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General Track | Workshop Submission Guidelines​

 

Workshop Submission Guidelines: 

  • Workshops submission opens Friday, November 1, 2019

  • All submissions must be received by Sunday, January 19, 2020

  • ALL submissions must be received electronically through our website

  • Only COMPLETED submissions will be considered

  • Submissions may either be presentations or panels

  • We encourage interaction and group strategizing

  • ALL speakers and panelists MUST be contacted and fully committed to being part of Afros & Audio Podcast Festival 2020 by the date of submission; all submissions must have ALL presenter information completed. Any changes in presenter information must be communicated before March 14, 2020. 

  • The Planning Committee will deliberate and vet submissions throughout the months of January & February.

  • Accepted and declined submissions will be determined by or before February 22, 2020

  • If your workshop has been accepted, various confirmation emails will be sent to confirm the time and date of your workshop. Please consider any and all conflicts you may have in the future. WORKSHOPS WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED UNTIL CONFIRMATIONS ARE MADE

  • Any and all workshops that have NOT provided final confirmation by March 14, 2020, will be removed and workshops on our Wait List will be contacted

Call for Workshop Submission Form

 

We are seeking Podcast Creatives, Leaders and Experts for our 2nd annual Afros & Audio Podcast Festival. This two-day festival will enhance industry knowledge, encourage community and collaboration, and highlight our presence and growth as podcast creatives as we continue our work in the Podcast industry. Our festival is for people of the African Diaspora of all ages, gender, sexuality, spiritual beliefs.

 

Please see the workshop topic suggestions under each of the headings below. You will be able to submit your proposal when our form goes live in November.

 

PODCAST FUNDAMENTALS Expertise that focuses on:

  • Industry Best Practices

  • Podcast Hosting Platforms

  • Audience growth & engagement

  • Content & Storytelling

  • Interviewing

  • Audio Script Development

  • Voice Overs and Acting

Scripted Show Expertise that focuses on:

  • Audio/Sound Engineering for Fiction Podcasts - Editing, music/soundscaping/ambiance, and SFX tips, etc

  • Marketing/Audience Development for Fiction Podcasts - Audience growth & engagement

  • Audio Script Development, including Success tips for writing, producing and directing a scripted show

  • Storytelling skills - Character Development & Dialogue for Audio

  • Voice Actors - How to become a voice actor, readings and auditions, talent marketing and securing roles.

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE workshops that focus on:

  • Research, theory, case presentations, practice innovations, and best practices

  • Software and Equipment fundamentals and pro tips

  • Recording and editing quality content

  • Recording on a budget

  • Remote and mobile recording tips

  • Podcast hosting, etc.

  • Newsworthy and Industry Trends in 2020 and beyond

 

INDUSTRY LEADERS that focus on:

  • Legal issues and strategies for working with or against biased industry policies

  • Current and ongoing challenges to equity and access

  • Increasing Podcast Influence

  • Message & Content Development

  • Building & Maintaining host-listener trust and loyalty

  • Reaching your target market

  • Brand values and authenticity

 

PROMOTIONS & MARKETING workshops that focus on:

  • Best practices and resources for supporting Podcasters of Color

  • Legal perspectives on building and sustaining a podcast business

  • Increase listeners and generate opportunities for collaborations, opportunities, and sponsorship

  • Gain subscribers, get reviews and measure growth

  • Automated and easy to use data capture

  • Increase value through live events

  • Affiliations and sponsorship

  • Increase listeners through social media and email marketing

 

MONETIZATION workshops that focus on:

  • Insider knowledge for profit opportunities

  • Different ways to monetize: crowdfunding, sponsorship, product/partner affiliations, merchandising, hosting live events, and more.

  • Earn advertising revenue based on current and relevant Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) standards

  • Increase your host-listener relationships to secure sponsors.

DIVERSITY, REPRESENTATION, & VISIBILITY workshops that focus on:

  • Identify opportunities for podcast representation and visibility

  • Address issues of access, resources, equity, marketing, and more

  • Collaborate with businesses and guests that align with core values and message

  • Disrupt and standout in the ever-growing podcast industry

  • Capture ideal demographic listeners

  • Create opportunities within the community

Interdisciplinary workshops

  • Workshops that focus on any of the above, as well as all other topics within your areas of expertise.

 

The deadline for submitting proposals is January 19, 2020. You can expect a response by or before February 22, 2020. Please share this call for proposals widely among your networks Call for Workshop Submission Form. If you have any questions or need more information, contact Armand Jenkins, Speaker Logistics Director at speakers@afrosandaudio.com

 

We look forward to reviewing your exceptional proposals!

Call for Workshop Submission Form