Session Types


Podcast Movement is the world’s largest podcaster conference, and we take each and every session very seriously.  We strive to present the best of the best when it comes to learning in the podcast space.  If you’ve decided to submit to speak, here are the different types of sessions:

Individual Breakout Session

Most 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.

For example, in 2015 Lea Thau of Strangers had an amazing session on storytelling, which would be considered a breakout session on the Content Creation track.

Panel Discussions

One of the best things about Podcast Movement is the element of collaboration, and learning from others.  For this reason, we have a dedicated panel room, which during every breakout time slot hosts 3-5 experts discussing a given topic.  Usually there is a moderator that will guide that discussion, and also facilitate Q&A from audience members.

In 2015, marketing expert Ryan Deiss lead a panel featuring Matt Lieber from Gimlet, Peter Weingard of WNYC, Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner, and Farnoosh Torabi discussing different podcast marketing perspectives and techniques.  This would be considered a panel discussion on the Marketing track.

PMx Talk

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!  No slideshows, but props and expertise are welcomed and encouraged.

Taking place on Wednesday, July 6, PMx will be on the big stages of Podcast Movement the day before the event officially kicks off, in front of hundreds of fellow podcasters and attendees.


A suite of short (18 minute), carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. No slide decks or videos, all focused on you the speaker.


PMx will present multiple issues and a diversity of voices from many podcasting perspectives and niches.

Community-driven and bias-free content

PMx is organized by volunteers from the podcasting community, lacks any commercial agenda. Its goal is to spark conversation, connection and community.

What PMx is not:

  • PMx isn’t a marketing conference. It isn’t limited to one topic or field. It isn’t used to sell something.
  • PMx is not organized by or for special-interest political, religious or commercial groups.
  • PMx is not a platform for professional speakers, such as motivational speakers and professional life coaches. Its purpose is to give a platform to those who don’t often have one, but have great contributions to give to the podcasting space.
  • PMx is not focused solely on entrepreneurship, business or technology. Diversity of topics is key!