Full schedule for Radio Days Ireland – 2018

Full schedule details have been announced for the biggest radio conference of the year, Radio Days Ireland.

It’s taking place on February 22nd and 23rd 2018 at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, next to the 3 Arena, organised by Learning Waves and IBI, and supported by IMRO, Skillnets and The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

The event starts at 2pm on Thursday 22nd, with coffee and registration. The official opening begins at 2.30pm by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD.

The minister will then host the first session – The Future of Radio Debate, with John Purcell, IBI; Kevin Rafter, DCU; Siobhán Kenny, RadioCentre UK; Jørgen Ramskov, Radio24syv Denmark.

Next up at 3.30pm is former BBC Director of Radio Helen Boaden. Helen will be sharing her knowledge from her 34 years working with the BBC and her insights into the future of radio.

Absolute Radio breakfast presenter Christian O’Connell and the station’s Content Director Paul Sylvester will be sharing their show and station secrets at 4.15pm. Christian recently announced he is leaving the station for a new adventure.

At 4.45pm there are two sessions taking place – you can choose between “Securing the Future of News in a Digital World” with Michelle Livesey, Key 103, Manchester; Sam Walker, What Goes on Media, UK; and Emma Meese, Cardiff University, MoJo in the Community, or “Deregulation in the UK” with Siobhan Kenny from Radio Centre.

The final session for Tuesday is at 5.15pm, “Creative Leadership – How to Lead Creative Change” – with Linda Green from Leading Creative Talent.

There are drinks and dinner in the evening before more sessions start on Friday morning with The Agency Perspective at 9am. The session features Alan Cox, Core; Bill Kinlay, Group M; Dave Harland, OMD; and Liam McDonnell, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Ireland.

At 10am, you can choose between an hour of “Research & Brand Perspectives” with Gabrielle Cummins, Choose Radio, and “Research into listening habits of the Media Advertising Sector”, with Damien Loscher, IPSOS MRBI, or you can hear from Alan Bennett, HeadStuff, and Cormac Moore; Roisin Ingle about “Podcasting – Opportunities for Radio.”

There’s also a choice at 11am for two sessions – Digital Insights, hearing from four people:

Joanne Sweeney-Burke: Overview of Digital Trends in 2018
Jessie YouTuber: 15 year old Jessie tells her success story and what radio can learn
Glen Mulcahy, Titanium Media: Mobile tools and technology for Radio
Michael Hill, Managing Director, RadioPlayer WorldWide

Or you can choose a 40-minute session with the IMRO.

Then at 12pm, Ian Dempsey, Niall Power & Elaine Kinsella present Secrets to Breakfast Success, followed by the final session at 12.40pm titled Leadership & Motivation – Perspectives from the Sporting World with Keith Wood, Derek McGrath & Ken Doherty.

There are 22 speakers in total and you can book your tickets via RadiodaysIreland.ie or go direct to the booking page here.



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