About Us

What is Podcast Movement?

In July 2016, over 1,500 active and aspiring podcasters, as well as industry representatives and professionals, will converge on the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Chicago for two packed days and nights at the third annual Podcast Movement. We want you there. Podcast Movement 2016 will be THE gathering for anyone interested in or involved with podcasting.

Who is Podcast Movement for?

We’ve formatted PM16 to cater to anyone who is currently involved with, or looking to get into, podcasting and the podcast industry. With the help of over 100 speakers from the best podcasts and the most successful podcast networks and companies, taking part in over 80 different sessions, we try our best to have all our podcasting bases covered.

Aspiring Podcasters

We’re excited to feature sessions specifically focused on getting you started the RIGHT way.  From basic technical sessions regarding equipment, software and editing, to masters teaching you the best way to craft a story or conduct an interview, PM16 is for you.

Current Podcasters

Even the best podcasters recognize there are things they need to improve on.  That’s why we’re bringing in the best podcasters and industry professionals to help you fill the gaps and take things up a notch. Whether you’re looking to refine your production techniques or looking for new and different ways to monetize your art, we’ll have dozens of sessions for you to pick from.

Industry Professionals

The Podcast Movement evolution will be most apparent on our industry track. This year we are excited to feature a large selection of sessions and panels geared towards “behind the scenes teams” and industry professionals. The most successful networks, statistic providers, ad sellers and buyers, and everything in between will be sharing what has been working (and what hasn’t) in the past year, and what they are doing for the future.  We’ve put a lot of focus on this, and it’s going to rock!

Exhibition Hall

This year’s hall will feature over 40 podcast specific software, hardware and technology companies that will be applicable to everyone at the event. If they are relevant in the space, you’ll most likely find them here all week!

What can you expect?

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in their choice of over 80 breakout sessions and panels, including sessions on the Technical Track, Creators Track, Business Track, Industry Track, and more!

Wednesday, July 6

9am-3pm – PMx & Workshops (additional registration required)

12pm-7pm – Early check in

5pm-7pm – Red Carpet Ceremony

7pm-9pm – Academy of Podcasters Awards

9pm-??? – AofP After Party

Thursday, July 7

9am – Opening Keynote

11am-5pm – Breakout Sessions

Friday, July 8

9am-3pm – Breakout Sessions

3pm-5pm – Closing Keynotes

All Podcast Movement 2016 tickets are non-refundable. Transfers and name changes on tickets are available for a $100 fee up to 60 days prior to the event. After May 6, 2016 no further transfers or name changes will be possible. To transfer your registration, please email [email protected]
Getting to Downtown Chicago is easy! Check out our Travel page for more info.
Podcast Movement will offer complimentary coffee, water, and tea throughout the event. Each day there will be ample break throughout the day to visit the various dining establishments at the Hyatt Regency, or to venture out and enjoy some of Chicago’s finest.
New speakers are being added to the lineup each week, and we’ll feature nearly 100 different podcasters and podcast industry professionals on our various tracks.
A complete schedule will be released about a month before the event.
If your company would like to be a PM16, you can reach us at [email protected]. Please list as much info as possible on your company, as well as your contact info, and one of our team members will be in touch soon after! The application for press credentials to Podcast Movement 2016 is now live HERE. All applications must be submitted by no later than June 7th, 2016 for consideration. For any questions related to press/media at the event contact [email protected].
This year we are pumped to be housed at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Chicago, and negotiated the best rate in town for the best hotel in town! CLICK HERE to reserve your room.