Major PM Virtual Keynote Announcement

Greetings PM Family,

We are delighted to share with you one of our biggest keynote speakers to date, across all Podcast Movement events! We also have several other awesome speaker and session additions to announce for PM Virtual. 

If that were not enough, we are proud to share with you that the PM Virtual Scholarship Program is now open for any community members seeking to attend the conference, but are not able to do so due to financial constraints.

Mark Cuban
PM Virtual Keynote Speaker

Inside and beyond the business world, Mark Cuban is someone who needs no introduction. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks has been an entrepreneurial titan for over 30 years. As a keynote speaker at Podcast Movement’s first virtual event, Cuban brings an expert perspective on the intersections of business, media, technology, audio, and social causes.

Mark Cuban got into audio in 1995, five years after selling his tech company for $6 million. He and long-time friend Todd Wagner wanted to listen to Indiana Hoosiers basketball out in Texas. Their solution was — streaming audio over the internet. In just four short years, (then Audionet) would be sold to Yahoo for $5.6 billion.

Many people know Mark from the ABC show Shark Tank. He first appeared as a “Shark” in 2011 and became the first ever to live Tweet a TV show. He’s been a star of the hit business show ever since and is an investor in an ever-growing portfolio of small businesses.

As co-founder of 2929 Entertainment, Mark served as executive producer of movies that have been nominated for 7 Academy Awards: Good Night, and Good Luck, and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.

Not a fan of unscrupulous business practices, Mark established Sharesleuth, a research and investigation website to uncover fraud in financial markets. He also endowed the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Dumbass Patents, an effort to fight patent trolls, and holds several tech patents himself.

We can't wait to welcome Mark Cuban to the keynote stage at PM Virtual, for a live conversation with Podcast Movement veteran speaker Erica Mandy, Founder and Host of The NewsWorthy.

His breadth of accomplishments have led to a better, smarter media ecosystem. He sees the big picture — and plays the long game. The podcasting world is facing massive growth, and Mark Cuban is one of the expert voices of the moment.

October 19-29, 2020

Featuring over 100 VIRTUAL breakout sessions, panel discussions, and keynote talks to choose from, given by some of the biggest names in podcasting.

  • Four full days of live sessions spread across 5 virtual stages. You pick the sessions that matter most to you each day!
  • Unique and fun networking events and parties that will make you forget we're spread across the world!
  • Add-On workshops and extra education that will allow you even more freedom to choose your own adventure, all two weeks long!
  • PLUS special networking hours and events for international attendees!

Prices go up next week!

Podcast Movement Virtual

Speaker Announcements Round 4

Carl Scott with ThePlayers' Tribune – Getting Found: How Audio SEO Can Triple Your Audience

Clint Schaff with LA Times – Key Podcasts Partnerships That Drive Profit

Carolyn Bergier from Dyking Out – Monetizing with Live (and Virtual) Events

Gordon Firemark from The Podcast Lawyer – Accessibility – Are Your Podcasts ADA Compliant?

Maurice Smith from Category Is… – I Said What I Said: Unapologetically Using Your Voice

Brandon Grugle with Multitude Productions – How to Record Remotely and Have Your Show Sound (Nearly) Exactly the Same

Donnie Kwak from Complex – Transitioning From Video-First Content to Podcasting with Complex

Julia Schifini and Eric Silver from Multitude Productions – A Live Stream Is a Podcast with No Edits: Remote Live Events for Your Indie Podcast

Kal Amin with Sounder – Getting Found: How Audio SEO Can Triple Your Audience

Melissa Rycroft-Strickland from Logically Irrational – Reality Stars Podcasting

Rae Palermo with Megaphone – Measuring and Monetizing the Podcast Network – from Indie to Enterprise

Randy Wilburn from Encourage Build Grow – Think and Start a Podcast

Kim Fox with PodFest Cairo – Quick Tips to Start Your Podcast

Tyler Greene from The Story Producer – Your Next Live Show: Practical Tips for Virtual and Beyond

Scott Velasquez from Frisson Sync and Jeff Schmidt with Jeff Schmidt Productions – Music Supervision And Scoring For Podcasts – How Does It Make A Difference?

Jarid Watson from Cleveland and Beyond – Engaging Interviews Made Easy

Amy Choi with The Mash-Up Americans –  Podcasting for Social Justice: POC & BIPOC Podcast Founders Sound Off 

Jack Rhysider from Darknet Diaries – A Podcast Marketing Strategy for 2020

Chris Denson with Innovation Crush – Key Podcasts Partnerships that Drive Profit

PM Virtual Scholarships Are Available

Podcast Movement has a long and consistent track record of working with our community members to attend our events, even when finances are a limitation. We subscribe to the “do for a few people what you wish you could do for everyone” mindset. 

We are proud to offer a limited number of scholarships to our community members that are eager to attend PM Virtual but are not able to due to financial constraints. Please feel free to fill out the following form if you would like to apply for a scholarship. 

What is it and what does it include?

The scholarship is for a “Standard Plus” pass to Podcast Movement Virtual from October 19 through the 29. It is not transferable.

Who is eligible?

Brand new, or yet-to-launch, podcasters who LOVE podcasting, APPRECIATE this community and have never been to Podcast Movement before. You must also be an active member of the Podcast Movement Community Facebook group:

Who is not eligible?

The scholarships are for podcasters who have never attended a Podcast Movement before, have not yet signed up for PM Virtual, and are not able to participate in the conference without assistance.

How can I apply?

Please complete the online application by Thursday, October 8. Podcast Movement will announce the recipients in the October 14 edition of the newsletter and our Facebook group. 

We appreciate your support and look forward to sharing more exciting updates about PM Virtual next week! 

With gratitude,
Team PM

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ― John Bunyan

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