The Dan O’Day Summit (known officially as The 13th Annual International Radio Creative and Production Summit) takes place August 8 and 9, 2008 at the Airport Hilton in Los Angeles. I’ve posted previously about why you might want to think about being there this year, but since there’s a deadline coming in a few days, I hope you won’t mind a fresh look at some reasons to attend.
Dick Orkin, co-founder of the Summit with Dan, returns for the first time in several years. Dick’s presentation is going to be valuable if you either write or do voiceover work. Pat Fraley will speak. Pat is a very gifted teacher of voiceover techniques and concepts. Nancy Wolfson will speak. Nancy is one of the top voiceover coaches in the world. For someone working in voiceover each of these presentations will be worth the price of attendance by itself.
And if you’re involved in radio imaging, the Imaging Panel with KellyKellyKelly, Howard Hoffman, Terry Phillips, and Jamie Watson will be worth the price of attendance.
Oh and Dan O’Day is going to do something on writing, too. (Actually, if you have to write, especially if you have to write commercials or promos or anything else that comes at you with a tight deadline, Dan’s session will be worth the price of attendance. Each of his previous sessions like this certainly have been.)
Now, about that deadline. If you look at the Summit registration page, you’ll notice that the deadline for the lowest registration price is May 31, 2008. I know from attending 11 previous times, that’s a real deadline. On June 1, the price goes up by $100.00 (US). And on July 1, it rises by $100 (US) again.
As I’ve mentioned in other posts, attendance is limited to 100. That’s also a real number. Recently my friend Melissa let me know that she’s going to be there for sure. So, the number of available places is shrinking.
All of this said, if you decide to register, Dan has an affiliate program this year. So if you are attending the Summit for the first time and you put my name as your reference in the comment field of the registration form, I’ll get a commission from Dan. But, please, if you’d rather I DIDN’T get the commission, then DON’T put my name in the comment box. Your price for the Summit will be exactly the same regardless of whether you put me down as referring you or not.
I hope I get to see you in Los Angeles in August.