This is a weekly newsletter for Podcast Movement event and community updates.
We're in the single digits now… That single digit being one!
Evolutions starts TOMORROW and in this week's newsletter, we're covering just some of the can't-miss sessions, parties, and networking opportunities. If you're unable to join us in-person, join us virtually by signing up to receive all the on-demand session videos soon after the event concludes. 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.
PM EVENT NEWS
We've got an amazing lineup of keynotes from some of the biggest names in the industry. Check out the full list:
Keynote Talk w/ Shima Oliaee
Wednesday, March 8 at 4:00 PM
Shima Oliaee, the creator of the award-winning Dolly Parton's America, as well as The Ambie's Podcast of the Year nominee Pink Card, is taking the main stage at Evolutions. March 8 is International Women's Day, and on that day we're excited to feature a producer who has used her podcasts to shine a light on brave, strong women from across the globe.
Keynote Panel w/ All-Star Podcasters & Professionals
Wednesday, March 8 at 4:30 PM
A panel of media creators that features moderator Sarah Burke (EIC of Conde Nast's THEM) and panelists Lance Bass, Bridget Todd, Carmen Llorens, and Dr. Jonathan Higgens, to discuss their approaches to creating podcasts for a new generation of LGBTQ+ audiences, and to announce an all-new project that they're all a part of.
Keynote Presentation w/ James Cridland: The Podcast Report Card
Thursday, March 9 at 4:00 PM
One of the top sessions last year was James Cridland, Editor of Podnews.net, revealing his Podnews Report Card on the podcast industry. It was so well received, in fact, that we're bringing James back to do it again! Report Card Day was always a scary one growing up. Should podcasting be scared of what its grades will be? We'll find out for sure at Evolutions!
Keynote Conversation w/ Stephen A. Smith
Thursday, March 9 at 4:30 PM
Stephen A. Smith, the outspoken television personality and host of Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith from Audacy’s Cadence13, will be joining us as a keynote speaker in Las Vegas. Smith rose from a reporter on high school sports at the New York Daily News and a college and NBA beat reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer to become the face of ESPN and its most important on-air personality. Smith will be joined on stage by audio industry veteran Mike McVay.
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 Las Vegas will be great!
Early Check-In & Badge Pickup Event – presented by Magellan
Tomorrow (March 7) at 3:00 pm in the Pavillion 2/3
Beat the rush and pick up your badge early thanks to our friends at Magellan.
The Ambies: Awards for Audio Excellence
Tomorrow (March 7) at 6:00 pm in The International Theater
After you pick up your badge, but before you hit the town, you're invited to be a part of the premier awards show in the podcast industry! Evolutions Attendees can RSVP HERE to save their spot to sit in the audience as The Podcast Academy honors the best in podcasting. You must be a registered Evolutions attendee, and must RSVP to attend!
Speaker & Sponsor Reception – presented by Libsyn
Wednesday, March 8 at 5:00 pm in Pavillion 11
With the help of our friends at Libsyn, we thank the speakers and sponsors for making Evolutions possible. Enjoy drink tickets on Libsyn, plus a great time with your fellow Evolutions delegates!
iHeart Party – Our Biggest Party of the Year
Wednesday, March 8 at 8:00 pm at Drai's Nightclub (inside the Cromwell Hotel)
Come celebrate Podcast Movement with iHeartPodcasts on Wednesday, March 8th at Drai’s Nightclub from 8-11p. Passed apps and an open bar will be provided with music by iHeart’s DJ Yo Yolie.
Both Westgate Hotel and Drai's Nightclub are on the Las Vegas Monorail! This is our recommended form of transportation for this party. LEARN MORE
THIS IS A 21+ EVENT, AND ALL ENTRANTS MUST PRESENT VALID STATE ID OR PASSPORT FOR ENTRY
BADGES ARE REQUIRED – NO ENTRY FOR NON-CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
Simplecast Creator Connect Party
Thursday, March 9 at 8:00 pm at Peyote Las Vegas
On the last night of the conference, before everyone hits the streets of Vegas, Simplecast will host its signature Creator Connect party with a live DJ, open bar, passed apps, a photo booth, and more! Take a load off and enjoy the good vibes with fellow creators!
Simplecast is providing transportation via bus between Westgate and the party. Pick-up will be at the Westgate Hotel’s Shuttle Bus area every 30 minutes between 8pm and 11pm. VIEW BUS MAP
BADGES ARE REQUIRED – NO ENTRY FOR NON-CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
and don't miss our community networking meetups that take place throughout the entire event on-site!
Sign Up for the Virtual Ticket if You Can't Make it to Vegas
Bummed out that you can't join us in Vegas? Well, the next best thing is getting to enjoy all the education from the event, on-demand! We're recording all the sessions in high-quality video and will be making it available within a few weeks of the event for you to watch on your schedule, at your pace!
Evolutions 2023 Code of Conduct
We can't wait to celebrate podcasting next week with everyone in Las Vegas, and we're looking forward to doing it in a way that is welcoming and safe for all in attendance.
Please review our event Code of Conduct prior to joining us, as well as ways to let our team know if you witness any violations to the code.
Evolutions 2023 starts TOMORROW! Register for In-Person or Virtual
Join podcasters and industry professionals from around the world TOMORROW for Evolutions 2023! Use code LASTCALL for $100 off per pass!
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 PM23
We are now accepting applications to speak at this year’s Podcast Movement on August 21-24 in Denver, Colorado!
You will be asked to submit a working title and description of your proposed session or panel, as well as information about yourself and your podcasting experience.
Keep in mind that last year we had over 700 submissions, and expect more this year. Applications close on March 17, so get to brainstorming and apply now!
We are looking forward to seeing everyone 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