While the annual NAB show and IAB Digital Content NewFronts offer excellent opportunities to cement content creator/agency relations, podcast conferences allow podcasters, industry professionals, aspiring podcasters, and fans to come together, share what works, discuss opportunities for growth, and enjoy podcasts live.

This year, Artisanal Agency will attend the fourth annual Podcast Movement in Anaheim, California from August 23rd through August 25th. We are looking forward to this experience, which features the Academy of Podcasters Awards, networking roundtables, panel discussions, and breakout sessions with the most successful podcast networks and industry professionals.

Panel discussions include “Podcast Advertising From Every Angle,” “State of Podcasting 2017,” “Podcast Ad Tech 101,” and more! Introduced this year are interactive solution stages where attendees are encouraged to bring questions for the experts. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the future of podcasting and meet with over 50 industry exhibitors that provide podcasting specific technology. You won’t want to miss this conference for and by podcasters, so register today!

If you can’t make it to Podcast Movement this year, be sure to check out the list below for podcast conferences taking place later this year:

Werk IT

Los Angeles, CA | October 3-5

This all-woman podcast festival produced by WNYC Studios includes workshops, demos, mentoring sessions, live podcast tapings, and more. Werk It was created to give women an opportunity to learn new skills, network with other women in the industry, and increase the number of podcasts hosted by women. New to this year’s conference is Podcast Bootcamp, a one-day course for entry-level audio producers and women new to the industry. Presenters include NPR Correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates, Start Up’s Lisa Chow, Fake the Nation’s Negin Farsad, 2 Dope Queens host Jessica Williams, and Recode/Decode host Kara Swisher. Please note: While the workshops and mentoring sessions are created for women, men are welcome to attend the live podcast tapings in the evenings

LA Podcast Festival

Los Angeles, CA | October 6-8

The 6th annual Los Angeles podcast festival celebrates all things related to podcasting. And while this event is geared more for fans, you will enjoy live podcasts and a standup show, engage with other podcasters and industry professionals, and sit in for panel discussions. Confirmed shows include WTF with Marc Maron, Comedy Film Nerds, and Lovett or Leave It.

New to the festival this year is the Podcast Pros conference, which invites network executives, agencies, advertisers, and podcasters to share their expertise. Speakers include PodcastOne founder Norm Pattiz and Tom Webster, Vice President of Strategy for Edison Research.

DC Podfest

Washington, DC | November 10-11

The third annual DC Podfest’s theme this year is “Power to the Podcast,” meaning a focus on “business, creativity, and influence of podcasting.” Check out their schedule of sessions, which includes topics like “How to Benefit from Podcast Partnerships” and “The Triple Power of Killer Show Notes.” And it’s not too late to register and be part of the programming, so join other podcasters and share your expertise!


Seattle, WA | December 9-10

Founded by Hank Green, Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, and Travis McElroy, PodCon features podcasts from all genres. Don’t miss the panel discussions, workshops, and special guest performances. Speakers include Dear Hank & John’s Hank and John Green, 99% Invisible host Roman Mars, Last Name Basis co-host Franchesca Ramsey, Lore’s Aaron Mahnke, and more!

Will you attend any conferences this year?

We hope to see you at Podcast Movement! Be sure to Tweet us @ArtisanalLLC.