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Time to get busy and start exploring our programme sessions across our three main stage areas, The Origin Theatre, The Amplify Theatre and Studio Stage.

Make sure you don't miss our Ask The Experts stage too, featuring the likes of Shure, Patreon, Gracenote, Audio Technica, Podcast Pioneers and more.

 

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The Origin Theatre
Presented by our Lead Partner, Spotify, The Origin Theatre will host a series of world-class content ranging from major industry keynotes, thought leadership and 'In Conversations' with the game's biggest names.
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    Interview the Interviewer
    Alice Levine talks to legendary interviewers Louis Theroux & Emily Maitlis, who give their experience on the great and the good they’ve had in conversation.
    Presented By: My Dad Wrote A Porno
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    Sony Music Entertainment: Kermode & Mayo in conversation
    Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo talk to Ben Bailey Smith about their move into pure play podcasting after 21 years at BBC Radio.
    Presented By: Sony Music Entertainment
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    My Dad Wrote A Porno: Finding Your Tribe
    These days, there’s a podcast for everyone and for every niche, from cows to escalators and everything in between.
    Presented By: My Dad Wrote A Porno
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    The Evolution of Podcast Advertising with Sally Keane
    With podcast consumption on the rise and new innovations in podcast advertising, marketers who are ahead of the game are seeing podcasts as an essential part of their media buys. Similarly, podcasting has enabled publishers to unlock new audiences and new sources of revenue.
    Presented By: Spotify
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    My Dad Wrote A Porno: The Indie Kids
    What does it mean to be independent in podcasting today, and is it even possible?
    Presented By: My Dad Wrote A Porno
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    Changing The Game with The Rugby Pod
    The Rugby Pod is the world's number 1 rugby podcast with an incredible 18 million downloads. Andy Goode, Big Jim Hamilton and Andy Rowe will be in conversation about their mission to change how the sport is consumed through the power of podcasting.
    Presented By: Spotify
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    The story of making My Dad Wrote A Porno a household name.
    Join Miranda Sawyer in conversation with the team behind the infamous My Dad Wrote A Porno Podcast - Alice Levine, James Cooper and Jamie Morton.
    Presented By: My Dad Wrote A Porno
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    When Content is Life
    Get the inside scoop on what it’s like to go from YouTube youths to Podcast Pros.
    Presented By: Spotify
The Amplify Theatre
Amazon Music presents The Amplify Theatre in association with IAB UK, and is the main forum for brands, advertisers & agencies, where these critical components of the podcast sector will sit front and centre.
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    Amazon Music: Going global
    In this session, join Wondery’s Head of International Podcast Content, Jess Radburn; Head of International, Declan Moore; as well as Head of Podcasts at Amazon Music, Craig Strachan, to dive deep into how to Wondery and Amazon Music are reaching global audiences and creating localized content.
    Presented By: Amazon Music
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    Too much information?
    What is it about this medium that has people sharing some of the most intimate moments of their life?
    Presented By: My Dad Wrote A Porno
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    Supercharging Subscriptions: Driving New Revenues by Super-serving Podcast Audiences
    As paid subscription offerings continue to expand in podcasting, hear from some of the industry’s leading global companies and producers on how they are building new business models and engaging listeners in an unprecedented way.
    Presented By: Sony Music Entertainment
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    Who’s listening? Unlocking the UK podcast market
    Join IAB UK and leading podcast players as they take a look at the trends, spend and listening habits that have shaped the podcast market since the start of the pandemic.
    Presented By: IAB UK
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    The Evidence: why podcasts deserve a place on your media plan
    Podcasts offer brands a unique and highly effective way of engaging relevant audiences - but how is advertiser investment paying back in real life?
    Presented By: IAB UK
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    Amazon Music: Creating an investigative hit
    Join Wondery, Tortoise Media, and What’s The Story? Sounds for a panel discussion on how to create an investigative hit.
    Presented By: Amazon Music
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    Ross Adams - Acast CEO + Guests
    Ross Adams, Acast’s CEO, sets out Acast’s vision for the future of podcasting. Plus, Lizzy Pollott, Acast’s SVP Marketing Communications & Brand, is in conversation with Fearne Cotton and Gary Linekar discussing their experience of podcasting so far
    Presented By: Acast
    • Industry Pro
    The Amplify Theatre
    Amazon Music: Representation in podcasting
    As the podcast industry continues to grow at an exponential rate, the industry has a responsibility to ensure that the voices we hear from are representative of society.
    Presented By: Amazon Music
The Studio Stage
Presented by Official Partner, Acast, The Studio Stage features a top quality programme of sessions for anyone and everyone in the business of podcasting, for industry pros and creators alike.
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Studio Stage
    From The Screen To Your Stereo: Podcasting The Best of Entertainment and Pop Culture
    Behind almost all massive TV shows, are popular podcasts offering commentary, explanation and analysis on the events on screen. Why does the podcast format suit TV shows so well? How much work goes into preparing for the episodes and how do you avoid spoilers?
    Presented By: Acast
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Studio Stage
    Edith Bowman Soundtracking.
    Edith Bowman shares all about her award winning podcast, Soundtracking.
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Studio Stage
    The power of podcasts: how a spark of an idea ignites a new show
with Elizabeth Day and Emma Reed Turrell
    When Elizabeth Day invited therapist and best friend Emma Reed Turrell onto her podcast, she had no idea what the ground-breaking impact would be.
    Presented By: Global Radio
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Studio Stage
    Are Podcasts Today’s Newspapers?
    How the most successful news podcasts cover the biggest stories.
    Presented By: My Dad Wrote A Porno
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Studio Stage
    Empowering female voices in podcasting
Join the band with Luanna, Motherpukka and Runpod
    Podcasting began in a male-dominated space. More recently, the world is hearing strong female voices cutting through and levelling the playing field. Now, women are topping the podcast charts with voices that resonate with authenticity.
    Presented By: Global Radio
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Studio Stage
    Jonathan Wall In Conversation with Anya Grundmann
    Jonathan Wall Controller, BBC Sounds and Anya Grundmann Senior Vice President for Programming and Audience Development at NPR, discuss the importance and relevance of public service content in the podcast space including the synergies of NPR and the BBC have in supporting new, diverse talent.
    • Industry Pro
    The Studio Stage
    Better Living Through Optimism - Mike Newman (Audioboom) Keynote
    Mike Newman, VP of Content & Production for Audioboom reveals some of the most common challenges facing podcasters, why he's optimistic we can overcome them and what we can learn from Audioboom's growth.
    Presented By: Audioboom
    • Industry Pro
    The Studio Stage
    How To Get Paid To Podcast - From Bedroom to Arena
    Speak to any podcaster, and the chances are they’ll say they’d love to know how to turn all that work into a sustainable career that generates revenue and sees them fairly rewarded for their work. In this session, we sit down with a variety of panelists from the world of podcasting to discuss all the different ways you can get paid for your craft.
    Presented By: Acast
Ask The Experts

