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Podcast Events in 2019 | A Handy Guide

Podcasting has come into its own as an industry, and with that comes a wide array of events. Podcast events are now held all over the world, with different foci depending on the event. We've collected a list of all of the podcast events in 2019 for easy reference.

The events listed below have all published their dates. Be sure to keep an eye on the “To be Announced” section to keep an eye on what's yet to come in 2019.


PodUK poduk podcast events 2019

  • Date: February 2nd
  • Cost of admission: £0 – £20
  • Location: Millennium Point in Birmingham, England
  • Featured Guests: Wooden Overcoats, The NoSleep Podcast, We Fix Space Junk, The Orphans, Hostile Worlds (that's us!), A Scottish Podcast, Middle Below, MADIVA, and more

“PodUK is a one-day celebration of UK Podcasting, with Panels, Q&A's, Recordings and Workshops ranging from podcast creation to fandom culture! We aren’t particularly interested in the corporate side of podcasting; PodUK is all about establishing a light-hearted, geek-centric environment for podcasting and podcaster fans.”

Podfest Multimedia Expo

  • Dates: February 7th – 9th
  • Cost of admission: $297 – $1500 US
  • Location: Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Featured Guests: John Lee Dumas, Robyn Sayles, Jordan Harbinger, Rob Walch, Jaime Legagneur, Kenn Blanchard, Glenn the Geek, and more

“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. We’re proud to unite as many people as possible to learn, get inspired, and grow better together.”

Listen Up Portland

  • Dates: February 14th – 17th
  • Cost of admission: $10 – $199
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Featured Guests: Spirits, Food 4 Thot, Bullseye, HORSE, Potterless, Yo, Is This Racist?

“Listen Up Festival brings you internationally known podcasters doing live shows on everything from true crime, beer, cannabis, food, sports, business, culture and more from iconic Portland locations around the city.”

Adelaide podcast festival 2019 Adelaide Podcast Festival

  • Date: February 21st
  • Cost of admission: $25.00 AUS
  • Location: The Elephant – British Pub in Adelaide, Australia

“Love podcasts? Well you're in luck, because the Adelaide Podcast Festival is back! Auscast presents the #AdlPodFest featuring a range of shows from different genres. Now in its third year, this event is like speed-dating for podcasting. You will get to sample some of the most popular pods from around SA and beyond LIVE in a relaxed pub atmosphere.”


RAIN Podcast Business Summit

  • Date: March 5th
  • Cost of admission: $299 – $450 US
  • Location: New World Stages in New York, New York, United States
  • Featured Guests: Zach Reneau-Wedeen, Jarl Mohn, Gina Garrubo, Conal Byrne, James Cridland, Joe Bihlmier

“Join us as we explore all that is new and evolving in the podcast business space into 2019! Expert insights from audio innovators, researchers, agency leads, podcast experts, and executive-level marketers sharing invaluable perspectives and insights on the dynamic online audio podcast business space.”



  • Date: May 31st – June 2nd
  • Cost of admission: $49 – $449
  • Location: The Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • Featured Guests: Girl in Space, Oh No Ross and Carrie, Nancy, Mission to Zyxx, The Bright Sessions, The JV Club, and more

“PodX brings together your favorite networks, podcasters, and podcasts, from true crime and politics to pop culture and storytelling, all in one incredible weekend. Explore the world of podcasts, experience panel discussions and live shows, learn from experts, and expand your knowledge of the evolving art of podcasting, all at PodX.”

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Audiocraft Podcast Festival

  • Date: June 1st
  • Cost of admission: To be announced
  • Location: The Australian Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney, Australia
  • Featured Guests: To be announced

“Australia’s leading podcast festival is happening again! Held in Sydney over the first weekend of June, Audiocraft Podcast Festival connects audio makers with industry heroes and potential collaborators, and explores new ways of thinking in the podcast space.”


Podcast Movement

  • Date: August 13th – 16th
  • Cost of admission: $244 – $494 US
  • Location: Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Featured Guests: To be announced

“Podcast Movement 2019 is an annual conference for podcasters and the podcast industry. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re an industry veteran, we’ve got over 100 sessions and events designed just for you.”


Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference

  • Date: September 6th – 7th
  • Cost of admission: $145 – $345 US
  • Location: Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
  • Featured Guests: To be announced

“Mid-Atlantic Podcast started (December 2014) as a Facebook group for podcasters who live in the Mid-Atlantic States (North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Connecticut). The idea was to bring podcasters together for meet ups, Google Hangouts and eventually grow into conferences. After seeing the interest to have a podcast (exclusive) conference in the northeast, Joe Pardo jumped on the opportunity to make it happen.”

international podcast day International Podcast Day

  • Date: September 30th
  • Cost of admission: Free
  • Location: Remote attendance only
  • Featured Guests: To be announced

“International Podcast Day™ is September 30th and is an international celebration of the power of podcasts! The celebration is a great opportunity to connect with fellow podcasters, podcast listeners, podcast enthusiasts, and leaders in the podcasting industry. Help spread the word by telling your friends, sharing the celebration on your podcasts and social media feeds, and using #InternationalPodcastDay. There are several ways to get involved and plenty to benefit from by taking part in International Podcast Day. See our suggestions below. But first, we must all ‘Start The Conversation' and share the power of podcasts!”


Third Coast International Audio Festival

  • Date: October 4th – 6th
  • Cost of admission: $435 – $495 US
  • Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Featured Guests: To be announced

“The Third Coast Conference convenes in the Chicago area for three days each fall. Radio producers, podcasters, journalists, documentarians, audio artists, and students come together, listen to each other’s work, share ideas and expertise, and make priceless connections with future colleagues and new friends. Sessions and discussions cover the art and craft of audio storytelling, and all include plenty of listening.”

Austin Film Festival

  • Date: October 24th – 31st
  • Cost of admission: $125 – $595 US
  • Location: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Featured Guests: To be announced

“We’re thrilled for the return of the Fiction Podcast Script Competition, which leverages our legacy of championing storytelling to launch writers into the emerging world of podcasts. We look forward to connecting audiences with incredible new stories, as well as connecting writers with a medium that offers incredible access to audiences and limitless opportunities to launch new stories.”


We Are Podcast

  • Date: November 7th – 9th
  • Cost of admission: To be announced
  • Location: To be announced

“We Are Podcast is a conference that focuses primarily on small business owners who want to create or sustain a podcast. We focus on the commercial intent, the return on investment for the business owner — and we marry those things with each person’s unique and creative qualities.”

Pods Up North

  • Date: November 23
  • Cost of Admission: £50 – £75.95
  • Location: Manchester, UK

“Sponsored by Spotify, it brings together the talented and diverse podcast community for a day packed-full of panel discussions, workshops and talks with top speakers from across the audio world.” Learn from podcasting luminaries such as Jonathan Wall of BBC Sounds, Kieran McKeefery of Rebel Base media et al, our own Colin Gray, and many more.

London Podcast Festival Presents… Audio Drama

  • Date: November 30th
  • Cost of Admission: 9.50 for one GA ticket to one live performance. Discounts apply when you buy tickets to more shows. 
  • Location: King's Place, London, UK

“London Podcast Festival presents Audio Drama, our new one-day festival dedicated to the UK’s finest fiction podcasts. Independent creators from all walks of life are untethering the art form from the airwaves and putting hours and hours of new stories in our pockets. The London Podcast Festival is proud to showcase this breathtaking artistic movement in its inaugural audio drama event.”


How To Record Your Podcast

  • Date: December 16
  • Cost of admission: Free
  • Location: Coney Island Library, NYC, US

Learn about podcasting and inexpensive equipment options to get you started. 

Maker Mingle- D.C.'s Audio Happy Hour

  • Date: December 19
  • Cost of admission: Free
  • Location: Podcast Garage D.C, Washington, DC, US

Join us for a monthly Maker Mingle at the Podcast Garage. Meet other people interested in audio, get advice, and learn about the vibrant podcasting community here in D.C. By PRX Podcast Garage. 

Have We Missed Anything?

If there's a podcasting event you know of that isn't mentioned here, then let us know about it in the comments section below. We'll get it added in as soon as we can.

And if you've yet to start your own show, but want to have one up and running before attending your first event, then check out our step-by-step guide to launching a podcast. You'll find everything you need in there to get going!


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Written by:

Lindsay Harris Friel

November 22nd 2019