Podcast Conferences to Attend

2020-2021 Podcasting Conferences & Events

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.

Virtual Summits

June 1-5, 2020| The Creatress Summit: Learn from 35 women of color across all sectors of the media industry.


July 2020

July 18-19, 2020| Podthon: 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.

August 2020

August 14-15, 2020 | Elevate, Washington, D.C.: Two days of learning, growing and discussing the unique financial challenges faced by individuals of color.

August 29-30, 2020 | Pays to Be Brave, Chicago, Illinois: The ultimate business breakthrough, sales confidence and female empowerment weekend.

September 2020

September 10-12, 2020 | New Media Summit, San Diego, California: Meet and get booked on today’s top podcasts.

September 25-27, 2020 | Mom 2.0 Summit, Los Angeles, California: A conversation for moms, marketers, and media.

September 24-26, 2020 | Independent Podcast Conference (Formally Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference) | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Bringing podcasters together from the Mid-Atlantic States and beyond.

September 30-October 3, 2020 | FinCon, Long Beach, California: A peer conference for personal finance digital content creators and media. 

October 2020

October 5, 2020 | Listen In Podcasting Conference, Los Angeles, California: Full day event focusing on growth, resourcing and engagement.

October 15-18, 2020 | She Podcasts LIVE, Atlanta, Georgia: A women’s conference that caters to all types of women podcasters.

October 19-22, 2020 | Podcast Movement, Dallas Texas: Featuring breakout sessions and panels spread across seven tracks.

November 2020

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 2021

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 2021

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.

April 2021

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 2021

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:

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.

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.

Which podcast conference do you plan on attending?

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