1st round of PM21 Speakers Announced 🎤 Plus Scholarship Applications are Open 💸

Summer is almost here! We are excited to announce that scholarship applications are NOW OPEN for Podcast Movement 2021 in Nashville, TN on August 3-6.

We encourage you to check out the guidelines if finances limit your ability (or desire) to attend the event live or virtually, and also to share the opportunity with those who you think might be great fits!

We're also extremely excited to announce the first round of speakers who will be taking the stage this August in Nashville, as well as their session topics.

And how would a newsletter be complete without some exciting community updates? Let's get right to it all!

PM21 Speaker Announcements

Podcast Movement 2021 will feature over 300 speakers presenting across over 150 breakout sessions, panel discussions, workshops, and keynote talks. We are pleased to announce the following as our first announced speakers and sessions for Podcast Movement 2021:
Tiffany Ashitey with Acast presents Turning a Home-grown Show Into a Home-grown Network.

Julie Broad with Book Launchers presents Self-Publish and Succeed: Writing a Brand and Business Building Book.

Alban Brooke with Buzzsprout presents Podcast Artwork: Create Artwork That Will Stand Out in Apple Podcasts and Long-Distance Podcasting: How to Get the Best Audio Quality for Remote Interviews.

Clark Buckner with Relationary Marketing presents Download Numbers Don't Tell the Full Story (And other truths about branded podcasts).

George Bundy with BRS Media, Inc and Lisa Osborn with lisaosborn.com present How to Turn your Profession or Passion into a Podcast Successfully.

Chris Colbert with DCP Entertainment presents Podcast Veterans Share War Stories, Tips for Success.

Adell Coleman with DCP Entertainment presents Mommy's In Podcasting. It Still Takes a Village.

Darrell Darnell with Pro Podcast Solutions presents Systems for Podcast Editors: 3 Must-Have Pillars to Scale your Podcast Editing Business.

Zachary Davis with Himalaya presents Learning to Be Inspired: Why Educational Podcasts Are More Self-Help Than a College Classroom.

Fred Dews with Brookings Institute and Kay Summers with Big World / American University School of International Service present A Bear Hug or a Vise-Grip? Podcasting From Inside an Organization.

Alexandra di Palma with Domino Sound presents Turning a Home-grown Show Into a Home-grown Network.

Kevin Flynn with Partners in Crime Media presents Tuned In to Tuning In – TV Companion Podcasting.

Clara Harris with Swamp Witch Studio presents Vocal Rx: Practical Tips for a Healthy & Dynamic Voice, Bootstrapping Better Audio: Improve Your Sound for No-to-Low Cost, Creatively Blueprint Your Podcast’s Future.

Zaiba Hasan and Uzma Jafri with Mommying While Muslim present In Our Lanes: Aren’t We All Advocates?

Niklas Hildebrand with Audry presents How To Leverage Collaborations To Grow Your Podcast.

Rob Kirkpatrick with Focus on the Family presents What Makes a Podcast Sticky?

Isabel Knight with I'm the Villain presents Using Microphones to Shatter the Bamboo Ceiling: How Hearing Asian Voices Can Flip the Narrative Around Being Asian.

Andrea López-Cruzado with Futuro Media, Maribel Quezada Smith with Diferente, and Jerome Socolovsky with NPR present Language Diversity: The Movement to Podcast in Spanish.

Monica Louie with Flourish to 7 Figures presents Amplify Your Audience: The Blueprint to Get Buyers with Targeted Facebook Ads.

Deborah Mannis-Gardner with DMG Clearances, Inc., Matt McGinley with This American Life / Serial, Jennifer Smith with Scripty / Rat Dance Party, and Scott Velasquez with Frisson present Music Supervision and Licensing for Podcasts – How Does It Help You?

Mike McVay with Benztown + McVay Media presents Storytelling as an Art.

Josh Miely with the National Association of Broadcasters presents The Science Behind Strong Interviews.

Caroline Mincks with Seen and Not Heard presents Funding that isn’t Fiction – Crowdfunding your Audio Drama and Making Macros.

Jay Nachlis with Coleman Insights presents Create A New Lane: Using Blue Ocean Strategy To Get Your Podcast Noticed.

A.R. Olivieri with arolivieri.com present Making Macros.

Douglas Reed with PodcastMusic.com presents Music in Podcasts – So What The Hell Is Going On Now?

Shane Salk with Carcerem / Shane Salk Productions presents Immersive Audio Fiction.

Latrice Sampson-Richards with Afros & Audio presents Why Building a Table is Worth the Labor.

Sarah Vorhees Wendel with Astonishing Legends presents Our Astonishing Process: How the AL Team Crafts an Episode from Start to Finish.

Fatima Zaidi with Quill Inc. presents How Can Brands Stand Out in a Crowded Podcast marketplace? 10 key Steps to Creating a Killer Brand for Your Podcast, and How to Create Diverse Programming in Podcasting?

We'll be announcing more speakers in this space each Wednesday between now and the event, make sure to keep up with all announced speakers here.

PM21 Scholarships

Podcast Movement is the largest and longest-running event for the podcast community. The event was created in 2014 so that the entire community, worldwide, would have the opportunity to come together each year as a place to call their own. We receive dozens of emails every year from new and aspiring podcasters who want to attend Podcast Movement but are not in a position financially to make it happen.

We subscribe to the mindset that we will always attempt to do for some, what we wish we could do for everyone. Each year we try our best to help those who are willing, able, and serious about attending Podcast Movement by working with them to make such an important event financially accessible.

What is it and what does it include?

It's important to note that this scholarship only applies to a Standard Plus Pass or Virtual Ticket for PM21 this August 3 – 6. The Standard Plus Pass does not include hotel or airfare, and the ticket is not transferable.

Who is eligible?

As a brand new or yet-to-launch podcaster who LOVES podcasting, you can be eligible for our scholarship. Having an active track record of being part of the Podcast Movement Facebook CommunityPodcast Movement University, or one of our Meetup Groups helps!

Who is not eligible?

The scholarships are for podcasters who have never attended a Podcast Movement event before, have not yet signed up for PM21, but are not in a position to attend the conference without financial assistance.

How can I apply?

Learn More and submit your application by Friday, June 18th at midnight. Podcast Movement will announce the recipients in our weekly newsletter on June 23rd as well as in our Facebook group.

Lock in the Best Prices Before They Increase Tomorrow

The World’s Largest Podcast Conference Returns(both in-person and virtually)!
Podcast Movement tickets are currently on sale!

We're hopeful that we can all get together again, at the end of next summer, as we've been doing almost every year since 2014…and we want you to be there at the lowest possible price.

This year, you'll have the option to attend in-person or virtually. And best of all, you can register your in-person ticket now and convert it to virtual attendance anytime leading up to the event in August.

And if the event cannot happen at all, everyone will be offered a full refund.
There's nothing to lose, and you've got the lowest registration cost possible to gain.



PM Community Updates!

Watch the latest sessions from Podcast Movement University, because it's free to join and you can watch recordings of all past live events for free!

How to Pick the Best Podcasts to be a Guest with Tom Schwab from Interview Valet

Turning Fans into Friends with Chris Vasquez from Aweber

Upcoming Training in Podcast Movement University (Free to Join):

We are excited about all of the upcoming live presentations, the regional meetup tour, and of course, Podcast Movement this August 3 – 6 in Nashville. Thanks for making PM the biggest and best podcast community in the world!

Team Podcast Movement

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― James Hudson Taylor

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