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RAIN Summit West
at the Las Vegas NAB Show
Sunday, April 15, 2012

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Join us for our 11th annual gathering: RAIN Summit West 2012
The LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
(formerly the Las Vegas Hilton)
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Our annual RAIN Internet radio summit in Las Vegas is the premiere learning, sharing, and networking event of the The Las Vegas Hotel and Casino poolyear for Internet radio -- and the 2012 RAIN Summit West is shaping up to be our best ever!

Broadcast radio executives, Internet radio entrepreneurs, and sales and technology visionaries will convene at The LVH -- Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton, a new location for us!) for engaging panels and presentations on technical and legal aspects of the business, programming expertise, and business strategies.

Click here to register to attend RAIN Summit West 2012!

Join RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson, RAIN executive editor Paul Maloney, RAIN Summits president Jennifer Lane 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.

This year's RAIN Summit West will include a new feature: RAIN Summit POVs (Point of View)! We've invited several industry thought leaders to weigh in on a certain topic. Throughout the day, they'll each give us their perspectives, and hopefully provoke further cocktail party conversation, in brief talks. We're sure they'll be a highlight of the day. This year's topic for the POVs is "Redefining Radio."

RAIN Summit West 2012 agenda:
(subject to change)
9:30am
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10:00am
PANEL: How Many, How Much?
The high degree of measurability of online media is a fact, but is it a boon or a burden? We'll hear about the measurement tools companies are using to leverage ad dollars.

Panelists: Robert Favre (Triton Digital), Larry Rosin (Edison Research), Doug Sterne (Pandora), Gregg Lindner (Arbitron).

Moderator: Michael Theodore (IAB).
10:05am
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10:25am
INTERVIEW: David Carson, U.S. Copyright Office
Davis Wright Tremaine partner and respected industry attorney David Oxenford interviews U.S. Copyright Office General Counsel David Carson.
10:30am
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10:40am
RESEARCH: Update on Internet Radio Listening Trends
Presented by TargetSpot CEO Eyal Goldwerger.
10:45am
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11:15am
PANEL: Charting Digital Audio Ad Dollars
The audience is growing and the industry is buzzing, but are ad revenues increasing? What are the strategies that streaming audio sellers are using to create excitement about advertising on their platforms? Which advertisers are spending and what are they buying? This panel will discuss the techniques and tools that buyers and sellers are using.

Panelists: Brian Benedik (Katz360), Steven Kriztman (Pandora), Jon Mitchell (Spotify), Alexis Van de Wyer (AdSwizz).

Moderator: Robin Flynn (SNL Kagan).
11:20am
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11:30am
REDEFINING RADIO POV 1
Presented by Triton Media Group President/CEO Neal Schore.
11:30am
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11:37am
PECHA KUCHA 1: StreamOn!
Presented by StreamOn! CEO Roger Charest and CTO Andrew Snook

11:45am
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12:15pm
KEYNOTE: State of the Industry
RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson will deliver his annual address about the current state of Internet radio.
12:15pm
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1:00pm
LUNCH
Sponsored by BRS Media.

1:00pm
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1:30pm
PANEL: Innovating the News/Talk Format Online
What about personalized news, sports and talk online? From unique online content offerings to personalized streams and podcasts, there's a lot to talk about when it comes to this format. What's the impact and opportunity of customization and personalization regarding spoken word? Hear from the innovators on this panel.

Panelists: Liz Aiello (formerly Merlin Media), Steve Jones (ABC News Radio), William Sanchez (Fox News Radio), Noah Shanok (Stitcher).

Moderator: Tim Murphy (Entercom).
1:35pm
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1:45pm
RESEARCH: Fast Facts on Internet Radio
Eight minutes that will give you a quick overview of Internet radio and its listeners: Is Internet radio increasing overall radio listening? What cities is Internet radio strongest in? How do listeners of iHeartRadio, Radio.com, Slacker and Pandora differ? What terrestrial formats share the most listening with Internet radio?

Presented by: Phillip Beswick (The Media Audit)
1:50pm
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2:20pm
PANEL: The Connected Dashboard
Consumers want to stay connected in their cars and that's driving a shift in dashboard technologies among automakers. What are the forces at play and how is it impacting the streaming industry?

Panelists: Robert Acker (Aha Radio), Sandhi Kozsuch (Cox), Carl Rohling (TuneIn), Jake Sigal (Livio Radio), Dan Steiny (Live365).

Moderator: Sam Milkman (knowDigital).
2:25pm
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2:35pm
REDEFINING RADIO POV 2
Presented by Borrell Associates CEO Gordon Borrell.

2:40pm
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3:10pm
PANEL: The Streaming Music Landscape
From on-demand and cloud based services to platforms offering genre channels and personalized streams, to streamed stations with live DJs, the online music landscape has never been more diverse. What does this mean for the audience? What is the impact of these various offerings on consumer behavior and song sales? What's the situation with the labels and artists? And what's the optimal business model?

Panelists: Brendan Benzing (Rhapsody), Paul Campbell (Amazing Radio), Jamie Purpora (TuneCore), Michael Robertson (DAR.fm).

Moderator: Ted Cohen (TAG Strategic).
3:15pm
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3:22pm
PECHA KUCHA 2: BRSMedia
Presented by BRSMedia Founder and CEO George Bundy.
3:25pm
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3:40pm

NETWORKING BREAK

3:40pm
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4:10pm
PANEL: It's Who You Know
From social tools to marketing strategies, this panel will explore some of the tools and practices that stations can use to engage listeners and grow revenue.

Panelists: Darryl Ballantyne (LyricFind), Mike Becker (Triton Digital), Maureen Lesourd (Listener Driven Radio), Eric Straus (10LocalCoupons).

