PodFest 2020 has a bunch of Mini Cons on different topics. These mini-conferences are included with a PodFest ticket (some with a nominal additional cost). The Mini Cons are part education, part like-minded meetup, and 100% designed to make you feel empowered and ready fo the full PodFest experience. Check the PodFest 2020 schedule to find out when each Mini Con will be held.
The Mini Cons are:
Sports PodCon: The first international event specifically designed for sports, esports and gaming podcasters, broadcasters and video content creators. The goal is to unite sports, esports, and gaming professionals and video content creators to share experiences, create new opportunities, network with fellow creators and help them take their careers to the next level or get it started!
Audio Drama Con: A gathering of creators from all aspects of the segment of podcasting that has taken hold of a listening audience craving – and finding – enjoyment from original content across specific genres (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller). AudioDramaCon brings together talent, producers, sound designers, editors, and other industry pros who are at the core of this breakthrough on-demand audio.
Military Creator Con: Brings various facets of the military community together with audio and video content creators for top-level education and connections to facilitate a level of learning and relationships that will raise your profile and expand your reach. This specialty focus will feature targeted programming for those who are part of the military community, alongside individuals who are leaders in the exploding medium of podcasting.
Women in Podcasting: A half-day conference showcasing some of podcasting’s greatest female minds. Panels and sessions will be covering technical how-tos as well as overcoming fear, doubt, and finding your voice.
PechaKucha: PechaKucha’s 20×20 presentation format shows your 20 chosen images, each for 20 seconds. In other words, you’ve got 400 seconds to tell your story, with visuals guiding the way. PechaKucha means “chit chat” in Japanese. Each year PodFest chooses a select group of people to present their ideas and stories in this format, and the result is really very aw-inspiring to watch.
Podcasting 100 (for beginners): Consists of lessons in branding, obtaining great guests, what’s needed for a launch, how to dream big, and more.
The Business of Podcasting: At some point in everyone’s career, the question arises: Can I make money doing this? We are proud and happy to tell you, yes. There are many different ways to make money podcasting, and this mini-conference is going to showcase quite a few.