Next Radio 2017

Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of Next Radio – which returns to the Royal Institution in London on Monday 18th September.

This is an annual conference which is 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.

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.

It’s not just about the UK either. Next Radio shares ideas from across the world and delegates come from all over it too.

If you’ve been to Next Radio before you already know what to expect. If you haven’t been here’s a short video of what you missed last time.  You can find more videos of sessions from previous years here.

Tickets are now on sale for £149+VAT until the end of August.

As I’ve said before, if my endorsement counts for anything then I’m happy to give it to this.

See you there?