Radiodays Europe (RDE) 2021, which had been postponed due to the pandemic, is on in Lisbon this weekend.
For those in covid locked-down countries, attendance is possible via the virtual conference and last minute registrations are still open.
Europeans who are free to travel, will be going to the country with the most vaccinated people in the world, where restrictions were lifted when 85% vaccinations of the over 12 population was reached recently. Medical experts in that country say they are now having difficulty finding anyone else to vaccinate.
Tomorrow the conference opens with registration and the now famous ‘Fast and Curious’ networking session.
On Sunday and Monday there is a full conference program each day, details available here.
RDE 2021 will be held at Lisbon Congress Center and will also be available virtually, on-line.
If you registered for the event in 2020 your ticket is still valid for this event in 2021.
Nicolau Santos, President of the Portuguese Public Media Service RTP, is the keynote speaker in the opening session. He is a former journalist with experience of over 40 years in media.
Paul Mckenna, recently named by the London Times as one of the world’s leading and most important modern gurus alongside Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama, will join Radioday and will be interviewed by Francis Currie in a special session. Mckenna initially started his career as a radio broadcaster in pirate radio stations Radio Sovereign, Radio Jackie and Radio Caroline. He also worked in local radio for Chiltern Radio, Capital Radio and finished his radio career at BBC Radio 1 in 1991.
The best & brightest speakers from radio, podcast & other specialist fields will all be speakers at the conference. See them all here.
More details here.