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Podcast Power Up Summit Sunday, June 2, 2024: Opens 11:00am

Radiodays North America & CMW Music Conference Delegate Badge Holders & Festival Wristband Pick Up:

Sunday, June 2, 2024: 1:00pm – 7:00pm (Pre-Conference Check-in)
Monday, June 3, 2024: 7:00am – 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 4, 2024: 8:00am – 6:30pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2024: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Westin Harbour Castle: 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, Ontario; inside the main hotel entrance through the revolving doors on the lobby level.

 

Schedule-at-a-Glance

The Radiodays North America program caters to anyone in radio, audio and podcasting. You can find sessions on all of these areas with specific topics such as: Strategy, Radio in the car, Youth, Revenue, Advertising, Creativity, Content, Talent and much more!

Radiodays North America ’24

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Day 1
Sunday June 2nd, 2024
12:00 PM — 12:10 PM
Sunday June 2nd

Welcome Address
12:10 PM — 12:50 PM
Sunday June 2nd

Presentation

Podcast executive and sometimes-host Laura Mayer (“Shameless Acquisition Target”) charts her path from being a child listening to WBEZ in Chicago, to becoming a somewhat unlikely podcast executive — with many surprising pit stops along the way. In this presentation she’ll talk through spotting opportunity, attempting to take it, trying to wrench success from failure and vice versa, and how you (yes you!) can learn to spot opportunities and take action in your own career (and avoid her pitfalls).

  • Laura Mayer
    Executive Producer, Podcast Programming (Shameless Acquisition Target)
    ABC News
12:50 PM — 1:20 PM
Sunday June 2nd

1:20 PM — 2:00 PM
Sunday June 2nd

Presentation

Unfortunately, most podcasts don’t reach the levels of impact and notoriety their creators hope for—and it seems like it is getting harder and harder to achieve broad success. Yet most creators don’t realize that many of the reasons their podcast didn’t succeed were already set in place before the first episode was even posted. In this session, veteran podcast creator and executive Eric Nuzum walks through some of the most common causes for podcast failure—and shares what you can do early on to avoid some common pitfalls.
2:00 PM — 2:30 PM
Sunday June 2nd

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM
Sunday June 2nd

3:00 PM — 3:40 PM
Sunday June 2nd

Presentation

Creators have access to many different business models. This session explains what those models are, how they interact with third party partners, and which you might consider, given the kind of creative you are.
3:40 PM — 4:00 PM
Sunday June 2nd

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM
Sunday June 2nd

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM
Sunday June 2nd

Panel Discussion

 

Day 2
Monday June 3rd, 2024
8:45 AM — 9:00 AM
Monday June 3rd


  • Danya Dixon
    CEO
    Canadian Music Week

  • Neill Dixon
    General Manager | President
    Radiodays North America | Canadian Music Week

  • Peter Niegel
    Media Analyst | General Manager
    Danish Broadcasting Company (DR) | Radiodays Europe

  • Rosie Smith
    Manager
    Radiodays Europe

  • Ross Davies
    President
    The Davies Company - Broadcast Solutions
9:00 AM — 9:45 AM
Monday June 3rd

10:00 AM — 10:45 AM
Monday June 3rd

(Track 1) Keynote Presentation

In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) and Gen Z are becoming pivotal forces in shaping consumer behavior, the radio, music, and streaming industries stand at a transformative crossroads. This keynote session, led by Matt Britton—a renowned AI &  Gen Z expert —dives into the dynamic interplay between AI innovations and the unique preferences of Gen Z. Discover how these elements are not just influencing trends but are actively sculpting a new landscape for audio entertainment and advertising.

 
10:00 AM — 10:45 AM
Monday June 3rd

(Track 2)

 
11:00 AM — 11:45 AM
Monday June 3rd

(Track 1) Roundtable Discussion

Consider this your invitation to "Hire AI Today."    Uncover how integrating artificial intelligence into your radio brand can lead to improved processes, increased productivity, and innovative solutions. Our panelists, Matt Britton and Zack Zalon, will share insights on how AI can be a valuable ally, helping you stay ahead in the competitive landscape.

Moderated By: Josie Dye (CHUM 104.5 FM)
11:00 AM — 11:45 AM
Monday June 3rd

(Track 2)
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Monday June 3rd

1:00 PM — 1:45 PM
Monday June 3rd

(Track 1) Special Talent Presentation 

In 2023 Fletch, Vaughan and Hayley from NZME in New Zealand were responsible for the biggest viral moment on radio - “Girl Maths”.

What started as a fun morning show stunt turned into a world-wide phenomenon thanks to social media and Tik Tok. This is more than just a session on a successful morning show feature. Craig Bruce will tell the story of how it started on the air, how it was seeded online, how it was picked up and blown by the Tik Tok algorithms.  You’ll get a 360-degree view of Girl Math, from inside the show, the radio station and the algorithms that powered it. The Girl Math equation is simple - you do not need a million followers to catch fire on social media, you just need the right idea.

