There are a bunch of great podcasting events in 2022. Here, you’ll find something to suit every podcaster, every topic, and every budget.
Podcast events are a great way to learn more about podcasting, mingle with folks who sympathize with your obsession and promote your show. As the podcast industry grows, larger corporations are taking notice. This means that podcast events can range from a webinar to a multi-day conference taking over huge convention centres and hotels. Whether you think of yourself as an introvert, an extrovert, a hobbyist doing it for love, or an entrepreneur building a brand, there’s always something you can learn, as long as you keep an open mind.
In the past, podcast events have had the benefits of in-person socializing, at the cost of travel. The pandemic has changed all of this drastically, for better and for worse. Some events were rescheduled for the future. Others pivoted to online spaces. Some evolved to a hybrid model, combining in-person and online events. True, we might miss out on one-on-one conversations that build relationships. The good news is that now podcasters can listen in on panel discussions, lectures, and interviews from Austin to Zimbabwe. I might get screen fatigue, but at least I can stretch while listening.
As event coordinators schedule, re-schedule, and change their events, I’ll update this page. For now, here’s The Podcast Host’s Guide to Podcast Events in 2022.
January Podcast Events in 2022
Hot Docs Podcast Festival
- Hot Docs Podcast Festival
- Dates: January 25-28, 2022
- Cost: Early Bird (until Jan 5): $125, Members $115 Regular price: $159, Members $149
- Location: Live in Toronto, Canada and online worldwide
Canada’s premier podcasting event returns to Hot Docs Cinema with a dynamic hybrid edition of live, in-cinema and virtual shows, alongside the three-day Creators Forum—the country’s top industry conference for audio makers.
February Podcast Events in 2022
Africa Podcast Day 2022
- Africa Podfest Day 2022
- Date: Saturday February 12 9.00am to 5.00pm, GMT-5
- Cost: TBA
- Location: Online
Africa Podcast Day is an annual event that aims to celebrate and appreciate the best of the continent’s podcasting industry. The 2022 edition of #AfricaPodcastDay will be held on Saturday, 12 February 2022, with the occasion’s theme being “Podcasting is Freedom”.
On Air Fest
- On Air Fest
- Feb 24-26
- Cost: $149-$499
- Location: Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
March Podcasting Events in 2022
Podcast Movement: Evolutions
- Podcast Movement Evolutions 2022
- Dates: March 23-26. 2022
- Cost: $149-49, discounts available if you sign up for their mailing list
- Location: Los Angeles, CA
Keep up with the evolving landscape of audio and podcasting. Think of Evolutions as three single-track events, all happening simultaneously, with combined keynote talks, parties and networking events.
Each track is carefully curated to be a well-rounded offering of discussions covering the spectrum of podcasting. So versus needing to decide what sessions to attend during each block, we do the hard work for you.
- VO Atlanta
- Dates: March 31-April 3, 2022
- Cost: $149-$499
- Location: Online and The Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia
“VO Atlanta is the largest voiceover industry event spanning four days and bringing together hundreds of voice actors, agents, directors, producers, and resource providers for a weekend of learning, networking, and socializing.
2022 will mark the last VO Atlanta Voiceover Conference. We’ve had a great time serving the voiceover community and we look forward to celebrating the past 8 years as we draw to a close in 2022.”
April Podcasting Events in 2022
Brussels Podcast Festival
- Brussels Podcast Festival
- Friday April 8 9.00am to April 10 10.00pm CEST
- Cost: TBA
- Location: Brussels, Belgium
The programming committee brings together podcast enthusiasts as well as professionals from the radio creation sector, journalism, and the cultural sector. For this new edition of the Brussels Podcast Festival, the organizing team will also propose a competition that will reward the best native French-speaking Belgian podcasts through several categories. (This event is in French)
NAB Show 2022
- NAB Show 2022
- Date: April 23-27
- Cost of Admission: TBA
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The National Association of Broadcasters’ Show: “From pivot to reinvention to present, innovation is driving the future of our industry at an accelerated pace. Fast. Furious. Constant. Here is where you’ll see stealth at work and possibility at play. And — it’s an entirely reimagined experience. Now more intuitive than ever, you can pick your path among three carefully curated collections of exhibits and education illustrating the entire content lifecycle. We’ve got everything you could possibly imagine and what’s well beyond the periphery of possible waiting.”
May Podcasting Events in 2022
Outlier Podcast Festival
- Outlier Podcast Festival
- Date: May 5-6
- Cost: Sliding Scale, PWYC-$99
- Location: Native Hostel, Austin, TX
The Outlier Podcast Festival is a travelling national event held in major cities across the country! It provides outliers in the podcasting community an intimate opportunity to collaborate with both indie talent and industry giants.