Hear from those at the forefront of technology and developments in the podcasting space in hourly sessions. ‘Ask the Experts’ and gain valuable insights and understanding from brands who are pushing the boundaries.

    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    Brands, Authenticity & Results
    Featuring special guests, we will discuss how to achieve brand success for Creators and Brands, and how we measure it
    AudioPlus
    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    An Audience with Podcast Radio
    Podcast Radio is listened to in over 100 countries, showcasing a variety of podcast content to an audience of ready-made podcast listeners who...and get this...are looking for new podcasts!
    Podcast Radio
    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    Sound Extraordinary with Shure
    Are you starting your own podcast or looking for some audio tips to make your recordings sound extraordinary?
    Shure
    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    From Lightbulb moment to Listener: The power of strategic podcast production
    Whatever you want to achieve with your podcast campaign and whoever you want to move, having a clear strategy from the start will help you maximise the power of audio.
    Podcast Pioneers
    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    Patreon for Podcasts
    Join us to learn more about how membership on Patreon can take your podcast to the next level, and for practical tips on how to get started.
    Patreon
    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    In Car Entertainment - How podcast search & discovery is influencing next generation entertainment experiences for passengers
    Join the conversation with leading auto experts from Cariad Technology and Gracenote, the podcast search and discovery expert and find out how the media industry can apply some learnings from the connected car user experience.
    Gracenote
    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    Your digital business on the App Store!
    Delight your customers with your podcast, online course, membership and more using your own iOS and Android App! 
    elopage
The Origin Theatre
Presented by our Lead Partner, Spotify, The Origin Theatre will host a series of world-class content ranging from major industry keynotes, thought leadership and 'In Conversations' with the game's biggest names.
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    Nihal Arthanayake In Conversation with Krishnan Guru Murthy
    Presented By: Spotify
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    Spotify keynote: Reimagining the Future of Podcasting with Spotify
    Join Spotify’s Global Head of Talk, Michael Mignano and Director of R&D, Talk Verticals, Maya Prohovnik, who will take you through the evolution of Spotify's podcasting journey from major acquisitions such as Gimlet, Parcast, The Ringer, Anchor and Megaphone to the latest multidimensional and interactive creative formats such as video podcasts, live, the latest innovations in monetisation and more.
    Presented By: Spotify
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    My Honest Story
    Podcasting is a no-filter medium giving a voice to everybody who has the ability to record themselves or those around them.
    Presented By: Spotify
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    Reaching Young Audiences with Spotify featuring Cam & Chloe
    Hear from Executive Producer Rhyanna Coleman & Creator Partnerships Manager Jonny Mounsor on the types of creators and content that resonate with young audiences. They’ll be chatting to Cam & Chloe about the success of their number 1 hit podcast ‘TMI with Cam & Chloe’.
    Presented By: Spotify
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    The Receipts In Conversation
    The OG in unadulterated girltalk with no filter, The Receipts podcast has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2016.
    Presented By: Spotify
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    How to Pitch... And Win
    When it comes to pitching your new ideas, it’s the winning that counts. Find out how to crush the competition from our expert panel of top producers, sharing their pearls of wisdom.
    Presented By: Spotify
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    Finding Calm in the Chaos of the Modern World with Niall Breslin
    Through his globally-popular podcasts “Where Is My Mind?” and “Wake Up/Wind Down” Niall Breslin has helped millions of listeners feel empowered and armed with information that can help them better become guardians of their own minds.
    Presented By: Spotify
The Amplify Theatre
Amazon Music presents The Amplify Theatre in association with IAB UK, and is the main forum for brands, advertisers & agencies, where these critical components of the podcast sector will sit front and centre.
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    Podcasts go Hollywood: The Growing love affair between Podcasts, Film and TV
    From successful adaptations to hit companion series, film and TV companies are looking to podcasts as both a source of stories and a key marketing tool for their new releases. Join some of the industry’s top leaders as they discuss what this means for podcasting and where Hollywood’s headed next.
    Presented By: Sony Music Entertainment
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    The Power of Creative Collaboration
