As an independent podcaster, do you ever feel like the industry caters a lot more to the already-established podcasters than it does to indie creators like you?
While the barrier to entry is low in podcasting, there’s no denying that the industry operates in a way that favors the big names and mid-levellers over the independent podcast creators.
This is why, back in November, The Podcast Host launched a census with independent podcasters. The aim of the Indypod Census was to hear directly from independent creators like you to learn more about your podcasting experiences, challenges, and ambitions for the future with your show.
We’ve been totally overwhelmed by the response we received to the census so far. Thousands of you have already shared your thoughts with us – and the responses are still rolling in (follow this link to have your say).
Which got us thinking: maybe the census doesn’t go far enough. Maybe, what independent creators like you need is a live event environment exclusively for you where you can debate the question “What’s next for us?”
So, we’re launching a free online event that offers exactly that: the Indypod Summit.
What Is The Indypod Summit?
The IndyPod Summit is a free online event exclusively for independent podcasters. For one day only (February 2nd 2023 at 15.00 GMT), you’ll be able to join podcast industry experts, coaches and fellow ‘indypodders’ to network, share ideas and debate the future of the industry.
There will also be a series of hot-topic-focussed workshop discussions and guest speakers, including Elsie Escobar (She Podcasts, Libsyn), Arielle Nissenblatt (Head of Community and Content at Squadcast.fm), and Jeremy Enns (Podcast Marketing Academy), amongst others.
The keynote speech will also be delivered by our very own Colin Gray, who will share the main highlights of the Indypod census results for the very first time.
Why Go to This Podcasting Event?
In a nutshell, here are a few reasons you should come to this event:
Free content and practical advice that’s guaranteed to be of value to you as an independent podcaster
An opportunity to meet like-minded creators and build future partnerships
Talks from industry experts that will focus specifically on topics that affect you and your podcast rather than the already-established success stories in the industry
Have the chance to pose questions to guest speakers as well as the indypod community
Get exclusive access to the results of the Indypod Census! See how your experiences weigh up against your peers and get exclusive insight into what trends are currently shaping the industry.
Who’s Speaking at Indypod 2023?
We’ll be updating the speaker agenda with more info over the next few weeks, but here’s what we can tell you about who’s speaking about what at Indypod 2023 so far.
Jeremy Enns (Podcast Marketing Academy) will be delivering a talk on ‘How to Flip Your Relationship with Marketing to Grow Your Show Faster’.
Odile Beniflah (Head of US for Ausha) will be talking to us about ‘Navigating Podcast Ecosystems’.
Joe Casabona (Podcast coach) will be providing a workshop on ‘How to Launch a Mini Podcast’.
Colin Gray (CEO and Founder, The Podcast Host and Alitu) will be delivering the results of this year’s Indypod Census and what the main trends tell us about how the independent podcasting landscape is shaping up.
How to Register for The Event
Registration is now open – to book your free place at Indypod Summit 2023, just register your details on this page.
And as if that’s not enough, all those who register and attend Indypod Summit on the day will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win this incredible podcast creator’s bundle from Rode.
Here’s what’s included:
1 x RØDECaster Pro II
1 x RØDECover 2
2 x PodMic
2 x PSA1+
2 x NTH-100
2 x 3M XLR Cable
All those who register and attend on the day will be entered in the giveaway. You also have the opportunity to gain further points towards winning through additional participation (for example, completing your attendee bio, engaging with other attendees and participating in roundtables).