October 15 & 16, 2014
Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, MI
Conference Partners


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! 


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."

GroupM's Cary Tilds To Speak At DASH


The DASH connected-car conference is coming up fast -- October 15-16 in Detroit -- and innovation, both on the dash and in radio, is certain to be a hot topic. So we're pleased to announce that Cary Tilds, chief innovation officer at GroupM, will deliver a keynote address with this intriguing theme: "What Got You Here Won't Get You There."


Radio Ink Publisher Eric Rhoads said, "Cary is a key player in advertising, staying on top of every new trend and its impact on advertising and media. This will be a must-see session."

At GroupM, Tilds is responsible for identifying up-and-coming consumer technologies and assessing how those technologies affect strategies on digital media platforms; she finds, evaluates, and develops road maps for the existing and emerging technologies that keep GroupM a power user of search, social media, and other platforms.

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Images from DASH
Photos from the DASH conference, held October 23-24, 2013 in Detroit.

Photos from the DASH conference, held October 23-34 in Detroit.

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