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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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When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets are on sale now. 

General admission tickets are on sale from August 1 - October 21, 2023


This year's conference will be located at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture in downtown Baltimore, MD.

Lodging & Travel:

Afros & Audio Podcast Festival is proud to be partnering with the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St, Baltimore, MD as our official hotel partner for our 5th annual event! Attendees and Speakers of Afros & Audio get a special discounted rate. Click here to stay with us at a discounted rate which is also the location of Saturday evening's afterparty!

Baltimore, MD Airport: BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Parking: Paid parking convenient to the venue is located in the immediate neighborhood. Metered parking is also available along President Street, Albermarle Street, and throughout the Harbor East and Little Italy neighborhoods. 

How do I become a Speaker for the 2023 Conference?

Speaker Submissions are closed!

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 are now open and the deadline to claim your booth is Midnight, September 24, 2023. In-person booths will be limited so secure yours today.


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) virtual or in-person comp ticket based on your selection. Watch this brief video for the benefits of being a virtual vendor/exhibitor. 


Vendors can choose to exhibit 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’ 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 is available now. ​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 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 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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