A participant-led, interactive conference for 150 product thinkers: the first event by, for, and about product and news.

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When & where

February 8, 2020, at Temple University in Philadelphia

SRCCON:PRODUCT Attendees, welcome to Philly!

We are so glad to have you here with us. The registration desk just outside the Underground space will be staffed throughout the event, and our safety and support helpline is (612) 584-1131.

SRCCON:PRODUCT will be in the Student Center on Temple University’s campus in North Philadelphia. We have a discount hotel block booked in Center City, and more information about getting around town on our logistics page.

The call for participation form is now closed. Thank you to everyone who pitched a session or applied to attend.

About the program

Product managers play a key role in bridging the gap between executives, newsrooms, revenue teams, and the audience each serves. And “product thinking” is a skill practiced by many within today’s news organizations, regardless of job title. SRCCON:PRODUCT will bring together these many kinds of product thinkers to focus on this question:

“How do we make news organizations more audience-oriented, data-driven and product-focused?”

That’s a big question, and sessions throughout SRCCON:PRODUCT will dive into many ways we might start answering it. The program will be collaborative, created and led by community members. We’ll confirm some cornerstone sessions in advance, and fill in any open space on the schedule as a group in a conversation to open the day.

Who is this event for?

The discussions and workshops at SRCCON:PRODUCT will lead to the best ideas when they include the experiences of people from many backgrounds, roles, and organizations. This is an event for:

What's next

Stay in touch by following @SRCCON and find out about updates in the Product Thinking group by joining the list serv. If you have a specific question, please reach out.


For SRCCON:PRODUCT, OpenNews is partnering with a newly formed “Product Thinking” initiative supported by Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication, the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and the Missouri School of Journalism.