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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Join us October 21-22, 2023 in Downtown Baltimore, MD & Whova Virtual Conferencing Platform!

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!

 

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.

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.

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!

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:

 

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