CRS Announces Day 2 & 3 Agenda Details
CRS has unveiled details surrounding Day Two and Three of this year’s event, set for March 13-15 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The details regarding Day One, the Digital Media Summit, were also announced this week.
Newly-announced panels include:
Leading Through High Functioning Anxiety: Exploring the traits, characteristics, challenges, and coping mechanisms for those with High Functioning Anxiety, specifically in the workplace. Panelists include Laura Melrose Ramey (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Onsite Workshops) and Isabelle Burton Richards (Master of Arts/Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor/Center for Contextual Change). Debbie Carroll (Onsite Workshops, VP Entertainment and Specialized Services) will moderate the panel.
Merch Madness 2023: Four key takeaways on how radio stations can generate non-traditional revenue through quality, creative merchandise and merchandise collaborations. Panelists include Jamie Mottram (BreakingT), Scot Calonge (Richards & Southern Inc.), Masa Patterson (Benztown), and Moderator Allison Warren (Cumulus Radio Group Nashville).
Socially Acceptable: Understanding The Platforms of Today: An interactive workshop on effectively utilizing social media platforms. Moderated by Nicole Michalik (Beasley Media Group), panelists are Stefany Reed (Artist Relations & Talent Partnerships, Live Nation), Kelsey Charles (Lucchese Boots), and Cheldin Rumer (CEO, This Is It Network).
Prep Rally: The three main styles of show prep: searching and finding your content, using show-prep services, and utilizing personal stories/moments for relatable content for listeners will be discussed. Panelists set to appear are Tim Leary (Hubbard/WIRK), Steve Reynolds (The Top Ten Talent Coach/The Reynolds Group), and Charlie Maxx (Beasley Broadcast Group/WXTU & Futuri Media). Kelly Sutton (Host of Y’all Access with Kelly Sutton) will moderate.
Okay, Boomer! – A Conversation with Gen- Z: How to connect with and appeal to the next generation of audio consumers, employees, and co-workers in the industry in 2023 and beyond. The panel will feature conversations with everyday Gen-Z’ers, Gen-Z Personalities, experienced industry veterans, and successful programmers who employ all Gen-Z members. Panelists are Bru (Audacy), Dan Hunt (Program Director/National Brand Team, iHeartMedia), and Brittani Koster (Sr. Manager/Streaming, Big Loud). Maynard (National Programming/EVP Programming, iHeartMedia) will moderate this session.
Tuesday (March 14) and Wednesday (March 15) at CRS ‘23 will also include mentoring breakfasts, Team UMG at the Ryman, The BMLG luncheon, the annual “Artist Interview” featuring Kenny Chesney, Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley, The CRS Research presentation, the annual New Faces of Country Music Show and much more.
“This year’s agenda will tackle our industry’s greatest challenges and opportunities, including growing as a content creator, coping with anxiety, discovering new revenue streams, celebrating diversity, and maintaining relevance in a changing universe,” shares Joey Tack (WIVK/Knoxville), Chairman of the CRS 2023 Agenda Committee.
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