Podcast Movement Announces Speaker and Sessions

Podcast Movement Evolutions will take place live (and virtual) in Los Angeles, California, from March 23-26 of 2022. They have announced another Keynote Speaker and revealed the Sessions and Speakers tracks.

Podcast Movement is thrilled to announce keynote speaker Latif Nasser, co-host of the beloved and critically acclaimed podcast and public radio program Radiolab, this year celebrating its 20th anniversary. Nasser also hosted the show’s duPont-Columbua award-winning serialized mini-series, The Other Latif, as well as the Netflix docuseries Connected.

Speaking about storytelling, craft, and the evolution of Radiolab, Nasser joins an outstanding keynote lineup. Announced last week is actor, comedian, and podcaster Will Ferrell of the Big Money Players Network.

New Evolutions Sessions and Speakers

Check out the latest round of sessions and speakers for the Industry, Creator, and Pro Podcaster Tracks. Each track is carefully curated to be a well-rounded offering of discussions covering the spectrum of podcasting. Find out which track is best for you!

The latest Industry Track sessions and speakers are:

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Podcast Content Trends: featuring Guy Rap of How I Built This, Lex Friedman of Wondery, and Meredith Halpern-Ranzer of Tinkercast.

Understanding your Audience to Grow Your Podcast: presented by Colin Thomson of Kast Media

The latest Creator Track sessions and speakers are:

Iron Chef: Real-Time Podcast Editing: presented by Kevin O’Connell of Descript and Sam Sethi of Podland.

The latest Professional Podcast Track sessions and speakers are:

Effectively growing your podcast downloads and listenership: presented by Ben Watson of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network

Podcasting and the Creator Economy: presented by Marissa Hurwitz of WME

The Business of Adaptation: presented by Kevin Mills of Audiochuck

Safety Guidelines at Evolutions

Podcast Movement Evolutions will be following all safety measures required of them by the State of California and the County of Los Angeles.

The most essential information for you to know (and plan for) is that all attendees must show proof of full vaccination, or a pre-entry (diagnostic) negative test prior to entry (taken within 24 hours of the event if an antigen test or 48 hours of the start of the event (if a PCR test).

Podcast Movement Announced Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Podcast Movement announced the Hall of Fame honorees to be inducted during next month’s ceremony at Evolutions. Congratulations to this year’s outstanding additions:

  • Dr. Virginia “Ginger” Campbell, Host and Producer of Brain Science
  • Marc Maron, Host and Producer of WTF with Marc Maron
  • Dr. Emily Morse, Host of Sex with Emily and CEO of ChickFlick Productions, LLC
  • Nicaila Matthews Okome, Host and Producer of Side Hustle Pro
  • Dave Slusher, Host and Producer of Evil Genius Chronicles
  • Evo Terra, Host of Podcast Pontifications, CEO of Simpler Media Productions, and Founder of Podiobooks
  • Glynn Washington, Co-Host and Producer of Snap Judgement
  • Molly Wood, Co-Host of This Week in Startups (Former Senior Editor of Marketplace Tech, and Host and Executive Producer of CNET’s Always On)

These nominees are considered outstanding podcasters or contributors to the industry by their peers. When this year’s class joins past inductees, the Hall of Fame will total 33 members.

The Hall of Fame was first launched in 2015 with the goal of recognizing great podcasters with positive historical impact. After a several-year hiatus, Podcast Movement is proud to be partnering with Libsyn to bring the ceremony back.

According to the official press release from Libsyn: “The inductees were voted on by the Hall of Fame Induction Committee, which is composed of current Hall of Fame members; Induction Committee Chairperson Rob Greenlee, who is also Vice President of Content and Partnerships at Libsyn; and Induction Committee Vice Chair Mignon Fogarty, who is the creator and host of Grammar Girl podcast.”

“I was honored and very excited to be inducted into the Podcast Hall of Fame in 2017 and am happy we will be having another opportunity to celebrate another group of amazingly innovative contributors to the development of the podcasting medium.” Said Greenlee.

Join Podcast Movement in-person or virtually to honor the current and new inductees on March 25 at 6:00 pm PT at the JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony is free and open to the public as well as Evolutions attendees. You’re invited to come support your favorites (and plan your future acceptance speech)!

Podcast Movement Announces Upcoming Events

Podcast Movement 2021 will take place Nashville, Tennessee from August 3-6, 2021. In addition to this event, Podcast Movement has announced three more that will take place in either 2021 or 2022. At the time I am writing this blog post, there is a presale on tickets for the newly announced events.

Podcast Movement: Tu Voz will take place on October 9, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For nearly 10 years, Podcast Movement has hosted the world’s largest conferences and trade shows for the podcast industry. Now, in 2021, for the first time ever, Podcast Movement is hosting their first ever event geared exclusively towards Spanish speaking podcasters from around the world.

Podcast Movement: Evolutions will take place March 23-26, 2022, in Los Angeles California

Evolutions returns to Los Angeles this spring! After a sold out Evolutions in 2020, Podcast Movement is excited to welcome the podcast industry back for this event that focuses on the constantly changing landscape of the podcast industry.

