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|
|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|
|International Podcast Day||September 30, 2017||Worldwide|
|Werk It||Oct 3-5, 2017||Los Angeles, California|
|Los Angeles Podcast Festival||October 6-8, 2017||Los Angeles, California|
|Third Coast Audio Festival||November 9-11, 2017||Chicago, Illinois|
|DCPodFest||November 10-11, 2017||Washington, DC|
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:
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.
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:
Los Angeles Podcast Festival
lapodfest.com • October 6-8, 2017 • Los Angeles, California
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”.