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RAIN Summit West
at the Las Vegas NAB Show
Monday, April 11, 2011

For sponsorship information, call Jennifer Lane at 860-572-1994

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Know Digital

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Thanks for supporting the 9th annual RAIN Summit West!
Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel,
Monday, April 11, 2011
Our annual RAIN Internet radio summit in Las Vegas is the premiere learning, sharing, and networking event of the poolyear for Internet radio -- and the 2011 RAIN Summit West is shaping up to be our best ever! You can register to attend here.

Broadcast radio executives, Internet radio entrepreneurs, and sales and technology visionaries will convene at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center for engaging panels and presentations on technical and legal aspects of the business, programming expertise, and business strategies.


Join RAIN's Kurt Hanson and Paul Maloney and a slate of industry leaders for a full day of information and networking. Then end the day socializing with other broadcasters and webcasters at the poolside RAIN Summit cocktail party.
RAIN Summit West 2011 Agenda:
(subject to change)
9:00am
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9:15am
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION:
Paul Maloney RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson, RAIN Summits president Jennifer Lane, RAIN editor Paul Maloney (pictured) and RAIN associate editor Michael Schmitt welcome you to this year's Summit.
9:15am
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9:55am
AD CAMPAIGN SHOWCASE
Robin Flynn Leaders in the Internet radio sales arena will give case study presentations of actual campaigns and discuss advertiser strategies and assets as well as the results of the campaigns.

Panelists: Tim Murphy (Entercom), Brian Benedik (Katz 360), Bill Freund (Triton Media Group).
Moderator: Robin Flynn (SNL Kagan; pictured).
10:00am
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10:10am
PECHA KUCHA #1:
TuneIn Radio
10:10am
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10:40am
UPWARDLY MOBILE:
Dan Halyburton Mobile devices are more important to Internet radio than ever. Industry experts will discuss the current state of mobile Net radio, what's in store for the rest of 2011, and beyond.

Panelists: Mark Preston (Bonneville), Fred Jacobs (Jacobs Media), Zackary Lewis (Liquid Compass)
Moderator: Dan Halyburton (McVay New Media, pictured).
10:40am
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10:50am
RESEARCH STUDY #1:
Eyal Goldwerger TargetSpot CEO Eyal Goldwerger will present the results of a new consumer research study documenting the increased effectiveness of advertising campaigns that include Internet radio as a component of their media mix.
10:50am
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11:00am
NETWORKING BREAK #1:
Sponsored by CasterStats.
11:00am
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11:30am
KEYNOTE: DAN MASON
Dan Mason CBS Radio President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Mason (pictured) will deliver a unique "fireside chat" keynote presentation with RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson.
11:30am
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11:40am
PECHA KUCHA #2:
Listener Driven Radio
11:40am
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12:20pm
TUNERS & DIRECTORIES: CAN LISTENERS FIND YOUR STATION?
Lisa Namerow With thousands of stations to choose from, how do listeners find stations to listen to? Directories play a huge part - learn who the players are from the experts on this panel.

Panelists: Lisa Namerow (AOL Music, pictured), Rusty Hodge (Soma.fm), John Ousby (vTuner), George Bundy (BRS Media), Bill Moore (RadioTime).
Moderator: James Cridland (MediaUK.com).
12:20pm
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12:35pm
RESEARCH STUDY #2:
Sam Milkman knowDigital will present the results of a new study, "Challenges & Opportunities for In-Car Streaming Radio." See and hear what consumers said about in-car Internet radio in this video clip-based presentation from Sam Milkman (pictured).
12:35pm
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1:10pm
LUNCH:
Gourmet box lunch provided to all paid attendees. Sponsored by dotFM.
1:10pm
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1:50pm
WHAT'S DRIVING INTERNET RADIO?
George Lynch It's the next frontier for Internet radio: streaming in the car. Learn where it's at from movers and shakers that are taking the lead and getting it done.

