Keynote Talks

Every year, Podcast Movement features many amazing headliners on the main stage. Whether it’s and up-and-coming independent podcaster presenting what they’ve learned, or a high-profile podcasting star telling you what it takes to get to the next level, these keynote talks are entertaining and inspiring!

Individual Breakout Session

Most sessions at Podcast Movement are considered individual breakout sessions. Each session is a part of a specific track, with a focus on a specific subject that fits within that track category. For example, Leah Thau of Strangers spoke at Podcast Movement 2015 with an amazing session on storytelling, which would be considered a breakout session on the Content Creation track.

Networking Roundtables

You asked for it, we delivered! You wanted more opportunities for small groups to have open conversations with fellow attendees, so we created the perfect solution. These roundtable discussions will be lead by industry leaders, but it is up to you and your table to guide the conversation and get the most out of these sessions!

Panel Discussions

One of the best things about Podcast Movement is the element of collaboration and the opportunity to learn valuable insights from others. With this in mind, we offer a dedicated panel room that hosts 3 to 5 experts discussing a given topic during every breakout time slot. There will usually be a moderator that will guide that discussion and facilitate Q&A from audience members.

Solutions Stages

Two solution stages will now find their home in the amazing new Expo Hall. Sessions on these stages are considered to be very interactive, so prepare for a hands-on experience. These will be the sessions where you’ll want to bring your questions and curiosity, because our experts will have answers!

Extended Mastermind Sessions

We received many suggestions about facilitating more time to talk about your podcast, problem encounters, and overall journey in podcasting—and we listened! These double sessions will be led by podcasting experts and will guide you and your fellow attendees in finding what goes into making a successful podcast.

PMx Competition

In 2015, we hosted the first ever PMx TED-like talks for the podcast community. These short form talks are bare bones, to the point, and very informative! Slideshows are prohibited, but props and expertise are welcomed and encouraged.

Staring on [TBD], PMx will be on the big stages of Podcast Movement in front of hundreds of fellow podcasters and attendees the day before the event officially kicks off.

And new for this year, there has been a competition element placed on the PMx talks! While the talk formats has not changed, a panel of judges will score each talk, and the highest scored talk will not only take home the PMx Competition award, but also be recognized on stage at the Academy of Podcasters Awards, and will be automatically given a speaking spot at Podcast Movement 2018!


A suite of short (18 minute), carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. No slide decks or videos, all focused on you the speaker.


PMx will present multiple issues and a diversity of voices from many podcasting perspectives and niches.

Community-driven and bias-free content

PMx is organized by volunteers from the podcasting community and lacks any commercial agenda. Its goal is to spark conversation, connection, and community.

What PMx is not:

PMx isn’t a marketing conference. It isn’t limited to one topic or field. It isn’t used to sell something.

PMx is not organized by or for special-interest political, religious or commercial groups.PMx is not organized by or for special-interest political, religious or commercial groups.

PMx is not a platform for professional speakers, such as motivational speakers and professional life coaches. Its purpose is to give a platform to those who don’t often have one, but have great contributions to give to the podcasting space.

PMx is not focused solely on entrepreneurship, business or technology. Diversity of topics is key!