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The Recommended Podcast Movement 2018 Schedule for New Podcasters

Podcast Movement 2018 is set to be one hell of an event and, as a newbie podcaster, it’s completely natural to feel a little overwhelmed when you look at what a hectic schedule it is.

I wanted to make the conference both as straight-forward AND valuable for you as possible so have been busy creating the best schedule for you out of the hundreds of talks, workshops and activities that are on.

So without further ado, here’s my Podcast Movement schedule for newb podcasters

Monday

New attendee orientation (session 1) presented by Castos

Where?

Grand A/B

When?

Monday 23rd July 9.00am – 11.00am OR session 2 is at 3.00-5.00pm

This session is the perfect gentle introduction to Podcast Movement and designed specifically with newbie podcasters and Podcast Movement first-timers in mind.

Relax and make friends in a welcoming environment ahead of Day 1 of the conference on Tuesday.

If you can’t make session 1, the same session is being held at 3.00-5.00pm, too.

New podcaster primer presented by Castos 

Where?

Grand A/B

When?

Monday July 23rd 1.00pm – 3.00pm

The new podcaster primer event is a place for newbie podcasters to feel completely at ease – there’s no such thing as a silly question and no matter what topic you need a refresher on, there will be fellow podcasters as well as expert speakers on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Check-in and networking event presented by Cabana

Where?

Grand Ballroom

When?

Monday 23rd July 3.00pm – 7.00pm

You’ll need to head to the official check-in and mingling event to pick up your conferencing badge. There’ll be music AND a strolling magic show so it’ll definitely be an event not to be missed!

Welcome party presented by Triton Digital

Where?

Grand Ballroom

When?

Monday July 23rd 9.00pm – 12.00am

End the day by heading on down to the welcome party – if you’re there on your own, why not meet-up with other podcasters you’ve connected with throughout the day?

The first 100 attendees get their first drinks free and there will be light bites and entertainment from The Philly Keys, a duelling piano brand.

Tuesday

Podcast scripting made easy: How to write like you speak & speak like you didn’t write it

Where?

Frankin 1

When?

Tuesday July 24th 10.00am – 10.45am

One of the first things you need to get to grips with as a newbie podcaster is scripting and there’s no-one better to teach you the hows and whys of awesome script writing than former TV news reporter, Erica Mandy.

Low-budget marketing options for the beginner podcast

Where?

Franklin 8

When?

Tuesday July 24th 11.00am – 11.45am

Now you’ve got the podcast, but what to do next? That’s where marketing comes in but, as a newbie podcaster, it’s tricky to know where to begin. This session will demystify how to market your podcast and give you some actionable tips to take home with you.

What advertisers want – get your podcast sponsor ready!

Where?

Franklin 2

When?

Tuesday July 24th 1.30pm – 2.15pm

You’ve likely heard a lot about sponsorships – after all, they’re the most common way that podcasters make money through their shows. But how do you get them? All that revealed and more in this session with Tim Street.

Opening keynote by Pat Flynn

Where?

Grand Ballroom

When?

Tuesday July 24th 2.30pm – 3.15pm

Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income is an absolute legend in the podcasting space. You won’t want to miss his opening keynote speech in the Grand Ballroom.

Google Podcasts and the future of podcasting

Where?

Grand Ballroom

When?

Tuesday July 25th 3.45pm – 4.30pm

Google has been in the news a lot lately because of their new Google Podcast Strategy and Android app, Google Podcasts. This session will provide a vital industry context for you to understand what the Google changes are and how they’ll affect your podcast in the future.

Wednesday

Legal issues for podcasters and content creators

Where?

Grand I/J

When?

Wednesday July 25th 9.00am – 9.45am

This session will address commonly asked legal questions by podcasters and is lead by Jamie Lieberman and Gordon Firemark, two attorneys who have their own podcasters.

Alexa! Let’s listen to a podcast

Where?

Grand A/B

When?

Wednesday July 25th 10.00am – 10.45am

Smart speakers are the “next big thing” when it comes to podcasting – join a panel of experienced podcasters as they discuss how Amazon Alexa and Google Home will change the way we podcast.

From 0 to 100. How to grow your show!

Where?

Grand C/O

When?

Wednesday July 25th 11.00am – 11.45am

As a newbie podcaster, this session will be vital in giving you some actionable tools on how to grow your show.

From beginners to award winners: How we fine-tuned our podcast and gained an audience 

Where?