Panelists: George Lynch (Pandora, pictured), Jake Sigal (Livio Radio), Noah Shanok (Stitcher)
Moderator: Patrick Reynolds (Triton Digital).
1:50pm
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2:00pm
PECHA KUCHA #3:
Abacast
2:00pm
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2:30pm
DIGITAL FACE-OFF:
Michael Theodore Who's buying digital audio? Digital ad agency buyers and online sellers will frankly discuss the challenges Internet radio faces to capture a larger share of the Interactive ad pie. Sponsored by Triton Digital.

Panelists: Erik Carlson (Katz 360), Taylor F. Wood (GroupM), Jeffrey Wolinsky (Bonneville), Steph Herget (NorBella).
Moderator: Michael Theodore (IAB, pictured).
2:30pm
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2:40pm
RESEARCH STUDY #3:
Paul Krasinski Arbitron's SVP of Digital Media and Analytics Paul Krasinski (pictured) and SVP of Marketing Bill Rose will deliver a new Infinite Dial presentation.
2:40pm
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3:00pm
LEGAL UPDATE:
David Oxenford As you try to monetize your digital assets, there are always those pesky legal issues to consider. This panel will discuss those issues, including royalties and other music rights, privacy issues, and online sponsorship identification requirements.

Panelists: David Rosenberg (Rhapsody), Angus MacDonald (Live365), Brian Gantman (EMF), Greg Riggle (SESAC).
Moderator: David Oxenford (Davis Wright Tremaine, pictured).
3:00pm
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3:15pm
NETWORKING BREAK #2:
Sponsored by Katz360.
3:15pm
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3:40pm
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY:Kurt Hanson
RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson (pictured) will deliver his annual address about the current state of Internet radio.
3:40pm
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3:50pm
PECHA KUCHA #4:
Mofuse
3:50pm
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4:30pm
COMPELLING CONTENT:
John Gehron Content is king on the Internet. This panel will highlight streaming platforms that are using content to develop their audience and platform.

Panelists: Lee Abrams, Thomas Chau (AOL Radio), Bill Goldsmith (Radio Paradise), Frank Kramer and Heidi Hamilton (The Heidi & Frank Show).
Moderator: John Gehron (AccuRadio, pictured).
4:40pm
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5:20pm
THE FUTURE OF MUSIC:
Michael Robertson From webcasting to on-demand and music locker services, streaming music has revolutionized the way we listen to music. We'll look at the various models, examine revenue strategies and hear about the impact on the music industry.

