The Radio Academy Festival 2022
7 September, 8am-8pm
Royal College of Physicians, London
The audio industry came together to celebrate The Power of Audio at this year’s Radio Academy Festival, which took place on 7 September in London.
This year the festival was bigger and better with three stages providing a huge selection of discussions, keynotes and panels. Delegates heard from presenters, artists, producers, bosses, stations, platforms and more.
Other sessions explored the relationship between radio and Gen-Z; how the so-called metaverse is relevant to the audio sector; and how audio can build connections and commnunity. Delegates heard keynotes from major industry leaders and short power-talks from a diverse range of passionate speakers. Catchup on sessions now.
The Power of Audio theme focused this year’s sessions on the deep connection with listeners. Whether it’s an intimate relationship between a podcast host and avid listener, a captivating radio drama which you can’t turn off ‘til you hear the end, or a passionate commentary from a live event, the power of audio connects them all.
On the new ARIAS Winners Stage – delegates got the chance to hear from 2022’s big award-winning shows. Presenters and producers told the stories behind the programmes, shared clips from their winning entries, and passed on the lessons they learnt along the way.
And the third Inspiration Stage aimed to stimulate thought about the future of the industry, with guest speakers presenting in a longer, interactive seminar format.
The Festival is a one-day event in the centre of London - check out some of the photos from our most recent events, and click through for more details