Join us for the first podcast conference in the West! Connect with other podcasters and content creators, learn about crafting compelling content, creating a signature sound for your show, delighting your listeners with amazing interviews, and growing your audience.
Oh... and you can win a copy of Adobe Creative Cloud, Shure Microphones for podcasting, and hosting from Spreaker!
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PodSummit will be hosted by our good friends at WorkNicer in a beautiful new space right downtown Calgary (#600 630 8 Avenue SW).
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For our out-of-town guests, we have secured special rates at Hotel Arts - a top rated boutique hotel, only a 10 minute walk from the conference.
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PodSummit Sessions & Workshops
Art Of Storytelling
If you are a fan of Serial, Hardcore History, Planet Money or any of the other top rated podcasts - you are familiar with the grip of a great long-form audio program.
This session will show you how to craft, script, and deliver shows to rival the best podcasts out there. Learn about story structure, content, and engagement hooks. Presented by Meg Wilcox.
Engage. Grow. Monetize
Engage. Grow. Monetize - Most of us would like to reach a larger audience, and build a community around our ideas and shows.
This session will walk you through how to find and connect with your listeners so that you can develop better show ideas, grow your subscriber numbers, and eventually consider monetizing. Presented by Scott St. Pierre.
Editing With Style
How to create a signature sound, and elevate the quality of your podcast - so people can recognize it anywhere, anytime.
We’ll learn about different kinds of cuts, music punctuation, and other editing techniques from a seasoned audio production professional. Presented by Brock “Skywalker” Armstrong.
Featuring some of the most prominent podcasters in the world, QuickCuts will focus on short to-the-point tips, stories, and techniques they have learned from years of broadcasting.
You’ll hear about their backstairs, what they wish they knew when they started, and what advice they would give podcasters now.
How to conduct engaging, in-depth interviews that will delight your interviewees and your audience.
As part of this session, we will do a live demonstration where the speaker will walk us through how to plan your interview, structure questions, and navigate the conversation as it’s happening. Presented by Adam Rozenhart.
Rather than a panel discussion, we decided on a series of on-on-one interviews with prominent podcasters from Western Canada.
Our MC will interview the guests with your help through an open Q&A. You’ll hear from Zain Velji (one of The Strategists), and Karen Unland (founder of Seen & Heard In Edmonton).
PodSummit 2017 Tickets
Calgary - May 6, 2017
Early Bird Tickets
- Save $25 with Early Bird pricing.
- Limited number available.
- Includes listing in our PodDirectory
- Limited number (due to size of venue).
- Sales end on April 30, 2017
- Includes listing in our PodDirectory
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Win some awesome gear at PodSummit!!
Annual subscription to the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite (includes Audition, Premiere Pro, and much more!)
Selection of podcasting microphones from Shure (MV88, MV5, MV51)
Annual podcast hosting & software from Spreaker!
We are hosting PodSummit with our good friends WorkNicer, at a beautiful downtown co-working space. (Map)
This conference wouldn't have happened without the support from these awesome organizations:
PodSummit is a grassroots effort. We want to thank each and every one of our sponsors for helping us make it a reality.
PodSummit 2017 Speakers
We worked hard to bring you an amazing selection of speakers to share their knowledge on podcasting, audio production, show development, and audience growth.
CBC and CKUA alum, Meg travelled the country making radio stories as a host, reporter, and producer.
Marketing strategist, journalist, and CBC columnist, Adam is a seasoned podcaster who reaches a worldwide audience with his interview-based show.
Exciting SpeakersWe have podcasters and broadcasters coming from all over Alberta, BC & Saskatchewan to share their knowledge, tips and techniques to help you build a better podcast!
Campfire ChatsRather than a panel discussion, we are going to interview accomplished podcasters live on stage. We'll take questions from you, and have a great intimate fireside chat :)
Lunchtime Workshop - How To Start A PodcastIf you are interested in starting a podcast and aren't sure how, we'll do a 30 minute lunchtime workshop that will walk you through everything you need to know to start podcasting.
The Mixdown AfterpartyAfter the conference, we'll have a little mixer at the WorkNicer space, and get to connect with each other. This is a one of those rare opportunities where friendships are forged, and we get to build the Canadian podcasting community.
8:00 AM - Morning Mixer & Registrations
9:00 AM - Podcasting State Of The Union
9:30 AM - QuickCuts featuring Terry O’Reilly from Under The Influence
9:40 AM - Meg Wilcox - Art Of Storytelling
10:25 AM - Bio Break & Networking
10:35 AM - Campfire Chat - Zain Velji from The Strategists
10:55 AM - Brock Armstrong - Editing With Style
11:40 AM - Lunch & How To Start A Podcast workshop
12:40 PM - BrainGym
12:50 PM - QuickCuts featuring Ray Ortega from The Podcasters’ Studio
1:00 PM - Adam Rozenhart - Interview: Deconstructed
1:45 PM - Bio Break & Networking
1:55 PM - Campfire Chat - Karen Unland from Seen and Heard in Edmonton
2:15 PM - QuickCuts featuring Nora Young from CBC Spark
2:25 PM - Scott St. Pierre - Engage. Grow. Monetize
3:15 PM - Contest Giveaways & Conference Wrap-up
3:30 PM - Mixdown Afterparty & Networking
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