Podcast Conferences: The Best Ones To Attend in 2022-2023
Podcast conferences are one of the most powerful ways to level up your podcasting game and connect with the podcasting community.
These events feature pro podcast speakers, interactive sessions, networking opportunities, and the chance to meet experienced podcasters worldwide.
Here are the top podcasting conferences in 2022 and 2023 to empower you in your podcasting journey!
Top podcast conferences in 2022
Some of these conferences are still a while out, so not all details are available. To stay up on the latest updates, sign up for the event's email newsletter or follow them on Twitter.
Africa Podcast Day 2022
February 12 | Virtual | Free
This annual event celebrates the best of podcasting in Africa. This year's theme is "Podcasting in Freedom."
Podcasters in Africa can attend the event as a guest or submit your own session explaining what freedom in African podcasting means to you.
VO Atlanta Voiceover Conference
March 31–April 3 | Atlanta, GA and virtual | $295–$795
Voiceover Atlanta is a four-day conference specifically for voice actors, agents, producers, and directors.
The event provides opportunities for learning, networking events, and socializing with other creators via the scheduled activities.
Sadly, 2022 marks the last year for this voiceover event. You can register here to experience the last VO Atlanta in its eight-year run.
Podcast Movement: Evolutions
March 23–26 | Los Angeles, CA | In-person and virtual | $269–$699
The second annual Evolutions gathers over 2,000 podcasters and industry professionals to learn, network, and discuss the latest evolutions in the industry.
You can choose from these three single-track events curated to cover the spectrum of podcasting:
- Professional Podcaster
- Industry Professional
Use BUZZSPROUT50 for $50 off your ticket to Podcast Movement Evolutions.
Brussels Podcast Festival
April 8–10 | Brussels, Belgium | Paid tickets
This Belgian-based festival is geared toward podcast enthusiasts and audio professionals from the radio space.
The festival rewards the best native French-speaking Belgian podcasts in several categories (so sit this one out unless you're fluent in the language).
Outlier Podcast Festival
May 05–06 | Austin, TX | $5-$99 (pay what you can)
The Outlier Podcast Festival is a traveling festival in major cities across the U.S. Its goal is to provide community among podcasters and the opportunity to collaborate with independent podcasters and industry professionals.
Tickets range from $5 to $99 depending on what you can pay.
May 15–17 | Malmo, Sweden | €599
Radiodays began in 2010 as a way to discuss global media challenges across borders. It's now one of the most-attended radio conferences with over 1500 attendees from 62 countries.
The event takes place in Sweden but acts as a hub for radio professionals worldwide. Register here to snag an early bird ticket.
The Podcast Show
May 25–26 | London, England |€55
The Podcast Show is an international podcasting conference and Europe's biggest podcast gathering.
The two-day event features over 350 speakers, 100 sessions, and live podcast presentations from global speakers.
The festival also features:
- a preview night
- pop up stages
- networking bars
- special guest appearances
Tickets to The Podcast Show go on sale in February and unlock access to workshops, feedback from experts, thought leaders, and masterclasses.
Sign up here for email updates and ticket promotions.
May 26–29 | Orlando, Florida and virtual | $247–$745
Podfest Expo unites podcasters and industry professionals passionate about sharing their messages through video and audio.
Ticket holders can choose from the following tracks:
- Creation & Launch
- Technology & Innovation
- Audience Growth
- Monetization & Marketing
- Youtube & Video
This year's event is the first in-person Podfest Expo since the pandemic. You can review the team's current COVID precautions, join their Facebook group, and grab your ticket here!
Blk Pod Festival
May 28–29 | Atlanta, Georgia | $150–$650
Blk Pod Festival is a two-day conference for black storytellers that showcases black stories and connects creatives, entrepreneurs, and influencers. There will be 80 sessions and 120 speakers sharing their experience and expertise.
Ticket holders can choose from one of the conference's four tracks:
- Service provider
Sign up for the event's newsletter to stay get the latest info on ticket sales!
Listen In Podcasting Conference
The team at Listen In has postponed their podcast conference due to COVID. Check back here for updates or reach out to the team with any questions.
June 11 | Trenton, NJ | Price TBA
PodStock™ features podcast industry professionals, lots of network opportunities, and education geared toward helping you attract listeners.
This year's lineup features a talk from Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary! Tickets go on sale March 11.
International Women's Podcast Festival
June 18 | London and virtual | £55.55
This one-day event unites an international community of women in podcasting, audio, and radio.
There's an all-female line-up of speakers as well as workshops designed to help you launch and grow your podcast. There are also live podcast shows and socials to meet the other attendees!
Craft and Commerce
June 23–25 | Boise, ID | $499–$599
Craft and Commerce is an event for all online content creators put on by the team at ConvertKit.
The event features a lineup of speakers, keynotes, parties, and workshops geared toward improving your craft.
You can check out videos from previous years for a feel of what's covered.
There aren't a lot of details available yet for this year's event, and tickets aren't yet on sale. Sign up here to get the latest updates.
July 23–24 | Virtual | $80–$597
Want to monetize your podcast but don't know a lot about the process? Podthon tackles all the questions surrounding podcast sponsorships and brand deals no matter the size of your listenership.
A Podthon ticket gets you access to all the presentations, networking opportunities, and the live Q&A session!
July 23 | Nashville, TN | $100
This Nashville-based conference is specifically for podcasters in the music space. There will be workshops and speakers, a tour of the Musicians Hall of Fame museum, and a concert to close at the end of the day!
Podcast Movement 2022
August 23-26 | Dallas, TX | $409–$709
Podcast Movement is one of the industry's largest podcast conferences and trade show.
You can choose from over 200 sessions related to the following tracks:
- Audio Drama & Fiction
- Culture & Advocacy
You can get your ticket here and watch the video from last year's conference to get a feel for the event!
True Crime Podcast Festival
August 26-28 | Dallas, TX | $110–$160
The True Crime Podcast Festival gives listeners the opportunity to meet their favorite True Crime podcasters.
The festival features live recordings and panel discussions. There's also a Podcast Gallery featuring a hall of tables manned by the podcasters themselves where you can interact, take pictures, and buy merch!
You can register as a podcaster or an attendee.
Indie Pod Con 8
September 8-10 | Swedesboro, NJ | $199.99
Indie Pod Con was started in 2014 by independent podcasters. This intimate conference features one track with speakers who discuss the latest in technology, technique, and growth.
Sign up here to reserve your spot.
She Podcasts LIVE
October 11–14 | Washington, D.C. | In-person and virtual | $595
This in-person event is specifically for women podcasters and audio creators.
The event focuses on education and social interaction, and how to fit podcasting into the mix of work and family life. This year's theme is "Undeniable" and features four tracks:
Register to reserve your spot!
Afros & Audio Podcast Festival
October 22-23 | Philadelphia, PA | In-person and virtual | $75–$200
Afros & Audio is an annual, two-day gathering created for and by Black podcasters and audio professionals.
The festival features talks on:
- podcast news and trends
- growth and promotion
- how to launch a podcast
- editing and production
- podcast monetization
Grab your virtual or in-person ticket here.
Upcoming conferences in 2023
Conferences for 2023 are slowly trickling in. Check back for more information and the event's social media for the latest updates!
March 7-10 | Location TBA | Price TBA
Stay tuned for updates!
Podcast Movement 2023
August 21-24 | Location TBA | Price TBA
Stay tuned for updates!
Most of the podcast events listed have been running for several consecutive years, so if you miss this year's, chances are they'll be back.
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