hivio 2016

West Hollywood

Jun 2 - 3, 2016

hivio 2016!

The audio future festival - LIVE from Los Angeles!


Media strategist and researcher Mark Ramsey and Slacker's Jaime Solis gather a "hive" of smart people and amazing speakers to see, discuss, and develop big ideas and rising trends in on-demand, radio, content, social, mobile, and technology that will shake up all audio entertainment and information platforms.

This is for you if you are in the audio information or entertainment space!


Where is hivio?

Andaz West Hollywood
8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

What are some discounted hotel options?

We have arranged for a specially discounted block of rooms at the Andaz. It does't get more convenient! To book these rooms you must use this exclusive link (this will be the very best rate available at the Andaz):

or this special phone number:

888 421-1442

When does hivio begin?

On Thursday, June 2, doors open at Noon for light snacks and we begin promptly at 1pm. Plan to have lunch before the event.

We wrap on Thursday at 5pm.

On Friday, June 3, doors open at 8am for light breakfast and we begin promptly at 9am. We finish at 1pm and provide lunch then as part of the program.

Who are the headliners on stage?

Check for a full list of speakers/Q&A subjects as they're announced, or sign up to our email list!

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If you use UBER and are new to the service, you can get your first ride FREE by using this link:

I'm flying from out of town. What airport should I fly into?


What should I bring to the event?

Bring your laptop of mobile device of choice! We will have a number of power strips for you to plug into. We will have Wifi in the room. The setup will be classroom style.

What should I wear?

Whatever you want. I'll be casual.

Will there be breakfast and lunch?

On Thursday, there will be light snacks only. So eat lunch before you arrive.

On Friday, we will set you up with a light breakfast and a full lunch.

Will there be coffee, tea, and sodas?


Will there be networking opportunities?

Yes, lots. Especially during the closing lunch.

There is no scheduled event on Thursday evening after the day's events. You are welcome to make your own arrangements with other attendees.

If something comes up, can I get my money back?

There will be no refunds but you are able to transfer your ticket to somebody else in a pinch.

Can I bring anyone else with me to hivio?

There will be tickets available at the door, however that's only if the event doesn't sell out.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. But you should bring ID since we will be checking you in at the door.

What's this I hear about live video streaming?

The whole event will be live-streamed. We will have a video crew present all day long. By your attendance at hivio you acknowledge that your presence gives us permission to use your image in any video or photo content produced at the event.

Please share your time at hivio on social media!

Twitter: @itshivio 

Use our hashtag in your posts: #hivio

The live stream will be available at and on the site.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call Mark Ramsey at 858-485-6372 or email

We are excited to use Whova as our event management solution.

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Andy Bowers

Chief Content Officer, Panoply Media

Anya Grundmann

VP, Programming and audience development, NPR

Chris Balfe

Partner, Red Seat Ventures

David Silverman

Co-Founder, Clammr -Bite-sized Audio

Glenn McQuaid

Producer / Show runner , Tales from Beyond the Pale

Howard Lapides

CEO, Lapides Entertainment Organization

Jesse Thorn

Owner, Sound of Young America /

Lizzie Widhelm

SVP Ad Product Sales & Strategy, Pandora

Mark Ramsey

President, Mark Ramsey (Retired)

Parviz Parvizi

Co-Founder, Clammr

Peter Kafka

Senior Editor, Media, Re/code

Ryan Cummins

Co-Founder, Omaze

Ryan Steelberg

President, Veritone Media

Sarah van Mosel

Chief Commercial Officer, Acast

Todd Beck

CEO, Beck Media & Marketing

Valerie Geller

Trainer/coach/speaker- helping communicators become more powerful, Geller Media International

Traug Keller


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We are excited to use Whova as our event platform. Attendees please download Whova event app, to access the documents and handouts shared by the organizers.