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2017 Schedule of Events

We have created some amazing workshops prior to the Kick-Off of PME17! Choose the one that best suits your needs. Each workshop requires an additional ticket to participate. Or, check out our 3-Day Combo Ticket package to get all three days for a fraction of the investment!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Podcasting Start Up Workshop

Presented by Podcasters Hangout

Ideal for beginners and new podcasters still looking for guidance.
Registration opens at 8:00am

Podfusion Experiential Workshop

Presented by She Podcasts

Ideal for current podcasters as well as beginners.
Registration opens at 8:00am

Pecha Kucha PME17 Event

Complimentary for all PME17 attendees

Each speaker gets six minutes to showcase 20 slides for 20 seconds each. Very similar to the format of an Ignite event. A wide spectrum of topics will be covered. Arrive early as we have limited seating.

Kick Off Event

Make Sure To Be In Attendance!

Your chance to meet your fellow attendees and start building relationships that will last long after the conference is over! Make sure to have 50 business cards handy for this special event! We recommend you eat prior to attendance.

Friday, February 24, 2017

PME Jump Start

Recommended for all first-time attendees!

Meet the conference organizers, veteran podcasters as well as a handful of sponsors. Great relationships are made during this session. We also give you a road map on how to get the most out of your Podfest experience!

Keynote Sessions




Break Out Sessions


Dinner Break

Make sure to connect with a new found friend


Exclusive World Premiere of The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary

Don’t Miss This Red Carpet Event!


After Party

At the bar and pool areas

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Meet & Greet with Vendors

All vendors have incredible giveaways. Be sure to take time out to visit their booths.


Breakout Sessions




Keynote Sessions & The Pazzie Awards Show

If you like a good laugh, then don’t miss the Pazzies!


After Hours Party

Location to be announced

Featured Topics at Podfest Multimedia Expo 2017


  • How to build out a network around your subject matter (example: Horse Radio Network)
  • Utilizing your podcast to build your business services (coaching, courses, events, etc.)
  • Making online content for Audible and monetizing through audio courses
  • How to use your podcast within industry conferences for sponsorship and audience growth
  • How to successfully create a listener-supported podcast
  • How to position and sell merchandise that adds value to your listeners

Audience Building

  • Growing your Facebook Group through Facebook Marketing
  • Live streaming and the best way to utilize it for audience growth
  • Crafting a compelling story
  • The future of geo local podcasting
  • Women in podcasting
  • Booking great guests and being a great guest – includes a panel of real case studies (Conducted by Jessica Rhodes)
  • Building a podcast power team and knowing what questions to ask (moderated by Christy Hausler)
  • The Podcast Productivity Panel!
    Key tips to podcasting productively (Made up of the country’s top productivity podcasters)
  • How to find your niche as well as what niches you should explore
  • Exploring your ideal show format (interview, solo, highly-produced, fiction, storytelling, panel etc.)


  • Mic & Headset Round Up
    Learn about the different mics and headsets & how they work. We will also have an interactive part of this session for you to test the equipment yourself.
  • Editing & Mixing 101
    Learn how to edit your own podcast & Mix for Success (Audio Mixing that is) and how to record a show with multiple guests.
  • Q&A Table
    Ask your question one-to-one at any time!


  • Lessons learned while crowdfunding The Messengers Documentary (during movie premiere Q&A)
Growing your YouTube channel with subscriptions – panel
  • Panel of businesses featured on Shark Tank: the Shark Tank impact on your online media
  • How to Promote and Grow a Conference (Panel of Successful Conference Organizers)
  • How to digitally distribute an independent film on your own (during movie premier Q&A)
  • Building a Facebook following that pays you every day
  • Blogging and podcasting and how to integrate the two succesfully