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Nextrad.io event targets industry do-ers

A new radio conference is being launched that targets ‘people who do’ in the radio industry instead of programme directors and strategists.

Nextrad.io has already secured speakers including talkSPORT’s Moz Dee and Steve Ackerman from indie Somethin’ Else for the event in September which we’re told will be about sharing ideas and learning new skills.

Details of the conference were announced exclusively in today’s eRADIO newsletter. It’ll take place at the Magic Cirle in central London and has been organised by James Cridland and Matt Deegan. Other speakers confirmed already include Mark Barber from the RAB, Brett Spencer from Radio 2/6 Music, Radio 1’s Sam Bailey and Joe Harland, Will Page from PRS, and consultant Nik Goodman – as well as James and Matt themselves.

Writing in eRADIO, James Cridland said: “We’ve got some great speakers from both inside and outside the radio industry. We’ve changed the rules a little about how radio conferences work, ensuring we don’t do panels and we host it somewhere that’s really easy for everyone to get to. We’ve called it nextrad.io – and we’re quite proud of it. We hope it’s the next radio conference you go to.”

Matt Deegan added that the conference is for people who’d like to go and learn new ideas from new people that they can put into practice when they get back to their station. Sessions will be fast-paced and interesting with speakers taking to the stage for no more than 18 minutes at a time, he told us.

Matt says: “We’ve been inspired by the TED Conferences and want to create something that’s driven by ideas and passion and is routed in radio. We’ve got sessions planned about talent, music, advertising, radioplayer, archives, social media and even memory. Today we’re announcing the first of our speakers, but we’ve got a few more to announce over the coming weeks.”

Click here to find out more about nextrad.io, which is happening on 15th September 2011.

 

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