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You Can Now Register for Werk It 2017

Werk It is described as “a women’s podcast festival”. This year, it will take place on October 3-5 in Los Angeles, California. Registration is now open.

Werk It is for women in all stages of their careers currently working in or hoping to break into audio and digital media. Podcasters are welcome. Women who are not a podcaster right now are welcome, too. The daytime sessions of Werk It, including the Podcast Bootcamp, are created by and for women only. Men are welcome to purchase tickets to the tapings in the evenings.

Early registration for Werk It is open now. Discounted festival passes are available in limited quantities until May 1, 2017.

All-Access Pass – $499 (regular $550) includes:

  • Podcast Bootcamp (October 3)
  • Two-Day Werk It Festival (October 4-5)
  • Tickets to all 3 live podcast tapings (October 3, 4, 5)

Festival Pass – $450 (regular $499)

  • Podcast Bootcamp (October 3)
  • Two-Day Werk It (October 4-5)

Werk It Pass – $299 (regular $350)

  • Two Day Werk It (October 4-5)

Podcast Bootcamp Pass – $175 (regular $200)

  • Podcast Bootcamp (October 3)

Werk It offers a limited number of scholarships in order to ensure a robust mix of participants such as students, freelancers, and nonprofit employees who would otherwise be unable to attend. Scholarships will cover the cost of the sessions. Recipients will be responsible for travel expenses and tickets to the live tapings. Those who want to apply must do so before March 1, 2017.

Right now, Werk It is seeking pitches for Session ideas. Sessions typically run 45-60 minutes and will be recorded and edited in the Werk It podcast feed. Some are also streamed and shared as video.

When pitching a Session, consider the audience. Werk It attracts women in various stages of their careers and from around the world, all looking to meet others in the field and be challenged and inspired, and to walk away with new ideas.

In the past, Sessions have covered vocal fry, reporting vs. storytelling, social media and marketing, interviewing skills, sound design, talent management, career advice, editing, and more. They encourage you to think outside of the conference box. Anything to do with producing audio while female is fair game.