There are a bunch of great podcasting events in 2023. Here, you’ll find something to suit every podcaster, every topic, and every budget.
Podcast events are a great way to learn about podcasting technology and content creation ideas. It’s a networking opportunity for independent podcasters, whether at in-person events or virtual events. As the podcast industry grows, larger corporations are taking notice. This means that podcast events can range from a day of webinars to a multi-day conference taking over huge convention centers 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. On top of that, nothing beats getting together in person with folks who share your passion and enthusiasm for the podcasting medium.
As event coordinators update their events, we’ll update this page. For now, here’s The Podcast Host’s Guide to Podcast Events in 2023.
January Podcast Events in 2023
Hot Docs Festival
- Hot Docs Festival
- Dates: TBD, 2023
- Cost: TBA
- 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.
PodFest Expo 2023
- Podfest Expo 2023
- Date: Jan 26-29, 2023
- Cost: Early Bird Rate, $99-$279
- Location: Renaissance Orlando at Sea World 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. Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions about the event.
February Podcast Events in 2023
IndyPod Summit 2023
- The Podcast Host’s IndyPod Summit 2023
- Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023
- Cost: Free
- Location: Online
The IndyPod Summit seeks to provide the best information for podcasters looking to grow and develop their podcasting skills, in a live environment, with a key focus on Independent Podcasters from around the world.
Our goal is to answer “what’s next in the podcasting industry?” and our trajectory to reach this answer involves our amazing and growing community. Through our research project IndyPod Census and collaborations with organisations in the podcasting space, we’ll bring you the latest news, advice, and predictions for independent podcasting in 2023. Join us!
On Air Fest
- On Air Fest
- Date: Thurs, Feb 23rd, 7pm- Sat, Feb 25, 2023
- Cost: $149-$511.00
- Location: Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
On Air Fest is the premier cultural event for audio creatives and inspired listeners. We bring together an expansive range of emerging and established voices to explore the creative possibilities of sound. On Air Fest carves a place for artists and storytellers who define this moment in audio. This year, our event will be hosted in multiple spaces in the Wythe Hotel. Set against the hotel’s sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, On Air Fest includes special programming, parties, and networking events, the presentation of our annual Audio Vanguard Award, and exclusive first access to The Podcast Experience.
March Podcasting Events in 2023
Podcast Movement: Evolutions
- Podcast Movement Evolutions 2023
- Dates: March 7-10. 2023
- Cost: $149-$199, discounts available if you sign up for their mailing list
- Location: Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Each year, Podcast Movement events bring together and educate thousands of podcasters and podcast industry professionals to grow their shows, the podcast community, and the podcast industry.
The topics at Evolutions all focus on the latest research, tools, technology, and cutting-edge information that podcasters and professionals need to stay at the top of their game.
Podcast Movement: Evolutions features educational and informative breakout sessions and panels spread across three distinct content tracks, enlightening and encouraging keynote talks, and podcasting’s best networking events and parties.
With over 10,000 podcasters joining us over the last eight years from over 35 different countries (and growing), we are excited to continue welcoming the podcast community to our events for years to come.
- Podcamp 2023
- Date: March 11, 2023
- Cost: Early Bird rate through 20 Feb: $15
- Location: McNeil Science and Technology Center, St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
PodCamp is a BarCamp-style UnConference dedicated to digital and social media, including podcasting, blogging, Search Engine Optimization and all facets of “new media.” As digital marketing and content creation have taken off, lots of conferences have come into being, but few are as community-centric as PodCamp. Our speakers are unpaid volunteers who mix with other attendees to exchange ideas for the benefit of everyone. You’ll always find someone at PodCamp who can help you with a new approach to solving a problem or a new idea to help you take your project to the next level. But that’s not all: you, as attendees, are expected to be active participants, not just passive observers. So if you have a question, ask it, or if you can help
answer a question, then jump right in! No matter whether you’re an industry veteran or new media “newbie,” you’ll find that PodCamp offers low-cost, high-quality, user-generated content in a welcoming, all-inclusive environment.
Radiodays Europe 2023
- Radiodays Europe
- Date: 26-28 March, 2023
- Cost: 499 EUR + 21% Czech VAT
- Location: Prague Congress Centre, 5. května 1640/65, 140 21 Praha 4-Nusle.
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. Since then, it’s 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.
- PodFest Global
- March 27-30, 2023
- Cost: $49-$299 (use code PODCASTERS and get complimentary access!)
- Location: Online
Simply stated, PODFEST GLOBAL is a 100% virtual extension of PODFEST MULTIMEDIA EXPO, one of the largest and tightest-knit communities of podcasters in the world! You can count on PODFEST GLOBAL to deliver the same quality content and unparalleled camaraderie that PODFEST has become famous for over the years. We pride ourselves on our ability to build community, and the online setting of PODFEST GLOBAL allows us to welcome even more podcasters and content creators into the PODFAMILY than ever before!