Regardless of your experience level or place in podcasting, knowing what is going on around you is crucial to your success, and Evolutions will be the place to build that knowledge.

Podcast Movement 2022 will take place August 23-26, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.

For the first time since Podcast Movement was born in 2014, PM is coming back home to Dallas.

In the last decade, the podcast industry has changed in so many ways: however, one thing has remained the same: Podcast Movement is still THE ANNUAL GATHERING PLACE for podcaster and podcast industry professionals from around the world to gather for education, networking, and… and the parties. They can’t wait for you to come to their home this August.

Podcast Movement 2021 Speaker Submissions Now Open!

Podcast Movement 2021 will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 3-6, 2021, with social distancing and safety measures intact. Speaker submissions are now open! Those who are interested in becoming a speaker should be aware that submissions close on March 31, 2021.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity by putting your most creative presentation ideas forward. It doesn’t matter what level of experience you have, we’d like to see your ideas and to try our best to find fits for as many awesome speakers as possible. Your processes, passion, and podcasting skills are likely to inspire to help others, whether they are just getting started, or have been doing it for years. You may have some perspective that helps a veteran to rethink their own technique and systems, or some that help a fellow podcaster finally clear a big hurdle they’ve been struggling with.

All sessions are split up in three ways, so consider what categories are best for your ideas and get ready to send them to Podcast Movement 2021!

Topic Tracks:

  • Creation Track
  • Industry Track
  • Marketing Track
  • Monetization Track
  • Society, Culture, & Advocacy Track
  • Technical Track
  • Audio Drama / Fiction Track
  • Brand & Content Marketing Track
  • Internal & Corporate Podcasting Track

Skill Levels:

  • Beginner (Brand new podcasters)
  • Intermediate (Active podcasters)
  • Advanced (Experienced podcasters)
  • Industry Professional (Professionals within the podcast industry

Session Types:

  • Breakout Sessions – Usually feature one or a few presenters, who are teaching on a topic with an accompanying slide deck and/or visual and audio
  • Fireside Chats – Usually feature a small group “roundtable” type conversation, and often have limited visuals
  • Panel Discussions – Feature a moderator with 3 to 5 panelists, and often have no visuals

Podcast Movement has a Black Friday Sale

Podcast Movement 2021 has a Black Friday Sale happening now. It will end on Monday night at midnight. During the sale, you can purchase a variety of main conference tickets for a lower price. Black Friday registrants get a free Podcast Movement shirt with every order!

Main Conference Tickets

Standard Pass – Black Friday Special ($175.00)

Each Standard Registration includes:

  • Access to all 100+ keynote and breakout sessions and all-star panels
  • Entry to the expo hall with 70+ industry exhibitors
  • Entry to all other public parties and events
  • Free PM Shirt at the event (Black Friday Sale Only)

Plus Pass – Black Friday Special ($275.00)

Each Plus Registration includes:

  • Everything included in the Standard registration
  • The Virtual Ticket, featuring on-demand recordings of every session (after the event ends)
  • Free PM Shirt at the event (Black Friday Sale Only)

Pro Pass – Black Friday Special ($475.00)

Each Pro Pass registration includes:

  • Everything included in the Standard registration
  • The Virtual Ticket, featuring on-demand recordings of every session (after the event ends)
  • Access to the Pro Networking Lounge with drinks, and morning & afternoon snacks, all three event days
  • Speedy badge pickup
  • Free PM shirt at the event (Black Friday Sale Only)
  • and more!

Virtual Only Pass – Black Friday Special ($175.00)

Each Virtual Registration includes:

  • Live stream access to keynote talks, and a select number of breakout and panel stages
  • The Virtual Ticket, featuring on-demand recordings of every session (after the event ends)

Podcast Movement “Home for the Holidays” Virtual Meetup

The Podcast Movement team is hosting the “Home for the Holidays” virtual community meetup. It will take place on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 2PM to 4PM EST. Those who are interested in attending can RSVP and register now.

We plan to deck the halls by having an open forum with virtual rooms for general discussion as well as the option to split into small groups to discuss niche podcast-related topics. We hope that you and your family are having a great holiday season. We look forward to seeing you at the holiday meetup!

To register for the event, use the RSVP button on the Podcast Movement website about the “Home for the Holidays” event. They will email you a link to log in to the portal and attend the virtual event.

What will this event entail?

Podcast Movement are providing an interactive discussion platform that will allow attendees to meander and mingle with one another either for general discussion and/or more focused discussion topics. It’s the closest thing that Podcast Movement has been able to find to being in the same room together and being able to rotate and chat/network with different folks freely.

Here are some specifics to know about:

You don’t have to download anything in order to participate. Use your browser to connect. Join via the provided event link at the event start time, and you will be able to hop in and out of different small groups to socialize with other attendees and groups.

You should join from a laptop or a desktop using either Chrome or Firefox browsers. Podcast Movement does not recommend joining from a mobile device as the platform works on a desktop/laptop experience. Podcast Movement asks that you do not use Safari or Microsoft Edge.

