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The Afros & Audio Podcast Festival has quickly become one of the most anticipated Podcast conferences in the Industry. Join us for our 5th Anniversary conference, scheduled for October 21-22, 2023. We are planning another groundbreaking virtual and in-person experience for our creative community.

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Speaker Submisson

When do tickets go on sale?

We are expecting a record turnout for this year's conference. Early Early Bird Tickets will go on sale in April 2023.

Venue & Lodging:

TBD: This year's conference will be located in charming downtown Baltimore, MD.

How do I become a Speaker for the 2023 Conference?

We receive 100s of speaker submissions each year. Be the first to express interest in speaking at the conference:

  • you will be notified two weeks prior to the March 2023 launch of official Speaker Submissions

  • and be marked as "Early Interest" for our review team.

Complete the 2023 Speaker interest form here

Please note that completing the expression of interest form neither guarantees your selection as a speaker nor constitutes an official submission. 

How do I become a vendor/exhibitor?

To provide the best opportunity for vendors, and variety for our festival attendees, we carefully consider each vendor and product offering(s).  Vendor applications will open in March 2023 and The deadline to claim your booth is Midnight, September 24, 2023.


Virtual Exhibition Booth:

Drive Booth Traffic, Engagement, & Lead Generation: Fuel your exhibitors' booth traffic both virtually and in person through a customized exhibitor webpage. Generate leads from online interactions and promotional offers.


Please note, that vendors will receive (1)  ticket (virtual or In-person) and are provided a virtual exhibitor Booth on the Whova Conferencing Event App that both in-person and Virtual attendees will have access to throughout the conference and 30 days after. Watch this brief video for the benefits of being a virtual vendor/exhibitor. 


Vendors can choose to exhibit your podcast-related services/products or podcast merchandise for the full weekend, or a single day (Saturday or Sunday). Virtual exhibitors can set up and access their virtual booth three (3) months before the conference to begin engaging with attendees and speakers who have downloaded Whova.


Virtual Exhibitor Fees:

$260 – Single Day

$350 – Full Weekend

Please Fill out the Exhibitor Form Application to secure your spot!

In-Person Exhibitor Table:

Space is limited! Vendors will receive a 30” W x 6’ L table.

In-Person Exhibitor Fees:

$360 – Single Day

$600 – Full Weekend

Please Fill out the Exhibitor Form Application to secure your spot!

Virtual & In-Person Exhibitor Fees:

$500– Single Day

$900 – Full Weekend

Please Fill out the Exhibitor Form Application to secure your spot!

How do I become a sponsor/partner? 

Afros & Audio Podcast Festival Recognizes that supporting Black Podcast Creatives and Audio Professionals is integral to creating a level playing field in the Podcast Industry and the Podcast Global Market. Our annual Two-day conference is one approach we're taking to support our Podcast community with networking, brand visibility, and skill building. We have one goal in mind; Increase Active Podcasts by Black Creatives and professionals, grow Black Listenership, foster connection/community, and develop skills for sustainability. 

There are multiple opportunities to sponsor this year's conference.

Individuals or organizations may sponsor the 5th annual Afros & Audio Podcast Festival in the following ways:

  • In-Kind Donations (goods and services)

  • Sponsorship Packages

  • A La Carte Sponsorships

the Sponsorship Package for 2023 will Be available in December 2023.

For additional information, Contact our Sponsorship Manager, Nicole Walker for more information.


Special Thank you to our 2022 Podcast Festival Sponsors

Check out last year's Sponsors here!


What is the Black Podcasters Association powered by Afros & Audio and how do I join?

The Black Podcasters association is a private online platform to build community and encourage collaboration. Membership has its privileges. Join the Black Podcasters Association powered by Afros & Audio community dedicated to Black podcast creatives and professionals. Enjoy perks such as our Bookclub, member-only workshops, discounts on events, exclusive opportunities for attending and participating in the Afros & Audio Podcast Festival, and more.


Why bring Black Podcast Creators & Audio Professionals together under one roof?

To celebrate where we've been, where we are, and the autonomy we can etch within the Podcast Industry. Audio entertainment and information are the (near) future and Black creatives have an opportunity to define our place within an industry where the soil is fertile and the harvest is plentiful. There are many ways to define our legacy in this industry and Afros and Audio wants to bring as many of us together as possible to strategize on how far we can go as a community of support and collaboration. 

Is Afros & Audio on Social Media? 

Yes,  follow us on Instagram


Is there a replay of the 2022 Event?

Our Annual two-day Festival was a success! If you missed the Festival, You can purchase the replays on November 12th

Who were the 2022 Speakers 

Check out our 2022 Speakers


Interested in becoming a Media Partner?

Please review our Media Partner opportunity and benefits below:

Media Partner Application

Interested in covering the Afros & Audio Festival?

We are looking to host press representatives that report on Black Media and Tech, and are keenly aware of the importance of responsibly reporting within safe spaces. Please review our Guidelines & Application Form.​


Press/Media Inquiries

Please send an email to for all press inquiries.

Donate to Afros & Audio

We thank you in advance for contributing to our vision of providing reliable and quality resources and support to Black Podcast Creatives and Professionals. 


For general inquiries please email


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