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Podcast Events 2023

The Exciting Podcast Events of 2023 – Part 1

It’s that time of the year when we grab our digital calendars or yearly planners and get ready to mark the dates for this year’s hottest podcast events!

Never attended a podcast event before? Well, let 2023 be the year you change that! Because 2023 is set to be a jam-packed year full of phenomenal podcast events that will allow podcasters just like you to learn, grow, and make some seriously cool friends along the way.

So have your calendars handy and let’s check out the podcast events lined up for January to June 2023.

Podcast Events 2023 – January to June

January

PodFest Expo

Podfest Expo
Date: 26-29 January 2023
Event Type: In-Person
Venue: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Cost: $99+

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.

A key point of this event is the ability to customize your Podfest experience. There are six different topic tracks on offer, and you can find the ones that suit you and your show best.

Whether you’re new to podcasting or a veteran podcaster looking to innovate and improve your podcast, you’ll find just what you need to learn, no matter your skill level or experience.

See the list of speakers, the schedule, and get your tickets here.

February

IndyPod Summit

Podcast Events IndyPod Summit
Date: 2 February 2023
Event Type: Virtual
Cost: Free

The inaugural IndyPod Summit will be bringing 500+ Independent Podcasters together to kick off 2023 and ignite the year of independent podcasting.

Hosted by The Podcast Host, the IndyPod Summit aims to provide the best information for podcasters looking to grow and develop their podcasting skills.

Their goal is to answer the question, “What’s next in the podcasting industry?” 

Register to book your place here.

Africa Podcast Day

Africa Podfest
Date: 12 February 2023
Event Type: In-person and Virtual
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Cost: In-person $300, Virtual $75

Africa Podcast Day features a one-day festival that brings together podcast creators and listeners from across Africa and the diaspora to learn, discuss and celebrate podcasting as a medium and its opportunities.

If you want to find out more about how the podcasting industry is growing and developing in Africa, you want to learn more about the opportunities that exist in their podcasting space, or you want to be inspired by how the continent has embraced podcasting, Africa Podfest is the place to be!

Find out more here.

Audio Intelligence Summit

Audio Intelligence Summit
Date: 15 February 2023
Event Type: In-person
Location: New York
Cost: $99

The Audio Intelligence Summit is back and bigger than ever! This is a celebration of audio, where brands, agencies, and publishers together to discuss how audio and audio advertising are being effectively utilized, measured, and optimized to heighten brand awareness and increase ROI.

This insightful, half-day event will explore the metrics, trends, and best practices that are powering the successful audio strategies of the foremost thought leaders in the audio and podcast space.

Find out more here.

 Hot Pod Summit

HotPod Summit
Date: 23-25 February 2023
Event Type: In-person
Location: Brooklyn
Cost: Invitation Only

Hot Pod Summit is coming back to the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn on February 23rd. There are no details as of yet, but we do know the team will be switching it up a bit this time around. In addition to panels with experts from across the industry, the Summit will feature new interactive programming.

As always, the event will be invitation-only. But if you do not get an invite right away, you can apply for an invitation through their ticket lottery at the On Air Fest website.

PodCamp Toronto 2023

PodCamp Toronto
Date: 24-26 February 2023
Event Type: In-Person
Location: Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cost: Free

PodCamp Toronto is Canada’s largest and longest digital media focused event. It’s a free, two-day “unconference” that’s all about sharing knowledge and passion for digital media.

This unconference is for everyone – from the brand-new podcasting hobbyists to seasoned digital marketers. All are welcome and all will find the vast array of discussion topics valuable.

You can find out more here.

March

Podcast Movement Evolutions

Podcast Movement Evolutions
Date: 7-10 March 2023
Location: Las Vegas
Event Type: In-Person

Cost: $149–$399

Podcast Movement Evolutions brings together the biggest names in the business and delivers four days of networking, learning, and a whole lot of fun.

Evolutions focuses on an in-depth look at the latest podcasting trends, tech, and developments in the ever-changing landscape of the industry. The event has been divided into three distinct tracks Podcaster, Industry Pro, and Beginner. Each track is carefully curated to be a well-rounded offering of discussions covering the spectrum of podcasting.

There are always valuable networking opportunities, great keynote speakers, as well as several social events and fun-filled parties! 

Find out more here.

iHeart Podcast Awards

iHeart Podcast Awards
Date: 14 March 2023
Event Type: Virtual Event
Cost: Free

I realize this falls under the “Podcast Awards” category, but the iHeart Podcast Awards is a really great podcast event!

The very best in podcasting will be celebrated during the annual awards show on March 14th. Nominees across 29 categories include podcasts from all creators, distributors, and platforms with a judging panel composed of blue-ribbon podcast industry leaders, creatives, and visionaries who will determine the winners in categories including entertainment, comedy, crime, news, sports, food, business and more, including a new category, Best Overall Ensemble.

Viewers are able to watch live via YouTube. It’s a star-studded, fun-filled event celebrating some of podcasting’s biggest stars.

Check out this year’s nominees here.

VO Atlanta Voiceover Conference

VO Atlanta
Date: 23-26 March 2023
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Event Type: In-Person and Virtual
Cost: $349 – $549

VO Atlanta is the largest voiceover industry event. The event spans four days and brings together hundreds of voice actors, agents, directors, producers, and resource providers for a weekend of learning, networking, and socializing.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of VO Atlanta, and it promises to be one event not to miss!

Find out more here.

Radiodays Europe

RadioDays Europe
Date: 26-28 March 2023
Location: Prague
Cost: 499 EUR + 21% Czech VAT

Radiodays Europe is the meeting point for the world of radio, podcasting, and audio. Radiodays Europe is a major event in the Radio, Podcast and Audio World bringing together over 1,500 visitors from 65 countries over 3 days.

There are all types of sessions including keynote speeches, panel discussions, interactive sessions, summits, workshops as well as valuable networking events.

The purpose of Radiodays Europe is to raise the awareness of radio, audio, and podcast to inspire innovation and collaboration within the radio and audio industry and to encourage program development and good radio journalism.

Get your tickets here.

May

The Podcast Show

The Podcast Show
Date: 24-25 May 2023
Location: London
Event Type: In-Person
Cost: Standard Day tickets from £55

The Podcast Show is a unique global gathering of the broad and diverse podcasting community.

Whether you’re an independent podcast creator, an established industry professional, or a business leader, you can be rest assured this one-of-its-kind event will inspire, power, and support the future of your influential industry at a crucial moment of unprecedented growth and change.

The event is geared to present over 100 leading global brands, technologies, and solution providers, supported by a world-class line-up of inspirational talent and content. Tickets will unlock access to masterclasses, workshops, feedback & advice, networking opportunities, and top keynote speakers exploring industry trends, ideas, and thought leadership.

June

She Podcasts Live

Podcast Events She Podcasts Live
Date: 19-22 June 2023
Place: Washington, D.C.
Event type: In Person
Cost: $325-$549

She Podcasts Live is the world’s largest gathering of women podcasters, audio content creators, storytellers, and more. This conference offers women audio creators a chance to learn and experience community in an environment created just for them.

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.

Find out more and book your ticket here.

Closing Thoughts

Podcast events are a fantastic way for you to gain knowledge from the best of the best in your industry on topics specifically designed to enhance various aspects of it.

Bottom line? Podcast events, whether held in-person or virtually, are a fantastic resource for podcast hosts!

So diarize the above dates, then keep a lookout for Part II which we will share later on in the year!

What podcast events are you planning on attending this year? Let us know in the comments below. 

Related read: How To Build a Thriving Community Around Your Podcast

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