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For our 4th annual conference, scheduled for October 22-23, 2022, we will bring our community of creatives an exciting, innovative, and progressive virtual and In-Person experience not to be missed

Ticket Costs:

General Admission Registration Tickets on Sale Now

College student Discount: %75 off 
*Limited to 50 tickets. First come, first serve.

Black Podcasters Association Member Discount: 35% Off

 

Deadline for In-Person registration: October 16, 2022

Venue & Lodging:

Warwick Rittenhouse square hotel

220 S 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 • T: 215-735-6000

Room Blocks: Guests may book Discounted rooms through this link Until September 23rd! IMPORTANT: To choose dates hit the "edit" option on the right side of the screen

Hotel Parking: Parking is available to Hotel guests at a cost of $54 per day for daytime or overnight valet parking, and $46 per day for overnight self (garage) parking, inclusive of tax. 

Event Only Parking is available to guests at a cost of $20 per vehicle for valet parking inclusive of tax, and $15 per vehicle for self (garage) parking inclusive of tax.

Note: All attendees are responsible for their own accommodations, as well as any incidental expenses incurred while at the hotel. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traveling:

All attendees are responsible for booking their own travel to and from Philadelphia.

The nearest Amtrak station is:
William H. Gray III 30th Street Station
2955 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The nearest airport is:
Philadelphia International Airport
8000 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153

Find Transport to the Hotel: By Train, Bus, Taxi, Car, Shuttle, or Towncar 

city transit information here:
http://www.septa.org/

 

How do I become a Speaker for the 2022 Conference?

Speaker Submissions are now closed! Selected speakers will be notified the week of 8/29.

Agenda:

Friday, October 21st

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Exclusive invite Kick-off night

 

Saturday, October 22nd

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration Open

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Welcome Reception

10:30 AM - 5:30 PM Programming

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM After Party

Sunday, October 23rd

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration Open

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Welcome Reception

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM Programming

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Closing Ceremony

Where can I find the detailed Agenda for the 2022 festival?

The Virtual and In-person Agenda will be available in early September Stay Tuned!

If You are a Podcaster in the Philly Area, Own a Network/Community, or have a Podcast-related business reach out for a Discount code:

Contact info@afrosandaudio.com for an exclusive discount code.

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).  The deadline to claim your booth is Midnight, October 2, 2022.

 

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 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 Exhibitor Fees:

$160 – Single Day

$250 – 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 (includes optional virtual setup):

$260 – Single Day

$500 – 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 4th annual Afros & Audio Podcast Festival in the following ways:

  • In-Kind Donations (goods and services)

  • Sponsorship Packages

  • A La Carte Sponsorships

Access the Sponsorship Package here

For additional information, Contact our Sponsorship Manager, Nicole Walker Sponsors@afrosandaudio.com  for more information.

 

Special Thank you to our 2021 Podcast Festival Sponsors

Check out this Year's Sponsors here!

 

What is the Afros & Audio Community Network and how do I join?

The Black Podcasters association formerly known as Afros & Audio Community Network is a private online platform to build community and encourage collaboration. Visit the Community Network page for more info and read the Press Release!

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 2021 Event?

Our Annual two-day Festival was a success!  If you missed the Festival, purchase the Replay here!

Who were the 2021 Speakers 

Check out our 2021 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 info@afrosandaudio.com 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 Info@afrosandaudio.com

 

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