We want to thank 100 podcasters who came to the conference from all over Canada and the US!
Big thank you to our amazing sponors! We gave away Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions, Shure Microphones (MV5, MV51... and THE (drumroll) SM7b), as well as podcast hosting by Spreaker!
We gave away over $10,000 worth of gear and software!
Who is PodSummit for?
You will meet fellow content creators, professional (and not so professional) podcasters, and of course the podcast-curious!
If you have a podcast, you will learn how to make it sound amazing, grow your audience, and create content your listeners will love.
If you don't have a podcast, we'll show you how to start one, and welcome you to our community.
What can I expect?
It'll be a busy day packed with 8 awesome speakers, plenty of networking time, and ridiculous giveaways!
PodSummit was hosted by our friends at CKUA, so we get to spend the day in a beautiful performance space in downtown Edmonton.
And... coffee was supplied by our friends at Transcend Coffee.
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SCROLL DOWN FOR THE 2018 SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS!
In 2018, we brought amazing speakers from all over North America and the UK! Here are the topics we covered:
State of the (podcasting) union
What's happening in the world of podcasting in 2018? In this session, we'll learn about current trends, what kind of shows are earning listeners, new podcast technology like dynamic ad insertion, and what we need to think about as podcasters in 2018 / 2019.
Presented by Rob Greenlee
How to design a successful podcast
We'll uncover the "secrets" to create content your listeners will LOVE. We’ll talk about different podcast formats, show structure, and audience engagement techniques top broadcasters and podcasters use to make them successful.
Presented by Roger Kingkade
Podcast Monetization Campfire Chat
You'll hear from three veteran podcasters on different ways to monetize your show. From Patreon and earning sponsorships, to affiliates and your own products. You will learn how to make your show work for you.
With: Karen Unland, Erika Ensign and Andrea Beça.
PodSummit Mix & Mingle
We heard you! You told us you wanted to have more time to meet other podcasters. This year we are introducing some really fun networking activities... with amazing prizes. AND YEG Food Trucks will join us for lunch :)
Presented by Alberta Podcast Network
Growth & Promotion Strategies
How to promote, market, and grow your podcast. We'll talk about SEO for podcasters, Social Media promotions, Paid Advertising, and other techniques top podcasters use to build their audience, secure big-name interviews, and attract sponsorships.
Presented by Andrea Beca
Editing & Production Masterclass
Listeners can tell a big difference in audio quality and production value from an amateur podcast to a professional one. BUT… you can sound professional with a few simple production techniques. You'll learn how to EQ for your voice, take out ums and ahs, and much more!
Presented by Mike Russell
How To Start A Podcast
30 Minute intensive eat-and-learn session on everything you need to know to start a podcast. From selecting a microphone to GarageBand production tips and tricks, including a downloadable cheatsheet. After this session, you'll know everything you need to get started!
Presented by Ernest Barbaric
The Art Of Podcasting
You voice is your main podcasting tool. In this session, you will learn how to outline your show to it sounds great and keeps the listener's attention. AND then we'll talk about how to use your voice to create a relationship with your listeners.
Presented by Andreas Schwabe
PodSummit 2018 Tickets
Every year, we release 100 tickets. The quickest clicking fingers get the advantage!
Tickets for PodSummit 2019 will be made available in January!
Early Bird Tickets (SOLD OUT)
- Only 25 Tickets available.
- Save $25 by purchasing early.
- Includes listing in our PodDirectory.
Regular Tickets (SOLD OUT)
- We are now fully sold out.
- Feel free to join the Waitlist
- in case any tickets free up!
2018 Conference Location & Accommodations
PodSummit 2018 Speakers
Founder and host of MusicRadioCreative, podcast and audio production expert, Mike is joining us from Isle of Wight, UK. He will share expert production tips and techniques to make your podcast sound AMAZING!
Experienced broadcaster, radio writing and production instructor at NAIT. You know what to say… but HOW do you want to say it? Andreas will share his production and planning expertise with us at PodSummit this year.
Entrepreneur, videographer, photographer, and a creative powerhouse! Andrea hosts That’s So Maven, and uses her marketing skills to promote and monetize her show in various ways. She’ll tell us all about how to promote your podcast.
Radio veteran who now helps stations build compelling shows, and hosts the National Talky League. You probably heard him on the Corus radio network. Roger will show us how to build an engaging show your listeners will LOVE.
She found love through a podcast… Erika is a co-owner of We Are Castria, a podcast production studio right here in Edmonton. She also hosts a slew of podcasts including Verity, a show about Dr. Who that includes a panel of 6 women!
Marketer, educator, and podcaster, Ernest helps individuals and organizations get started with podcasting. He hosts Art Of Meaningful Work, and will show us everything we need to know to start a successful podcast.
Morning Sessions (9AM - 12PM)State Of The Podcasting Union - Rob Greenlee
How to Design a Successful Podcast - Roger Kingkade
PodTech Briefing - networks & dynamic ad insertion
How To Grow & Promote Your Podcast - Andrea Beca
Afternoon Sessions (1PM - 3:30PM)PodTech Briefing - Shure Microphones Showcase
Editing & Production MasterClass - Mike Russell
The Art Of Podcasting - Andreas Schwabe
Monetization Campfire - Karen, Erika & Andrea
So... what are you waiting for? CLICK HERE to grab your tickets!