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!
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Podcast Movement is the premier podcast-only conference “for podcasters, by podcasters”. There are tons of amazing speakers, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities.
It’s happening July 23-26, 2018 in Philly this year.
Get your ticket now before prices go up (remember to use promo code INSIGHTS for $30 off)
P.S. I’ll be there this year – let me know you got your ticket and I’ll buy you a drink!
Confirmed dates are listed. If dates haven’t been announced yet, they just say ‘2018’ for now. You can look at the 2017 dates to get a general idea of when the conference should take place.
|Podfest Multimedia Expo||February 8-10, 2018||Orlando, Florida|
|Adelaide Podcast Festival||February 27-28, 2018||Adelaide, Australia|
|RAIN Podcast Business Summit||March 22, 2018||New York City, New York|
|Podcast Cruise||Spring, 2018||The Ocean|
|NYCPodFest||April 6-8, 2018||New York City, New York|
|British Podcast Awards||May 19, 2018||London, United Kingdom|
|PodSummit||May 5, 2018||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Audiocraft||June 2, 2018||Sydney, Australia|
|GimletFest||June 16-17, 2018||Brooklyn, New York|
|Philadelphia Podcast Festival||June 22-July 1, 2018||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Beyond The Podcast||July 17, 2018||Online (Virtual Summit)|
|Podcast Movement||July 23-26, 2018||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Podern Love||August 10-12, 2018||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference||September 7-8, 2018||Swedesboro, New Jersey|
|Now Hear This Podcast Festival||2018||New York City, New York|
|National Podcast Power||2018||Perrysburg, Ohio|
|London Podcast Festival||September 12-16, 2018||London, United Kingdom|
|Edtech Podcast Festival||September 22, 2018||London, United Kingdom|
|International Podcast Day||September 30, 2018||Worldwide|
|Werk It||2018||Los Angeles, California|
|Third Coast Audio Festival||October 4-6, 2018||Chicago, Illinois|
|Chicago Podcast Festival||November 26-December 2, 2018||Chicago, Illinois|
|Los Angeles Podcast Festival||2018||Los Angeles, California|
|We Are Podcast||October 18-20, 2018||Brisbane, Australia|
|Brooklyn Podcast Festival||2018||Brooklyn, New York|
Podfest Multimedia Expo
podfest.us • February 8-10, 2018 • Orlando, Florida
Podfest is a big event and includes multiple tracks:
- Audience Building
Check out the 40-second teaser:
Adelaide Podcast Festival
adelaidepodcastfestival.com.au • February 27-28, 2018 • Adelaide, Australia
The Adelaide Podcast Festival is your chance to hear Australian podcasts recorded live.
Comes from the Auscast Network.
RAIN Podcast Business Summit
rainnews.com/podcast-business-summit • March 22, 2018 • 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”.
podcastcruise.com • Spring, 2018 • The Ocean
Here’s a 3-minute highlight video from this year:
nycpodfest.com • April 6-8, 2018 • New York City, New York
See some of your favorite podcasts record live!
British Podcast Awards
britishpodcastawards.com • May 19, 2018 • London, United Kingdom
Watch your favorite UK podcasts get crowned live.
podsummit.com • May 5, 2018 • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date confirmed & new location this year in Edmonton. Still great info here though:
Hi there! It’ll be early May, we haven’t nailed down the exact date yet.
Topics will be a bit different this year. Well try to focus on the practical aspects of podcasting. Building an audience, production, monetizing.
— PodSummit (@podsummit) December 13, 2017
Check out their feature on the Global News TV network:
audiocraft.com • June 2, 2018 • Sydney, Australia
High-quality Australian podcast conference with awesome sponsors and guests.
They also plan to have a workshop on June 3, 2018.
gimletfest.com • June 16-17, 2018 • Brooklyn, New York
From the site:
GimletFest is the best of Gimlet Media brought to life in a two-day festival.
You’ll get a chance to hear and meet your favorite Gimlet Media podcasts live – check it out!
They also have a really cool event website, might be worth taking a look at.
Philadelphia Podcast Festival
phillypodfest.com • June 22-July 1, 2018 • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Their website says it best:
Since 2013, The Philadelphia Podcast Festival has sought to entertain and educate using the digital medium of podcasting. From June 22-July 1, 2018, more than 40 live podcast recordings will be happening at six venues throughout Philadelphia.
Beyond The Podcast
beyondthepodcastsummit.com • July 17, 2018 • Online (Virtual Summit)
Beyond The Podcast is “a 1-day virtual summit to help you go beyond the podcast to reach your audience and build stronger relationships with listeners.”
It includes some great speakers including John Lee Dumas (EOF), Jessica Kupferman (She Podcasts), Mark Asquith (Podcast Websites), Amy Porterfield (Online Marketing Made Easy), and more!
Oh, and did I mention that it’s free? Sign up now!
podcastmovement.com • July 23-26, 2018 • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Podcast Movement is one of, if not the largest podcast conference.
It boasts over 2,000 attendees and speakers, over 80 sessions, and always has an awesome lineup of speakers and sponsors.
I like that the location changes from year-to-year too.
Podcast Movement Coupon Code: Use promo code INSIGHTS for $30 off any ticket. This is a special offer just for readers of Podcast Insights – please say thanks to the PM team when you see them!
podern.love • August 10-12, 2018 • New Orleans, Louisiana
Note that the date is in 2018. This will be the inaugural convention. Follow the link to Indiegogo above to help support them!
http://www.abc.net.au • 2018 • Sydney, Australia
2nd annual OzPod conference.
Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference
podcastmidatlantic.com • September 7-8, 2018 • 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 • 2018 • 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 • 2018 • 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.
London Podcast Festival
kingsplace.co.uk/london-podcast-festival • September 12-16, 2018 • London, United Kingdom
2018 will be the 3rd annual London Podcast Festival.
Edtech Podcast Festival
theedtechpodcast.com/festival • September 22, 2018 • London, United Kingdom
International Podcast Day
internationalpodcastday.com • September 30, 2018 • Worldwide
International Podcast Day sees tons local, national, and global events. Check out the site for more info.
werkitfestival.com • 2018 • 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:
Third Coast International Audio Festival
thirdcoastfestival.org • October 4-6, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois
“Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCIAF) curates sound-rich audio stories from around the world”.
Chicago Podcast Festival
chicagopodcastfestival.org • November 26-December 2, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois
You can get in touch and sign up for updates on their 2018 festival page.
Los Angeles Podcast Festival
lapodfest.com • 2018? • Los Angeles, California
Their home page has been updated and says they “are deciding whether or not we are moving forward in 2018” – doesn’t sound promising, but you never know!
You can sign up for their mailing list to be notified (and express your interest).
We Are Podcast
wearepodcast.com • October 18-20, 2018 • Brisbane, Australia
This is the 4th 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:
Brooklyn Podcast Festival
bkpodfest.com • 2018 • Brooklyn, New York
dcpodfest.com • 2018 • Washington, DC
The DCPodFest takes place at the Wonderbread Factory Event Space and focuses on “business, creativity, and influence of podcasting”.
podcon.com • 2018 • 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.
2017 Podcast Conferences
|Podcast Cruise||February 11-16, 2017||The Ocean|
|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|
|OzPod||September 8, 2017||Sydney, Australia|
|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|