2015 CRS Schedule Previewed Ahead of Rate Bump

CRS-2015-LogoCountry Radio Broadcasters (CRB) has revealed an early version of its agenda (below) for Country Radio Seminar 2015 in advance of the early bird registration rate deadline, which expires Oct. 31, bumping registration by $100, to $499.

The preliminary agenda runs from Feb. 25-27, 2015, beginning on Wednesday – unlike previous years – at the Nashville Convention Center, featuring performances, educational seminars, networking opportunities and panels covering all areas of the radio and records industry. The displaced Country Radio Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Awards ceremony, which previously coincided with CRS, will now take place June 24 during the 2015 CRB annual summer board and agenda committee meetings.

“The Agenda Committee wanted to create for 2015 not only something for everyone, but a lot for everyone,” said CRS Agenda Committee chairman Jeff Green. “We’re excited about showcasing more than 20 first-time presenters, panelists and participants – new faces to go with the New Faces! Experts in technology, social, imaging, talent and programming are all part of the focus on practical, professional productivity that will provide information to take home and put to work immediately. We’re working hard to make next year’s CRS the best program ever.”

Nov. 1 also marks the last day in which stations can sign up to receive digital liners.

Registration is available at countryradioseminar.com or by calling the CRS offices at 615-327-4487.

Subject To Change, CRS 2015 Agenda-At-A-Glance:

Wednesday, February 25
8:30 – 7:00 P.M.         Registration Opens
3:00 – 3:30 P.M.         Opening Ceremonies Sponsored by ALS Therapy Development Institute
3:30 – 4:00 P.M.         Artists Humanitarian Award Presentation
4:00 – 5:00 P.M.         Keynote Speaker-Todd Wagner Sponsored by Fisher House Foundation
5:30 – 7:00 P.M.         Welcome Reception
7:00- 9:30 P.M.           Grand Ole Opry
9:45 P.M.                    CRS After Hours

Thursday, February 26
8:00 – 9:00 A.M.         Programming Mentoring Breakfast
9:00 – 9:50 A.M.         Daily Featured Speaker
10:00 – 10:50 A.M.     How To Use Real Time Research to Think Like Your Target
10:00 – 10:50 A.M.     State of the Music: When a Style Becomes a Movement
10:00 – 10:50 A.M.     The Connected Car Info Panel
11:00 – 11:50 A.M.     CRS Research Presentation
12:00 – 1:50 P.M.        Performance Luncheon Sponsored by Capitol Records
2:00 – 2:50 P.M.         Artist Profile Panel
2:00 – 2:50 P.M.         CRS Recap
2:00 – 2:50 P.M.         How to Move People in Order to Move the Needle
3:00 – 3:50 P.M.         Get Your Unfair Share of the Digital Pie: Secrets of Top AEs in Digital Sales
3:00 – 3:50 P.M.         Want a Winning Team? Get a Killer Coach
3:00 – 3:50 P.M.         From Zero to Hero: Successful Promotions with No Budget
4:00 – 5:00 P.M.         Gensetters: 18-34 Listening Trends and How They Will Shape Our Future
7:00 – 11:00 P.M.       CRS After Hours

Friday, February 27
8:00 – 9:00 A.M.         Managers Breakfast
9:00 – 9:50 A.M.         Daily Featured Speaker
10:00 – 10:50 A.M.     Social Media Bootcamp: Track 1 – How To Speak in Your Brand’s Voice and Get Content Shared
10:00 – 10:50 A.M.     How to Create a Win – Win for Radio Music Events
10:00 – 10:50 A.M.     Imaging from Both Sides of the Mic
11:00 – 11:50 A.M.     Social Media Bootcamp: Track 2 – Finding & Engaging Your Consumers in Real-Time
11:00 – 11:50 A.M.     Behind the Numbers: The Insider’s Guide to Nielsen Data
11:00 – 11:50 A.M.     Unlocking the Secrets to Successful Music Scheduling
Noon – 1:50 P.M.        Performance Luncheon Sponsored by Black River Entertainment
2:00 – 2:50 P.M.         #CRSTrendingNow
2:00 – 2:50 P.M.         C’mon, Get Apply! The Latest in App Technology for Radio
2:00 – 2:50 P.M.         The Stars Come Out in the Morning
3:00 – 4:00 P.M.         Artist Superstar Interview
5:30 – 6:15 P.M.         New Faces Cocktail Reception
6:30 – 10:00 P.M.       New Faces of Country Music Dinner and Performance
After Hours

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