What is the Afros & Audio Virtual Summer Series?

Four free 90-minute workshops and panels brought to you by Black Podcast Creatives, Afros & Audio, and our Title Sponsor, Acast. There will be a virtual live event in June, July, August, and September. Stay Tuned.

What is Acast?

Founded in 2014, Acast is a fully integrated, and fast-growing podcast marketplace with offices in New York, Paris,  Stockholm, and Sydney. They are a passionate team of audio lovers and are intentional about curating great people and great products. Visit Acast at www.acast.com to learn more.

Why has Acast and Afros & Audio collaborated for a curated summer virtual series? 

In February 2020, Acast began a live, in-person event; Aclass: Black, a workshop to facilitate learning and conversation among current and aspiring black podcasters. This was the first of a series of events Acast planned to curate to provide a platform for Black Podcast Creatives. As a result of Covid-19, these in-person workshops were put on pause, indefinitely. Afros & Audio and Acast decided to collaborate in support of our separate initiatives but collective intention to highlight and provide space for Black Podcast Creatives.

Did the Coronavirus pandemic change the format and dates of the 2nd annual Afros & Audio Podcast Festival?

Yes, due to the current pandemic the in-person festival planned for June 22-23 has been canceled.

Instead, we are planning a 2-Day Global Virtual Summit for November 14-15th, 2020. Afros & Audio will bring our community of creatives an exciting, innovative, and progressive virtual experience not to be missed. Stay tuned. Be safe and keep creating! One Love. 


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 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.

What's the agenda and who are the speakers for the 2020 Festival?

The agenda will be live in October and is subject to change without prior notice.

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.

Where was the 2019 event held?

Brooklyn, NY at We Are Much Different event space. Stay tuned for details on our new venue.


How do I become a speaker?

Submissions are closed for this year's festival. Stay tuned for notifications and agenda.


How do I become a Day of Event volunteer?

Send an email to coordinator@afrosandaudio.com (subject line: Volunteer) 

Where can I purchase tickets?

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are 25% off the general admission price until March 26, 2020. Tickets are sold exclusively on www.afrosandaudio.com/rsvp

All tickets are non-refundable. 

Are there Group tickets available?

Yes, Group tickets are available at a discounted rate for ticket purchases of 4 or more.

Please inquire at info@afrosandaudio.com (subject line: Group Ticket Rate) Please indicate how many tickets will be included in the group purchase to receive your discount code.

Will there be a live stream and/or replay link this year?

Yes, Replay Link Tickets are available now www.afrosandaudio.com/rsvp

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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).


Booth Vendor Fees :

$187.50 – Single Day

$375 – Full Weekend

Please fill out the Vendor Application

If interested in learning how to secure your booth for free, see below: 

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!! Vendor Application

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  info@afrosandaudio.com  for more information.


Thank you to our 2019 Podcast Festival Partners

We Are Much Different, BLK Pod CollectiveGifted Sounds NetworkIndie Creative Network, and Intellectual Property


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 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 info@afrosandaudio.com for all press inquiries.



For general inquiries please fill out the contact form on the Home Page.


© 2020 by Afros & Audio, LLC



New York, NY

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