❤️ The Evolutions Community issue, and prices going up!

Happy Thursday, PM Family, and happy belated Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is all about spending time with the ones who are closest to you, so we figured what better way to keep that spirit going than to make today’s issue all about the Evolutions community activities taking place this March.

We also show our love for the Evolutions 2024 Scholarship Winners.

This week, we share the return of an annual podcast industry tradition to Evolutions, let you know how first-timers can join us for free, announce a new workshop, and more.

Let’s get into it!


Host a Community Meetup

Each year, Podcast Movement has always been the best place in the world to meet up with other podcasters and podcast industry professionals. This year at Evolutions 2024, we're continuing something we started last year with our official Community Meetups.

What's a Community Meetup, you ask? Community Meetups are hosted by event attendees, have a focused topic or area of interest, and will show up on the official event schedule so that other attendees can join up.

And all new for 2024, we’re debuting Meetup Night on Thursday, March 28. We’ll have dedicated rooms, hang-out space, music, and drinks to help make your meetups even better! Stay tuned for more.

Your hosted meetup can take place during Meetup Night or can be around the hotel bar or restaurant, and we’ve even got some dedicated zones throughout the Evolutions Expo.

Interested in learning more about hosting your own community meetup? Check it out below!

Introducing: Basecamp

If the idea of going to your first Podcast Movement event, or even returning for another one, is a bit overwhelming, we’ve all been there! Will you know anyone? How do you decide on a session? Where do you go if you’re looking for a lunch or dinner buddy?

If you’ve got any of those questions, you’re not alone! That’s where Basecamp comes in. A safe and welcoming place to get your Evolutions Experience started right, and a home base that you can return to any time you need.

Attendee Orientation & Welcome Event – Open to New & Veteran Attendees

On Tuesday, March 26, affectionately known as Kickoff Day, the first official activity is at 2pm, and it’s a special orientation and welcome event open to all registrants. You’ll have the opportunity to meet a few hundred fellow attendees, many of them there for the first time, and also hear from Evolutions veterans on how to make the most of your week with us.

There’s only one offering of this, so please make plans to be there.

Basecamp Tables

These tables will be on the Diamond (upper) level, along the wall with the booths and lounges, and will be marked with signage and table tents. We encourage you to head that way any time through the event, whether it’s looking for someone to grab a bite with, wanting to connect with an expert or veteran, and more. Consider it your “Basecamp” when you don’t know where to go!

Special Stickers

A Basecamp sticker on your badge will let everyone know you are a Basecamper. This will help Podcast Movement veterans better welcome Basecampers and ensure you experience the very best of Evolutions.

Evolutions is one of the best weeks of the year for podcasters, and we don’t want you to miss anything. So take advantage of the Basecamp offering this March!

Join Us for Evolutions this March and PM24 next August!

Podcast Movement Washington DC 2024 logo

Join podcasters and industry professionals from around the world for our two big events next year.

Evolutions is March 26-29 in Los Angeles, and Podcast Movement 2024 is August 19-22 in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the differences here.

Both events feature hundreds of educational sessions across curated tracks, an innovative expo hall showcasing the latest tools and technologies, and of course the best networking and parties in podcasting.


Please help us congratulate the scholarship winners!

We received nearly 100 scholarship applications from podcasters looking to attend their first-ever Podcast Movement event. While we could not select everyone, we’re so honored to have been able to grant a scholarship to the following recipients.

Amy Taylor of Advancing With Amy / Mental Health Warrior
Annie Ray of If We Had Known
Azucena Garcia of Páralisis Cerebral Respuestas (Cerebral Palsy Answers)
Chealsia Smedley of Created For
Cristina Castagnini of Behind The Bite
Erin Zimmerman is a Podcast Producer
James Dinkins of No Other Way
Jamie Egenti of Beyond The Game
Julie Marty-Pearson of The Story of My Pet
Kristen Marron of P is for Parent
Mahogany Bowens of The Black Girl Journey
Mary Kearney of Off the Grid Christian Ministries
Matty Mitchell of Drawn to Your Story
Nina Glazer of Fierce Inner Alchemy
Reina Harris of What It Means To Be A Servant
Russell Hanscom of Vital Veracity
Salenna Green of The Hot Girl’s Healing Podcast
Scott Vanko of Forward Creative
Sonshine Wiley of The Sonshine State
Terra Newell of The Survivor Squad
Ydaiber Orozco of Rekindle Your Light

Please help us in congratulating them, and make sure to say “hi” if you see them in Los Angeles!

Pre-Con Workshop at Evolutions (Additional Fee)

Our partners at Culture & Code are helping start the Evolutions Experience on the Evo24 kickoff day, with these optional add-on workshops for anyone looking to deep-dive into the world of Generative AI.

You’ll gain expertise in prompting, sound editing, voice-over, and more. Each 3-hour generative AI workshop (same content offered in AM & PM Sessions) will make creative work easier for newcomers, faster for professionals, and better for executives who must navigate a new landscape.

Led by John Gauntt, an expert in podcasting and AI, you'll receive hands-on training to enhance your storytelling and technical skills. NOTE: these workshops are offered for an additional fee. For full details, visit the Eventbrite links below:

AM session 10am-1pm

PM session 2pm-5pm

Let’s keep the momentum going next week! Don’t forget to save your spot to Evolutions before prices go up NEXT WEEK, and we’ll see you then!

Team Podcast Movement


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