We Had a Blast at Afros & Audio Inaugural Podcast Festival
for Black Podcast Creators and Audio/Digital Tech Professionals
A Live Podcast Recording Studio ~ Brooklyn, NY
Major Thanks to our
inaugural Afros & Audio Podcast Festival Speakers
Afros & Audio seeks to be a mainstay in the lives and work of Black Podcast creators and tech professionals. Our inaugural festival, brought together the most progressive, accomplished and innovative minds of our podcast and tech communities to ask and answer questions that sparked ideas and created tangible change.
Afros & Audio aims to shift the conversation beyond the issues of diversity, inclusion, economic lack, and industry barriers. As a community of creatives and professionals, we discuss real strategies that will transform the current landscape of the Podcast Industry that demands an equal playing field and builds infrastructures of sustainable resources and consistent support.
For 2020, we are bringing our fave podcast creators, vendors, amazing industry professionals, and more from all over the world! Check out some of the highlights below:
PODCAST NEWS & TRENDS
What's happening in 2020 in the world of podcasting? You'll learn about current trends, what listeners want, the latest in podcast technology, and what to know as podcasters in 2020/ 2021.
GROWTH & PROMOTION
Learn great strategies to promote, market, and grow your podcast. We'll talk about SEO for podcasters, Social Media promotions, Paid Advertising, and other techniques top podcasters use to build their audience, secure big-name interviews, and attract sponsorships.
LAUNCH A PODCAST
We'll demistify the "secrets" behind successful podcasts so that you can create content your listeners will love. You'll understand different podcast formats, show structure, and audience engagement techniques top broadcasters and podcasters use.
You'll hear from veteran podcasters on different ways to monetize your show. From earning sponsorships, advertisers, affiliates, donations, etc.
AFROS & AUDIO MINGLE
Ever want to meet your favorite podcasters or be in a room full of people who look like you and want to talk all things podcast? You'll have plenty of opportunities to make lasting connections throughout the weekend.
EDITING & PRODUCTION
Listeners can tell the difference between amateur and professional audio quality and production value. Your podcast can sound professional with a few simple production techniques. You'll learn EQ best practices, editing tips, and much more!
HOW TO START A PODCAST
"How-To" intensive sessions on everything you need to know to start a podcast. From selecting a microphone to editing/production tips and tricks, and more. You'll know everything you need to get started!
THE ART OF PODCASTING
Your voice is your main podcasting tool; we'll talk about how to use it to create a relationship with your listeners. Learn how to outline, structure, and deliver your show so it sounds great and keeps listener's tuning in for every episode.