Radiodays Europe (RDE) 2021, which had been postponed due to the pandemic, is on in Lisbon this weekend.
For those in locked-down Australia, attendance is possible via the virtual conference and last minute registrations are still open.
Europeans who are free to travel, will be going to the country with the most vaccinated people in the world, where restrictions were lifted when 85% vaccinations of the over 12 population was reached recently. Medical experts in that country say they are now having difficulty finding anyone else to vaccinate.
Tomorrow night Australian time, the conference opens with registration and the now famous ‘Fast and Curious’ networking session.
On Sunday (from 7pm Sydney time), all the Sunday sessions will take place, continuing on Monday. The full conference program is available here.
If you live in Perth the conference full days begin at 4pm and for Eastern Daylight Saving states, it is on from 7pm Sunday. World Time Buddy is a handy calculator to work out what time it will be in Australia on Sunday and Monday evenings Aussie time.
RDE 2021 will be held at Lisbon Congress Center and will also be available virtually, on-line.
If you registered for the event in 2020 your ticket is still valid for this event in 2021.
Nicolau Santos, President of the Portuguese Public Media Service RTP, is the keynote speaker in the opening session. He is a former journalist with experience of over 40 years in media.
Paul Mckenna, recently named by the London Times as one of the world’s leading and most important modern gurus alongside Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama, will join Radioday and will be interviewed by Francis Currie in a special session. Mckenna initially started his career as a radio broadcaster in pirate radio stations Radio Sovereign, Radio Jackie and Radio Caroline. He also worked in local radio for Chiltern Radio, Capital Radio and finished his radio career at BBC Radio 1 in 1991.
The best & brightest speakers from radio, podcast & other specialist fields will all be speakers at the conference. See them all here.
More details here.