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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 6th Annual Conference, scheduled for October 18-20, 2024. 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 for 2024?

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now. 

General admission tickets will begin on August 1st



830 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Lodging & Travel:

Tru by Hilton Baltimore Harbor East

411 S Central Avenue,Baltimore, MD 21202

Toll Free Reservations Line: 1-800-445-8667

Baltimore, MD Airport: BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Will Afros & Audio be hybrid again next year?

No. Since we ended our exclusive virtual experience during the pandemic our attendance for virtual only has declined more than 90%. Live streaming and using the Whova Event App takes 30% of our annual budget with no return on investment. With that said, until the demand grows for virtual we will discontinue the option. We will, however, ensure that anyone who is unable to attend the conference in person has the ability to access the in-person experience through replays post-conference. Details to come.

How do I become a Speaker for the 2024 Conference?

Speaker Submissions are now closed. All submissions will be carefully reviewed by our Planning Committee and selections will be made and announced by June 28th. 

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 February and the deadline to claim your booth will be October 1st, 2024. In-person booths will be limited so secure yours today.


In-Person Exhibition Booths:

Vendors can choose to exhibit podcast-related services/products or podcast merchandise for the full weekend, or a single day (Saturday or Sunday). 

In-Person Exhibitor Table:

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

In-Person Exhibitor Fees:

$360 – Single Day

$600 – 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. 

Partner with Afros & Audio for our 6th Annual podcast conference.

All sponsors will receive the base offerings:










The Tiered Sponsorship Package for 2024 is available now. ​For additional information, Contact our Sponsorship Manager, Nicole Walker for more information. 

If you'd like to discuss a customized partnership please contact,


Special Thank you to our past Podcast Festival Sponsors













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 book club, 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 aims 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 2023 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 2023 Speakers 

Check out our 2023 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 are deeply appreciative of your willingness to support for our aiming to raise necessary funds for the Afros & Audio Podcast Festival. Your contribution is vital in helping us provide Black Podcast Creatives and Professionals with dependable and high-quality resources. Thank you for joining us in our mission to empower and uplift the voices within our community.


For general inquiries please email


General Info
Flyer listing pre-conference and conference sponsorship benefits for Afros & Audio.
Logos of Afros & Audio brand partners from 2019-2023, including PodBean, Libsyn, HubSpot, Acast, and more.
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