Radiodays Europe 2019 is set to open its doors on Sunday. Held at the SwissTech Convention Center (STCC), located on the EPFL campus, the annual event will bring together some 1600 attendees for two-and-a-half days of conferences, workshops and a technical exhibition.
Conference sessions on tap during the event include “Smart apps, Smart Speakers and Smart Cars — Getting Them to Work for Your Station;” “How AI Will Influence the World of Radio and How Close This Future is Today;” “Visions for the Future of Radio — New Digital Listening Habits;” “Podcasting Health Check;” and “Three Ways to Keep Radio Profitable in the Next Five Years.”
Among speakers will be Sibyle Veil, chief executive officer, Radio France; Noel Curran, director general, EBU, Switzerland; Brenda Salinas, Google, U.K.; Ben Chapman, head of digital for BBC Radio and Music, U.K.; Mustafa Isik, co-founder and CEO of media technology start-up Kerngedanke, Germany; and Thomas Kabke-Sommer, managing director, Crossplan Deutschland, Germany.
In addition, running as a spin off to Radiodays will be the third edition of the Radio Hack Europe by Radiodays Europe, taking place from Friday March 29 to Sunday March 31. This 48-hour “open development and prototyping” event, supported in part by the MediaRoad project and led by the Initiative for Media Innovation (IMI),” will be based around the theme “Radio and media of tomorrow.”
According to organizers, an international jury of experts will evaluate the ideas and prototypes developed during the hackathon, and the winners will present their work to the participants of the main Radiodays Europe conference on April 2.
Participation in the hackathon open to media professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, and anyone who has a keen interest in new media and technology. This includes broadcasters, journalists, content producers, manufactures, service providers, designers, and software developers.
Xperi Corp., an exhibitor at the event, is hosting the Sunday “Welcome Drinks” networking reception, which will take place next to Radiodays Europe’s Innovation Square, on SwissTech Convention Center’s Garden level. Other exhibiting companies include Orban, MultiCAM, Nautel, RadioDNS, WorldDAB, Lawo, MusicMaster and Broadcast Partners.