Public broadcasters will be gathering in Los Angeles in February for the annual IMA2008 conference.

This year’s conference lineup looks to have a lot of sessions that non-public media people might be interested in, such as:

  • how a single staff can manage the work of putting content on many platforms
  • best practices and new developments in using online services to cover emergencies (as exemplified by KPBS coverage of the California wildfires)
  • collaborating with “independent voices”
  • and, of course, covering the elections

Early registration deadline is Dec. 10. The conference runs from the Feb. 19-23 at the chi-chi Omni Hotel in downtown L.A.