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Newsletter RDE nov-2011


Oslo, Norway 2011-11-15

This fascinating, cultural and warm and welcoming city is waiting for you in early spring!

Radiodays Europe on March 15 - 16, 2012 will offer all you will expect from Europe´s leading radio conference - updating on the latest trends, meeting exciting speakers and mingling with colleagues from all over Europe and even overseas. And in addition it offers you Barcelona, one of Europe´s most attractive cultural cities and the home of may be the best soccer team in Europe!

The first confirmed speakers
We - the three organizers - are working hard on developing a great conference programme. We can now disclose some of the first confirmed names on our speaker list:
Ira Glass - a dazzling storyteller and programme host of the legendary program "This American Life" which is sent on 500 US radio stations and topps the iTunes lists of the most popular podcasts around the world.
Annika Nyberg - the new Media Director of the European Broadcasting Union
Tim Davie - BBC´s Director for Audio and Music and a leading opinion maker in the European radio industry
David G. Hall - a key person in the development of commercial, opinionated talk radio in the US from the 1990ies and in Europe during the latest years
Julian Treasure - top notch British expert, consultant and author of books on the psychological - and commercial - effects of sound.
Giel Beelen - leading Dutch radio-DJ and program host for morning show on radio, night radio and TV talkshows - and founding father of the "Serious Request" glass box charity radio show later adopted all around Europe.
Claire Wardle - media researcher, now teaching thousands of BBC journalists how to enhance their programs with social media
Kris Sloot - web site manager for the Dutch youth channel 3FM and in the forefront in Europe in developing visual and social radio in close connection with the program on air.

Themes we are working on
A number of central themes for the European radio industry will be covered:
• Making radio cool for young talents and audiences
• Radio´s role in the new media environment in cars
• Top level debate about reinventing radio
• Personalities on air
• Radio for screens
• New news formats for radio
• Sport in radio - in the Olympic year 2012
• New talk radio in Europe
• Radio and social media
• Radio and location based services
• Events building brands

More of the programme will be revealed in the beginning of December. So stay tuned to the Radiodays Europe frequency!

Register early, save money and be sure to come along!
In the meantime it may be wise to book your ticket. You save 100 Euro by getting the Early Bird Discount until New Year and the hotel nights and flights will be cheaper the earlier they are booked. And be aware! The Copenhagen event gathered 700 from 45 countries and the Barcelona venue will be all filled up when we reach 700 there.

So do not wait too long in booking your ticket!

Bienvenidos a Barcelona!
We are looking forward to see a lot of you in Barcelona.
All the best greetings from

Rolf Brandrud                           Anders Held                          Christian Kjeldsen
Oslo, Norway                       Stockholm, Sweden               Copenhagen, Denmark