We are very excited to introduce our main session speakers! Have a peek below for a brief bio and session description! We will be publishing a series of short video interviews with each of our speakers. For those, hop over to our YouTube channel. To check out our speaker roster, have a look below!
Meg Wilcox has travelled the country making radio stories as a host, reporter and producer. You may have heard her on CBC or CKUA, and she was part of the team that developed Banff Centre Radio. Currently, Meg hosts a podcast series with Pacific Content and is also hosting/producing a series with the Canadian Mountain Network and the University of Alberta. A member of Mount Royal University’s journalism faculty, this is her first semester developing and teaching a course on podcasting.
Art of Storytelling
If you are a fan of shows like 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. We’ll learn about story structure, content elements, and engagement hooks.
Brock “Skywalker” Armstrong
At one point in 2015 Brock was producing, editing and releasing 10 different podcasts per week. He is currently focused on producing Bulletproof Radio and building his own show. After years of sifting through thousands of hours of Call Recorder interviews, Brock has a unique and proven approach to editing that gives his clients an instantly recognizable sound. He taught New Media at McEwan University, and also runs a wellness-based podcast.
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.
Adam has spoken at countless digital conferences, including iMedia in Edmonton, and delivered training sessions at Startup Edmonton. He is a regular CBC Edmonton columnist, and has been podcasting since 2007 (before it was cool). His current project, The Expats Podcast reaches Canadians all over the world and tell their stories. His extensive experience as a journalist, podcaster and communications professional has led him to create Oilers Nation, The Unknown Studio, and build The Yeggies – a new media awards event.
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.
Scott St. Pierre
Scott St. Pierre is the producer behind the multi-award winning Rob Has A Podcast network, where he partnered with LA-based Survivor contestant Rob Cesternino to develop a collection of reality TV podcasts. He is an educational technology consultant, that has presented at International Society of Technology Educators, and Podcast Movement. His extensive experience in technology, and podcasting has led him to become a partner in Reality TV RHAPUPS network.
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.
Check back to meet our Campfire Chat speakers, and individual interviews with each one of our speakers.