz
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