Bringing people together all year round

The Radio Academy organises events throughout the year looking at a variety of different topics that affect the radio industry. Its flagship event is The Radio Festival, radio's pre-eminent conference. The Radio Festival also includes the technology focused TechCon and the training event Foot in the Door.

The Academy also organises regional events across the country, including monthly events in London. These are low cost (usually free to members) and happen on weekday evenings.

Training is a key tenet of The Radio Academy, and it organises Masterclass events across the country. These combine speeches and tutorials from local radio practitioners and practical advice about getting into the radio industry.

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The Radio Festival 2015

On behalf of Chris and I and everyone at The Radio Academy, welcome to Radio Festival 2015, this year at The British Library, London on the 27th – 29th September.

We’ve shaken things up a bit, lots of fantastic content and a brilliant line-up of speakers, as you’d expect, but we’re presenting it all in a fresher way.

So, this is how it works.

Radio Festival is over three days and you can build your own experience, with tickets available for each day, so you can create a Festival that’s right for you. The days are shared experiences designed so you don’t miss a thing. It’s one big room, one stage, one session at a time. And we’ve worked really hard to deliver you a great price with an even better first release price – grab those whilst you can!

The line-up for 2015

Sunday 27th

The Festival opens with a drinks reception in the glorious British Library. You’ll spot Jarvis Cocker in there, too, presenting his programme for 6 Music before we all go through to the auditorium for the legendary BBC Music John Peel Lecture. It’s being filmed for BBC Four and recorded for BBC Music with an invited audience. We’ll be announcing more – very exciting – details about this on Tuesday, so watch this space…

Monday 28th

Radio Festival TechCon. A day focussed on how innovations in technology are transforming the way we serve our audiences and make content. A big shout out to Broadcast Bionics for their continued support, especially in helping bring down the cost of Radio Festival TechCon tickets. A full programme to be announced early next week.

Tuesday 29th

Radio Festival Showcase. Packed full of keynote speakers, contributors and polemics from the Radio and Audio industry designed to inspire, celebrate, challenge and inform. Hosted by Paddy O’Connell, the full schedule will be published shortly, but here’s a taster of what you can expect; Chris Evans in conversation, Amy Kean, Head of Futures at Havas Media Labs on why mobiles have to be part of the creative decision making process, Will Page from Spotify and Peter Barron from Google on Google creativity and Google Culture.

On in to the evening, your ticket also includes an invitation to our drinks reception with special guests, awards, ReelWorld 30u30 and a chance to catch up and reflect on the earlier sessions. So come on, get involved, we’re expecting a high demand and with less than 250 tickets on sale, don’t be shy book now.

Tickets available here.

Looking forward to seeing you, bye for now.


Any questions about the event and for Group Ticket Purchases [3 or more], contact: [email protected].