Top 5 Podcast Events 2019
Get Plugged in to the Podcasting Community This Year
03.21.19 | Podcasting | By: Jon Street
If you’re an entrepreneur or involved in the business world at any level, there’s no doubt that getting out and about and investing your time (and resources) into event marketing is a tremendous value. Networking events, chambers of commerce, meet and greets and other types of events are a MUST if you’re trying to grow your influence. Conferences are another go-to source for people who are looking to mix and mingle with others, expand their knowledge, connect with like-minded people and just get the word out about what they do. Podcasting is no exception, really. While the end goal may be different, many podcasters are starting to see the increasing value of having a higher level of interaction and engagement, not only with their listenership but with others in the podcasting scene as well. If this is you, I’m with you. And with this in mind, here is a list of the top 5 podcast events you need to attend in 2019.
Podcast Movement | August 13 – 16, 2019 // Orlando, FL
CrimeCon | May 31 – June 2, 2019 // Nashville, TN
PodX | May 31 – June 2, 2019 // Nashville, TN
Beyond the Podcast Virtual Summit | Details TBD
PodSummit | June 22, 2019 // Calgary, Alberta, Canada
August 13 – 16, 2019 // Orlando, FL
If you’re looking for the best podcast conference to commit to this year, you need to keep Podcast Movement 2019 on the short list. The Resonate crew was at last year’s event and it was fantastic. What’s it about? “Active and aspiring podcasters, industry representatives, and podcasting professionals from around the world will converge for three and a half days and nights at this year’s Podcast Movement.” “From brand-new podcasters to audio veterans, our goal is to gather together as a community and provide valuable learning opportunities for all attendees.” The 2019 rendition will have 4 tracks of sessions for podcaster’s to choose from.
While the speaker and session lineup is still forthcoming, rest assured it will be worthwhile. Past speakers and panelists have included Lore’s Aaron Mahnke, Hardcore History’s Dan Carlin, comedian and Smodcast’s Kevin Smith, Fresh Air’s Terry Gross as well as Up and Vanished’s Payne Lindsey. This conference literally has something for EVERYONE. Registration is now open and tickets start at $284. Be sure to stay on top of breaking details by following them on Twitter @PodcastMovement.
May 31 – June 2, 2019 // Nashville, TN
If you’re a true crime fan (trust me, I know you’re out there), then listen up. The reality is that true crime podcasts are exploding in popularity right now and are taking the podcast world by storm. In fact, they’re so popular that we’ve dedicated a blog here about The Best True Crime Podcasts for 2019. Oh, and if you’re looking for more, here’s another one too. Truth be told true crime fans are dedicated. And they show up for anything related to the genre! Take CrimeCon for example-another can’t-miss conference for 2019.
Here’s why. “True Crime is so much more than murder recreations and dramatic courtroom showdowns. This genre is rich with real-life stories of triumph and tragedy; heartbreak and heroism. It runs the gamut from the criminal mind, to the criminal act, to the criminal justice system leaping into action. It’s about psychology, victimology, and methodology. It covers seemingly unrelated disciplines as wide-ranging as science, art, and history. And it’s always changing, evolving, and mirroring what is happening in society at large.
And that is where CrimeCon comes in.” “Our events are equal parts education and experience. We work hard to curate a wide-ranging program that has something for everyone and that combines hands-on learning with plenty of chances to have fun meeting speakers, podcasters, and other fans.” Just as with Podcast Movement, the Resonate team has attended CrimeCon and it is a must-go event.
If you’re still not convinced then keep reading. Speakers from the 2018 conference included the likes of prosecutor and Crime Stories host Nancy Grace, Dateline NBC’s Andrea Canning, documentarian and Up and Vanished host Payne Lindsey, nationally known private investigator and Without Warning host Shelia Wysocki and many more. Registration is now open with tickets starting at $379. Be sure to stay on top of breaking details by following them on Twitter @CrimeConHQ.
May 31 – June 2, 2019 // Nashville, TN
So maybe true crime isn’t your thing but you’re still looking to get your conference on the weekend of May 31st. Well, we got you covered! PodX is a new podcast convention kicking off this coming May and is sure to be worth the wait! While not a whole lot is yet known about the conference, we know that “PodX brings together your favorite networks, podcasters, and podcasts, from true crime and politics to pop culture and storytelling, all in one incredible weekend. Explore the world of podcasts, experience panel discussions and live shows, learn from experts, and expand your knowledge of the evolving art of podcasting, all at PodX.” PodX 2019 speakers include Lore’s Aaron Mahnke, Accused’s Amber Hunt, Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers, the Pottercast crew and many more. Learn more about the types of access you can have. Registration is now open with tickets starting at $69.
If crowds and public events aren’t your thing and you’re a podcaster (or a podcast fan) who is more of a please can I stay inside and also, keep the people away from me type of person, OR maybe you just have a hectic life and can’t travel easily…we’ve STILL got you covered. Our good friends over at AWeber host an annual Beyond the Podcast Virtual Summit. Translation? You can still get loads of content, get strategies for starting or improving your podcast and hear from leading voices, all with the option of staying in your jammers. The event is “A 1-day virtual summit to help you go beyond the podcast to reach your audience and build stronger relationships with listeners.”
Here’s the scoop, “Podcasting is so much more than just the number of downloads you receive each week. It’s about connecting with your audience and building lasting, meaningful relationships with your listeners. Whether you’re a professional podcaster or a hobbyist, Beyond the Podcast Virtual Summit will give you the tools and education you need to grow your podcast and connect with your audience in new and meaningful ways.” The details for 2019 are still forthcoming but be sure to check in for more details and follow them on Twitter @AWeber for more details and they come or reach out for details if you just can’t wait!
June 22, 2019 // Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The greatest things about podcasting are that it unites people worldwide. People all across this spinning globe are scarfing as many podcasts down as they can and are looking for ways to get more involved in the podcasting scene. PodSummit is another conference intended to help with that very aim. “PodSummit is the premier podcast conference that hosts 100 podcasters and content creators from across Canada and the US. Proudly built by podcasters, for podcasters. Returning for the third time to Calgary, AB we are excited to bring together podcast creators, industry experts, and the podcast-curious for the first and only podcast conference in Western Canada.
You will meet fellow content creators, professional (and not so professional)podcasters, and of course the podcast-curious! If you have a podcast, you will learn how to make it sound amazing, grow your audience, and create content your listeners will love. If you don’t have a podcast, we’ll show you how to start one, and welcome you to our community.” Topics for the 2019 conference include Art of Podcasting, Building a Podcast Empire, Breathe New Life into Your Show and Build. Engage. Deliver. Grow. Tickets are limited but registration is now open starting at $150. To learn more email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There you have it. Five of the most anticipated and exciting conferences around podcasting. Have some additions to our list or got some feedback you’d like for us to hear? If you want to talk to our team to pick our brains on this idea, we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to check out our site, drop us an email or set up a call with a team member.
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By: Jon Street
As the Operations Manager at Resonate Recordings, Jon leads the production team and ensures that all our podcasters have everything needed to release consistent high-quality episodes. Jon and his family are from West Palm Beach, Florida and now live in Simpsonville, KY.