It’s June! And that means it’s time to check out the calendars for the rest of the year, and schedule in all the amazing, value-packed podcast conferences still to take place in the latter half of the year.
But why should you attend podcast events?
Events and conferences are an amazing opportunity to network, learn from the best in the industry, and grow your podcast knowledge. They’re also an incredible opportunity to forge friends, build relationships with your listeners, or just let all the buzz at these events fuel up your podcast motivation once again.
So here are our top picks for the podcast events to check out in the second half of 2022!
First up, in June…
Date: June 23-25, 2022
Event type: In-person
Place: Boise, Idaho
Cost: $549 (Hurry! There are only a few tickets left!)
The Craft+Commerce Conference, a conference brought to us by ConvertKit, is not solely a podcast event, but one for all online creators. This annual conference is for professional creators to build relationships with and learn from other pros on how to earn a living from their craft.
It’s an event curated for creators, by creators and features a three-day schedule full of inspiring keynotes, intimate workshops, and creator meetups is designed to help you make progress towards your goals – whatever they may be.
So, if you want to know where the top online creators gather to help grow their businesses, Craft + Commerce is the answer!
Moving on to July…
Date: July 23-24, 2022
Event type: Virtual
Cost: $80 – $597
The fourth annual Podthon virtually takes place on the 23rd to the 24th of July, 2022.
This year, the conference is a weekend intensive for hobby podcasters looking to leverage their expertise to create financial freedom in their lives.
Danielle Desir and Lee Uehara are prepping to teach podcast hosts exactly how to monetize their podcast with podcast sponsorships, grants, and paid speaking gigs.
Your Podthon ’22 ticket gets you access to two days of focused, actionable podcast info. Day 1 is set to be focused on authority building, with small group coaching and role play activities. Day 2 will be focused on monetization, with topics like how to find grants as a creator, and how to create a media kit on the agenda.
You can find out more of the topics on offer here.
Next up, in August…
Date: August 23-26, 2022
Place: Dallas, Texas
Hosted by: Podcast Movement
Event type: In Person
Podcast Movement returns to Dallas this year! And it is one of the biggest podcast events to still take place in the later part of this year.
Each year, this event brings together thousands of passionate podcasters and industry professionals from around the world under one roof to learn, grow professionally, and most importantly, to evolve their skills and hone their talents. In the past, over 3,000 podcasters have come together to share their knowledge and their passion for podcasting.
Join the world’s largest gathering of the podcast industry for four days of 150+ educational sessions and workshops, the best networking events and parties, plus podcasting’s biggest and best expo and trade show!
With all this and more, it’s easy to see why it is the biggest event of its kind and a favorite on the calendar of many in the podcasting industry.
Get your tickets here.
True Crime Podcast Festival
Date: August 26-28, 2022
Place: Dallas, Texas
Event type: In-person
Cost: See ticket options here.
This year brings some exciting changes to the True Crime Podcast Festival! But the purpose remains the same: to give podcast listeners the opportunity to meet and interact with their favorite podcasters. And find new favorites along the way!
There are live recordings, fascinating panel discussion, and, of course, the Podcast Gallery, where the hosts get up from behind their mics, and come out from behind their tables to mix and mingle with podcast listeners. Conversations, selfies, and memories all happen on the floor of our Podcast Gallery.
You can find a breakdown of all that’s set to take place here.
In September, look out for…
Indie Pod Con 8
Date: September 8-9, 2022 (NOTE: image features incorrect date)
Place: Swedesboro, New Jersey
Hosted By: Mid-Atlantic Podcast
Event type: In-person
Cost: Plus Ticket $299.99
The Independent Podcast Conference (ICON) is an event by Indie Podcasters for Indie podcasters.
If you’re an indie podcaster, you want to make sure that your name is on the list of attendees. You’ll learn from others who’ve traveled the same path that you’re on in a really intimate, classroom style set-up, ensuring that you’re able to soak up all the value being dished up.
