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NEXT RADIO

The ideas conference for people who make great audio
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The ideas conference

About Next Radio

Next Radio is a radio conference all about finding great, creative ideas for radio. It was created in 2011 by James Cridland and Matt Deegan.

Next Radio is different to other events. It’s not created by a committee, it’s not trying to balance commercial radio and the BBC, or guaranteeing sponsors speaking privileges. Instead it’s curated by James and Matt and is dedicated to showcasing interesting ideas and case studies from radio (and other sectors) from all around the world.

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Videos

We film every presentation at Next Radio, so we can all learn.
Speakers are all either 9 or 18 minutes: perfect for a lunch break or a brainstorm.

2018

2018

Pass the Pasty

Brainstorming is bullshit; how Strictly Come Dancing's theme was composed; selling radio ads in Africa; and branded podcasts - watch

2017

2017

Programming radio with data

Campaigning journalism; why radio sucks (for some); Global's visual radio; Annie Mac; and creating a drama for Alexa - watch

2016

2016

How students listen

Making friends with radio engineers; insights from Australia's top talent; the power of sound; the BBC Minute; and Jon Holmes - watch

2015

2015

Never be boring

Algorithmic online radio; Iain Lee and Katherine Boyle; saving lives with radio in Sierra Leone; and building a better breakfast show - watch

2014

2014

Being authentic

The Government's website; responsive radio; the growth of LBC; how Classic FM uses Facebook; making radio go viral - watch

2013

2013

Stats and data

Radio in Africa; Twitter and radio; TeamRock; Radio's role in Zimbabwe; a breakfast show healthcheck; and Geoff Lloyd - watch

2012

2012

Skills from radio

BBC Radio 4 continuity; social media and its importance; five ways you can improve imaging; and Scott Mills - watch

2011

2011

Creative perils

5 things that work anywhere; why radio plays the hits; why prep is important; disappearing elephants and archives - watch

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Next Radio

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Why is Next Radio different?

There are no panel sessions. Instead, speakers present for 9 or 18 minutes on subjects close to their heart. It’s a pleasantly relentless day where all sessions are presented one after another in a single stream. You’ll look forward to sessions that talk to your interests but be fascinated by those that don’t. And if you hate something it doesn’t matter as there’ll be something new along within 18 minutes!

Next Radio is an informal conference where over 250 radio practitioners can get together, watch brilliant sessions and also have the opportunity to meet and network.

The radio industry changed quite dramatically in 2019, and we took a rest year to rethink how Next Radio works.

Like everyone else, there's no events happening anywhere. But if you get our newsletter, you'll be the first to know our plans for the future.