Radiodays Europe 2022
- Radiodays Europe
- Date: Sunday May 15 12.00pm to May 17 4.00pm CEST
- Cost: TBA
- Location: Malmö, Sweden
Radiodays Europe was born in 2010 in response to the needs of the European industry, public and private, to come together to discuss the new media challenges, across borders. It has since grown to become the most important annual conference for radio professionals with over 1300 participants from 62 countries online and in-person. It is the meeting point for the European radio, podcast & audio industries. It attracts both private and public radio stations, podcasters from across the spectrum big and small, plus audio professionals from a variety of industries.
The Podcast Show 2022
- The Podcast Show 2022
- Date: Wednesday May 25 9.00am to May 26 5.00pm BST
- Cost: TBA
- Location: London, England, UK
The Podcast Show is a unique global gathering of the broad and diverse podcasting community. By day, the show will welcome industry pros, independent creators and business leaders to masterclasses, workshops and over 100 global brands. By night, The Podcast Show LIVE will take over London for 7 nights of live podcast shows across Islington, making this the biggest festival of its kind.
PodFest Expo 2022
- Podfest Expo 2022
- Date: May 26-29, 2022
- Cost: See Website
- Discount Codes: Get 10% off ANY ticket with THIS LINK
- Location: Orlando, Florida USA
Podfest Expo is a community of genuine people who are interested in and passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world through the powerful mediums of audio and video. They’re proud and famous for uniting as many people as possible to learn, get inspired, and grow better together.
This is their first LIVE event since the pandemic where they go over everything under the Podfest Expo roof at the Hilton Hotel in Orlando Florida!
Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions about the event.
Blk Pod Festival ’22
- Blk Pod Festival ’22
- Date: Saturday May 28 7.30am to May 29 11.00pm EDT
- Cost: TBA
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Blk Pod Festival was birthed from a need to showcase and connect Black audio creatives. Our goal is to educate our attendees while also cultivating relationships and experiences. This event is so much more than a podcast conference, but instead an experience that you can only describe as electric. We can’t wait to bring you our first in-person podcast festival, which will be a family reunion mixed with a meeting of the minds.
June Podcast Events in 2022
- PodStock 2022
- Date: June 11, 2022, 12pm-6pm
- Cost: TBA
- Location: Masonic Temple, Trenton, NJ
PodStock™ is an initiative from the NPC Podcast Network and is made possible by its parent company, New Pod City. At the event, you’ll hear from seasoned professionals in the podcast industry, interact with other podcasters, get familiar with equipment from podcast gear manufacturers and other company services as well as be able to enjoy a day that is programmed both for experienced and beginner podcasters. Later, join us for the PodStock™ after party. We promise you an experience you will not forget!
The Women’s Podcast Festival
- The Women’s Podcast Festival
- Date: Saturday, 18 June 2022
- Cost: £33.33- £250.00
- Location: King’s Place, 90 York Way, London
Content is Queen presents The Women’s Podcast Festival, a one-day event that unites the global community of female innovators and leaders in podcasting, audio and radio. Join us in an intersectional, inclusive and inviting space where you can connect with our incredible line-up of speakers, and attend workshops and classes that are tailored to help you create and grow your podcast. The Women’s Podcast Festival includes live podcast shows, networking and socials that celebrate the best in women’s podcasting.
August Podcast Events in 2022
Podcast Movement 2022
- Podcast Movement 2022
- Date: Tuesday August 23 9.00am to August 26 5.00pm CDT
- Cost: $199-$499
- Location: Dallas, TX, USA
For the past 8 years, the goal of Podcast Movement has been to bring together and educate active and aspiring podcasters, and industry professionals, to grow the podcast community and industry as a whole. In 2022, we’re excited to once again have the chance to do that twice, as we welcome thousands from around the world to the world’s largest gatherings of podcasters.
Podcast Events in 2022 And Beyond
As promoters inform us that they’ve added or changed events, we’ll update this page. You might also want to bookmark pod.events (run by the excellent Podnews email newsletter) which gives you a comprehensive rundown of everything that’s happening in the next few months.
If you’re promoting a future podcast event, let us know on social media, at @thepodcasthost, so we can include it here.
Learn With Us
We continually educate ourselves about what’s going on in the world of podcasting, so we can share it with you. Much of the content you’d find at any of these podcast events is available to you through The Podcast Host Academy. The best part is that the courses are available for you to use at your own pace, on your own schedule. Plus, in our Weekly Live Q & As we can answer any questions you have. Won’t you join us?