MTG 405

When?

Wednesday July 25th 1.30pm – 2.15pm

Podcast Movement was instrumental for Marcy Gordon and Beth Costa from the Wine Road podcast and this year they’re back to teach you how they fine-tuned their podcast and gained an audience – enough to be named a finalist for Best Podcast in the Taste Awards and awarded £20k towards promoting their podcast.

The power of no compassion: How to build a podcast using passion, purpose and partnerships 

Where? 

Frankin 1

When?

Wednesday July 25th 2.30pm – 3.15pm

Podcasting allows you to be unapologetically you – but when you’re just getting started you can be tempted to conform to what’s already been done.

In this session, Patrice Washington takes you through how chasing purpose and not money can help you to grow your podcast beyond just monetary value.

The art of storytelling presented by Westwood One Podcast Network

Where?

Grand A/B

When?

Wednesday July 25th 3.00pm – 3.30pm

When we relate to a story, we feel an emotional connection and the art of storytelling is key to a good podcast. What’s YOUR story and how should you tell it?

Podcast Websites & AWeber meet-up event

Where?

Lucky Strike Bowling Alley, 1336 Chestnut St, Philly, PA 19107

When?

Wednesday July 25th 6.oopm – 8.00pm

Now for the best meet-up of them all (we’re not biased at all 😉), our event in collaboration with AWeber!

After a busy day two of Podcast Movement, you may be tempted to head back to your hotel to rest your weary feet… but fear not! We have just the event to keep you out and feeling energised again!

We are hosting an evening of fun, food and bowling at Lucky Strike Bowling Alley just a couple of blocks away from the Podcast Movement conference.

This won’t be your average boring networking event – join us for games of bowling alongside free food AND booze as we celebrate the end of day two in style!

Rock the Castbox party by Castbox 

Where?

Reading Terminal Market, 51 N 12th Street, Philly, PA 19107

When?

Wednesday July 25th 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Hailed as “This is the big one…the one not to miss” by the Podcast Movement team, the Rock the Castbox Party is set to be the biggest party event of PM18 so don’t miss out.

The event space capacity is limited to 1,000 places so anyone who arrives after then will, unfortunately, be refused entry.

Thursday

Beyond downloads: Creating a niche brand & active community that sponsors adore 

Where?

Grand C/D

When?

Thursday July 26th 9.00am – 9.45am

Our Founder Mark Asquith is hosting this panel and our Community Manager Ramona Rice and Brand Ambassador Jessica Kupferman form part of the panel with Mike Morrison, Jeffrey Bradbury and Kara Lamerato to discuss how you can focus BEYOND downloads and think differently to monetize even small and indie podcasters.

Your podcast intro – how to maximise your first impression

Where?

Franklin 1

When?

Thursday July 26th 10.00am – 10.45am

Your intro is one of the key things that will determine whether listeners return to your podcast. Learn how to create one that’ll keep listeners returning again and again.

Automation for podcasters: winning back time by putting parts of your podcasting workflow on autopilot

Where?

Franklin 10

When?

Thursday July 26th 11.00am – 11.45am

Podcasting can be incredibly time consuming – so anything you can do to streamline the process is incredibly valuable. In this session, you will be given laser-focussed, practical advice to save you time on your podcast.

The growing market for niche podcasts presented by Anchor

Where?

Grand I/J

When?

Thursday July 26th 1.15pm – 2.00pm

It’s now easier than ever for every kind of podcaster to do well, in any niche. Michael Mignano discusses new creators, niche podcasting and the market for new, unique content.

Closing keynote

Where?

Grand ballroom

When?

Thursday July 26th 2.15pm – 3.00pm

Finish off an amazing few days with the Podcast Movement closing keynote event.

Ready to monetize your audience & become an audio influencer?

Podcasters all across the world are transforming from simply producing audio to becoming a monetised, influential brand with Podcast Websites. When you're ready to become an audio influencer in your niche, we're here for you.

Hannah McCreesh

Hannah is Head of Content and Partnerships at Podcast Websites. She loves a good coffee, runs a lifestyle blog and is the owner of a very feisty, fluffy cat called Frankie!

Ready to monetize your audience & become an audio influencer?

Podcasters all across the world are transforming from simply producing audio to becoming a monetised, influential brand with Podcast Websites. When you're ready to become an audio influencer in your niche, we're here for you.