Podcast Movement 2018 has announced that they have added a brand new track to their Session Offerings. The new track will start at this year’s Podcast Movement in Philadelphia.
The suggestion for this new category came from one of the most respected members of the podcast community, Podcast Hall of Famer Elsie Escobar. Her podcasts include She Podcasts and Libsyn’s The Feed. Part of Elsie Escobar’s explanation of the new track is:
Podcasters have a history of being culture shifters, change makers, fringe dwellers, and risk takers. There is a wealth of podcasts out there that have had a massive impact on society, culture, inclusion, diversity, and creating communities of belonging.
This year, Podcast Movement leads the industry by offering the opportunity to podcasters whose work is heavily embedded in social and cultural topics, serving underrepresented populations and to those addressing social justice issues through podcasting by adding another session track: Society, Culture & Advocacy!
The Society, Culture & Advocacy track is described as: “This track encourages speakers and attendees alike to address some of the most difficult, but also most important, topics head-on. From discussions around diversity, racism, and harassment, to bringing voice to underrepresented communities, we look forward to them happening at this year’s conference.”
Other Podcast Movement Session Tracks include:
Podcast Movement 2018 is now accepting speakers for their event. Podcast Movement 2018 will take place July 24 – 26, 2018, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Applications to be a Speaker will be accepted through February 28, 2018.
Everyone who applies to be a speaker will be notified no later than March 15, 2018. You will find out if you have been accepted. Or, you will be notified that your submission was not accepted. They aren’t going to leave you wondering about the status of your application.
The goal of the Podcast Movement is to create an event where awesome people in the podcast space can teach and inspire each other to grow as individuals, and grow the industry as a whole.
Podcast Movement 2018 is now accepting applications from podcasters who want to speak at the event. To apply, you will be asked to submit a working title and description of your proposed session or panel, as well as information about yourself and your podcasting experience.
Be aware that Podcast Movement typically gets more submissions for speakers than they can fit into the event. Last year, they had 500 submissions, and they expect there will be more than that this year. There are only a limited number of spots to fill. Last year, Podcast Movement accepted 50 of the 500 speakers who applied.
Interested podcasters are asked to take a moment to review the session types and session tracks, so they can pick the best fit for their submission. You can find plenty of information about each on the Podcast Movement website that discusses the call for submissions.
Are you thinking about launching a new podcast? The Podcast Movement 28 Day Challenge can help you do that. It begins on February 1, 2018. Those who participate will have the chance to attend Podcast Movement 2018, all expenses paid.
Why Join the Challenge?
- Take your podcast from zero to launch in just 28 days
- Learn the basic steps to getting your podcast started
- Join hundreds of other soon-to-be podcasters in the private Facebook group
- The chance to win an all expenses paid trip to Podcast Movement 2018
To join, you need to click a button on the 28 Day Challenge website. (The button says “Take The Challenge” and is orange.) Then, every morning in February, Podcast Movement will send you a daily Step or Tip, helping walk you through the steps of taking your podcast from zero to launch.
As the 28 Day Challenge takes place, all participants will be active in the private Facebook group. Podcast Movement says there will be hundreds of podcasters taking the challenge, and everyone will work together to get theirs launched.
The last step is to show what you made. Send Podcast Movement all the information on your new (live) podcast, and they will share them all with the Podcast Movement community. This will give you your very first listeners.
Podcast Movement will select five winners out of those who complete the 28 Day Challenge.
Grand Prize (1 Winner):
- All expenses paid trip to Podcast Movement 2018 – including one PM18 Pro Pass, Round trip airfare, and three nights hotel
Second Place (2 Winners):
- Two other participants will win a PM18 Pro Pass
Third Place (2 Winners):
- Two other participants will win a standard PM18 Pass
Podcast Movement 2018 is doing a Thanksgiving Special Registration – for a limited time. They have temporarily lowered their registration prices. Those who buy a ticket during the Thanksgiving Special Registration will get the lowest possible price, and an exclusive Podcast Movement 2018 Holiday Shirt!
Podcast Movement is THE ultimate gathering spot for anyone interested in or involved with podcasting and the podcast industry. Active and aspiring podcasters, industry representatives, and podcasting professionals from around the world will converge for three event-packed days and nights for this year’s podcast movement.
The Thanksgiving Special Registrations are being offered now “by popular request”. The price of the Standard, Standard Plus, and Pro Pass are discounted for a limited time. The price of each type of ticket will increase on November 28, 2017.
* $259 during the Podcast Movement Thanksgiving Special Registration
* Access to all 100+ keynote and breakout sessions and all-star panels
* Entry to the expo hall with 60+ industry exhibitors
* Entry to Tuesday night’s Academy of Podcasters Awards
* Entry to Wednesday night’s party
* $334 during the Podcast Movement Thanksgiving Special Registration
* Includes everything from the Standard registrations
* Also includes the Virtual Ticket, featuring on-demand recordings of every session
* $559 during the Podcast Movement Thanksgiving Special Registration
* Includes everything from the Standard Plus
* Access to the Pro Networking Lounge with food and drinks all three days
* LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE