2024 Podcast Event Roundup [In Person and Virtual]

2024 Podcast Event Roundup [In Person and Virtual]

Are you looking to learn more, get connected with like-minded people, and widen your reach as a podcaster? Attending a podcast event in 2024 might just be the right move for you. 

Podcast events offer a unique opportunity to meet your online idols, learn from professionals and thought leaders in the space, network, collaborate, and find inspiration, while being part of a community larger than yourself.

Here is a glimpse at some of the 2024 podcast events:

  • PODTalks [Virtual] January 18 (& quarterly events to follow)
  • She Podcasts: Unplugged [Orlando, FL] January 24-26
  • Podfest Expo [Orlando, FL] January 25-28
  • Podcast Movement Evolutions [Los Angeles, CA] March 26-29
  • The Podcast Show [Islington, London, UK] May 22-23
  • The Podcast Summit [Atlanta, GA] July 2024
  • Podcast Movement [Washington, DC] August 19-22
  • Blk Pod Festival [Atlanta, GA] 2024 dates yet to be released. 
  • Afros & Audio Podcast Festival [Baltimore, MD & Virtual] October 18-20
  • Podcasting Summit [Virtual] 2024 dates yet to be released.

In this blog we will dive into 10 podcasting events (both in person and virtual) happening in 2024, what you can expect from each, and where you can find more information when you inevitably decide to attend one.

PODTalks

[Virtual] January 18, 2024

[Additional 2024 dates yet to be announced]

PODTalks is a quarterly virtual podcasting event focused on sharing unique ideas that help podcast hosts and guests grow their influence, revenue, and expertise. 

This event includes focused sessions (with a host track and a guest track), live Q&A sessions, and collaboration opportunities with other attendees. PODTalks fosters a culture of ongoing communication with the community and event speakers allowing you to easily network and further the conversation. 

This event is for you if: You’re a podcaster, host or guest, looking to dip your toes in the water with an accessible and affordable virtual podcast event. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://podtalks.fm/ 

She Podcasts: Unplugged

[Orlando, FL] January 24-26, 2024

She Podcasts Unplugged is the ultimate experience designed exclusively for women podcasters and aims to elevate your voice, amplify your impact, and truly own your narrative. This event includes expert-led workshops, interactive sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities covering a range of industry topics. 

This event is for you if: You’re a woman in the podcasting space (at any level) looking to connect, learn, and grow in a supportive environment. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.shepodcasts.com/spl/ 

Podfest Expo 

[Orlando, FL] January 25-28, 2024

While Podfest Expo prides itself on featuring the most engaging speakers, exciting topics, and in-depth content, they are most proud of the tight-knit community they have been building since 2013. In celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2024, they expect this to be the best year yet.

Through meet & greet opportunities, educational speakers and panels, keynote speakers, and networking events, there is something for everyone. Topics range from technology, audience growth, monetization, AI, video podcasting, and much more.  

This event is for you if: you’re an emerging podcaster looking to start your journey or an experienced creator looking to grow. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://podfestexpo.com/ 

Podcast Movement Evolutions

[Los Angeles, CA] March 26-29, 2024

Each year, Podcast Movement brings thousands of podcasters and industry professionals together to grow their shows, the podcast community, and the industry as a whole. In addition to their main event, Podcast Movement (August 19-22, 2024 in Washington, DC), Evolutions provides more value by creating a more focused experience for the attendees. While Podcast Movement covers anything and everything to do with podcasting, Evolutions focuses on the things that are changing the landscape of the podcast industry. 

Through panels, breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities, the topics focus on the latest research, tools, tech, and cutting-edge information keeping podcasters at the top of their game. 

This event is for you if: you’re currently or looking to get involved in the world of podcasting and want to learn from and connect with podcasters and thought leaders in the industry who are continuing the conversation of where we are and where we’re headed. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://evolutions.podcastmovement.com/ 

The Podcast Show

[Islington, London, UK] May 22-23, 2024

The Podcast Show is the biggest International festival for the business of podcasting. With the industry being at such a pivotal time of growth and change, this is the place to be to immerse yourself in the booming podcast scene. 

With hundreds of speakers, masterclasses, workshops, and Q&A sessions as well as exhibitors, networking and pitch opportunities, and more, this event is the pinnacle for podcasting growth. By night, The Podcast Show presents a podcast festival as podcasts come to life on stage with exclusive performances and special guests. 

