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 and Audio Festival 2019
May 2019 Afros and 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!
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Danielle Desir is a travel finance strategist, podcaster, writer and the founder of The Thought Card. The Thought Card is an award-winning travel finance blog and podcast about affording travel, paying off debt and building wealth. Danielle paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, she bought a house at 27 and she has traveled to over 25 countries. She refuses to let her financial responsibilities hold her back from pursuing her dreams and she encourages her readers and listeners to live life on their own terms.