It is recommended that you use headphones during the event. You should also test your webcam and microphone in advance of the event. Details about how to look your best on a video call is provided via a link on the Podcast Movement website.

Podcast Movement University Launches!

Podcast Movement announced the launch of Podcast Movement University. You can sign up now for free. The free SHIFT kickoff event will be on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. It is a virtual conference.

Several months ago, Podcast Movement put out a survey asking what we could do to bring you the most value as podcasters and podcast professionals. You put COMMUNITY and NETWORKING at the top of the list. Ask and you shall receive!

Additionally, you shared all kinds of ideas for year-round support. Education for getting your podcast off the ground, making it better, or growing as a podcast professional were popular topics.

Podcast Movement University will have all this and more.

Main Activity Feed: Think, Facebook Groups, with more organization, more options, and less Facebook! You can tag posts with their relevant topic(s) for more natural categorization, and you can even click the Topics button to check out only the conversations that are most relevant to you.

The Feed is where you’ll see all the public conversations happening, as well as all the posts from your assigned groups.

Groups: They’ve got all kinds of groups in the University, and you can think of them as “communities within the community.” Whether you’re a new podcaster or business podcaster, there’s a group for you. If you’re looking for guests or looking to be a guest on another show, there’s a group for you. If you’d like to share your show and get feedback, you guessed it, there’s also a group for you.

Join all one or all of them, and get the conversations started!

One of the things Podcast Movement is most excited about is beginning to host weekly meetups. Some just for networking with other University members, while others will be more focused and guided around a specific topic.

Podcast Movement Brings You Two Huge Events in 2020

For the first time ever, Podcast Movement is bringing you two huge events in 2020. One is called PM: Evolutions, and the other is Podcast Movement 2020.

PM: Evolutions will take place February 12-15, 2020, in Los Angeles, California, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Evolutions will put an increased focus on the ever changing landscape and latest trends of the industry, and deep dive those from every angle.

Featuring three distinctive tracks focused on the attendee’s unique place in podcasting (Industry Professional, Pro Podcaster, Hobbyist Podcaster), content will be tailored to provide the maximum, well-rounded, value for each focused group.

Evolutions is all about the changing landscape of the podcast industry. Whether you’re an industry professional, a full time podcaster, or a hobbyist creator, it’s important to know what is happening in the space around you. That’s where Evolutions comes in.

Like Podcast Movement, the education is at the center of the event, and it will be world class. Unlike Podcast Movement, all sessions will be based on new trends, technology or topics. Think of it as a deep dive into the latest and greatest, and a master class on what you need to know, and what you can let go.

Podcast Movement 2020 will take place August 5-8, 2020, in Dallas, Texas, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Join over 3,000 podcasters from around the world for over 200 educational sessions, the 100+ exhibitor trade show, and the best parties and networking opportunities in podcasting.

Featuring breakout sessions and panels spread across seven topic-focused tracks, Podcast Movement 2020 will once again be the world’s largest gathering of podcasters, and those involved in the podcast industry.

How are the two events different?

  • All sessions at Evolutions will be built around the industry’s evolution, versus more widespread topics at PM.
  • Evolutions education is divided into tracks based on who you are as an attendee, versus the actual topic type.
  • Evolutions will feature a more intimate environment than Podcast Movement. The event will be at roughly 1,000 attendees, spread across three tracks, and is expected to sell out before February arrives.
  • Evolutions will mark the return of the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame.

Win a Trip to Podcast Movement 2019

Podcast Movement 2018 will take place on July 23-26, 2018. Tickets are available through the Podcast Movement 2018 website. They are already planning ahead for Podcast Movement 2019 – by kicking off their 28 Day Challenge.

The Podcast Movement 28 Day Challenge offers people an opportunity to launch a brand new podcast. Those who participate will have the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to Podcast Movement 2019. The 28 Day Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for people who want to start their first podcast.

Why join the 28 Day 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 2019.

There are four steps to follow. The first one is to let Podcast Movement know that you are participating in the 28 Day Challenge. You can do that by clicking a button on their website that is called “Take the Challenge”.

The second step is to follow the Daily Steps. When you sign up to participate in the 28 Day Challenge, you are asked to give Podcast Movement your email. This enables them to send you a daily Step or Tip email, each of which is designed to help walk you through the steps of taking your podcast from zero to launch.

The third step is to let Podcast Movement know how you think you’re doing. They want participants to be active in their private online community. Everyone can work together.

The fourth, and final, step is to show Podcast Movement what you made. Send them information about your new (live) podcast. They will share that information with the Podcast Movement community. Doing so could result in giving everyone in the group new listeners.

Podcast Movement will select 1 winner out of the podcasters who complete the 28 Day Challenge. That winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to Podcaster Movement 2019. Two Grand Prize winners will win a PM 19 Pro Pass. Two Second Place Winners will receive a standard PM 19 Pass. Everyone who completes the 29 Day Challenge will get some amazing PM 19 gifts.

Take the Podcast Movement 28 Day Challenge

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