PodSummit is a premier podcast conference that hosts 100 podcasters and content creators from across Canada and the US.
Built by podcasters for podcasters.
Returning for a third time to Calgary, AB we are excited to bring together podcast creators, industry experts, and the podcast-curious for the first and only podcast conference in Western Canada.
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.
Speaker Applications are Open!
We are now looking for speakers for PodSummit 2019
The theme for this year is "After The Start" so the focus will be on growing your audience, marketing your show, earning excellent interviews, and making your podcast sustainable.
If you have actionable ideas and how-tos to share with our audience ... APPLY HERE!
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Got Questions? We have answers! Shoot us an e-mail at hello [at] podsummit.com
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 2019 Tickets
Every year, we release 100 tickets. The quickest clicking fingers get the advantage!
Tickets for PodSummit 2019 will be made available in February!
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.
So you want to be a PodSummit Speaker?
Awesome! We are scouting high and low for amazing speaker talent to join us this year in Calgary, Alberta.