Evolutions starts TOMORROW… and virtual sessions are live!

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We're in the single digits now… That single digit being one!

Evolutions starts TOMORROW and in this week's newsletter, we're covering all of the can't-miss sessions, parties, and networking opportunities. If you're unable to join us in-person, join us virtually instead. Either way, we can't wait to see you!

If you haven't already, download the official Evolutions app and start building out your calendar and connecting with fellow attendees, exhibitors, and speakers.



We've got an amazing lineup of keynotes from some of the biggest names in the industry. Check out the full list:

The Podnews Report Card: The Results
Thursday, March 24 at 8:30 am
Earlier this year, Podnews.net conducted a survey of podcast publishers and listeners to find out what they thought about some of the biggest podcast apps and platforms. In this keynote, Cridland will share the results.

Opening Keynote with Will Ferrell & Conal Byrne
Thursday, March 24 at 8:45 am
Will Ferrell joins Conal Byrne (CEO, Digital Audio Group at iHeartMedia) to discuss his experience hosting his own show, The Ron Burgundy Podcast, and growth of his Big Money Players podcast network.

Making Great Sh*t On Time, On Budget, On Point
Friday, March 25 at 8:30 am
The Spoke Media team joins the keynote stage to discuss how they've learned to create beautiful art from impossible constraints. This session will be valuable for all attendees, no matter where they are in their podcasting journey.

The Evolution of Storytelling, Craft, and Radiolab
Friday, March 25 at 9:00 am
Podcast Movement is thrilled to announce keynote speaker Latif Nasser, co-host of the beloved and critically acclaimed podcast and public radio program Radiolab, this year celebrating its 20th anniversary. Nasser also hosted the show’s duPont-Columbia award-winning serialized mini-series, The Other Latif, as well as the Netflix docuseries “Connected.”

Parties & Networking Events

While folks first decide to come to Podcast Movement for the amazing sessions and panels, many say their favorite parts are the networking and parties (and of course the food and drinks)!

This year's social lineup in Los Angeles can't be beat:

Early Check In & Badge Pickup Event – presented by Magellan
Tomorrow at 3:00 pm in the Platinum Foyer
Beat the rush and pick up your badge early thanks to our friends at Magellan. Be one of the first 200 to pick up your badge to claim your free drink ticket for use at the hotel bar!

Evolutions Kickoff Party – presented by Acast
Tomorrow at 6:00 pm at Tom's Watch Bar
Join Acast and the rest of the PM family for an open bar, custom podcast-themed cocktails, passed appetizers, and more.

iHeartRadio Party – Our Biggest Party of the Year
Thursday at 8:00 pm at the GRAMMY Museum Rooftop Terrace
iHeart throws the biggest parties at Podcast Movement, and this one will surely rank amongst the best. Everyone is invited for an open bar, passed appetizers, and live music, including a DJ set by Paris Hilton!

Grab and Grow Breakfast Snacks with Produce Your Podcast and Blubrry
Friday at 9:30 am in the Gold 1 Ballroom
Join the Produce Your Podcast and Blubrry teams for a “Grab & Grow” Breakfast. You’ll get fueled up while they plant seeds for your future audience growth and receive a special VIP invite for a future virtual networking event to keep the momentum.

Afternoon Party presented by Glassbox
Friday at 4:30 pm in the Gold 1 Ballroom
After the last sessions of the day, get the weekend going right with a drink and music courtesy of Glassbox Media. Live music provided by DJ Hunny Bee!

Friday Night Party presented by Simplecast
Friday at 7:30 pm at Tom's Watch Bar
Before you hit the town, stop by the Simplecast Creator Connection for an open bar, passed apps, live chain-stitching for your merch, a photobooth, and more – plus exciting new features from Simplecast! (But mostly good vibes with fellow creators.)

Virtual attendance

Evolutions takes place across five live virtual stages, featuring nearly 100 workshops, breakout sessions, panels, and keynote talks from some of the most successful names, brightest minds, and biggest brands in our industry.
Choose your track and get access to every session on those tracks LIVE, and then enjoy them on-demand a few weeks after the conclusion of the event. It's the best way to get the in-person experience from anywhere in the world.

