A Day to Learn, Grow, and Get Inspired From Other Independent Podcasters
We’ve designed a fun & full agenda to inspire you to grow or launch your podcast!
This conference is meant to be interactive. Join an attendee led session or lead your own.
Podcasting shouldn’t be a lonely journey. Connect with other podcasters & grow together!
What is PodConf?
April 29, 2023
Attendee Led Circles
We LOVE having attendees participate in PodConf!
So, we helped curate 10+ attendee circles led by actual attendees!
How do you constantly come up with new ideas? Whether you’re launching your first podcast or want to shake things up for an established show, Chris will share practical ways to keep the creative juices flowing through constant ideation and plan for the moments when inspiration fails.
Learn the bullet-proof formula to make your show something people want to listen to, and more importantly, share. Robert will share how he languished for 8 years, before finally reaching that magical 1,000,000 download hallmark…and growing more ever since!
Your company may have great podcast concept, but might also be hesitant to start one. Jonah is the founder of Puddle Creative, an agency that produces podcasts for brands. He’ll share how he convinces companies about the benefits of podcasting and the different ways branded podcasts can increase reach and revenue.
There’s been some negative press around podcasting recently and some folks are feeling pessimistic, but Paul will show you why there’s still plenty of opportunity to build an audience or grow an existing show, especially for indie creators. He’s a podcast industry veteran who’s worked for Stitcher and SiriusXM for 9 years, and he’s now a partner with Signal Hill Insights.
Learn how to create a pitch deck or one-pager for your podcast and craft a pitch email to a potential sponsor or to your dream podcast guest.
In this workshop, RODE Product Specialist, Ryan White, will reveal professional techniques for enhancing audio clarity, reducing noise and distortion, and achieving a polished professional sound. Topics covered include EQ, compression, software tools, plugins, and other editing techniques.
You’ve started your podcast, now how do you keep it going? Many podcasts fail after just 12 months. Alana Kode and Illya Friedman, producer and host of the 9 year old show, The Cinematography Podcast, will share their insights on building a long-lasting podcast. You’ll learn how to hone your podcast’s focus, create quality audio, and design a plan to sustain a well-executed workflow for each episode.
Want to start making money from your podcast? We’ll go over top ways to monetize, but also how to run your show like a business. Learn how to avoid financial pitfalls and get your sh*t organized (so you don’t wind up with a hot mess and hate mail from the IRS) from seasoned CPA, financial coach, and profit advisor.. Heather Zeitzwolfe.
How big will PodConf be?
Our goal is to keep PodConf "intimate" in nature...so we're capping attendance at 150 tickets.
One of our core values is "connection", so we believe "smaller" industry events like this can better help facilitate social connections during and after the event!
For reference, Google "Dunbar's Number". This theory states that 150 is the average number of stable social connections humans can make.
Where will PodConf be held?
PodConf takes place in Portland Oregon.
We booked a beautiful space in a hotel called Canopy, a Hilton Property. We love the vibe at this hotel!
Canopy is located in the heart of the Pearl. We chose this venue because our unique agenda will have both speakers and smaller break out groups. Canopy was the perfect venue to host our needs.
When do the early-bird discounts end?
Ticket prices will increase soon, so you'll want to buy them now to get the best price.
Also, we're putting a cap to the total number of attendees...so get a ticket now before tickets completely sell out!
We're pushing hard to get everyone registered well before the event, so that we can make the event even better!
I don't have a podcast yet. Is this a good event for me?
Yes! One of our core values is to inspire new podcasters as well as support seasoned podcasters. It'll be an invaluable experience for you as you begin your podcasting journey.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
We are capping the attendance at this event. So we recommend pre-purchasing your ticket, in case the event sells out.
That said, if there are available seats left, we may sell them at the door, but at our most expensive price of $70 per ticket.
Is food included in the ticket price?
We'll be providing coffee and pastries in the morning!
We're not providing lunch, but we will be taking a 1-hour lunch break during the event!
There are a bunch of great spots nearby in the Pearl, so we hope you'll make some friends and enjoy the lunch break!
I'm flying in for the event. Do you recommend a hotel?
The venue, is centrally located in the Pearl, so really any hotel in the Pearl or Downtown Portland will be just minutes away from Canopy.
We'll be deep into Spring, so it's the perfect time to visit Portland!