Returning for its second year on Friday 8 September, the ABC Ultimo Centre in Sydney will play host to OzPod 2017: Australian Podcast Conference.
This year’s keynote speaker is Jenn White (USA), the host and co-creator of the Making Oprah podcast from Chicago-based radio and podcast powerhouse WBEZ.
Jenn is a TV and radio broadcaster and producer who has also worked as the host of All Things Considered, and as an outreach manager at NPR station Michigan Radio.
Hosted by ABC Radio OzPod 2017 will offer a comprehensive insight into podcasting in Australia, a productive platform for the greater Australian podcast community to connect and to share. It offers an opportunity for traditional radio networks, independent podcasters and emerging start-ups to escape the studio or office and meet with peers to share their experiences, information, insights and ideas.
It’s a full one-day program of carefully curated panels around industry and content-related themes, headlined with an international keynote address. OzPod 2017 will focus on the rapidly evolving development of podcasting in Australia, including vital discussions on diversity, ethics, technologies, storytelling, monetisation and how to grow your audience.
“OzPod has quickly become the go-to event for the entire podcasting industry, whether it’s for tips on content creation, business development, or building your audience,” said Kellie Riordan, manager of ABC Audio Studios.
“Whether you’re a small podcast producer looking to meet other creators, or a platform on the hunt for the next crop of talent, OzPod welcomes every podcaster and radio maker in Australia. It will be a day full of thought-provoking discussion. We are particularly excited about our keynote, Jenn White, who is the co-creator and host of one of the standout podcast hits of the last 12-months.”
OzPod is an industry-wide event and a collaborative venture across the podcasting community. Content makers, broadcasters, presenters, producers, journalists, media industry professionals, and those starting out in podcasting are all encouraged to attend.
In 2017, OzPod has introduced a registration fee of $99 to assist in covering some of the production and running costs. The conference remains entirely not-for-profit.
Limited tickets are now on sale, so get in early. The full program is soon to be announced. #OzPod2017
What: OzPod 2017: Australian Podcast Conference
When: Friday 8th September, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Where: Eugene Goossens Auditorium, ABC Ultimo, Sydney
Tickets: On sale now via Event Brite: