Award winning documentary maker and presenter, Todd Sampson, former CEO and chair of ad agency Leo Burnett will present the session Brain Power and provide practical tools and strategies to boost creativity and brain power.
Returning to Radio Alive after a successful Q&A Panel last year, two-time Walkley award winner, ABC News Breakfast co-presenter Virginia Trioli will lead a discussion panel on the influence and impact of the media in and on society.
Three podcast sessions have been included at this year’s conference and will explore the growing podcast category and how the radio industry is in prime position to continue to innovate across the sector.
‘I Have An Idea for a Podcast, Will You Sign Me Up?’ will feature award-winning US producer, Julia Henderson (ESPN Podcasts US), Jay Walkerden (Nova Podcast) and Grant Tothill (PodcastOne).
The session to be moderated by Jaime Chaux (CRA Head of Digital), will look at what will be the next wave of podcasts and what it takes to turn an idea into a viable podcast series.
‘Building Your Podcasting Game’ will explore how radio professionals have branched out into podcasting juggling existing careers and developing a new set of skills.
The ‘Did You Want a Brand with That?’ session will explore what clients are looking for in branded content podcasts and how to balance the demands of original content and client messaging.
Another key session is ‘Preparing for Hybrid Radio Audience Measurement’ presented by GfK’s Dr Morten Boyer, who will explain the world-first initiative that will take an evidence-based approach to developing the next iteration of RAM in Australia.
Also speaking at this year’s conference will be Cathy O’Connor, chief executive officer of NOVA Entertainment, and inaugural Chair of the CRA Automation & Programmatic Committee, on the future of buying radio.
These speakers join the already announced competing drive time presenters Ben Fordham (2GB), Kate Langbroek (Hit Network), Will McMahon (KIIS) and Kate Ritchie (Nova) in a headline panel discussion on the rise of the drive time session.
Amazon Alexa Skill’s Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Kate Burleigh will speak on the future of voice technology and the implications for consumers and brands.
Commercial Radio Australia CEO, Joan Warner, says “Each year the conference provides a forum for robust discussion on the radio industry and attracts key industry speakers and we look forward to a day of stimulating debate.”
The after conference drinks function will once again be sponsored by radioinfo, so when it’s all over, come and have a drinbk on us and tell us what you thought of this year’s Radio Alive event.
The Radio Alive 2018 conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on October 19, followed by the gala black-tie Australian Commercial Radio Awards on October 20.
View the full program here.