    Holly Bott, Global MD, Entertainment at YMU Group, in conversation with Giovanna Fletcher (Happy Mum Happy Baby) and Gabby Logan (Mid.Point) Unlocking and growing new audiences and building inclusive communities through podcast strategy, and the power of having an authentic voice
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    Wondery CEO Jen Sargent Keynote conversation
    Around the globe, podcasts are bringing news and entertainment to more listeners than ever before.
    Presented By: Wondery
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    Who’s listening? Unlocking the UK podcast market
    Join IAB UK and leading podcast players as they take a look at the trends, spend and listening habits that have shaped the podcast market since the start of the pandemic.
    Presented By: IAB UK
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    The Evidence: why podcasts deserve a place on your media plan
    Podcasts offer brands a unique and highly effective way of engaging relevant audiences - but how is advertiser investment paying back in real life?
    Presented By: IAB UK
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    Across the Pond and Beyond
    How do you expand into the US and UK - what are the nuances of each market and how do you succeed? The discussion will touch on formats, building brands, and exploring derivative IP in these markets from the perspective of creators, platforms, and dealmakers.
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    Amazon Music: Making time for your mind
    Over the past two years, many have found the lines between home and work blurring, with a global crises and increased screen time, driving increased levels of anxiety. In this session, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Host of Amazon Original podcast, Built To Thrive, will investigate the power of making time for your mind. From mental exercises to bite-sized podcasts, Dr Chatterjee will discuss the power of mindfulness and how the podcast industry can support listeners' wellness.
    Presented By: Amazon Music
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Amplify Theatre
    Expand Your Brand Reach with Podcast Advertising
    The podcast landscape is constantly evolving. Join this session to hear the new ways podcast advertising can reach your audiences.
    Presented By: Amazon Music
The Studio Stage
Presented by Official Partner, Acast, The Studio Stage features a top quality programme of sessions for anyone and everyone in the business of podcasting, for industry pros and creators alike.
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Studio Stage
    Creating Worlds With Spoken Words
    With roots in radio dramas, fiction podcasts have been around as long as podcasting itself. They make up a small but growing genre in the podcast space and are increasingly popular among audiences. Audio dramas offer varied possibilities for creators and provide a rich, immersive format for storytelling.
    Presented By: Acast
    • Industry Pro
    The Studio Stage
    Persephonica: Launching with a bang
    Dino Sofos, is joined by special guests, Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel, to discuss the launch of his new production company, and the thinking behind their exciting partnership with Global. He’ll also share insights into working with Dua Lipa on her critically-acclaimed podcast series, ‘At Your Service’.
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Studio Stage
    Fresh Air Production: Meet the Creator Brands
    We talk to the brands who’ve already launched their own successful podcasts. Why rent space in someone else’s show when you could create your very own series?
    Presented By: Fresh Air Production
    • New Creator
    The Studio Stage
    How to Build a Community Around Your Podcast
    Join us for an insightful conversation with two Patreon podcasters on the power of building a community around your podcast and how engaging with your audience can help you creatively and financially.
    Presented By: Patreon
    • Industry Pro
    The Studio Stage
    How Spooler Enables Real-Time Audio, Setting the New Pace of Podcasting
    Audio industry veterans James O. Boggs (former head of Apple Podcasts) and Dan Benjamin (5by5 network, Fireside.fm) introduce Spooler's next-generation audio publishing tools.
    Presented By: Spooler
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Studio Stage
    Global: Cutting through the noise with honest conversations
with Full Disclosure’s James O’Brien and Hunting Ghislane’s John Sweeney
    The truth hurts, but honesty is the best policy – and podcasts are the perfect outlet in the quest for understanding. In a world bursting with chaotic stories, clickbait headlines and deceptive lede-burying, podcasts push past the noise and home in on truth. Today’s podcasters are truth detectives: they seek out alternative viewpoints and tackle hard-hitting life stories in an accessible, digestible way.
    Presented By: Global Radio
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Studio Stage
    Changing the charts: Women In Podcasting
    43% of weekly podcast listens come from someone who identifies as female - yet a cursory glance at the average top podcast charts show that there is still a long way to go to strike a gender balance when it comes to podcast creators and guests. How can we improve this statistic, and why is podcasting a safe space for you – whether that's as a listener or Host?
    Presented By: Acast
Ask The Experts

