Why bring Black Podcast Creators & Professionals together under one roof?
To celebrate where we've been, where we are, and where we can go within the Podcast Industry. Audio entertainment and information 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.
Where was the 2019 event held?
Brooklyn, NY at We Are Much Different event space. Stay tuned for details on our new venue.
Will I learn how to launch a podcast?
There will be a complete Aspiring Podcast Track for podcast creators and professionals that are just starting out.
I've been in podcasting for a while, how will this festival benefit me?
We have curated General Tracks and Established Podcast Creator and Audio/Digital Tech Professional Tracks that will inspire and level-up even veterans of podcasting.
How do I become a speaker?
Our Call for Submissions started November 1st and ends January 19th. Please read the submission guidelines to learn more.
What if I submitted and/or presented at the last festival, can I submit for 2020?
The short answer is Yes. Feel free to submit a new presentation if you were a speaker at our inaugural festival. If you submitted for our inaugural event and weren't chosen to present, feel free to resubmit your previous or new submission.
How do I become a Day of Event volunteer?
Send an email to (subject line: Volunteer)
Where can I purchase tickets?
Early Bird Tickets will go on sale, December 2, 2019, at midnight. Tickets will be 25% off the general admission price until March 8, 2020. Tickets will be sold exclusively on
Are there Group tickets available?
Yes, Group tickets are available at a discounted rate for ticket purchases of 4 or more.
Please inquire at (subject line: Group Ticket Rate) Please indicate how many tickets will be included in the group purchase to receive your discount code.
How do I become a vendor?
To provide the best opportunity for vendors, and variety for our festival attendees, we carefully consider each vendor and product offering(s).
Please note, vendors will be provided a table for the duration of their time at the festival; full weekend, or a single day (Saturday or Sunday). Please find the specs, including details on how to secure your booth for free, below.
Booth Vendor Fees (updated):
$187.50 – Single Day
$375 – Full Weekend
Booth "No Fee" (for Full Weekend Vendors only):
*To be eligible provide a list of your paid ticketholder referrals and we'll confirm your free booth prior to the event.
Refer 4 paid ticketholders for One Day – General Admission tickets to be eligible for Free Booth Rental
Refer 3 paid ticketholders for One Day – VIP Admission tickets to be eligible for Free Booth Rental
Refer 4 paid ticketholders for Two Day – General Admission tickets to be eligible for Free Booth Rental
Refer 3 paid ticketholders for Two Day – VIP Admission tickets to be eligible for Free Booth Rental
Please note that as space is limited, payment is required to guarantee a booth. Wait-listed vendors will be notified ASAP. Please use the following payment link to secure your booth today!!
How do I become a sponsor/partner?
Afros & Audio is looking to secure corporate partnerships with various industry leaders uniquely positioned to engage and provide opportunities for our target demographic.
Our sponsorship package will aid us in offsetting the cost of our upcoming event and future endeavors which will include year-round opportunities for funding, developmental resources, and professional services for sponsorship. Partnership levels range from strategic logo placement on marketing and outreach campaign materials to direct audience engagement opportunities.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you to our 2019 Podcast Festival Sponsorship Partners
Interested in becoming a Media Partner?
Please review our Media Partner opportunity and benefits below:
Interested in covering the Afros & Audio Festival?
We are looking to host press representatives that report on Black Media and Tech, and keenly aware of the importance of responsibly reporting within safe spaces. Please review our Guidelines & Application Form.
Please send an email to for all press inquiries.
STAY TUNED AS WE ADD TO THIS LIST
For general inquiries please fill out the contact form on the Home Page.