PM19 Parties, the Audio Fiction Track, and Edison Research returns!

Greetings PM Family,

We are less than two weeks away from Podcast Movement 2019! The BIG event is right around the corner.

This week’s newsletter features the PM19 Parties, the sessions for the Audio Drama/Fiction Track, and two more keynote updates!

PM19 Parties!

We are often asked for the can’t-miss Podcast Movement events for new attendees. We always recommend starting with the New Attendee Orientation Sessions, and then choosing other presentations and workshops based on your goals and experience levels.

But the number one thing that an attendee should never miss at Podcast Movement are the parties! We’re not joking. The parties are some of the best opportunities to make new connections, have fun with friends, and take your podcast to the Old Town Road! We urge you to take advantage!

The iHeartRadio Party on Thursday, Aug 15!

Join iHeartRadio, and all of your PM19 friends (old and new) for our biggest party of the year on Thursday evening, August 15 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Tin Roof Orlando will play home to the biggest party in PM history, featuring food, drinks, live music, and FUN!

Enjoy music from the world renowned DJ Obscene, as well as Orlando favorite DJ D Strong.

We’ll have buses running between Tin Roof and both PM hotels all night, so come for fun and let the good times roll!


Stitcher Party on Wednesday, Aug 14!

For the second year in a row, our friends at Stitcher are wrapping up the first full day of PM with a can’t-miss party on Wednesday night, August 14 from 9:00 pm to Midnight.

The party will be at Lafayette’s located on the 2nd Level of Beautiful Pointe Orlando!

This party promises to the perfect way to let loose after a fun day of networking, presentations, panels, keynote sessions, and exhibit hall mania!

Enjoy live music, small bites, networking, mingling…and free drinks just by stopping by the Stitcher booth in the lobby at PM for a drink ticket!

We’ll have buses running between Lafayette’s and both hotels all night…so you should not miss it!


Himalaya’s PM19 Kick-Off Party on Tuesday, Aug 13!

Team Himalaya is hosting the Kick-Off Party at Podcast Movement, and you’re invited! We’ll be listening to a live performance by Delacey (courtesy of our friends at Westwood One), eating delicious bites, and every attendee will get TWO FREE DRINK TICKETS!

So come network, drink, and dance with us from 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm on Tuesday, August 13th. We promise it’ll be a blast!

Get PM19 started the right way by visiting with friends and making new connections at Himalaya’s Kick-Off Party!

Cabana Badge Pick-up Party on Tuesday, Aug 13!

Registration and Badge Pick-up is a lot more fun when a party is going on…and Cabana is bringing the party!

Cabana presents the Badge Pick-up party for the second year in a row (back by popular demand)! This is your first chance to check-in, get your PM19 name badge, and hang with your friends!

The party takes place in Gatlin B (the main ballroom) on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and features DJ Bad Ash, LA’s Hottest Female DJ, on the ones and twos!

PM19 presents the new Audio Fiction Track

One of the fastest-growing genres of podcasting is the audio drama format, and we’re absolutely in love with it. If you’ve heard any of these shows, you know that they’re truly an art. We’re excited this year to feature a full track of audio drama focused education, and it promises to be a great learning experience for podcasters of every genre!

Sessions Include:

The Road To Quitting Our Day Jobs with Patreon for Audio Fiction Creators – August 14 from 9:00 to 9:45 amThe State of Audio Fiction – August 14 from 10:15 to 11:00 am

Through the Archway: Breaking into the World of Podcasts for Kids – August 14 from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Story Rhythm – August 14 from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Please Oh Please Notice Me: Compelling Narration in Audio Fiction – August 15 from 9:00 am to 9:45 am

#OwnVoices: Storytelling Through Experience and Identity in Audio Fiction – August 15 from 10:15 am to 11:00 am

What Nonfiction Podcasters Can Learn from The Audio Fiction Community – August 15 from 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Building a Truly Collaborative Storytelling Team – August 15 from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

You Made All That Up? The Elements of Great Fiction Podcasting – August 15 from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Bringing Life to Your Story: Directing Audio Fiction – August 15 from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Podcast Groovement: Music in Audio Fiction – August 15 from 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm

Finding Your Character: Remote Acting in Fiction Podcasts – August 16 from 9:00 am to 9:45 am

Self-Taught Creators: Getting Started When You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know – August 16 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

So You Want to Make an RPG Podcast – August 16 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Edison Research Keynote at PM19

For many of the attendees at Podcast Movement, podcasting is just second nature. We’ve grown up with the idea of what a podcast is, and what it can be. But millions of people have recently discovered podcasting, and the concept of a podcast is very different to them.

Join Edison Research SVP Tom Webster for a brand new research presentation on the differences between podcast listeners – the rookies and the vets.

Tom will present an all-new cut of Edison and Triton Digital’s Infinite Dial data. It will be combined with new qualitative research with professionals and hobbyists, to provide PM19 attendees with a clear vision of where podcasting has been, and where it is going.

Broadcasters Meet Podcasters Announce Friday Morning Keynote Session

Jacobs Media is pleased to announce that Steve Lickteig will be their opening speaker on Friday morning, August 16 for the Broadcasters meet Podcasters Track.

Steve (formerly with Slate) is executive producer of podcasts and audio for NBC News and MSNBC, managing the team responsible for content production and strategy of original podcasts, showcasts and audio programming for the networks.

You can check out the rest of the lineup for the Broadcasters Meet Podcasters track here.

Two Weeks Away!

Podcast Movement will be here before you know it!

We’ve got the horses in the back…
Team PM

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