This event is for you if: you’re an independent creator, established industry professional or business leader looking for education and inspiration for your future in podcasting and business. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.thepodcastshowlondon.com/ 

The Podcast Summit 

[Atlanta, GA & Virtual] July 2024 (exact dates yet to be released)

The Podcast Summit revolves around relationship building and networking, gathering some of the most influential podcasters and their teams to show what it takes to become the next world class business leader. 

Through speakers, workshops and Q&A sessions, you will learn about the art of conversation, how to network with high value guests, get featured, build an awesome team and run your business up!

This event is for you if: You’re an entrepreneur, author, tech leader, or investor looking to engage and build their business through podcasting, content creation, and networking

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://podcastsummit.com/ 

Podcast Movement

[Washington, DC] August 19-22, 2024

Podcast Movement is the world’s largest podcast conference and trade show, bringing together thousands of podcasters and industry professionals from around the world. This event offers a range of educational opportunities from beginner-friendly workshops to advanced masterclasses (with many happening simultaneously allowing you to choose the best one for you), speakers, networking opportunities, and social events. 

In addition, Podcast Movement features a trade show with over 100 exhibitors highlighting the latest podcast technology and services. 

This event is for you if: you’re new to podcasting or a seasoned expert looking to learn, grow, and connect with the podcast community. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://podcastmovement.com/ 

Blk Pod Festival

[Atlanta, GA] Last held in Sept/ Oct 2023. The 2024 dates are yet to be released. 

Hosted by Blk Pod Collective, this event is put on to bring Black podcast enthusiasts and creatives together to learn, connect, and build lasting partnerships. 

Through the various educational tracks, this event aims to create a space for creatives to share knowledge and develop new skills while shedding light on the unique needs that Black creatives face in the industry. Past session tracks cover themes of general business/ industry talk, launching, growth and audience development, and monetization. 

This event is for you if: You’re a podcast enthusiast or creative looking to join a larger community of likeminded individuals and put yourself in front of unique resources and brand sponsorships.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.blkpodfestival.com/ 

Afros & Audio Podcast Festival

[Baltimore, MD & Virtual] October 18-20, 2024

Afros and Audio Podcast Festival is a 2-day conference of powerful talks and a commitment to community and collaboration. This event builds a community of independent podcasters dedicated to curating accessible and inclusive events and spaces for and by Black independent podcast creatives and professionals in audio. 

Their mission focuses on shifting the conversation beyond issues of diversity/ inclusion, limited resources, and industry barriers and transforming the current landscape of the podcast industry with a greater representation of Black podcast professionals. 

You can expect a mix of breakout sessions, pre-recorded trainings and lunch and learns. While this event is primarily in-person, there are virtual sessions you can attend. 

This event is for you if: You are looking to be part of a larger community of support and resources for Black podcast creatives, networks, and audio professionals and to further the discussion.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.afrosandaudio.com/ 

Podcasting Summit by PodUp

[Virtual] Last held in November 2023. The 2024 dates are yet to be released. 

Hosted by PodUp, this virtual summit brings leaders to the stage to teach attendees how to create, grow, and monetize a Next-Level podcast.

This event brings over 30 leaders in both the podcasting and marketing industries together to share their secrets and give invaluable insight on what it takes to make your podcast stand out.

This event is for you if: You’re a podcaster looking for an accessible way to learn from and connect with other podcasters on leveling up your podcast without leaving the comfort of your own home. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.podcastingsummit.com/conference?fpr=danielle22 

Conclusion

Podcasting events are an incredible way to open the door of possibilities. Whether you attend an in person or virtual event, you’ll leave with a deeper understanding of the medium, new connections, and inspiration to take your podcast to the next level. In attending these events, you’re taking part in the next wave of podcasting as this industry continues to grow. 

Not sure how to leverage these newfound podcasting connections? Check out the Listeners to Leads episode with Paige Bond: Podcast Visibility through Strategic Connections

OR

Are you looking for a conversation starter to bring to your next event? Check out The Future of Podcasting in 2024 for ideas.

Mark your calendars, secure your spot, and get ready to unlock the benefits of what is to come. 

A majority of these events are recurring yearly. If you find this blog after the event date has passed, save this article to reference as you plan to attend podcasting events in the future. 

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