Moderator: John Gehron (AccuRadio / Merlin Media).
4:15pm
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4:25pm
REDEFINING RADIO POV 3
Presented by Liquid Compass Founder & CEO Zackary Lewis.

4:30pm
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5:00pm
KEYNOTE: Traug Keller
ESPN SVP, Production/Business Divisions Traug Keller will deliver they keynote presentation of RAIN Summit West 2012. Under Keller's leadership, ESPNRadio.com became the most listened to live stream of any AM/FM broadcaster in the world, reaching more than 3 million users per month.
5:00pm
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5:10pm
PECHA KUCHA 3: Radiate Media
Presented by Radiate Media GM Dave Van Dyke.

5:10pm
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5:40pm
PANEL: Personalizable Radio
From one to one broadcasting to artist based channels, listeners love to control their listening. This panel will explore the mechanics of personalized radio from music recommendations to artist information and more. What works, what doesn't, what's next?

Panelists: Jim Cady (Slacker), Owen Grover (iHeartRadio), Jim Lucchese (The Echo Nest), Michael Papish (Rovi).

Moderator: Sean Ross (Edison Research / Radio-Info).
5:40pm
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5:45pm

CLOSING REMARKS

5:45pm
COCKTAIL PARTY
More details coming soon!

RAIN Summit West 2012 speakers:
(More additions coming soon!)
Click here to see last year's full agenda.
Traug Keller
KEYNOTE: TRAUG KELLER
ESPN
SVP, Production/Business Divisions

Under Keller's leadership, ESPNRadio.com became the most listened to live stream of any AM/FM broadcaster in the world, reaching more than 3 million users per month.
Robert Acker
ROBERT ACKER
Aha
GM & Vice President
Liz Aiello
LIZ AIELLO
Formerly Merlin Media
Vice President of Programming
Darryl Ballantyne
DARRYL BALLANTYNE
LyricFind Inc.
CEO
Mike Becker
MIKE BECKER
Triton Digital
COO, Applications & Services Division
Brian Benedik
BRIAN BENEDIK
Katz 360 Sales
President
Brendan Benzing
BRENDAN BENZING
Rhapsody
Chief Product Officer
Phillip Beswick
PHILLIP BESWICK
The Media Audit
Executive Vice President, Media Group Sales
Gordon Borrell
GORDON BORRELL
Borrell Associates
CEO
Jim Cady
JIM CADY
Slacker
President & CEO
Paul Campbell
PAUL CAMPBELL
Amazing Radio
Founder & CEO
David Carson
DAVID CARSON
U.S. Copyright Office
General Counsel
Roger Charest
ROGER CHAREST
StreamOn!
CEO
Ted Cohen
TED COHEN
TAG Strategic
Managing Partner
Rob Favre
ROB FAVRE
Triton Digital
Chief Compliance Officer & GM of Data and Analytics
Robin Flynn
ROBIN FLYNN
SNL Kagan
Senior Analyst
John Gehron
JOHN GEHRON
AccuRadio / Merlin Media
COO / Chairman of the Advisory Board
Eyal Goldwerger
EYAL GOLDWERGER
TargetSpot
CEO
Owen Grover
OWEN GROVER
Clear Channel
SVP of iHeartRadio Network
Kurt Hanson
KURT HANSON
RAIN / AccuRadio
Publisher / CEO & Founder
Steve Jones
STEVE JONES
ABC News Radio
Vice President and General Manager
Sandhi Kozsuch
SANDHI KOZSUCH
Cox Media Group
Director of Strategic Industry Initiatives
Steven Kritzman
STEVEN KRITZMAN
Pandora
SVP, Advertising Sales
Maureen Lesourd
MAUREEN LESOURD
Listener Driven Radio
Chief Revenue Officer
Zackary Lewis
ZACKARY LEWIS
Liquid Compass
Founder & CEO
Gregg Lindner
GREGG LINDNER
Arbitron
EVP, Service Innovation &
Chief Research Officer
Jim Lucchese
JIM LUCCHESE
The Echo Nest
CEO
Sam Milkman
SAM MILKMAN
knowDigital
President
Jon Mitchell
JON MITCHELL
Spotify
VP U.S. Adsales
Tim Murphy
TIM MURPHY
Entercom
VP Digital Strategy & Enterprise Platforms
David Oxenford
DAVID OXENFORD
Davis Wright Tremaine
Partner
Michael Papish
MICHAEL PAPISH
Rovi Corporation
Director of Architecture & Innovation
Jamie Purpora
JAMIE PURPORA
TuneCore
President Music Publishing Administration
Michael Roberston
MICHAEL ROBERTSON
MP3tunes
Founder/CEO
Carl Rohling
CARL ROHLING
TuneIn
VP Sales
Larry Rosin
LARRY ROSIN
Edison Research
Co-founder & President
Sean Ross
SEAN ROSS
Edison Research
Executive VP of Music & Programming
William Sanchez
WILLIAM SANCHEZ
Fox News Radio
Director & Executive Producer of Web Operations
Neal Schore
NEAL SCHORE
Triton Media Group
President/CEO
Noah Shanok
NOAH SHANOK
Stitcher Radio
Co-Founder & CEO
Jake Sigal
JAKE SIGAL
Livio Radio
Founder & CEO
Andrew Snook
ANDREW SNOOK
StreamOn!
Chief Technology Officer
Daniel Steiny
DANIEL STEINY
Live365
Head of Business Development
Doug Sterne
DOUG STERNE
Pandora
Vice President of Audio Sales
Eric Straus
ERIC STRAUS
10LocalCoupons
President
Michael Theodore
MICHAEL THEODORE
Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
Vice President of Member Services
Alexis van de Wyer
ALEXIS VAN DE WYER
AdsWizz Inc.
President