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Quick Note: PM23 Ticket Prices Go Up TONIGHT. LEARN MORE
Less Than a Month to Go!
It's Wednesday, and you know what that means: more exciting announcements for the biggest event in podcasting, Podcast Movement 2023!
The past few weeks have been dedicated to the on-stage content, and we've got some amazing new announcements below that relate to that. However, this week we're taking a step back to look at what else is happening in and around the event next month.
Let's do this, shall we?!
PM EVENT NEWS
The Events Around the Event at PM23
Of course, Podcast Movement is known for having the best educational sessions, panels, and talks in all of podcasting. But those new to PM might not realize how amazing the “everything else” is at the event! We have ways to fix this and that's by sharing a sneak peek with you below!
Unofficial Meetups (Host Your Own)
One of the coolest things about PM is the opportunity to “find your people.” Whether it's podcasters of a similar genre, similar experience level, or something else that you have in common, meetups are a great way to connect with each other.
This year, anyone can host their own meetups during PM, and you can submit to be listed on the event website here!
There's no alternative to starting your day on a high note, and thanks to our friends at the CNN Collection, PM23 attendees can do just that with our instructor-led morning yoga! Join us each morning for yoga that is welcoming to all experience levels.
We get it, four full days of learning, networking, and partying can be overwhelming for anyone! So for the first time, we're introducing the PM Relaxation Zone, located in the middle of the action of the expo hall. Take this chance to shut out the noise, lights, or both!
If your idea of stepping away involves joysticks, pinballs, or maybe event racing, then the Game Zone is what you need. Located just steps from the expo, you'll have the opportunity to jump into a variety of arcade-style games to help hit the “reset button” for the rest of the event!
If you're a longtime PM attendee, you know one of the most popular activations every year is when we partner with a local animal shelter or adoption group for our Puppy Play, and we're excited to have it returning in 2023. We're partnering with MaxFund in Denver to bring playtime with the puppies each afternoon on the expo floor!
One of our most exciting new activities at Podcast Movement this year is the debut of the Braindate Lounge. If you're not familiar, Braindating is a combination of education and networking, which allows attendees to either host their own Brain Dates, or join in with others to make the most of their time in Denver. Stay tuned for more information on how to take part in this exciting new activity!
PM23 Expo & Happy Hour
Podcast Movement is known for having the best expo in podcasting, and this year will be no different! From gear manufacturers to service providers to networks, most of the top companies in podcasting are at PM23.
And special for this year, you won't want to miss our Craft Beer Expo Happy Hour. Some of our top exhibitors will be pouring free beer on Wednesday afternoon, and you're invited to stop by for a sample of Colorado's top breweries.
Join Us for PM 2023 This Summer
Prices go up TONIGHT for PM23 this AUGUST IN DENVER, CO
If you're not yet signed up to join over 3,000 podcasters and professionals from around the world this summer, what are you waiting for? Grab your passes before prices GO TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT!
Podcast Movement 2023 features hundreds of educational sessions spread across carefully curated tracks, amazing expo halls to discover the latest podcasting tools and technologies, and of course the best networking events and parties in podcasting!
More Speakers taking the Stage!
In addition to the action above, we've got some amazing new speakers to announce in this week's update.
Remember, some of these sessions are brand new, while others have already been announced, in which case these are the newest participants in those sessions.
A View from the Top Eric Nuzum of Magnificent Noise w/ Paul Anderson of Workhouse Media
Boost Your Podcast: 10 Game-Changing Growth Tactics w/ Sarah François of Ausha
Bringing YouTube Into the Host-Read Era w/ Marty Michael of Gumball / Headgum
Challenges Women of Color Face Breaking Into the Podcasting Space w/ Joelle Smith and Tamika Campbell of iHeartPodcast
Deep Dive LIVE with Sounds Profitable and SoundStack w/ Justin Ruoff of SoundStack
Expanding the Audio Universe: The Evolution of Kids Podcasting w/ Liz Alesse of Disney / ABC
Frequency Capping & the New DAI w/ Courtney O'Connor of Veritone One, Miranda Romano of Oxford Road, and Peter Birsinger of Podscribe
From Concept to Cult Following: Lessons from Top Podcast Networks w/ Ainsley Rossitto of Paramount
How to Maintain Ownership and Creative Freedom in the Era of Monetization w/ Tom Werring of Patreon
How Top Niche Podcasts Are Growing Their Shows and Fostering Their Communities w/ Conrad Thompson of AdFreeShows, Eric Bischoff of 83 Weeks With Eric Bischoff, and Jeff Jarrett of My World with Jeff Jarrett
How Your Podcast Can Help Change Legislation w/ Erica Cobb of Comeback with Erica Cobb
Is Programmatic Taking Over Podcast Advertising? w/ Jared Lapin of iHeartMedia
Make ChatGPT Your Perfect Podcast Assistant w/ Maxime Piquette of Ausha
Narrowing your Niche: Carving Your Space in the Podcasting Landscape w/ Rob Greenlee of Spoken Life Media
Podcast to Broadcast w/ Gary Krantz of KMG Capital Markets and Gerard Edwards of Podcast Radio
Podcasting with AI w/ Natalie Rutgers of Deepgram and Paul Ehlinger of Flamel.ai
Podcasting’s SuperPower: Brand Integration w/ Angie More of Wondery
PSO: Rank #1 in Apple Podcasts Search Results w/ Maxime Piquette of Ausha
Real Talk: Growing Your Podcast Audience – What actually works (and what doesn't) w/ Amber Smith of iHeart
Shattering Ceilings: A Truth or Dare Session with Podcasting's Inspiring Women w/ Odile Beniflah of Ausha
The Branded Podcast Blueprint: Strategies for Building Authentic and Engaging Content w/ Amber Smith of iHeart and Stephanie Andrews of Quill
The Nuance of Narrative: Unraveling the Art of Storytelling with Successful Podcasters w/ Stephanie Andrews of Quill
The Podcasting Revolution: How Audio Is Changing the Way We Connect w/ Andy Kelly of Ruby from iHeart and Chris Oke of CBC Podcasts
The Power of a Multiplatform Pipeline in Podcast Production w/ Shana Krochmal of LAist Studios
We'll continue to share more participants as the event draws near, but check out the entire list of speakers announced so far!
To wrap things up, we wanted to remind everyone of our Community and Event Codes of Conduct. As the online community continues to grow and evolve, and our next big in-person event gets closer, it's never a bad time to make sure that we are all respectful of one another.
With that said, we hope your week is going great, and we can't wait to be back in your inbox soon!
The Podcast Movement Team