The Podcast Show opens applications for speakers and sessions

Next annual event will take place from 22 to 23 May next year

Speaker and session applications are now open for The Podcast Show 2024, which is set to take place 22-23 May next year at the Business Design Centre in London’s Islington. 

The Podcast Show is an annual international festival which aims to celebrate the art and business of podcasting by bringing together industry heads and creators from across the world to share their expertise. 

Creators have until 8 December 2023 to submit their speaker and session applications for next year’s event. Applicants have been advised to keep in mind that all sessions range between 30 to 45 minutes, and that they need to specify which of the conference’s main topics and themes they’d like to cover, including monetisation, AI, video podcasting, and so on. 

Successful applicants will be notified by 2 February 2024, but the event’s organisers have highlighted that they will not be able to respond to all applications, due to the quantity of submissions they receive. The Podcast Show is a supporter of the Equality in Audio Pact, meaning that all sessions must be balanced in terms of gender, disability, and ethnic diversity, per the EAP’s terms. 

Past speakers at The Podcast Show have included the co-host of hit true crime podcast Crime Junkie, Ashley Flowers, Acast CEO Ross Adams, content creator and video podcaster John ‘MrBallen’ Allen, Happy Place founder and host Fearne Cotton, and Unedited founder Bernard Achampong. 

The most talked about topics from this year’s show included how AI can be used as a “helping hand” for podcasters, why video can help creators diversify their podcast format, and how subscriptions can be used as a sustainable revenue model. PodPod spoke to a number of attendees and presenters at the event, as well as recording an episode of the podcast on-site.

PodPod was also media and content partner for The Podcast Show 2023, and ran a number of sessions as part of the Brand Works Theatre, with speakers including BrewDog, Craft Media, Lloyd’s Bank, Mags Creative, and more.