AFROS & AUDIO
VIRTUAL PODCAST FESTIVAL
WHAT IS AFROS & AUDIO?
Afros & Audio is a community for and by Black Podcast Creatives and Audio Professionals.
Our primary mission is to shift the conversation beyond the issues of diversity, inclusion, limited resources, and industry barriers. As a collective of creatives and professionals, we are change agents for real strategies that will transform the current landscape of the Podcast Industry. Together we will design and maintain infrastructures of sustainable resources and consistent support.
For 2021, 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 below:
PODCAST NEWS & TRENDS
What's happening in 2021 in the world of podcasting? You'll learn about current distribution trends, audience engagers, the latest in podcast technology, and revenue forecasts.
GROWTH & PROMOTION
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.
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.
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!
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.