Podcast conferences are a great way for newcomers, professionals, and fans to gather, learn, and network, whether that be online or in person. Here are the biggest podcast conferences coming up in 2023.
Podfest Expo is a conference that has grown steadily since its founding in 2016. Last year, the conference featured more than 500 speakers and 5,800 attendees.
Africa Podcast Day in an annual event highlighting the best podcasting Africa has to offer. The organization’s goal is to share African voices with the world, so the event is online and free.
Audio Intelligence Summit focuses on the advertising side of the podcasting industry. This half-day event brings brands, agencies, and publishers together to discuss how audio and audio advertising are being effectively utilized, measured, and optimized to heighten brand awareness and increase ROI.
Evolutions, an offshoot from the main Podcast Movement event, features three different “tracks” for different levels of involvement in the podcasting industry: Beginner ($149), Podcasters ($199), and Industry Professionals ($399).
Each track consists of keynote sessions, networking events, and parties.
Past speakers have included the likes of Marc Maron, Alex Blumberg, and Earlonne Woods. This year Evolutions features speakers from all corners of the industry, including podcast hosts like Emily and Dedeker from “Multiamory”, and advertisers like Brittany Clevanger from BetterHelp.
VO Atlanta is the largest voiceover conference in the industry, gathering voice actors, agents, directors, producers, and resource providers for a weekend of learning, networking, and socializing.
2023 is the 10th Anniversary of the conference, and the keynote speaker is voice actor extraordinaire Debra Wilson.
Radiodays Europe is the meeting point for over 1,300 European radio, podcast, and audio industry professionals. Over the three day event, attendees can enjoy workshops, panels, and networking events.
Depending on the track you sign up for, the daily schedule is different. Check out their full program here.
At Podstock, you’ll hear from seasoned professionals in the podcast industry, interact with other podcasters, get familiar with equipment from podcast gear manufacturers and other company services. To help with the event, the organization enlisted the help of Kevin O’Leary, a businessman who you might know as one of the “sharks” on the TV show “Shark Tank.”
2023 brings the second annual NZ Podcasting Summit for Aoteroa’s podcast producers, presenters, practitioners, and providers (as well as anyone thinking about starting a podcast!). This event about encouraging collaboration, education, sharing, and networking.
The Podcast Show is a huge event sponsored by the likes of Spotify, Amazon Music, BBC Sounds, Acast, and more. Industry professionals, independent creators and business leaders will have access to 150 different masterclasses and workshops.
In the evenings, all week long, The Podcast Show will be hosting live podcasts in three venues across the city. You can view photos from last year’s live events here.
Content is Queen presents the Women’s Podcast Festival, a one-day festival that unites the global community of female innovators and leaders in podcasting, audio and radio. The program will include live shows, networking, pitching and parties that celebrate the best in women’s podcasting.
She Podcasts Live is a conference for women by women, designed to nurture podcast hosts who’ve traditionally been excluded from the podcast market.
Your ticket provides access to keynote speakers, presentations, workshops, and daily networking parties.
Podcast Movement is the industry’s largest trade show with over 70 exhibitors, and features over 150 educational sessions spanning four days, as well as parties and networking events.
You can view this recap video of last year’s Podcast Movement to get a better sense of the atmosphere.
True Crime Podcast Festival is an event for fans and podcasters alike, featuring vendors, live episodes, and meet and greets.
Indie Pod Con had humble beginnings as a Facebook group in 2014, and has since been brought to life by podcaster Joe Pardo. The conference is in its 8th year and is continuing its mission to teach independent podcasters how to use technology, master podcasting techniques, and to thrive in a competitive industry.
Blk Pod Festival was founded in 2020, and is hosting their second in person event this year. Over the course of the weekend, the festival will host 80 sessions and 120 speakers designed to connect Black audio creatives, whether you are just beginning your journey or have been in the industry for years.
The Podcasting for Business Conference is a 3-day all-virtual podcast conference for entrepreneurs, managers and marketing professionals and podcast industry experts to talk and learn about the unique issues and opportunities of podcasting as part of broader business activities.