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Red Carpet Event

This year's conference will be held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. You won't want to miss the amazing venue space waiting for us to arrive on October 21-22, 2023!

Stay with us at our official hotel partner and location of Saturday evening's afterparty, Renaissance HarborPlace Hotel. Book your discounted rate here.

 

Thank you for giving us another year to serve you, our beloved podcast community, and to create a conference experience that's unlike any other in the podcasting industry.

We can't wait to see you there!

Highlights

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

This year we will continue our tradition of community and collaboration! Together in one space, we'll bring our favorite podcast creatives and audio professionals, culturally relevant brands, vendors, industry experts, and more from all over the diaspora! 

Whether you plan to attend in person or virtually, get prepared for a game-changing experience!

 

Check out some of the highlights you can expect below:

PODCAST NEWS & TRENDS

What's happening in 2023 in the world of podcasting? You'll learn about current distribution trends, audience engagers, the latest in podcast technology, and revenue forecasts.

LAUNCH A PODCAST

We'll demystify the "secrets" behind successful podcasts so that you can create content your listeners will love. You'll understand different podcast formats, show structure, and audience engagement techniques.

GROWTH & MARKETING

Learn tangible strategies to promote, market, and grow your podcast. We'll talk SEO, Social Media, Advertising, and other techniques top podcasters use to build their audience, secure big-name brands, and attract sponsors.

EDITING & PRODUCTION 

Listeners can tell the difference between unedited and professional audio quality and production value. Your podcast can sound professional with a few simple production techniques. You'll learn pre and post-production tips,  and much more!

PODCAST MONETIZATION 

You'll hear from veteran podcasters on different ways to monetize your show. From gaining sponsors, securing advertisers, affiliates, donations, etc.

HOW TO START A PODCAST

"How-To" intensive sessions on everything you need to know to start a podcast. From selecting a microphone to editing/production tips and tricks, and more to get started!

AFROS & AUDIO COMMUNITY

Ever want to meet your favorite podcast creatives or be in a room full of people who want to talk all things podcast? You'll have plenty of opportunities to make lasting connections throughout the weekend.

THE ART OF PODCASTING

Your voice is your main podcasting tool; we'll talk about how to use it to create a relationship with your listeners. Learn how to outline, structure, and deliver your show so that it appeals to your ideal audience.

INTERDISCIPLINARY TOPICS

Learn from subject matter experts on topics such as:

 

AI and Tech

Building a Career in Podcasting

Starting a Product or Services Business

Starting and Maintaining a Podcast Network

Understanding your Legal Responsibilities as a Podcaster

and so much more

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