Podcasting is exploding, and with it, more events and conferences that feature your favorite podcasters, a place to meet and network with other podcasters, and a place to learn. We’ve put together a list of the top podcasting conferences and events so you can easily find one to attend.
They will be in chronological order and we’ll try to include upcoming dates and locations whenever possible. Let me know in the comments if any are missing!
|Podcast Cruise||February 11-16, 2017||The Ocean|
|Asia Pacific Podcast Conference||February 12-16, 2016||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Podfest Multimedia Expo||February 23-25, 2017||Orlando, Florida|
|NYCPodFest||April 7-9, 2017||New York City, New York|
|PodSummit||May 6, 2017||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Hivio||June, 2017||Los Angeles, California|
|Audiocraft||June 10, 2017||Sydney, Australia|
|RAIN Podcast Business Summit||June 21, 2017||New York City, New York|
|Podcast Movement||August 22-25, 2017||Anaheim, California|
|Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference||September 8-9, 2017||Swedesboro, New Jersey|
|Now Hear This Podcast Festival||September 8-10, 2017||New York City, New York|
|National Podcast Power||September 23, 2017||Perrysburg, Ohio|
|International Podcast Day||September 30, 2017||Worldwide|
|Werk It||October 3-5, 2017||Los Angeles, California|
|Chicago Podcast Festival||October 4-7, 2017||Chicago, Illinois|
|Los Angeles Podcast Festival||October 6-8, 2017||Los Angeles, California|
|We Are Podcast||November 2-4, 2017||Brisbane, Australia|
|Third Coast Audio Festival||November 9-11, 2017||Chicago, Illinois|
|DCPodFest||November 10-11, 2017||Washington, DC|
|PodCon||December 9-10, 2017||Seattle, WA|
podcastcruise.com • February 11-16, 2017 • The Ocean
Here’s a 3-minute highlight video from this year:
Asia Pacific Podcast Conference
asiapacificpodcastconference.com • February 12-16, 2016 • Auckland, New Zealand
These are last year’s dates. There doesn’t seem to be any info on 2017 or beyond. If you know something, we’ll get it updated.
Podfest Multimedia Expo
podfest.us • February 23-25, 2017 • Orlando, Florida
Podfest is a big event and includes multiple tracks:
- Audience Building
Check out the 40-second teaser:
nycpodfest.com • April 7-9, 2017 • New York City, New York
Next year’s dates are April 6-8, 2018
See some of your favorite podcasts record live!
podsummit.com • May 6, 2017 • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Check out their feature on the Global News TV network:
hivio.com • June • Los Angeles, California
This event is more about the future of audio, radio and the technology around it.
No info for 2017 yet, but here’s the 2016 highlight video:
audiocraft.com • June 10, 2017 • Sydney, Australia
High-quality Australian podcast conference with awesome sponsors and guests.
RAIN Podcast Business Summit
rainnews.com/podcast-business-summit • June 21, 2017 • New York City, New York
RAIN has the CEO of NPR and other high profile executives for their new show that is “bringing together buyers from advertising agencies, brand marketers, leading podcast networks, show hosts and producers, data experts, and technology companies”.
podcastmovement.com • August 22-25, 2017 • Anaheim, California
Podcast Movement is one of, if not the largest podcast conference. It boasts over 2,000 attendees and speakers, over 80 sessions, and has an awesome lineup of speakers and sponsors.
The location changes from year-to-year.
Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference
podcastmidatlantic.com • September 8th-9th, 2017 • Swedesboro, New Jersey
This is an educational podcast conference that takes place in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area. If you’re nearby, definitely take a look. If you’re farther away, take a look as well – they have attendees from all over the US (and the world). They also have an impressive lineup of speakers and sponsors. Great value!
Now Hear This Podcast Festival
nowhearthisfest.com • September 8-10, 2017 • New York City, New York
Now Hear This is going from coast to coast and has amazing celebrity guests.
If you want to see your favorite podcasts live, this is the event to go to.
National Podcast Power
nationalpodcastpower.com • September 23, 2017 • Perrysburg, Ohio
The Full Circle Podcast crew is starting the National Podcast Power Conference. It’s good to see podcast conferences starting in different parts of the country.
International Podcast Day
internationalpodcastday.com • September 30, 2017 • Worldwide
International Podcast Day sees tons local, national, and global events. Check out the site for more info.
werkitfestival.com • Oct 3-5, 2017 • Los Angeles, California
Werk It is an all-women podcast festival. There are “workshops, demonstrations, mentoring sessions and NSFW conversations about working in audio and digital media”.
Check out the 2017 promo video:
Chicago Podcast Festival
chicagopodcastfestival.org • October 4-7, 2017 • Chicago, Illinois
They haven’t updated their logo yet, but the 2017 dates have been announced.
Los Angeles Podcast Festival
lapodfest.com • October 6-8, 2017 • Los Angeles, California
We Are Podcast
wearepodcast.com • November 2-4, 2017 • Brisbane, Australia
This is the 3rd annual We Are Podcast and it’s the first podcast to launch in the southern hemisphere. The lineup of speakers is awesome and you will get a ton of a value by going!
Check out this video:
Third Coast International Audio Festival
thirdcoastfestival.org • November 9-11, 2017 • Chicago, Illinois
“Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCIAF) curates sound-rich audio stories from around the world”.
dcpodfest.com • November 10-11, 2017 • Washington, DC
The DCPodFest takes place at the Wonderbread Factory Event Space and focuses on “business, creativity, and influence of podcasting”.
podcon.com • December 9-10, 2017 • Seattle, WA
Another brand new podcast conference launching at the end of 2017. They picked a month and city that didn’t already have anything going on – smart!
PodCon raised $243,746 on IndieGoGo recently to make this event awesome. Take a look at the video they did for the fundraiser:
They are doing live recordings from some of the top podcasts in all different genres, workshops, discussions, and more.