While Podcast Movement is the world's largest conference for podcasters, we want to make sure that each attendee has plenty of quality options to explore. Below are different types of sessions you'll find this year.
Keynote TalksEvery year, Podcast Movement features many amazing headliners on the main stage. Whether it’s an up-and-coming independent podcaster presenting what they’ve learned, or a high-profile podcasting star telling you what it takes to get to the next level, these keynote talks are entertaining and inspiring!
Individual Breakout SessionsMost sessions at Podcast Movement are considered individual breakout sessions. Each session is a part of a specific track, with a focus on a specific subject that fits within that track category. These sessions are usually lead by one or two speakers.
Panel DiscussionsOne of the best things about Podcast Movement is the element of collaboration and the opportunity to learn valuable insights from others. With this in mind, we offer a dedicated panel room that hosts 3 to 5 experts discussing a given topic during every breakout time slot. There will usually be a moderator that will guide that discussion and facilitate Q&A from audience members.
Fireside ChatsGather “around the fire” with your fellow attendees and an expert moderator in a more small, intimate setting to discuss specific topics that you might not have had the chance to cover anywhere else. Whether the session is topic-based or focused on different podcasting niches, they will all be valuable additions to your experience at Podcast Movement!
Table for ThreeThis exciting new format gives you get a chance to be a fly-on-the-wall during a high-level conversation between three podcasters or industry influencers. Whereas a panel is a moderated discussion, Table for Three is a chance to hear these experts “talk shop” with one another and give you a unique insight into the speakers.
AMA StageThe Q&A Stage has an all new name, but the same great format! We select an industry expert who has answers, and invite you to show up with the questions! Some of the sessions will have specific topics, others more generic. But they will all be awesome additions to your PM experience!
In 2015, we hosted the first ever PMx TED-like talks for the podcast community. These short form talks are bare bones, to the point, and very informative! Slideshows are prohibited, but props and expertise are welcomed and encouraged. The grand prize of last year’s PMx competition was a guaranteed speaking spot at the next year’s event! We’re continuing the tradition this year, as PMx will be on the big stages of Podcast Movement in front of hundreds of fellow podcasters and attendees the day before PM18 officially kicks off. And new for this year, there has been a competition element placed on the PMx talks! While the talk formats has not changed, a panel of judges will score each talk, and the highest scored talk will not only take home the PMx Competition award, but also be recognized on stage at the Academy of Podcasters Awards, and will be automatically given a speaking spot at Podcast Movement 2018!