Plus, as a special treat, the Virtual-Only portion of the event is now live, featuring some amazing sessions and speakers:

3 Ways Course Creators Leverage Podcasting w/ Manja Horner of Boost Learning Design

5 Steps to Trigger the Algorithm w/ Adam Adams of Grow Your Show

B2B Podcasting (Content Marketing 2.0) w/ Scott Clary and Kap Chatfield of Success Story Podcast

Behind the Paywall: How Successful Podcasters Are Making Money with Subscriptions w/ Jason Sew Hoy of Supercast

Behind the Scenes of 1865: The Audio Drama w/ Steven Walters of Airship

Beyond Promo Swaps: Find your fans through partnerships with apps, blogs, consumer products and more w/ Anna Van Valin of Van Valin Productions

Building Your Podcast Brand w/ Derrick Murphy of WhyNotSports and Flagrant 2

Creating 360 IP Around Audio w/ John Gauntt of Burner Face

Creative “Share First” Strategy Unlocks Guest's Secrets w/ Randy Brown

How Podcasters Can Connect with Audiences with Music w/ Niklas Brantber of Epidemic Sound

How to Create Great Work Fast Without Sacrificing w/ Laura Joyce Devis of Shelter in Place

How to Create Profitable Podcasts without Listeners, Sponsors, or Paid Ads w/ Toby Goodman of Podcast Network Solutions

How to Monetize a Small Audience w/ David Ehrlich of PODGO

Inclusion for Social Impact: How Podcasting Can Lead to Societal Change w/ Lori Adams-Brown of A World of Difference

Not Just Shooting the Sh#t: How to Become a Master Podcast Interviewer w/ Nicole Christina of Zestful Aging

Podcasting for GenZ – the Experience and Challenges of a Teen Podcaster w/ Kriti Sarav of WhyFI Matters

Podcasting for Social Impact / UN Sustainable Development Goals w/ Anupama Bhardwaj of Women Investing in Women DIGITAL

Podcasting in India: A Growing Industry with Untapped Potential w/ Deepti Ahuja and Snigdha Menda of HT Smartcast

Producing a Podcast Musical w/ Elle Brigida of Dollar Bean Productions
and Leigh Holmes Foster of The Flame

Start, Grow & Sell Your Show: The 7 Things My Buyer Was Looking For When I Sold My First Podcast w/ Anjel Hartwell of Wickedly Smart Women Podcasts

The Idiot's Guide to Advanced Podcast Branding w/ Brandon Birkmeyer of Brands On Brands Media

The LACK of Challenges of Creating a Video Podcast w/ Matt Peveto of Jackin Around with Jack Ingram

What All Podcasters Can Learn from Audio Drama w/ Hannah Wright of Inn Between

The official Swapcard platform is your one-stop shop for all on-demand and live sessions, calendar building, networking, and more! Start adding sessions to your calendars so you don't miss a thing.

Safety Policies at Evolutions

We know you might have questions about the safety precautions that will be in place in Los Angeles. We will be following all safety measures required of us by the State of California and LA County.

The venue requires all attendees to show proof of full vaccination prior to being admitted. Check-in staff will also accept a negative test result from a legitimate medical provider (at-home tests are not accepted). Antigen test results must be from within 24 hours of the start of the event, and PCR test results must be from within 48 hours of the start of the event.

Please visit this page for the full safety requirements and FAQs.

Join Us for Evolutions 2022 and PM 2022

Evolutions 2022 starts TOMORROW! Register for In-Person or Virtual

Join podcasters and industry professionals from around the world TOMORROW for Evolutions 2022! 

This event features hundreds of educational sessions spread across carefully curated tracks, an amazing expo hall to discover the latest podcasting tools and technologies, and of course the best networking events and parties in podcasting!


Take the Stage at PM22

Have you been thinking of leading your own session or panel at a PM event? Well, now's your chance! Speaker submissions are now open for Podcast Movement 2022 this August in Dallas, TX.

PM22 will feature panels and talks from the most prominent podcasters, networks, organizations, and industry professionals. There's no better place to share your insights and perspectives with thousands of podcasters from around the world.

There are several topic tracks to choose from, so make sure to submit your session on the track that is right for you. Submissions will be accepted until May.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in-person and virtually tomorrow. Safe travels to those coming in from out of town!

(Psst…if you haven't registered, there's still time.)

See you tomorrow,
The Podcast Movement Team

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