Kurt Hanson speaking at RAIN Summit Midwest 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011 - 1:05pm

The 36th annual Conclave was three days of intense learning and networking, and those who persevered for the finale on Saturday heard expert insight at RAIN Summit Midwest about radio’s online future. In spite of some challenging weather on Friday, the Summit was a big success and RAIN would like to thank all speakers, panelists, sponsors and attendees. The afternoon featured engaging and thought-provoking discussions, not least of which was Lee Abrams’ keynote presentation.

AccuRadio's Gehron will speak at The Conclave in July

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 12:05pm

Radio programming and management veteran and AccuRadio COO John Gehron (right) is one of radio luminaries confirmed to appear at The Conclave in July.

Event organizers this week announced its first round of speakers for "Conclave 38: The Learning Conference," July 17-19 at the Minneapolis/Park Place Doubletree Hotel. The Conclave begins with the fourth annual "Jacobs Media Summer School."

Also scheduled to appear are HipCricket CEO Ivan Braiker, Jacobs Media president Fred Jacobs and Digital & Social Media Strategist Lori Lewis, Chris Miller Digital principal Chris Miller, Edison Research co-founder and president Larry Rosin, and Sabo Media principal Walter Sabo.

More info on The Conclave is here.

RAIN Summit Midwest at The Conclave is tomorrow

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 12:40pm

Steve DahlThe Conclave Learning Conference -- happening now in Minneapolis -- will conclude with the third-annual  RAIN Summit Midwest. This year's Summit includes a keynote presentation from radio legend Steve Dahl.

RAIN Summit Midwest is tomorrow, beginning at 10am. Featured presentations and panels include:

  • RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson's State of the Industry address.
  • "Many Platforms, Many Opportunities," a panel on the best multi-platform strategies. It will include Rick Greenhurt (iBiquity Digital Corporation), Steve Goldstein (Saga Communications), Samy Simpson (Eventr Real-Time Marketing & Advertising) and Mark Kassof (Mark Kassof & Company).
  • "How Stations Can Better Engage Listeners on Facebook," a presentation from knowDigital's Sam Milkman including insights into whether radio stations are truly engaging their audience on Facebook.
  • "'Pure Play' -- Radio's Most 'Direct' Competitors?" will be a one-on-one with Slacker music programmer Mat Bates, and will examine the highly competitive, quickly-changing landscape of firms providing online listeners a similar experience to broadcast radio.
  • "Using Social Media As a Show Prep Tool," a presentation on the best practices air talent can use on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and other services to find content for their shows. Valerie Geller (Geller Media International) will present.
  • "Streaming Strategies for Radio," a panel on the pros and cons of attracting listeners and generating revenue for your station via streaming. It will feature Michael Dalfonzo (Abacast), Kevin Straley (TuneIn) and Tyler Brookfield (Liquid Compass).
  • "What to Expect from Digital Marketing," a presentation from Ed Schindler (dmr Interactive) about the best practices for executing marketing campaigns online.
  • And, as mentioned, a keynote presentation from legendary air talent Steve Dahl. Kurt Hanson will interview the self-employed podcaster on-stage about his efforts to move the "Steve Dahl Show" to the digital age.

RAIN Summit Midwest"RAIN Summits have become a fixture at Learning Conferences," said Conclave Executive Director Tom Kay. "While everything we present during the Learning Conference carries a 'can’t miss' connation, Kurt Hanson’s annual trip to tomorrow is all that, and more!"

The 37th Conclave Learning Conference is going on now at the Doubletree Park Place Hotel Minneapolis, MN. 

You can find out more about the Conclave Learning Conference at

We hope to see you there!

Speaking slot open for "pureplay webcaster" on panel at RAIN Summit Midwest July 20

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 11:05am

We have an opportunity for a representative of a "pureplay" (Internet-only) webcaster to take part in a discussion panel at the upcoming RAIN Summit Midwest at The Conclave.

The event is a week from this Friday, July 20.

The panel, produced by Coleman Insights and RAIN, is called "Pure Play: Radio's Most Direct Competitors?" Panelists will discuss the highly competitive, quickly-changing landscape of Internet-only radio providers that offer listeners an experience similar to that of broadcast radio. Already confirmed for the discussion: Mat Bates, Slacker's Senior Radio Program Manager.

This is a great opportunity for an Internet radio professional to not only engage in a lively discussion on the competitive future of this industry, but a chance to network and engage with some of the best minds in the business. If you're part of an Internet-only webcasting team and would like to join our panel discussion at The Conclave in Minneapolis July 20, please e-mail us at: "feedback \at\"

Read more on RAIN Summit Midwest at The Conclave here.

Syndicate content