Did you know that one of the burgeoning podcast industry’s most popular conferences starts Friday in Orlando?
The 2020 Podfest Multimedia Expo is a major event, and Podfest Chief Creative Officer Chris Krimitsos has all of the details from the Sunshine State about an event that radio broadcasting companies may wish to put on their radar — if they haven’t done so already.
Krimitsos participated in a Q&A with Streamline Publishing’s Podcast Business Journal, in which he was asked how he is able to keep up with the rapidly changing podcast industry to keep the event relevant every year.
“We listen to the community,” he says. “This year we unveiled microcons. Really niche-specific events for entire mediums. We will be hosting the first-ever Sports Pod Con, first-ever Podcast Editor Con, and many more like Audio Drama Con, and Military Creator Con. We have also created a marketplace for attendees to hire audio editors and video editors. We broke everything down to tracks that represent the needs of the audience: Tech, Audience Building, Storytelling, Entrepreneur, Video, Industry Professional, and a Wild Card Track for presentations too good to pass up.”
More content creators are expected this year, as the industry is taking Podfest a bit more seriously. Some 2,000 attendees attended the 2019 event. “In the past, many people saw our growth as a fluke,” Krimitsos says.
“We have invited a crowd favorite — Rob Walch of Libsyn — to go over the state of podcasting as he entertains and rises to the occasion every year,” Krimitsos says.
Then, there is Dawn J. Fraser, a consultant to the Moth and master storyteller. He will be going over the power of stories and how to craft compelling content.
“The interesting part is our community shows up for one another and the amazing content,” Krimitsos says. “We have moved away from celebrity speakers as we have found that our community values connecting with one another rather than having one big name that no one gets to meet and flies out the moment they’re done speaking.”
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