The AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival’s International Documentary Conference will feature more than 50 panels and workshops and one-on-one sessions with key industry decision makers from Jun 19-23.

The Washington DC event will cover five themes from hands-on storytelling, audience engagement and impact, dollars and cents, insider’s guide to public broadcasting and schooldocs.

“AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs, celebrating its tenth edition in 2012, is the only event in the US that combines the experience of a documentary festival with a professional conference, fusing the art and business of nonfiction storytelling,” festival director Sky Sitney said.

“This year’s conference offers an extensive programme of advanced sessions that explore today’s leading topics in the context of a relaxed and intimate setting ideal for creative and business connections to be made.”