November 4 & 5, 2015
Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, MI       
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Today's new car lots are crammed with connectable cars, capable of keeping connected consumers constantly in touch with their audiotainment, services, and contacts. Everyone from Apple to Zubie is involved, and industries from pizza delivery to insurance are facing tectonic shifts as a result. It's time to start thinking way beyond the dashboard!

So what's the best way to engage with this new opportunity? DASH is a two-day gathering of experts from diverse industries who'll tackle the practical questions around direct-to-dashboard commerce, turning data into dollars, future transportation, and more.

The agenda features panels moderated by radio show hosts who know how to keep it lively, SolveIt! roundtables, and OpenMic sessions to ensure that every attendee is part of the conversation, as well as demos of the latest innovations in the space. 

DASH 2013 featured nearly 300 participants from 15 different industries, and created so much buzz that folks started signing up for DASH 2014 just two months later. Don't miss out - reserve your place today! 

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DASH 2014: Video Highlights

The DASH Conference, hosted by Radio Ink, Jacobs Media, and Shuman Consulting Group, was held October 15-16 in Detroit. To see the highlights, just click play!

Images from DASH 2014

THANK YOU for attending DASH 2014, and making it a huge success. We hope to see you again next year; watch this page for announcements.

DASH 2015, presented by Radio Ink, Jacobs Media, and Shuman Consulting Group, was held October 15-16 in Detroit. Click anywhere on a photo  to advance to the next image in the slideshow.

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GM's Rich Martinek Speaks At DASH

WWith WiFi becoming standard in the car, there's a lot on the auto dashboard today that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Services that used to be offered only by AM/FM -- not just music, but traffic, weather, and ads for local businesses -- are now coming from elsewhere on the dash. Radio will need to understand it all and and become more innovative than ever just to keep up. Do you understand what's on the dashboard today, and what's on the way? At Radio Ink's DASH conference, coming up October 15-16 in Detroit, you can hear from Rich Martinek, General Motors' senior manager global marketing/global consumer. He'll be delivering a keynote on "Today's Connected Car," explaining what GM is doing on the dash and its plans for the future. If you want to keep up with those new competitors in the car, it's a talk you can't afford to miss. Read more.

Why We Created DASH

The fall season marks the start of football, the coming baseball playoffs, and our second DASH Conference. Living in Detroit, it's never easy anticipating how the Lions will perform or if the Tigers will fade, but we do know that on October 15-16, hundreds of leaders from the radio industry, automotive companies and their suppliers, advertising agencies, car dealers, and others with an interest in the "connected car" will converge on Detroit to collaborate and gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the dashboard.

We hope you can join us for the most unique conference in radio.

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CEA's Gary Shapiro To Keynote DASH Conference

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, will be a keynote speaker at the second DASH Connected Car Conference, to be held in Detroit, October 15-16, 2014.

"Gary is a beacon in the consumer electronics industry, and one of the most powerful men in that arena," Radio Ink Publisher Eric Rhoads says. "We are honored to have him as part of our conference."

Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs says, "We are thrilled to have a national leader and visionary provide his unique insight to DASH attendees. This year's conference will focus on a deeper understanding of the possibilities that lie ahead and identifying concrete solutions, and Gary is the perfect person to set the table."

"DASH is a unique conversation at the intersection of consumer products, entertainment, and the automotive industry," adds Valerie Shuman, principal of Shuman Consulting Group. "Gary will bring valuable perspective about the rapidly evolving in-car entertainment experience."

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