Happy Tuesday, PM18 attendees,
Thank you for making Monday such a great success! We have most of you checked-in by now, but we have some folks that are getting in today.
Tuesday – Registration/Check-in
Attendee Check-in (Pro-Pass and Standard Registrations) will be located in the ballroom lobby on the 5th floor, while Speaker and Sponsor Check-in will be located in the lobby on the 4th floor.
PM Central (Exhibit Hall) opens today!
If Podcast Movement were a wheel, the hub would be PM Central! PM Central is where most of the action will take place during the event! PM Central is open today from 9:00 am to 5 pm. What does PM Central include?
The Networking Lounge (presented by Acuity Scheduling)
You have probably heard that connections and conversations in the hallways are one of the best takeaways from an event like PM. We agree with this, but Podcast Movement does not limit these opportunities to the corridors.
The Networking Lounge provides a comfortable and convenient location to converse with fellow attendees. It is central to the exhibit hall, close to several of the top breakout session rooms, and right next to the free coffee station. The PM18 app has an impressive feature that allows you to request and make appointments with your fellow attendees (See below to download). The Networking Lounge is a great spot to meet for these appointments, or to talk with newcomers and podcast veterans alike.
The best products and services in the entire podcasting world will be on display at Podcast Movement. You will have plenty of time on Tuesday and Wednesday to check out the exhibitors, and meet the teams in person. We also have a scavenger hunt organized through the PM18 App that will allow you to network with our exhibitors, and possibly win a fabulous prize. You can download the app now from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) store. We look forward to interacting with you on the app! (Note your login email address will be the one you registered with on Eventbrite)
The Podcast Pavilion (presented by Talkshoe)
If you have not signed up for your time slot to record LIVE from PM18, we may still have a few openings available. CLICK HERE to learn more, and grab your spot. Don’t delay, as the pavilion time slots are likely to fill up!
PM Midway (presented by Podcasters Paradise and Poductivity)
We are pumped to unveil the new PM Midway today! We mentioned that networking opportunities are something that Podcast Movement takes very seriously. This year we bring you a recreation area next to the exhibit hall to enjoy as a part of the networking process. The PM Midway will feature games, including:
- Air Hockey
- Pop A Shot Basketball
- Arcade Games
- Giant Jenga
- Giant Connect 4
You are welcome to enjoy some games with your colleagues and friends (old and new) Tuesday through Thursday. We anticipate that this will be a great addition, and look forward to you having some fun!
You can access today’s schedule via the PM18 app or from the website. Here are a few events that you will want to keep on your radar.
Tonight is headlined by the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame, plus the parties before and after.
- Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame Ceremony – 7:30pm in Grand Ballroom
Featuring host Colt Cabana, and the induction of seven podcasting legends into the Podcast Hall of Fame.
- iHeart Radio Red Carpet Party – 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm in the 4th & 5th Floor Lobbies
Free drinks, music, and of course a red carpet!
- Stitcher Hall of Fame Afterparty – 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Field House Sports Bar (Across the Street from the Marriott)
Drinks are free, but don’t forget to stop by the Stitcher booth earlier that day to claim your drink tickets!
Plus we’ve got other awesome sessions taking place all day, including these on the main stage:
- PM18 Opening Keynote with Pat Flynn – 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
- Edison Research Keynote – 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm
- Google Podcasts Keynote – 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
Finally, don’t forget the Unofficial Meetups: You are welcome to check out the unofficial meetups for Tuesday as well if you are looking for additional things to do!
Please remember to use the hashtag #PM18 and share your pictures in the PM18 app internal social feed! We would love to hear about your favorite part of Day 1. Please feel free to share it with us in the app. Have a great day!
“No one looks stupid when they’re having fun!” – Amy Poehler