Greetings PM Family,
This week we are excited to fill you in on the amazing venues hosting PM21 (both in-person and virtually). We also have another round of wonderful speaker announcements and sessions that will be sure not to disappoint! We remind you about our scholarship opportunities for the big event this August. And we wrap up with a reminder about our upcoming meetups where you can get a chance to network with fellow PM family members in person!
The Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN
This year we're excited to be hosting the in-person portion of Podcast Movement in what we think is the best venue we've ever been to! The beautiful Gaylord Opryland Hotel is like a whole town under one roof, and this August 3-6, podcasters will be running that town!
Not only will all the keynote talks, workshops, panel discussions and breakout sessions take place here, but most of the parties and networking events will as well!
In addition to hosting the official event activities, attendees won't want to miss:
- The 4-acre SoundWaves indoor/outdoor waterpark
- Over 20 bars and restaurants
- 9 acres of waterfalls and gardens throughout the atriums (this is our favorite part!)
- World-class spa and fitness center
- All interior and exterior public spaces (each atrium, lobby, restaurant, Convention Center, etc.) are accessible to guests with disabilities. Gaylord STARS are also available to assist guests with disabilities when necessary. CLICK HERE for the full accessibility guide.
Plus, all guests who book their stay in the PM21 discounted room block will have access to:
- Included in-room internet
- Shuttle service to Grand Ole Opry, Opry Mills Mall, and more
- Fitness center access
- Bottled water in your room
- $10 daily credit towards dry cleaning
- Access to Gaylord Springs Golf Course practice range and bucket of balls
- Cover charge to the Wild Horse Saloon downtown
- Opry Mills Mall savings passport
We think you're going to LOVE the 2021 home for Podcast Movement, and can't wait to have you join us!
The Virtual Ticket is on Swapcard!
We know that many won't be able to join us in Nashville, so we're working to bring everyone else the next best thing: a virtual event experience like no other!
Live stream video access to 5 live stages, including all keynote talks, and over 100 different sessions streamed live from the stages to you throughout the event.
On-demand access to all 150+ sessions taking place throughout the week, including all the sessions that will not be live-streamed.
Access to the Virtual Expo & Trade Show, featuring a full dedicated hour on each event day called our “Virtual Expo Hours”. All virtual attendees and all exhibitors will be encouraged to participate, and to recreate the experience of visiting the world's biggest and best trade show for podcasters.
Virtual networking events and opportunities with fellow attendees from around the world.
We're bringing you the best in virtual event technology, from our experienced production team. We'll be using the latest technology to bring you what we think is the best virtual event ever. With it, you can focus on what matters most: learning and connecting with other attendees!
Podcast Movement 2021 is proud to be hosting the virtual portion of the event on the world-renowned Swapcard platform.
Known as the hosting platform for both Podcast Movement Virtual and South-By-Southwest in the past year, Swapcard will ensure you not only leave PM21 with the best education possible but also having built relationships that will take your podcast or podcast business to the next level.
The 3rd Round of PM21 Speaker Announcements
Podcast Movement 2021 will be a place for new podcasters, veteran podcasters, industry professionals, and anyone interested in podcasting or the podcast industry. There will be over 300 speakers presenting across 150 breakout sessions that include panel discussions, workshops, keynote talks with some of the most influential names in this field today. Here are this week's new announcements:
Ami Thakkar Raval with Tuckered Out With Ami Thakkar and Jacqueline Garofano with DCP Entertainment present Mommy's In Podcasting
Anthony Luciani presents Remote Recording in a Post Covid World
Bilal Dardai with The Imagine Neighborhood presents Podcasting about Race and Equity for Children
Brendan Regan with Audioboom presents What Can A Network Do For You (And How Can You Join One)? and Our Astonishing Process: How the AL Team Crafts an Episode from Start to Finish
Cameron Poter with Pleasure Podcasts presents Create a Niche Podcast Network That Pays
Cole Burkhardt with Ritual Six presents Funding that Isn’t Fiction – Crowdfunding your Audio Drama
Douglas Lezameta with Fusión Latina Network presents Cómo Producir Podcast Para Empresas
Erica Dickerson with Good Moms Bad Choices Podcast presents A New Age of Parenting: Sexuality, Wellness, & Activism
Forrest Burgess, Ryan McCullough, Scott Philbrook, and Tess Pfeifle with Astonishing Legends present Our Astonishing Process: How the AL Team Crafts an Episode from Start to Finish.