And because there’s only one track, you get to rub shoulders with veterans of the podcast industry for the entirety of the event.
Get your ticket here!
Podfest Global Summit 2022
Date: September 12-15, 2022
Hosted by: Podfest
Event type: Virtual
Cost: $49 – $49
The record setting virtual event returns this September!
Podfest Global Summit is an extension of Podfest Multimedia Expo, one of the longest running and tightest-knit communities of podcasters in the world! Podfest Expo is a community of people who are interested in and passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world through the powerful mediums of audio and video.
The expo aims to unite as many people as possible to learn, get inspired, and grow better together. On top of the quality content and camaraderie PODFEST has become famous for over the years, they are also attempting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest Attendance for a Virtual Podcasting Conference! So if you want to be a part of that, get your ticket here!
The Podfest Global Summit is a conference full of engaging speakers, exciting topics, and in-depth content. And on top of all that, you have the opportunity to form bonds with fellow passionate podcasters in the tight-knit community.
International Podcast Day
Date: September 30, 2021
Every year on the 30th of September, podcasters and podcast enthusiasts from all over the world will come together to celebrate International Podcast Day!
The year 2014 saw the inception of National Podcast Day, where the day was celebrated with six hours of podcast broadcasting. But the power of podcasting was too large for just a national day, and so come 2015, with a little rebranding magic, the first official International Podcast Day had its debut. And it’s grown from strength to strength with every passing year! The core purpose of the day is to celebrate the power of podcasts, and ever since that inaugural event, hundreds of hours of audio have been broadcasted in celebration, by podcasters from nearly 70 countries, from every corner of the globe.
Moving forward, the International Podcast Day team will no longer be creating a live streaming event. The team behind the event has made the difficult decision to step to the side and enjoy the day of celebration just like everyone else.
But do not worry, the team is not going away. They will be celebrating alongside the community and will still be managing our social media channels. But they still encourage all podcast fans to continue to find unique and creative ways to celebrate the day.
And finally, in October…
She Podcasts Live 2022
Date: October 11-14, 2022
Place: Washington, D.C.
Event type: In Person and Virtual
She Podcasts Live is the world’s largest gathering of women podcasters, audio content creators, story tellers, and more. This conference offers women audio creators a chance to learn and experience community in an environment created just for them.
Through their Facebook group, She Podcasts Live has created a vibrant, thriving community, and this live event gives their members the opportunity to connect, either in person or virtually.
These conferences, as well as the online group, are a safe space for women to ask questions and learn and grow from each other and is a really empowering environment for women audio creators.
The bulk of this year’s conference’s content will be focused on the stages of growing a podcast – beginning, “tweaking” or refining, growth, reaching specific goals, community outreach and an “untrack” for those who want to socialize and participate in some fun or enrichment activities.
There are six tracks in all, so definitely something for everyone! There will also be self-care opportunities and other workshops to keep your wellness up and your spirits high! You can take a look at all the tracks, and watch last year’s highlights here.
You can register to book your spot here.
There really is nothing quite like interactions with like-minded people. And it’s even better when it’s podcasts bringing us together! And that’s why we love podcast events!
Whether they’re in-person, or face-to-face via the power of technology and the Internet, being able to talk to others on the same journey as you, who face the same challenges gives us the courage and motivation we need to keep pushing forward.
And these podcast events are also just a great opportunity to encourage others, and ourselves, in the adventure that is podcasting. Besides all the amazing networking opportunities and the chance to forge connections with fans and fellow podcasters alike!
So whether you’re able to attend in-person or via a virtual ticket, podcast events are an incredible way to keep connected to others in the industry and to keep learning and growing from the greats in the field.
So mark those calendars, get your go bags ready (ours are always packed and ready to go!) with the above dates and get ready for a boost to your podcasting goals.
Related read: 10 Ideas for Live, Virtual Podcast Events