For the first time, Commercial Radio Australia has called for expressions of interest for people wanting to speak at its national conference on October 9 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Speakers are being sought to present on issues of relevance to the radio industry - emerging technologies, trends, opportunities and challenges that face the constantly changing media industry in Australia and around the world.

Chief executive officer of Commercial Radio Australia, Joan Warner said the idea to call for expressions of interest for speakers was simply to explore broader ideas and ensure a fresh mix of content for the one day conference

"This is a great opportunity to speak to the Australian radio industry. We will as usual be inviting a number of experts to speak on specific topics and sourcing a keynote speaker, but we wanted to canvass the broader media and business communities to see who might have information, ideas and opinions relevant to the media industry in these interesting and challenging times," Ms Warner said.