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Speaking Engagements

This a rolling list of forthcoming and past speaking engagements, listed chronologically in reverse order. For video of previous talks head to the Speaking page. If you’re going to any of the events listed below, give me a shout; always nice to make and renew connections. Photo: Rich Orris

29 Jan 2016: Indie-Con 2016, Glaziers Hall, London

AIM’s Indie-Con returns to take an in-depth look at all the key areas essential for running a successful independent music business.

I’ll be on a panel with Radio 1’s Head of Programmes Rhys Hughes, Radio X Head of Music Mike Walsh and others tbc to discuss What’s Next For Radio?

7 Dec 2015: List For Life – What Next For Playlists? 6 – 9pm, Reed Smith, London

Sponsored by 7Digital, a Music Ally event about the growing importance of playlists in the streaming music market, and what that means for labels, artists and the industry.

I’ll be joining a panel with 7Digital’s Pete Downton, Cooking Vinyl’s Sammy Andrews and others to get to grips with the future of streaming curation.

12 Nov 2015: Music Futures 2015, Sage Gateshead

“Now in its fifth year, the Music Futures conference has developed a reputation as one of the most forward thinking and trend forecasting industry events in the UK.” 

Joined by the BBC’s Joe Harland, 7Digital CEO Simon Cole, Folded Wing founder Karen Pearson and one more guest TBC, I’ll be moderating a panel called The Rebirth of Radio.

9 Nov 2015: RAIN Summit Europe, Royal Institution, London

“RAIN Summit Europe is the largest meet-up of Internet radio and online audio professionals. Hosted by RAIN News Founder Kurt Hanson and CEO Jennifer Lane, RAIN Summits are the premiere educational and networking conferences for the digital audio industry.”

Presentation topic: The Discipline of Innovation – Better Music & Radio Ideas Every Day.

29 Sept – 1 Oct 2015: 2015 Public Radio Programming Conference, Pittsburgh.

“The 2015 PRPD Public Radio Programming Conference will do more than any other single conference to grow your knowledge, experience and success in radio.”

As ‘resident scholar’ (a title I could get used to), I’ll be bookending this year’s revitalised PRPD conference with talks entitled Better Ideas Every Day: Turn Your Station into a Creative Powerhouse and Collision Course Radio.