by Danielle Desir
Are you looking to attend podcasting conferences in 2020? Are you ready to learn from experienced speakers and panelists who can share how you can improve your show and take your podcast to the next level? Here’s a list of podcasting conferences, summits, and events happening in 2020 and beyond.
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July 14, 2020 | True Crime Workshop (Virtual): A webinar on the behind-the-scenes of true crime podcasting. The conversation will include a range of topics, from interview styles to editing tactics.
July 15, 2020 | Who Are the Latinos in Podcasting (Virtual): An open discussion focusing on Latinos in podcasting, the Edison Research data, and how the webinar hosts hope to grow diverse audiences and creators in podcasting.
July 18-19, 2020| Podthon (Virtual): A virtual summit for podcasters offering best strategies, tips, and advice brought to you by the founders of WOC Podcasters and Asian American Podcasters Association.
July 25, 2020 | I’m Ready to Work for Myself in Podcasting (Virtual): This webinar covers the essential of being a business in the podcast industry: protecting your business and your work, contracting pitfalls, and how to maximize your opportunities.
July 25, 2020 | Free Live Virtual SEO For Podcasting Conference (Virtual): Learn everything you need to know about search engine optimization for podcasters.
July 29, 2020 | RAIN Global Podcast Leadership Summit (Virtual): A virtual conference for anyone interested in the global span of podcasting.
August 10-15, 2020 | Podfest Global Summit (Virtual): An attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest virtual podcasting conference.
August 12, 2020 | No More Headaches: Mixing and Managing Your Audio (Virtual): Mixing and audio tips every podcaster can use right away.
August 13-15, 2020 | Elevate (Virtual): Two days of learning, growing, and discussing the unique financial challenges faced by individuals of color.
August 29, 2020 | I’m Already in Podcasting, But Want to Power Up & Build Long-Term (Virtual): This workshop covers fundraising for your side projects, developing an IP-first approach to your work, mining your talents for multiple income streams, and finding collaborators who share your mindset.
September 10-12, 2020 | New Media Summit, San Diego, California: Meet and get booked on today’s top podcasts.
September 12, 2020 | Independent Podcast Conference (Formally Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference) | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Bringing podcasters together from the Mid-Atlantic States and beyond.
September 15-17, 2020 | Mom 2.0 Summit (Virtual): A conversation for moms, marketers, and media.
September 30-October 3, 2020 | FinCon, Long Beach, California: A peer conference for personal finance digital content creators and media.
October 19-22, 2020 | Podcast Movement, Dallas Texas: Featuring breakout sessions and panels spread across seven tracks.
November 6-8, 2020 | DC Podfest, Washington D.C.: Brings podcasters and digital influencers together for two days of sessions, networking, workshops, and fun.
February 28-March 2, 2021 | Social Media Marketing World, San Diego, California: Discover the best social media marketing techniques from the world’s top experts.
March 5-7, 2021 | Podfest, Orlando, Florida: A community of people passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world through audio and video.
March 22, 2021 | Listen In Podcasting Conference, Los Angeles, California: Full day event focusing on growth, resourcing, and engagement.
April 22-25, 2021 | VO Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia: The largest voiceover training and voiceover networking event in the world. This conference spans four days and offers voiceover workshops, classes, networking opportunities and more.
June 11-14, 2021 | Craft + Commerce 2021, JUMP Boise, Idaho: The premiere event for online creators to come together to build community and learn from the world’s top creators.
Other Conferences on Our Radar for 2021 and Beyond:
She Podcasts LIVE, Atlanta, Georgia: A women’s conference that caters to all types of women podcasters.
Be Your Change, Tucson, Arizona: Podcasting retreat for women – slow down and focus on developing your voice.
PodFest Cairo, Cairo, Egypt: Egypt’s inaugural podcasting conference dedicated to cultivating the budding podcast community.
Sports PodCon, Orlando, Florida: The first international event specifically designed for sports, esports and gaming podcasters, broadcasters and video content creators.
Summit 21, Atlanta, Georia: Back for the 5th year of empowerment, enlightenment and education for women of color.
Podcast Business Summit, New York, New York: Brings together thought leaders and influencers in the podcast business space.
PM Evolutions, Los Angeles, California: All sessions will be based on new trends and technology.
Werk It, Los Angeles, California: An annual gathering for women shaping the future of podcasting.
Spark Podcast Conference, Houston, Texas: Bringing together the brightest and best of Christian podcasters and influencers in one place to motivate, inspire, and equip podcasters of all levels.
Texas PodCon, San Antonio, Texas: Shares best practices and tips that will elevate your podcast and keep your audience listening.
Third Coast Conference, Chicago, Illinois: Shine a light on the heart and soul of audio storytelling including art, craft, community, critical reflection, and dialogue.
Utah Podcast Summit: From storytelling to marketing, building communities to building a media kit, discover what you need to know to start, grow, and build your podcast.
Vancouver Podcast Festival, Vancouver, Canada: Brings together local podcast creators and deepens the discussion around audio documentary and its potential for education and community building.
Western MA PodCamp, Springfield, Massachusetts: PodCamp is an un-conference about social media and online networking. Some sessions will be planned ahead, but plenty of spaces will be open for the topics you want to discuss and learn. Participate by giving a presentation, demo or joining the session conversation.
Women in Media Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Empower, equip, and encourage women in media to excel and lead.
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Danielle Desir is the founder of WOC Podcasters and the host of The Thought Card Podcast. The Thought Card is an award-winning affordable travel and personal 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, bought a house at 27 and has traveled to over 27 countries. She refuses to let her financial responsibilities hold her back from pursuing her dreams and living life on her terms.