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Would you like to interview one of these amazing people for Anthill?


As part of the upcoming XML Global Media Ideas conference on 8 – 10 June in Sydney, we’ve wrangled an opportunity for our readers to interview some of this year’s amazing line-up of speakers.

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at radio journalism? Do you have hidden aspirations to hob-nob with the world’s business elite?

Well, we’re about to make your dreams come true. With the help of XML, we’ve lined up an amazing posse of creative commercial thinkers.

Now, all we need is YOU to conduct the interviews.

Would you like to interview one of these amazing people?

  • Ian Charles Stewart (Co-founder of WiReD Magazine)
  • Warren Coleman (Co-writer and Co-director of Happy Feet)
  • Michael Naimark (Founding Member of the Atari Research Lab, the Apple Multimedia Lab and Lucasfilm Interactive)
  • Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo (Recognised by Globe Asia as one of the 99 Most Powerful Women in Jakarta)
  • Gerry Gouy (Senior Director, Global Business Development, MTV Networks International)
  • Corvida Raven (One of Time Magazine’s 25 Facebook Profiles You Should Subscribe to)

What’s a podcast? How will this work?

A podcast is just like a radio interview. Here’s a sample. Your job would be to follow our instructions, be available when required and have a gripping 10 minute conversation with an international business leader. (We’ll prep you in advance.)

If it all goes well, we’ll publish the final result. You’ll have gained a new experience, possibly a new contact and, should we publish the podcast, greater fame and social capital throughout the interwebs (or on Anthill, at least). Use the form below to register your interest.


To get started, register here.

What are the deadlines?

Act quickly because the deadline for expressions of interest is this Thursday 24 May 2012, at 5pm. The interview would need to be conducted during the week Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June 2012. Deadline: Thursday 24 May 2012, at 5pm.

Terms and conditions apply (obviously).

We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to coordinate every interview, even if you are lucky (i.e. persuasive) enough to be selected. The speakers at this year’s XML Global Media Ideas conference are busy people. We’ll be working damn hard to secure the interview but we can’t promise it. Interviews with high profile people have a habit of falling through. (Unfortunately, it’s just part of the game.)

We also require that you be able to get your hands on some basic interview recording software or hardware. For example, should your interview be scheduled to take place via Skype (as is the most likely option), you may need to invest in some cheap and simple software such as CallGrabber. As above, we will provide some basic assistance to get you prepared.

Even if you do conduct an interview, we reserve the right not to publish it, subject to quality and other editorial considerations. In that instance, the worst that will have happened is that you will have had a conversation with an interesting person. We take no responsibility if this conversation, promotion or activity causes you any harm – to your financial position, reputation, whatever.

We also reserve the right to do whatever we want with the recording. We won’t make you sound like a goose. But we may use your recording for promotional purposes and may even sell it. Through your participation, you’ll be waiving any right to copyright, fees or royalties for your involvement. You waive any right to losses or costs incurred from your participation.

That’s right. When it comes to this thing called capitalism, we can be kind of mercenary. In short, we can’t make you rich. We can only help make you famous.

Here’s how you can register

This is your opportunity to reach out and speak with a remarkable person (and maybe make an impression), record your conversation (we’ll teach you how), raise your profile through Anthill (we’ll publish your interview as a podcast) and have a whole lot of fun!


To get started, register here.