📈 Industry Connect at PM24, Event Scholarship Program, and more!

Happy Thursday, PM Family!

We’re back, with less than two months until the most important event in podcasting: Podcast Movement 2024!

This week we announce our Scholarship program, introduce Industry Connect, new announcements of speakers taking the stage, and more.

Let’s go!


Introducing: Industry Connect

We’re excited to debut the all-new Industry Connect in just a few short months at Podcast Movement. This dynamic zone within Podcast Movement Central is designed to connect professionals within the podcast industry to each other, as well as to those eager to network and collaborate with them. Industry Connect offers a blend of educational sessions, open networking opportunities, and dedicated partner meeting spaces, creating an environment for meaningful interactions and a dedicated place to conduct business.

Whatever your role is in podcasting, if you’re at the event for business, Industry Connect provides opportunities to make new, and deepen existing connections. Join us in August and take advantage of this opportunity to connect, collaborate, and thrive.

Interested in reserving a private meeting spot inside Industry Connect? Email Kristy Scott from the PM team to learn more!

Apply for a PM24 Scholarship and a Complimentary Pass to Podcast Movement

We are excited to announce that scholarship applications are now open for Podcast Movement this August! This is your opportunity to join industry leaders, innovators, and experts in a vibrant setting where you can enhance your skills and connect with fellow podcasters.

This scholarship is designed for those who are new to podcasting, have never attended a Podcast Movement event, and would not be able to attend without this support.

Every summer since 2014, Podcast Movement has gathered thousands of passionate podcasters and industry professionals from around the world under one roof to learn, grow professionally, and most importantly evolve and improve the podcast community.


Announcing our second round of PM24 Speakers & Panelists!

For over a decade, Podcast Movement has been honored to feature speakers from all over the podcast ecosystem on our stages across the country. In 2024, this continues, as we have the honor of welcoming podcasters and professionals from throughout the industry to educate, entertain, and inspire.

We received hundreds of submissions to our open call-for-speakers, and this is the second round of speakers who we’re excited to be able to finally reveal!

  • Adam Lewis Walker,Founder of Amplify Your Mission
  • Ainsley Rossitto, Senior Director, Podcast Marketing at Paramount
  • Andrea Marquez, Senior Story Producer and Host of This is Small Business
  • Anika Jackson, Host/Producer/Professor at Your Brand Amplified/ Mediascape
  • Anu Bhardwaj, Founder & CEO of SHEQONOMI
  • Ben Mathis, Chief Content Officer at Airwave
  • Bob Safian of WaitWhat/Rapid Response
  • Brandon Schexnayder, Founder and Podcaster at Southern Gothic Media
  • Brée Nachelle, Media Relations Manager at Afros & Audio
  • Brian Cottington, Video Producer & Editor at Libsyn
  • Bryan Barletta of Sounds Profitable
  • Cassie Tucker of Marketing Happy Hour
  • Corey Gumbs, Founder and CEO of Black Podcasters Association
  • Dan Granger, CEO & Founder of Oxford Road
  • Dominic Lawson, Director of Podcasts at Owls Education Company
  • Donald Kelly of The Sales Evangelist
  • Emily Shaw, Podcast Executive Producer & Audio Artist at Emily Shaw Creates LLC
  • Erica Spitzley of Marketing Happy Hour
  • Faybeo'n Mickens of Tink Media
  • Gabrielle Montana, Product Manager at Triton Digital
  • Gordon Firemark, The Podcast Lawyer™ at Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark
  • Ilana Dunn, Founder and Podcast Host of Seeing Other People
  • Jazmine (JT) Green, Founder & Executive Producer at Molten Heart
  • Jennifer Longworth, Professional Podcast Editor at Bourbon Barrel Podcasting
  • Jeremy Enns, Founder of Podcast Marketing Academy
  • Jessica Lee, Director of Sales & Development at Podcast Nation
  • John Kiernan, Director of Content and Partnerships at Podbean
  • Kevin Chemidlin of Grow The Show
  • Leital Molad of WaitWhat
  • Lindsay Patterson, CEO of Tumble Media
  • Lou Mongello of WDW Radio
  • Michael Moeri, VP of Partner Relations at Airwave
  • Neal Lucey, EVP, Strategy & Product at Oxford Road
  • Norma Jean Belenky, Head of Events at Podbean
  • Odile Beniflah, Head of US at Ausha
  • Paul Riismandel, Chief Insights Officer at Signal Hill Insights
  • Randy Wilburn, Chief Encourager at I am Northwest Arkansas
  • Sean Howard, CEO of Flightpath
  • Seth Silvers, CEO and Lead Strategist of Story On Media
  • Shannon Cason, Storyteller at Homemade Stories
  • Shreya Sharma, Marketing Strategist and Content Specialist at Tink Media
  • Stephen Perlstein, Head of Podcasts at Viral Nation
  • Talib Jasir, Founder and CEO of Afros & Audio
  • Tamara Zubatiy, CEO of Barometer
  • Trevr Smithlin, Head of Podcast Partnerships and Chief Innovation Officer at Libsyn

Stay Where the Action is!

We’re excited for Podcast Movement to take place this year at one of our favorite venues ever: Gaylord National in National Harbor. The hotel features an amazing atrium, fun restaurants and bars, plus unbeatable views of the harbor.

And National Harbor itself is one of the most walkable places to ever host Podcast Movement, with over 40 restaurants, shopping outlets, water activities, and more, just steps away from the hotel.

But don’t delay, our hotel rooms always sell out, and we’ve negotiated special rates. Book your room today.

The Podcast Movement summer is just getting started, and we can’t wait to share more big PM24 updates! Until next time…

Team Podcast Movement


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