April Podcasting Events in 2023
Brussels Podcast Festival
- Brussels Podcast Festival
- Date: TBA
- Cost: TBA
- Location: Brussels, Belgium
The programming committee brings together podcast enthusiasts and professionals from the radio creation sector, journalism, and the cultural sector. For this new edition of the Brussels Podcast Festival, the organizing team will propose a competition to reward the best native French-speaking Belgian podcasts through several categories. (This event is in French)
NAB Show 2023
- NAB Show 2023
- Date: April 15-19
- Cost of Admission: $109-$1099
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The 2023 National Association of Broadcasters Centennial will be the pinnacle for all in the global broadcast, media, and entertainment industry; a portal to next-generation technology, a catalyst for best-in-breed products, a place to experience the power of possibility in people met and products discovered.
In an arc spanning the last century, NAB Show has been influential in evolving our industry. Sound to picture. Analog to digital. Static to immersive. But we’ve only just begun. The best part comes next. Because you’re in it. Together, we’ll keep innovating and redefining the future of what’s possible.
Birmingham Podcast Festival
- Birmingham Podcast Festival
- Date: 22nd April 2023, 10am-5pm
- Cost of admission: £5.00- £10.00
- Location: Birmingham City University, Curzon Building
Birmingham Podcast Festival 2023 embraces the power of podcasting that removes barriers to entry by hosting an INCLUSIVE audio space, to share top tips, skills and knowledge from a DIVERSE range of professionals; giving you a broadcast quality voice to share with the world. An amazing line-up of podcast experts and audio professionals from Spotify, the BBC and beyond, for one day of panel discussions and workshops.
- Date: April 29, 2023
- Cost of Admission: TBA. There is a student ticket program.
- Location: Trenton, NJ, USA
PodStock is a one-day conference focused on all things podcasting, with industry professionals and experts sharing their knowledge and experience. This year, New Pod City is thrilled to introduce the “PodStock Rocks” Workshop, a new addition to the conference specifically designed for high school students in Mercer County studying audio/visual courses. This workshop will provide students with the opportunity to learn from and interact with professionals in the industry, and get a taste of what it’s like to work in all facets of Audio/Visual careers including Podcasting.
May Podcasting Events in 2023
Hot Docs Podcast Festival
- Hot Docs Podcast Festival
- May 4 6:30pm to May 7 2:30pm EDT
- Cost: $107-$184
- Location: Old Toronto
The 30th anniversary Festival lineup will include the Hot Docs Podcast Festival Showcase—a tightly curated program of live presentations for the podcast-loving public, as well as industry panels and master classes for audio creators and non-fiction storytellers of all backgrounds and experience levels.
Dear Media IRL
- Dear Media IRL
- Date: May 6, 2023, 10am-6pm
- Cost: $85- $150
- Location: Distribution Hall, Austin, Texas
A day to be inspired, entertained, and learn something new with your favorite Dear Media hosts. Hear conversations around wellness, relationships, business, podcasting, content creation, and much more. Shop the Dear Media Marketplace full of goodies from our favorite brand partners and exclusive merch. End the day with drinks on us, and meet your new bestie. See you in Austin!
The Podcast Show 2023
- The Podcast Show 2023
- 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 is proud to present a week-long line up of live podcasts, bringing some of your favourite voices and shows to life in theatres across London.
June Podcast Events in 2023
She Podcasts LIVE! 2023
- She Podcasts LIVE! 2023
- Date: Rescheduled! June 19-22, 2023.
- Cost: Early bird tickets are $499 until May 31st
- Location: MGM National Harbor, Washington D.C
This conference is the largest in-person gathering of women podcasters, audio content creators, storytellers, and more. She Podcasts LIVE offers women and non-binary audio creators a chance to learn and experience the podcasting community in an environment created just for them. We focus the education, the social interaction, and even the aesthetic on these attendees, and it makes a big difference in how She Podcasts LIVE feels from other conferences. We’re proud of creating a conference where everyone feels safe to stand up during a session and ask questions without feeling judged. They appreciate content that helps them juggle podcasting, work and family life. They are excited to meet so many amazing people, and create solid and supportive relationships that help them to feel less alone in their podcasting journey.
August Podcast Events in 2023
Podcast Movement 2023
- Podcast Movement 2023
- Date: August 21-24 2023
- Cost: $199-$499
- Location: The Gaylord Rockies Resort in Denver, Colorado
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 2023, 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.
September Podcast Events in 2023
Blk Pod Festival ’23
- BlkFest Podival Black College Experience 2023
- Date: Sept 30- Oct 1 2023
- Cost: TBA
- Location: TBA
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 this podcast festival, which will be a family reunion mixed with a meeting of the minds.
October Podcast Events in 2023
Afros & Audio 2023
- Afros & Audio 2023
- Date: Oct 21-22, 2023
- Cost: Secure Your Spot, $50 (pre-paid credit)
- Location: Baltimore, MD
Afros & Audio is a community of Podcast Creatives and Professionals that come together annually for our Flagship event. Our primary mission is to shift the conversation beyond the issues of diversity, inclusion, limited resources, and industry barriers. As a collective of creatives and professionals, we are change agents for real strategies that will transform the current landscape of the Podcast Industry. Together we will design and maintain infrastructures of sustainable resources and consistent support.
Podcast Events in 2023 And Beyond
New podcast events are being planned and announced all the time, so this list will always be a work in progress.
We’ll update this page as promoters inform us that they’ve added or changed events. 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.