Panelists: Michael Robertson (Mp3Tunes, pictured), Ari Shohat (Digitally Imported), Eric Johnson (Wolfgang's Valut), Anu Kirk (MOG).
Moderator: Ted Cohen (TAG Strategic).
5:20pm
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5:30pm
CONCLUSION:
RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson and RAIN editor Paul Maloney wrap the day up before kicking off the RAIN Reader Cocktail Party.
5:30pm
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7:30pm
RAIN READER COCKTAIL PARTY
Join us after the Summit for our traditional pool-side RAIN Reader Cocktail Party!
Click here to see last year's full agenda.
RAIN Summit West 2011 full speaker list:
Dan Mason
KEYNOTE: DAN MASON
RAIN Summit West will feature a "fireside chat" with CBS Radio President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Mason (pictured at right). You can find Mason's full bio here.
Lee Abrams
LEE ABRAMS
Former Chief Innovation Officer for the Tribune Company, Lee Abrams.
Brian Benedik
BRIAN BENEDIK
President of Katz 360 Sales Brian Benedik.
George Bundy
GEORGE BUNDY
CEO of DOT.fm and BRS Media, George Bundy.
Erik Carlson
ERIK CARLSON
VP/Manager of Katz 360 West, Erik Carlson.
Thomas Chau
THOMAS CHAU
AOL Radio Director of Programming, Thomas Chau.
Ted Cohen
TED COHEN
Managing Partner of TAG Strategic, Ted Cohen.
James Cridland
JAMES CRIDLAND
Radio futurologist and insightful blogger James Cridland from MediaUK.com.
Robin Flynn
ROBIN FLYNN
SNL Kagan senior analyst Robin Flynn.
Bill Freund
BILL FREUND
Executive Vice President of Triton Media Group Bill Freund.
Brian Gantman
BRIAN GANTMAN
Government Relations Director / In-House Counsel of KLOVE Air1 Radio, Brian D. Gantman.
John Gehron
JOHN GEHRON
AccuRadio COO John Gehron.
Bill Goldsmith
BILL GOLDSMITH
Founder of Radio Paradise Bill Goldsmith.
Eyal Goldwerger
EYAL GOLDWERGER
TargetSpot CEO Eyal Goldwerger.
Dan Halyburton
DAN HALYBURTON
VP of Innovation at McVay New Media Dan Halyburton.
Heidi Hamilton
HEIDI HAMILTON
Host of "The Heidi & Frank Show," Heidi Hamilton,
Kurt Hanson
KURT HANSON
AccuRadio CEO/founder and RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson.
Steph Herget
STEPH HERGET
Digital Media Planner at NorBella, Steph Herget.
Rusty Hodge
RUSTY HODGE
Founder of Soma.fm, Rusty Hodge.
Fred Jacobs
FRED JACOBS
President of Jacobs Media, Fred Jacobs.
Eric Johnson
ERIC JOHNSON
Wolfgang's Vault President/COO Eric Johnson.
Anu Kirk
ANU KIRK
MOG VP of Mobile Product for Mobile Platforms Anu Kirk.
Frank Kramer
FRANK KRAMER
Host of "The Heidi & Frank Show," Frank Kramer.
Paul Krasinski
PAUL KRASINSKI
Arbitron's SVP of Digital Media and Analytics, Paul Krasinski.
Jennifer Lane
JENNIFER LANE
President of RAIN Summit West and Audio4Cast, Jennifer Lane.
Zackary Lewis
ZACKARY LEWIS
Founder and CEO of Liquid Compass, Zackary Lewis.
George Lynch
GEORGE LYNCH
Pandora's VP of Automotive Business Development George Lynch.
Angus MacDonald
ANGUS MACDONALD
General Counsel of Live365, Angus MacDonald.
Paul Maloney
PAUL MALONEY
AccuRadio EVP of Programming and RAIN editor Paul Maloney.
Sam Milkman
SAM MILKMAN
President of knowDigital, Sam Milkman.
Bill Moore
BILL MOORE
Founder/CEO TuneIn Radio (formerly RadioTime), Bill Moore.
Tim Murphy
TIM MURPHY
VP Digital Strategy & Enterprise Platforms at Entercom, Tim Murphy.
Lisa Namerow
LISA NAMEROW
VP of AOL Music Network, Lisa Namerow.
John Ousby
JOHN OUSBY
Director Broadcaster Services at vTuner, steering board member for the Internet Media Device Alliance (IMDA) and RadioDNS John Ousby.
DAVID OXENFORD
Respected industry attorney and partner at Davis Wright Tremaine David Oxenford.
MARK PRESTON
Vice President of Digital Media for Bonneville International, Mark Preston.
Patrick Reynolds
PATRICK REYNOLDS
EVP of Marketing at Triton Digital, Patrick Reynolds.
Greg Riggle
GREGORY RIGGLE
SESAC VP of Industry Relations & Business Communications Gregory Riggle.
Michael Roberston
MICHAEL ROBERTSON
Founder/CEO MP3tunes, Michael Robertson.
Bill Rose
BILL ROSE
Arbitron's SVP of Marketing Bill Rose.
David Rosenberg
DAVID ROSENBERG
Rhapsody Senior Counsel of Legal and Business Affairs David Rosenberg.
Noah Shanok
NOAH SHANOK
Founder and CEO of Stitcher Noah Shanok.
Ari Shohat
ARI SHOHAT
Founding Manager of Digitally Imported, Ari Shohat.
Jake Sigal
JAKE SIGAL
Founder and CEO of Livio Radio, Jake Sigal.
Michael Theodore
MICHAEL THEODORE
Vice President of Member Services at the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Michael Theodore.
Jeffrey Wolinsky
JEFFREY WOLINSKY
Bonneville National Single Point of Contact for Digital Sales, Jeffrey Wolinsky.
Taylor Wood
TAYLOR WOOD
GroupM supervisor Taylor F. Wood.