Afros and Audio Podcast Festival

Join us at the Afros & Audio Festival in New York City on June 22-23, 2019

Downtown Brooklyn, New York: Community, Collaboration, and a Commitment to Do Both is the theme for the inaugural Afros & Audio Podcast Festival. Join us June 22nd – 23rd, 2019 at BKLYN Studios and be part of the movement!

Afros & Audio Festival 2019

May 2019 Afros & Audio Festival Press Release

Afros & Audio is proud to host our inaugural two-day festival bringing together the most progressive, accomplished, and innovative minds in the Black podcast and audio/digital tech communities. Throughout the weekend, we will acknowledge our current contributions and successes, and develop strategies for leadership positioning, monetization, and career opportunities within the burgeoning industry of podcasting.

As a community of creatives and professionals, we will move beyond the conversations around diversity, inclusion and industry barriers, to discussing real strategies and implementation for transforming the current landscape, demanding an equal playing field and building an infrastructure of sustainable resources and consistent support.

As Afros & Audio seeks to be a mainstay in the lives and work of Black podcast creators and audio/digital tech professionals, our inaugural festival will also mark the launch of Afros & Audio’s, “Industry and Business Partnership Initiative,” specifically designed to align business and industry leadership with Black podcast creators, tech professionals, digital agencies, media networks, and more.

Come out on Saturday and Sunday to meet industry insiders from Gimlet Media, Pod Digital Media, Complex Media, Indie Creative Network, Urban Web Summit, Digital Soapbox Network, BLK Pod Collective, and more.

Our culminating town hall-style panel, The State of Black Podcasts: Past, Present & Future, will take place on Sunday and is not to be missed! We expect an immersive and enjoyable experience that increases active podcasts by Black creatives in the market, determines funding and resources for podcast development, business strategies for generating sustainable income, and evaluates industry trends, predictions, and opportunities affecting Black podcast creators and audio/digital tech professionals. Don’t miss this gamechanging event!

Follow Afros and Audio on Instagram at @afrosandaudio to learn more and be sure to check out the Festival Agenda for full descriptions of our General Tracks. For Registration / Tickets please visit

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