WASHINGTON, D.C.– PILOT, NAB’s technology innovation initiative, in partnership with the Local Media Association (LMA), will host the Voice Summit on Tuesday, December 11 at NAB headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event will examine strategies and opportunities for local media organizations to capitalize on the growth of new voice platforms.

“The rapid expansion of voice-enabled devices is creating new considerations and opportunities for media companies as they seek to connect and engage with consumers,” said PILOT Executive Director John Clark. “The Voice Summit will explore these increasingly popular devices and how media organizations can best integrate them in to their overall business strategies.”

The summit will include numerous case studies and provide insight on how media companies can use new voice platforms to attract and retain audiences and grow revenue. Representatives from National Public Radio (NPR), “The Washington Post”, Hubbard Interactive, E.W. Scripps, iHeartRadio, Saga Communications and Amplifi Media are currently scheduled to present.

“We are excited to showcase some of the great work going on in this space. We’ll feature several early adopters that have invested heavily and have a lot to share,” said LMA President Nancy Lane. “It’s always a pleasure to partner with PILOT on workshops like this that focus on emerging opportunities.”

The summit is designed for digital media professionals and strategists. Early-bird registration is $395 and will increase to $495 after October 31.

Additional information is available here.

Press interested in attending can contact Dan Lemle.

PILOT is a coalition of innovators, educators and advocates dedicated to advancing broadcast technology and cultivating new media opportunities. PILOT propels broadcast television and radio into the future. It provides a platform for innovation, an engine for incubation, a venue for testing new technologies and a forum for broadcaster education. Learn more at www.nabpilot.org.

About the Local Media Association 
The Local Media Association is a thriving and innovative association that serves local media companies (newspapers, TV, radio, directories, pure plays, and more) as well as research and development partners in the industry. LMA assists local media companies with the digital transition via cutting-edge programs, conferences, webinars, research and training. It is intensely focused on helping local media companies discover new and sustainable business models. Learn more at http://localmedia.org.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.