While Podcast Movement is the world’s largest conference for podcasters, we want to make sure there are plenty of quality options for each and every attendee. Below are the different types of sessions you’ll find this year.
Podcast Movement features many amazing speakers, and each year the event is headlined by a number of keynote talks that take place on the main stage in front of the entire event! Whether it is an up and coming independent podcaster teaching you what they've learned, or a high profile podcasting star telling you what it takes to get to the next level, these keynote talks are entertaining and inspiring!
Individual Breakout Session
Most sessions at Podcast Movement are considered individual breakout sessions. Each session is a part of a specific track and skill level, 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.
You asked for it, you got it! You wanted more small group opportunities to have open conversations with fellow attendees, and we've got just the thing. These roundtable discussions will be lead by industry experts and leaders, but it is up to you and the others at your tables to guide the conversation, and get the most out of the session!
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 2017 we're excited to announce the debut of two solution stages, which will find their home in the amazing new Expo Hall. Sessions on these stages are considered very hands-on and interactive. These will be the sessions where you'll want to bring your questions and curiosity to, and our experts will have the answers!
Extended Mastermind Sessions
You told us you wanted more time to talk over your podcast, your problems, and your overall journey in podcasting, and we've got just the thing! These double sessions will be lead by podcasting experts, and will guide you and your fellow attendees in finding what it will take to get your podcast to the next level.
In 2015, we hosted the first ever PMx: TED-like talks for the podcast community, and it came back again even bigger in 2016. 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 this year on Tuesday, August 22, PMx will be on the big stage of Podcast Movement the day before the event officially kicks off, in front of hundreds of fellow podcasters and attendees.
And new for this year, there has been a competition element placed on the PMx talks! While the talk formats has not changed, a panel of judges will score each talk, and the highest scored talk will not only take home the PMx Competition award, but also be recognized on stage at the Academy of Podcasters Awards, and will be automatically given a speaking spot at Podcast Movement 2018!
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 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!