Saturday​, June 22, 2019

Registration will begin AT 8:30 AM

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM       


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM       


10:05 AM - 11:05 AM

Diversity Within Our Podcast Community

As the number of Black podcast creators grows to meet the demand of content for the culture, how do we acknowledge and honor the full range of our differences and cultural experiences, while allowing space for everyone? Diversity Within will explore methods for cultivating powerful relationships, rooted in connection and collaboration, expanding and elevating opportunities for creatives and professionals within the podcast industry. Join us for a full range discussion on what it means to be committed to all Black lives and voices mattering, as we share strategies for inclusiveness and diversity within our own podcast community.

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Foundations of Podcasting A-Z

with Andre Herring, Carlyn D. Crawley, and Merlyne Jean-Louis

Designing and Aligning your Podcast's Visual Identity

with Shawn J. Moore, Moderator

12:15 PM - 1:25 PM      

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM       

The Market is not Flooded presented by Tea with Queen & J

Podcasting is still a new and growing platform, with everybody and they mama’s boyfriend trying to convince you that they know what they’re talking about - especially people who have never podcasted a day in their lives. “The market is flooded” or “the market is oversaturated” are phrases you may hear when someone wants to sound like a podcast insider. Maybe you’ve said it too. We forgive you. With only a small percentage of “the market” consisting of voices of color while thousands of white guys podcast on the same 4 subjects, your spot is open, your lane is free. We promise the market Is NOT flooded. You can claim your space, stay true to your voice, and bring the block with you.

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Smarter Not Harder: Productivity in Podcasting

with Danielle Desir and Teddi Rene' Jackson

From Overwhelmed to Organized

with Janice Chaka

No One Hears What You Don't Say

with Damien L. Butler

Moderated by PJ Ryan

4:10 PM - 5-10 PM

Connecting the Diaspora through Podcasting

Each of us has unique lived experiences and cultural perspectives that hold the key to our forward movement. In Connecting the Diaspora through Podcasting, our panel will share perspectives on telling our stories, connecting our resources, and collaborating across the globe through travel and technology. Discover ways to communicate and disseminate relevant information and opportunities that unveil cultural differences, embrace commonalities, and build communities of social change. Panelists will discuss opportunities to create diaspora inclusive platforms and ideas for a global community of podcast creators and audio / digital professionals. 

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM 

Closing Remarks   

6:00 PM

After Party @ Basquiat's Bottle

1198 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216

b/t Bedford Ave & Spencer Pl 
Bedford Stuyvesant

SUNDAY​, June 23, 2019

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM


9:35 AM - 11:05 AM          

The Business of Podcasting

Podcasting is poised to grow to a six-figure component of the global media landscape by 2022. In The Business of Podcasting, our panel will discuss the podcast industry ecosystem, and how it holds the potential for economic mobility, employment opportunities, and entrepreneurial enterprises for Black creatives and audio / digital professionals. Join our panelists, as they answer your questions and share their insights on capitalizing and creating strategic and sustainable partnerships within this growing industry. Discover your legal rights, how to scale and monetize, secure brand partnerships and sponsors, negotiate rates for professional services, and what the numbers really mean when measuring success. 

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Coming Up on the Rough Side of the Mountain: Podcasting in a Niche

with Reyna Walters-Morgan

Old heads, Headphones, and Microphones: Gen-Xers Podcasting in a Millennial Space with Karima Bouchenafa and Juanita Jenkins

Moderated by Minista Jazz

12:15 PM - 1:35 PM 

Lunch Break 

1:40 PM - 3:10 PM

The Art of Interviewing

with Keisha "TK" Dutes and Conscious

Recording a Live Podcast with Remote Host

with Denese Duran and Ann Smith

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

The State of Black Podcasts: Past, Present, Future

Podcasts are a growing, trending form of media; what do we need to know to break through ceilings, keep up with the latest technology and information, and secure the many bags left on the table? Join us, as we convene for The State of Black Podcasts, a critical discussion in critical times. Together we’ll discuss the abundant opportunities in podcasting and why we believe it’s the next major industry to build a legacy of enterprise and wealth for black creatives and professionals. We’ll explore methods to employ what we’ve learned from other industries to establish a giant-sized footprint, crushing the barriers diversity and inclusion have proven themselves to be. Our panelists, comprised of industry experts and thought leaders, will share candid views on our contributions, present realities, and our future in podcasting.  This is our movement and our moment to take the lead on our own social equality, prosperity, and future. 

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Community Think Tank: What's Next?

Our post State of Black Podcast Union small group discussions, where we will determine what support, connection, and collaboration looks like for us as a community. Participants will discuss their takeaways of the weekend and share innovative ideas and strategies for moving forward, building our own tables, and designing lanes that lead to prosperity and success for our community of Black podcast creators and audio/digital tech professionals.

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