In a world where our marketing resources and promotional support is decreasing by the minute, there are still opportunities for brands and shows to break through and get talked about. The key to this story is that virality is free.
1:00 PM — 1:45 PM
Monday June 3rd

(Track 2)

  • Connie Walker
    Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist & Host/Producer of the Stolen podcast
    CBC News
2:00 PM — 2:45 PM
Monday June 3rd

(Track 1)
2:00 PM — 2:45 PM
Monday June 3rd

(Track 2)

  • Eric Nuzum
    Co-founder
    Magnificent Noise

  • Laura Mayer
    Executive Producer, Podcast Programming (Shameless Acquisition Target)
    ABC News
3:00 PM — 3:45 PM
Monday June 3rd

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM
Monday June 3rd

(Track 2)

Join this session to hear what the latest research says about radio’s strengths. Edison Research’s Senior Director of Research Gabriel Soto and Signal Hill Insights’ Senior Research Director Matt Hird will address how radio can promote digital as part of the strategy (not the enemy), how the in-car environment remains ideal for reaching listeners, how Gen Z is using radio, and what listeners say radio does better than other types of audio.
4:00 PM — 4:45 PM
Monday June 3rd

4:00 PM — 4:45 PM
Monday June 3rd

(Track 2) Case Study
5:00 PM — 5:45 PM
Monday June 3rd

(Track 1) Presentation

Paige Nienaber, internationally acclaimed promotion guru, is going to stimulate your creative juices in this fast-paced session that will get you thinking and looking for something that hasn’t been done before. It’s all about ideas. It's about getting people talking. Whoever has the best ideas usually wins. It’s what’s between the songs that make’s all the difference in competitive battles.
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Monday June 3rd

 

Day 3
Tuesday June 4th, 2024
9:15 AM — 9:30 AM
Tuesday June 4th

9:30 AM — 9:50 AM
Tuesday June 4th

10:00 AM — 10:45 AM
Tuesday June 4th

(Track 1) Panel Discussion

Does the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) understand the complexities of today's media offerings? What is the future of media in the new world? And what does the “Modernization of the Canadian Broadcasting Act” really mean? And how will this impact on the definition of Canadian Content?  Never has the broadcast industry faced such enormous questions in a new globalized world and the role of the regulator with its policies and decisions is in the driver’s seat.  This panel will help frame the issues and discuss a road map for the future of the industry.

Moderated By:  Rita Cugini (Senior Communication Industries Expert, Former CRTC Commissioner)

Panelists:

  • Doug Bingley
    President
    Central Ontario Broadcasting

  • Jonathan Daniels
    VP Regulatory Law
    Bell Media Inc.

  • Rita Cugini
    Senior Communication Industries Expert, Former CRTC Commissioner

  • Susan Wheeler
    Vice President, B2B Distribution & Regulatory
    Rogers Sports & Media

  • Troy Reeb
    Executive Vice President Networks and Content
    Corus Entertainment
10:00 AM — 10:45 AM
Tuesday June 4th

11:00 AM — 11:45 AM
Tuesday June 4th

(Track 1) Panel Discussion

Join us for a riveting conversation with current and future Trailblazers in our industry addressing the importance of fostering and mentoring the next generation of talent.  Learn from our broadcast leaders their practices that encourage growth development and the proven benefits for companies when investing in women.
Decades of studies from McKinsey & Harvard Business Review and others,  show women leaders help increase productivity, enhance collaboration, inspire organizational dedication and improve fairness.
You do not want to miss this panel!”

Moderated By: Amanda Cupido (Founder, Lead Podcasting)

Brought To You By: Trailblazers

11:00 AM — 11:45 AM
Tuesday June 4th

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Tuesday June 4th

*Separate ticketed event*
    1:00 PM — 1:45 PM
    Tuesday June 4th

    1:00 PM — 1:45 PM
    Tuesday June 4th

    (Track 2)

    Moderated By: Nik Goodman (Director, Bounce)
    2:00 PM — 2:45 PM
    Tuesday June 4th

    (Track 1) Workshop

    Join Zack Zalon in a hands-on session where we use AI to create a radio station together. Discover how AI can enhance your programming, workflow, and productivity in a fun and interactive way.
    2:00 PM — 2:45 PM
    Tuesday June 4th

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM
    Tuesday June 4th

    3:00 PM — 3:45 PM
    Tuesday June 4th

    4:00 PM — 4:45 PM
    Tuesday June 4th

    Moderated By: Nik Goodman (Director, Bounce)
    4:45 PM — 5:00 PM
    Tuesday June 4th


    • Neill Dixon
      General Manager | President
      Radiodays North America | Canadian Music Week

    • Peter Niegel
      Media Analyst | General Manager
      Danish Broadcasting Company (DR) | Radiodays Europe

    • Ross Davies
      President
      The Davies Company - Broadcast Solutions