CRA RELEASE: For the second year in a row, Commercial Radio Australia has called for expressions of interest for people wanting to speak at its national conference on October 15 at Crown in Melbourne. Speakers are being sought to present on issues of relevance to the radio industry - digital technologies, broadcasting trends, programming and content, and opportunities and challenges for the media industry at home 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 for people 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, academic and business communities to see who might have information, ideas and opinions relevant to the media industry," Ms Warner said.

“This worked well last year with a number of interesting speakers and topics put forward so we have decided to repeat the exercise this year.”
Previous keynote speakers at the annual radio conference have included Sir Michael Parkinson, Nigel Lythgoe, Imran Khan, John Cleese, Harry Shearer and Sir Bob Geldof.

The deadline for speaker proposals, which will be considered by the conference committee, is Friday 23 April. People interested can access more information and details at: