Full programme

We will be announcing the first speakers for Next Radio 2018 in May.
But, to get an idea on what the event is like, here’s what happened last year at Next Radio 2017.

9.25am: Start
Matt and James welcome you by pointing out where the fire exits are 

9.30am: The podcast consumer
From Edison Research, the world’s leader in podcast research, Megan Lazovick examines how people listen, and what they listen to

9.50am: Interactive audio with the Amazon Echo
Nicky Birch from Rosina Sound discusses her work with BBC R&D on interactive audio on smart speakers 

10.00am: Upload Radio
David Madelin tells us how Folder Media built the world’s first self-service digital radio station

10.10am: Is unofficial the new official?
Alex Adey from audio and podcast distribution platform audioBoom asks whether we’re entering the age of the fan podcast

10.20am: When data leads to better radio
Sjors Fröhlich, Chief Editor of Dutch news station BNR Nieuwsradio, and Tommy Ferraz from Voizzup, tell us how data makes great radio

10.40am: Campaigning journalism
Key 103’s Michelle Livesey discusses when reporting on the news can make a difference

10.50am: Coffee

11.20am: What radio can learn from horror movies
Heard on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Manchester, radio presenter Sam Walker takes a radio into the shower. 

11.30am: Producing Powerful Podcasts
International broadcast trainer and coach Valerie Geller asks you to tell the truth and NEVER be boring.

12.00pm: LIVE — The ARIAS nominations
Who will be nominated in the ARIAS 2017? We discover together as we watch the nominations, live.

12.20pm: The Penguin Podcast
Nan Davies helps you pick up a few tips from this fortnightly podcast with authors and the objects that inspired their books

12.30pm: Teaching Major Generals to do digital
Adam Waters from BFBS, the Forces Network, shares how to convince a team or organisation to change for the digital world

12.40pm: Asian Network Comedy
Sindhu Vee and Brett Spencer from the BBC Asian Network learn to have a good laugh

1.00pm: Lunch

2.00pm: Around the world in 18 minutes
Emily Turnbull has worked in radio across the world. Now at Radioworks, she shares some of the best ideas she’s seen

2.20pm: Radio sucks
On-air coach Nails Mahoney takes an honest look at the present and future of the radio business

2.30pm: Radio’s connected future
Joe D’Angelo from DTS Connected Radio explains how radio gets more powerful if it’s on a connected device

2.40pm: How to make amazingly shareable video content
Global deliver 40 million monthly video views on their own websites. Steve Wilson-Beales tells us how, and what to make

3.00pm: How great design generates clicks
Liz Jaynes from BBC Radio & Music Multiplatform says it’s not just what the content is: it’s how you get there that also matters

3.10pm: Books Unlocked
Carl Cattermole escaped from prison using books. He’ll explain how National Prison Radio and the National Literacy Trust are uncovering an intriguing trend that’s hooking listeners.

3.20pm: The Global Academy
What is the Global Academy: and why are their students queuing up to do radio? Jonathan Jacob explains.

3.30pm: Coffee

4.00pm: Radioplayer – the power of 3
A unique radio platform that’s growing in international scale and impact. Michael Hill reveals his 3 strategic priorities.

4.10pm: Keeping the chameleon cool
Jazz FM is one of the world’s most recognised radio brands. Nick Pitts explains how they keep brand creep at bay.

4.20pm: 1 million watts of music power…
Sam Bailey and Joe Harland give a sneak preview of BBC Radio 1 Vintage, a new pop-up radio station starting on Sept 30th

4.40pm: Annie Mac
The sound of BBC Radio 1’s evenings, in conversation with Matt Deegan

5.00pm: Opting in to network
We’re off to a bar for some liquid refreshment.

All the above is subject to change, naturally.