February 8-10, 2018 |
Orlando, Florida
Hosted at the CARIBE ROYALE RESORT

Schedule

Schedule of Events

Detailed Schedule Coming Soon!

We have created some dynamite workshops prior to the Official PME18 Kick-Off on Thursday evening! Choose the one that best suits your needs.

Complete Schedule to be announced 30 days prior to event

Thursday, February 8, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm

Podcast Launch & Grow Workshop (Two-Part)

Complimentary for all PME18 attendees

Launch a Podcast A-Z Workshop in the morning. Grow Your Podcast Workshop is in the afternoon.
1:00pm-4:00pm

Pecha Kucha Special Event

Complimentary for all PME18 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.
1:00pm-4:00pm

Women’s Workshop

Complimentary for all PME18 attendees

Workshop by women podcasters, for women podcasters. The She Podcasts Awards presentation will follow immediately after the workshop.
1:00pm-4:00pm

Youtube Startup & Accelerator Workshop – $149*


Complimentary for all PME18 attendees

A workshop covering all things YouTube, for beginners and experts alike!

This workshop is a premium event. General admission to Podfest is required and must be purchased separately.

6:00pm-9:00pm

PME18 
Kick Off: Strategic Alliance

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 9, 2018
8:30am-5:30pm

General Session and Breakout Sessions

Complimentary for all PME18 attendees

Complete Schedule to be announced 30 days prior to event
1:00pm-4:00pm

The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary – Special Screening!

Complimentary for all PME18 attendees

The documentary that was born out of Podfest Multimedia Expo comes full circle in this special event!
1:00pm-4:00pm

After Party

Complimentary for all PME18 attendees

Join us for a terrific opportunity to relax and socialize with your fellow attendees and speakers!
Saturday, February 10, 2018
8:30am-5:30pm

General Session and Breakout Sessions

Complimentary for all PME18 attendees

Complete Schedule to be announced 30 days prior to event
1:00pm-4:00pm

The Roast of Dave Jackson

Complimentary for all PME18 attendees

Join us as we roast one of our own, School of Podcasting‘s Dave Jackson. This is sure to be a true highlight of the weekend!

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
9:00am-4:00pm

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
1:00pm-4:00pm

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.
6:00pm-9:00pm

PME17 
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
7:45am-8:45am

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!
8:45am-11:45am

Keynote Sessions


11:45am-1:00pm

Lunch

1:15pm-5:30pm


Break Out Sessions

5:30pm-7:00pm


Dinner Break

Make sure to connect with a new found friend

7:00pm-9:00pm


Exclusive World Premiere of The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary



Don’t Miss This Red Carpet Event!

9:00pm


After Party

At the bar and pool areas



Saturday, February 25, 2017
8:15am-9:00am

Meet & Greet with Vendors

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

9:15am-12:00pm

Breakout Sessions


12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch

1:15pm-5:45pm

Keynote Sessions & The Pazzie Awards Show

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


5:45pm-6:15pm


After Hours Party

Location to be announced

Featured Topics at Podfest Multimedia Expo 2017

Monetization

  • 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.)

Technical

  • 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!



Multimedia

  • 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