Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 11:00am
This year's RAIN Summit West -- Internet radio's premiere educational and networking event -- will feature ESPN Senior Vice President Traug Keller as keynote speaker.
The Summit will be Sunday, April 15 in Las Vegas, immediately preceding this spring's NAB Show (please note that this is the first year the Summit will be held on a Sunday). RAIN Summit West, now in its 11th year, will take place at the former Las Vegas Hilton, now called the LVH -- Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
The Summit's keynote speaker, Traug Keller (pictured), oversees all aspects of ESPN Audio. Under Keller’s leadership, ESPNRadio.com became the most listened to live stream of any terrestrial broadcaster in the world, reaching more than three million unique users per month. In another highlight of the event, Kurt Hanson will present his “State of the Industry” address on the future of radio in this age of new media.
The Summit will feature a variety of other speakers and panelists, including Entercom VP of Digital Tim Murphy, Pandora SVP of Sales Steven Kritzman, and Slacker CEO Jim Cady. RAIN will announce more speakers and panel topics in the coming weeks.
RAIN Summit West concludes with the always-anticipated tradition of the poolside RAIN Reader Cocktail Party.
The Summit is an official “Co-Located Education Program” of the NAB Show. Registration includes access to the NAB Show Exhibit Hall and a catered box lunch. RAIN registrants can save $100 on NAB registration.
For registration and sponsorship information, visit kurthanson.com/rainsummitwest.
Other RAIN Summits are planned for later this year in Dallas (at the RAB/NAB Radio Show) on September 18th and in Berlin, Germany on October 5th.