In order to learn and grow radio professionals need to step outside the comfort of  the four walls of their studio. Although it seems very straightforward I have met many radio personalities who feel very chatty and comfortable in front of the microphone. In the real life however? Entirely different story!

Networking, soaking up the ambience and learning from other experts in the radio industry can be a very enriching experience! There’s a lot of value and fun in talking with other people who effectively do the same job as you do. They bring variety of experiences and approaches but passion and interest for the radio industry unites them.

Although the online world provides opportunities for connecting with other radio professionals, nothing beats meeting like-minded people in a real life. This is why we researched all of the best industry events for 2017. Ready to dive in!?

Diving In

Annual International IBS Conference 

3 to 5 March 2017 | Hotel Pennsylvania, New York

The 77th Annual IBS New York City Conference is focused on New Trends in School/College Radio/TV/Webcasting. Attend seminars on what you need to know now in radio, tours, and live music events.

Radiodays Europe 

19 to 21 March 2017 | RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam

The world´s greatest international radio conference, Radiodays Europe is an annual conference for radio professionals with 1500 participants from 62 countries. It is the meeting point for the European radio industry, both private and public, and a destination for radio people from around the world.

Radiodays Europe is the place where radio leaders and producers across Europe can meet and share the best radio of today and discuss the future of radio. The mission is to spread good ideas and to make better radio for our listeners.

Radio Interactive: International Radio Summit 

19 to 20 April 2017 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Radio Interactive has been a part of Canadian Music Week for 35 years and draws together the top names in both Canadian and International broadcasting annually for an incisive look at the present and future of broadcasting and related platforms. Our event is respected worldwide, and has been the best opportunity for broadcasters and those in related fields to interact not only with each other, but with the movers and shakers from all aspects of the entertainment industry.

National Student Radio Conference 

19 to 21 April 2017 | De Montfort University Leicester, UK

The National Student Radio Conference is one of the most interesting, entertaining and successful events in the radio industry calendar. Three days of action have been packed into as many sessions as possible to give you real value for money and plenty to take back to your stations.

The National Student Radio Conference is a hugely popular event in the SRA calendar, and has grown progressively year on year, to such an extent that is has doubled in attendees over the last few years. This event is three days, usually during the Easter holidays, and is entirely membership focussed; the programme of sessions, entertainment and opportunities is 100% aimed at developing student radio, station programming, show teams, and individuals.

NAB Show 

22 to 27 April 2017 | Las Vegas Convention Center

The result of these once distinct fields of media, entertainment and technology are converging and becoming something far greater than the sum of their parts. That’s The M.E.T. Effect℠ — and it’s redesigning the very nature of how we live, work and play.

This cultural phenomenon is fueled by internet connectivity and integrated systems, opening up limitless opportunities. Behavior and business have merged to redefine workflows and revenue streams. Corporate alliances are forming and development teams are working vigorously to fill consumer demand for more digital content and immersive experiences. NAB Show® is where global visionaries convene and where this phenomenon comes to life.

The entire digital ecosystem attends the Show, including Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Telecom, Post-Production, Academia, Mobile, Houses of Worship, Advertising, Military, Government, Retail, Security, Sports, Live Events, Online Video, IT, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and so many more.

Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 

3 to 5 May 2017 | Hollywood, California

Over the last six years, the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT has attracted hundreds of broadcasters, music executives and digital/social industry leaders.

WRS 2017 will kick off on 3rd May with a special VIP Awards Luncheon to be followed by a fantastic Opening Reception event that same evening at the Hard Rock Hollywood. The 2017 program aims to showcase some well known global radio music stars!

Day 2 and 3 will be filled with some cutting edge meetings from thought leaders from the US and around the world, with two exciting luncheons and two more evening cocktail parties followed by more live entertainment featuring some big name acts as well as the crème de la crème of emerging US and international talent.

VOX 

3 June 2017 | UK

VOX is the only conference in the UK for the voiceover and audio industry. It’s a great opportunity to get together, learn and socialise all in one day…and night. VOX attracts 150-200 attendees including voiceover artists and actors, producers, voice and advertising agencies, creative writers, agents, radio and TV stations and production houses.

Radio Show 

6 to 8 September 2017 | Austin, Texas

When the entire radio industry converges the opportunities are endless. Experience the largest radio-only event of the year for pros at every level, in every market size. The Radio Show will keep you a step ahead. It’s where you’ll find bold, new ideas and tangible takeaways. When you connect with your peers across the industry, you become part of the conversation.

IBC Conference 

14 to 18 September 2017 | RAI Amsterdam

The IBC Conference is an unrivalled global destination for discussion and debate about the many different challenges facing the electronic media and entertainment industry, both in its sessions and in the range of networking opportunities it affords. This years theme was Transformation in the Digital Era: Leadership, Strategy and Creativity in Media and Entertainment.

The Imaging Days 

2 to 3 October 2017 | Holland

The only global conference of imaging producers. Everyone during the event knows what you’re talking about when you say you like that Waves plugin or the latest ProTools update 😉

All seminars hosted by imagers from around the world are useful and bring you stuff to try out, back in your own studio.

Next Radio  

No date and venue yet for 2017

Next Radio is a conference for people who make great audio. Content, marketing, technology — we love great ideas that help make radio better. Our conference packs a lot into one day. You’ll leave with great ideas from people making great radio, and meet great people.