On Air LA Business Summit Programming Revealed
On Nov 1st, On Air Fest will host the On Air Business Summit: an invite-only cohort of leaders gathering for a day of candid talks and networking in LA.
Over the past six months, we've been hearing from the business leaders and changemakers in podcasting about the kind of gathering our industry needs now. We’ve heard things like “less panels” and “more dialogue,” “solution-based perspectives” and “voices outside podcasting.” In response, we’ve created an event that will be highly participatory with responsive sessions, pop-up provocations from attendees and an interactive Town Hall featuring a diverse group from across media, entertainment, tech, advertising and culture.
We are so excited to host this event at KCRW in their gorgeous state of the art sound stage as the kickoff to On Air LA Annex: four days of cultural programming featuring live stories on stage, podcast tapings, creator talk backs and a day of immersive audio exhibitions at dublab. The full schedule is available here.
Here’s what to expect at the On Air Business Summit:
- Listeners are thronging to New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce. What’s the takeaway for the podcast industry? Ashley Carman, Journalist at Bloomberg Business steers a profile with Mack Sovereign, EVP of Content and Strategy at Wave Sports + Entertainment to talk fandom, sports and podcasts.
- A Town Hall focused on what’s now and next and co-moderated by Donald Albright, CEO, Tenderfoot TV and Steve Wilson Chief Strategy Officer, QCODE
- Over lunch, we’ll hear from guest speakers sharing ‘food for thought’ provocations including Eric Eddings, Vice President, Audio at HARTBEAT, Nishat Kurwa, SVP and Executive Producer, Vox Media Podcast Network and Josh Lindgren, Head of Podcast Department at Creative Artists Agency, Jake Shapiro Head of Creator Partnerships at Apple Podcasts and a special welcome from Jennifer Ferro, President, KCRW
- A Fireside Chat with Jeff Weiner, Director, Business Development at work x work and Grace Kane, Director, Business Development, Podcasts at Simplecast/AdsWizz
- Keynote address
Following the event, stay tuned for key insights and takeaways.