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Radiodays North America Announces First Round of International Speakers

We are thrilled to share the first round of speakers for the second annual Radiodays North America (RDNA) conference, and we can’t wait for you to be part of the experience!

Our first wave of speakers at RDNA include:

(Top Right) Matt Britton: As CEO of Suzy, he is a globally recognized authority on tomorrow’s consumer shaping today’s leading brands. With two decades of experience advising over half of the Fortune 500 on Millennials and Gen Z, Matt, currently leading Suzy, is revolutionizing how brands gather real-time feedback. Matt is currently based in New York.

(Top Left) Emily Copeland: Director, Audience Innovation, and Music Partnerships at Australian Radio Network. Emily is a strategic brand builder with a track record of reimagining business models. She spearheads projects for audience and brand growth, along with leading music industry partnerships.

(Bottom Right) Eric Nuzum: Eric Nuzum is the cofounder of Magnificent Noise and creator of iconic podcasts. He was instrumental in creating NPR’s original podcasting efforts in 2005 and continued that record of success during his tenure at Amazon as the leader for short-form content and podcasting at their Audible division. In 2018, he co-founded Magnificent Noise, a podcast production and creative consulting company based in New York City.

(Bottom Left) Skip Dillard: Brand Manager/Program Director of Audacy’s WXBK-FM 94.7 “The Block” in New York City, and Vice President of Audacy’s Rhythmic Adult Contemporary Formats. With 12 years of programming experience, Skip Dillard led NYC’s iconic WBLS and Gospel WLIB. He played a pivotal role in transitioning WBLS to electronic ratings, achieving its highest ratings in history. Skip’s extensive on-air and programming career spans major cities like Detroit, Buffalo, San Francisco, Washington DC, and New Orleans. In 2003, he temporarily left radio to serve as the managing editor of Top 40 and Urban radio for Billboard Magazine’s Airplay Monitor publication.

Earlier this week we made the announcement of our first keynore speaker, CRTC’s Chairperson and CEO Vicky Eatrides, who will be joining us on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 9:30am. With a legal background, Vicky Eatrides started her career in regulatory law in 2000. Transitioning to the federal public service in 2005, she held senior roles at the Competition Bureau, Natural Resources Canada, and the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Over twelve years at the Competition Bureau, Vicky served as Senior Deputy Commissioner, overseeing enforcement of criminal and civil provisions of the Competition Act. She gained expertise in telecommunications, broadcasting, and new technologies through merger reviews, investigations, and regulatory interventions. Vicky, a member of the Law Society of Ontario, has also taught Competition Law courses at Queen’s University and has been a speaker at various conferences. As of January 5, 2023, she has been appointed Chairperson and CEO of the CRTC for a five-year term.

We have a lot more exciting announcements and details to share in the coming weeks.

If you haven’t already, secure your spot at Radiodays North America by registering at https://cmw.net/radiodays/register-now/ and join us in Toronto, June 2-4, 2024 at the Westin Harbour Castle hotel.

ABOUT RADIODAYS NORTH AMERICA:
Now in its second year, Radiodays North America (RDNA) is a joint venture between Radio Days Europe and Canadian Music Week. Radiodays North America is the first continent-wide radio, podcast and audio conference with an international line up of over 120 speakers in 60+ sessions over two and a half days. RDNA focuses on the future of radio, podcasting and audio, while also sharing experiences from the best of today – success stories, digital advances, journalism, new research and business models from across the globe. In addition, RDNA features an exhibition with exhibitors showcasing services for broadcasters.

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Media Contact: Damien Nelson: damien@wantandable.ca