Keynote Speakers, Expert Talks, and more! It’s EVOLUTIONS!

Greetings PM Family,

We are excited to enter into a new decade with you, and are looking forward to reaching new heights with your podcasts and the industry overall.

This week we unveil the first group of keynote speakers for Evolutions, cover the Expert Talks on the Creator Track, and share the “What is Evolutions?” video to help explain what differentiates the new event in February from the Podcast Movement event in August.

We also have a special announcement coming next week!

Let's get busy!

PM Evolutions Keynote Speakers

Evolutions is first and foremost about educating and informing. Each day of the event will feature keynote sessions from some of the industry's biggest influencers and rising stars.

Evolutions is all about the changes in podcasting and how to make the most of those changes. And no company has embodied the theme of “evolution” in the media industry like iHeartMedia. Join iHeartMedia Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman, and President of the iHeartPodcast Network Conal Byrne, as they discuss the unique and exciting time we’re in for podcasting –- and what the future holds.

Evolutions will put the focus on people who are bucking the status quo and moving the industry into its next generation. Since Hernan Lopez stepped away from his role as President & CEO of Fox International to launch Wondery in 2016, he has grown it into the largest independent podcast publisher in the world. He credits much of this success to doing things differently than others, and we're excited for Hernan to take the stage this February.

Evolutions is about bringing light to change-makers and innovators. Lory Martinez is the founder of Studio Ochenta, a multilingual podcast studio dedicated to raising voices across cultures. Whether she's hosting Mija Podcast, available in 3 languages, or producing shows for others from her home base in Paris, France, Lory truly does things her way, and we cannot wait to learn from her at Evolutions!

Next week we'll have even more big keynote speaker announcements to share!

PM Evolutions Expert Talks
Speaker Announcements

PM will be introducing something new at Evolutions, and that's the Creator Track “Expert Talk” series. On February 13, the first full day of Evolutions, Creator Track attendees will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these amazing podcasters, as they share their podcasting expertise!

Amani Roberts from The Amani Experience Podcast  –  All DJs are Podcasters & All Podcasters are DJs

Cameron Poter & KarenLee Poter from Sex Talk with Mom – The Art of Getting Uncomfortable: Turning Life’s Challenges into a Podcast

Christina Barsi from Avant Haüs Media – How Your Podcast Stats Should Be Influencing Your Content

Erika Vieira from the YouTube Power Hour Podcast The Essential 3 Part Recipe to Creating a Loyal, Engaged, Die-hard Podcast Community … Even if You Don't Have a Huge Audience.

Heneka Watkis-Porter from The Entrepreneurial You Augment Your Personal Brand with a Podcast

John Piper from Behind The Dish & Advanced Cloud Communications – Turning your Passion into Podcasting

Julie Broad from Book Launchers – Leverage a Popular Podcast into a Bestselling Book

Laura Powers from Healing Powers Get Booked on TV and Other Media

Portia Scott from Wake Up and Show Up & Portia Scott Media Wake Up and Goal – It's Not Enough to Goal Set, It's Time to Execute

Scottye Moore from BS Network Wrestling with Social Media

Sergei Revzin & Vadim Revzin from The Mentors How To Monetize A Podcast Without A Big Audience

Tania Woods from The Inkfully Podcast Let Me Tell You a Story: The Power of Storytelling, What it is, Why it Works, and How to Captivate Your Audience Every Single Episode.

Tracy Goodwin from Captivate the Room Next Level Voice to Take Your Listener on a Journey, Build an Emotional Connection, Leave Them Desperate for Your Next Episode

You can check out this link to learn about the other sessions/speakers available to attendees!  


We will share the Expo Bonus Stage session announcements next week, and remember to learn about all the announced speakers HERE!

What is Podcast Movement Evolutions all about?This video explains the debut for the all-new concept event this February in LA: Evolutions!

February 2020 is the first-ever Podcast Movement Evolutions, and we want you to know all about it!

We Have an Important Announcement!

Podcast Movement is pleased to announce that the open speaker submission for PM20 this August in Dallas process will start next week! We encourage you to consider bringing your A-game if you plan to submit your ideas for a presentation. Last year, we had over 800 submissions!

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We trust that 2020 will bring a fresh start for many of you and business as usual for others. Regardless, we urge you to keep taking steps toward your goals and make the most of each day! 

A Belated Happy New Year,
Team PM

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