Gianna Palmer with Stitcher presents Before You Hit Record: Best Practices for Interview Prep
Hilary Ross with Veritone One and Maggie Dakin with CBS News Archives present Emerging Revenue Opportunities for Podcasters.
Jacqueline Westfall with Lemonada Media presents What’s Your Lemonada? (Breaking Through By Being You).
Jerry Thompson III with Afros & Audio presents Why Building a Table is Worth the Labor.
Jesse Brown with Canadaland presents Turning a Home-Grown Show Into a Home-Grown Network.
Joe Saul-Sehy with Stacking Benjamins Podcast presents Podcast Veterans Share War Stories, Tips for Success.
Jonathan Hurley with Hindenburg Systems presents Audacity vs. Hindenburg vs. ProTools – Which DAW is Right for Me?
Knox McCoy with The Popcast Media Group presents Diversifying Your Income: Making Money from Membership.
Martha Gallant with Helix Sleep presents Authentic Voices Lead to Impactful Brand Partnerships
Meghan Nesta with AWeber presents Build a Listener Community that Drives Significant Revenue for Your Podcast
Michele Cobb with The Podcast Academy presents TPA: Raising the Volume Together
Nicolas Genest with PodBoxx Media Corp presents Podcasting to Revolutionize Journalism
Samuel Donner with Finding Founders/Secret Sauce presents How To Build A Podcast Team On A Budget
Seth Resler with Jacobs Media presents The Podcast Makeover 30 Second Challenge
Sharon Taylor with Triton Digital / Omny Studio presents The Measures of Podcast Success in 2021
Stephanie Ewing with Pair Networks presents Don't Count on Social. Why You Need a Website for Valuable Listener Growth!
Tracey Samuelson with Stitcher presents The Notes Process
** Don't miss a single speaker by checking back each Wednesday to see who's been announced! **
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.
CURRENT DISCOUNT ENDS IN:
PM Community Updates!
PM21 Scholarships – Podcast Movement is the largest and longest-running event for the podcast community. The conference started in 2014 as a place for aspiring and existing podcasters from all over to call their own. Every year since then, thousands of podcasters have come together under one roof. And through our scholarship program, dozens every year are able to join us without having to worry about the cost of registration.
We try to do for some, what we wish we could do for everyone. This year, our goal is to make the Podcast Movement financially accessible to as many as possible!
Here are the details for more information.
Meetup Tour Reminder – Podcast Movement is excited to have in-person meetups again! This is a chance for podcasters and podcast enthusiasts alike to come together in four cities, in outdoor settings with ample room for social distancing. And it's all made possible by our friends at Spreaker.
Celebrate podcasting by joining us this June! Check the links below if you're interested in attending one (or all) of these awesome events.
Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater Brewing
Monday, June 7 from 7 to 9 pm ET – RSVP here
Birmingham, AL – Cahaba Brewing Company
Tuesday, June 8 from 7 to 9 pm CT – RSVP here
Memphis, TN – Loflin Yard
Wednesday, June 9 from 7 to 9 pm CT – RSVP here
Nashville, TN – Von Elrod's
Thursday, June 10 from 7 to 9 pm CT – RSVP here
Are you in the area? We can't wait to see you there! And if not, we encourage you to visit our Podcast Movement Local Meetup groups page to sign up for your local chapter!
Upcoming Training in Podcast Movement University (Free to Join):
Legal Tips 101 for Podcasters by Alexia Bedat with Klaris Law – There are many different agreements that you may need to make for your podcast, such as licensing deals and location releases.
How to Book and Interview Top Tier Guests with Travis Chappell from Guestio – Want more credibility and authority in your niche? Book top guests!
You're in for a treat this summer when Podcast Movement rolls into Nashville. We can't wait to get together with you, our friends, and family from all over the world on August 3 – 6 at PM21! Join us live or virtually as we gather together!
Team Podcast Movement
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