World Audio Day

World Audio Day 2020 - Schedule & Speakers

World Audio Day 2020 is on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, and it is a completely FREE and VIRTUAL conference bringing together some of the audio industry's leading experts for a day full of live panels, education, and networking. The conference will be broken into 5 different rooms: Licensing, Programming and Operations, Technology, Podcasting, and the Main Room.

In addition to our panels, we will be having a 24-hour World Audio Day 2020 radio station on Live365 featuring 1-hour segments by some Live365 broadcasters. Check out the station schedule and tune in here!

To register for World Audio Day 2020 and to access the Zoom area, please visit And, don't forget to RSVP to World Audio Day 2020 on Facebook here!

For more information about the day, including the mission, see this page.

The schedule for World Audio Day 2020 is:

All times are in ET.


Conference Opens

9:30am - 9:45am

Main Room - Opening Remarks and Conference Overview - Justin Ruoff (Live365)

10am - 11am

First Session: Technology Room - Delivering Audio at Scale - Jon Stephenson (EmpireStreaming), Dane Streeter (SharpStream), Moderator - Dom Robinson (Streaming Media)

11am - 12pm

Programming and Operations Room - Station Marketing - Scott Adams (The Sounds of Brazil), Bud Kress (That 70’s Channel), Rob Quicke (World College Radio Day)

Licensing Room - International Music Licensing - Melanie Hubbard (Re:Sound), Holly Lacoste (SOCAN)

12pm - 1pm

Licensing Room - Licensing Overview - David Oxenford (WBK Law)

Technology Room - History of Internet Radio - Rob Glaser (RealNetworks), Dom Robinson (Streaming Media), Dane Streeter (SharpStream), Andrew J. Bottomley, Ph.D. (Department of Communication & Media - State University of New York College at Oneonta), Paul Riismandel (Radio Survivor)

1pm - 2pm

Technology Room - Studio Tech - Albert Santoni (Rocket Broadcaster), Jerry Butler (MusicMaster), Wes Simkins (Live365)

Podcasting Room - Distribution and Marketing - Brad Nolan (Podcave), Brian Boyd (CCB)

Licensing Room - SoundExchange Overview - Travis Ploeger (SoundExchange)

2pm - 3pm

Podcasting Room - Ad Tech and Monetization - Travis Klein (AdsWizz), Sarah Cotenoff (Podsights), Stas Tushinskiy (Instreamatic), Mike Reznick (Reznick Digital)

3pm - 4pm

Programming and Operations Room - Content Creation and Production Libraries - Matt Anderson (Benztown)

Technology Room - Station Distribution - Fred Jacobs (Jacobs Media), Jackie Parks (Envisionwise), Jason Stoddard (Live365)

4pm - 5pm

Programming and Operations Room - Station Formats - Steve Martin (Mayor - Paso Robles, CA), Bud Kress (That Christmas Channel), Mark Maben (WSOU)

5pm - 6pm

Podcasting Room - Future of Podcasting - Rob Walch (Libsyn), Jason Smith (Starburns Audio)


Main Room - Conference Closing Remarks - Justin Ruoff (Live365)

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Main Room - Virtual Happy Hour

Note: All panels will be recorded and we will be creating a schedule to make the recorded videos available online afterwards.

Got questions about World Audio Day 2020? See our FAQ.

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