Hear from those at the forefront of technology and developments in the podcasting space in hourly sessions. ‘Ask the Experts’ and gain valuable insights and understanding from brands who are pushing the boundaries.

    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    Skyrocket your personal brand with content repurposing
    Social media is dying & decentralised media (podcasts) are taking over. Despite this social media can be leveraged for podcast discoverability.
    Progressive Media
    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    How to harness your passion to fuel a career
    Come find inspiration for your career by listening to BBC6 Music & Jazz FM DJ and Podcaster Deb Grant in conversation with Audio-Technica’s Logan Helps as they discuss Deb’s career journey.
    Audio Technica
    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    Sound Extraordinary with Shure
    Are you starting your own podcast or looking for some audio tips to make your recordings sound extraordinary?
    Shure
    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    Time to revenue
    Learn how using an end-to-end platform reduces your digital product launch (course, downloads, programs, memberships) from 12 months to 1 day! 
    elopage
    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    Patreon for Podcasts
    Join us to learn more about how membership on Patreon can take your podcast to the next level, and for practical tips on how to get started.
    Patreon
    • New Creator
    Ask The Experts
    How is Metadata addressing the current podcasting challenges and supporting growth opportunities for listeners, content owners and advertisers?
    Join the conversation to learn how Gracenote fuels cross media discovery, voice-based discovery, programmatic advertising and find some of the solutions to the challenges for podcast advertising.
    Gracenote
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