NPR Presents

Connecting With Audiences Across America

From music, culture and comedy to conversations on today’s most pressing issues, NPR Presents convenes NPR’s most avid listeners for entertaining, thought-provoking live events.

And in 2018, NPR Presents reached more the 96,000 people in events across the country.

This gives brands the opportunity to extend messaging shared across NPR podcasts and radio into meaningful offline experiences.


Issues, Ideas, & Stories

Amplify your brand with NPR’s relevant programs and offer sponsors targeted reach in key markets across the nation. Programs like Ask Me Another and How I Built This offer sponsors prominent on-site recognition, product display and more.

Become A Sponsor

NPR Presents activations give you the opportunity to:

  • Bring your brand to life through gifting and sampling

  • Drive deeper engagement through sponsored thought leadership sessions and speaking opportunities

  • Communicate your support for NPR through co-branded signage and giveaways

  • Share the experience with your network and fans through VIP ticket packages

  • Cross-platform media spanning pre-and post-event across NPR platforms

The conference (How I Built This Summit) is a haven for aspiration at all ages.

– The New York Times, on How I Built This Summit

…there is no greater endorsement than to be presented to the public by NPR Music.

– Wall Street Journal, on NPR Music

Sitting in the audience may have been more fun than being on stage — you could play along without the pressure.

– Indy Week, on Ask Me Another

What happens off-microphone is often funnier. [Peter] Sagal keeps the audience amused and informed.

– The Chicago Reader, on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me

Thanks so much to everyone on the team, you guys were great partners, and we definitely accomplished what we set out to do.

- Gilad Gelfond, Media Director at Universal Pictures, on Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

Reach Your Audience


of attendees rated NPR Presents a 4 our of 5 or above


of NPR Presents audience is 21-34


of NPR Presents attendees have a college degree or higher


sponsor recall amongst event attendees

Source: NPR Event Surveys, 2018.