The Radio Academy has announced a special Foot In The Door morning for students and grassroots radio and podcasters, taking place on 8 September - the day after The Radio Academy Festival - supported by BBC Sounds.
The event, which will take place at The Media Cafe in BBC Broadcasting House, London, is designed to inspire and motivate the next generation of audio talent, and those volunteering in community and hospital radio, by giving them the chance to get advice from leading professionals across the sector.
In a unique “speed-dating” format, delegates will move around the room to hear from experts on production, presenting, sound design, operations, podcasting, documentaries, drama, music programming, digital/social, and more.
Aspiring presenters will also be invited to bring their demo’s along and get one-on-one advice from leading radio programmers.
With 100 free places on offer to grassroots radio and audio people, the event will capitalise on the visit of many senior audio professionals to London for the Radio Academy Festival, by bringing together a huge range of expertise in one room.
How the day will work
Foot In The Door will follow a "speed-dating" format - experts will be based at fixed tables, and delegates will move around in small groups from table to table. All delegates will attend each table, and have a chance to talk to every expert.
All delegates will also be invited to upload a presenting demo, so they can have a 1-on-1 feedback chat with a programming and presentation expert. This is optional. Registered delegates should look out for an email with the upload link about a week before the event. We will not be able to accept demo tapes on the day, only those uploaded in advance.