Feb 09

76- Brave New World for Podcast conferences

In this episode, we ask the question of the Podcast conferences for this year — not only for planning, budgeting and focus issues — but also if this is, indeed, a “Brave New World” in podcasting conferences (to use the borrowed phrase from A. Huxley and his book).

podcast_reporter_albumartwork1400As you will hear in this audio episode, what brought about this topic for us was the post that Jeffrey Powers included in the google+ community stating that a malware advisory (that has now turned into a blocked page and alert) was being delivered at the NMX site.

And just before posting this episode, we did, indeed, confirm the advisory and warning about malware on the NMX2016 site. Very sad to see that.

So, in this episode, we review the 4 different major Podcast conferences for 2016:

1.  Podfest in Tampa Florida (where Dave Jackson of the School of Podcasting  will be one of the key speakers) from 26-28 in Tampa, Florida;

2. Podcast Movement 2016 from 6-8 July in Chicago;

3. LA Podfest in the September-October time frame in Southern California;

and

4. New Media Expo 2016 — originally and tentatively scheduled from 18-21 April in Las Vegas. Note that this event was originally scheduled to be once again held along with the National Association of Broadcasters Show (i.e., NAB Show).

There is uncertainty and doubt about the present and future of NMX — especially with the event having been scheduled to begin in less than 2 months from the publication of this episode.

But the main reason for exploring this question is that, as podcasters (or aspiring and potential podcasters) who wish to get value from these conferences, we need to:

– Plan our schedules for attending inbound in-person events;

– Plan our travel, including costs;

– Plan and confirm our budgets for these live events;

– Plan our CONTENT before, during, and after these events — especially if the content focuses on the value or results of attending the conferences;

and

– Plan our messages that we may deliver to our audiences of the value received from being involved in one of these conferences.

Perhaps we will know more after the Tampa, Florida, event — especially if Dave Jackson provides an episode in his podcast which will deliver a good review of Podfest Florida (and the value it could bring to the podcaster, the exhibitor, and those who networked).

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Dec 22

71- Perspectives on Podcast Conferences – 2016 and beyond

This end-of-year episode delivers a Podcaster’s perspectives for Podcast Conferences for upcoming 2016 — and beyond.

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The eight main “conferences” or “meetings” for Podcasters (and, to some extent, New Media Professionals) are:

New Media Expo (aka NMX)

Podcast Movement (aka PM)

Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB)

Podfest Florida or Podfest Tampa

LA Podfest

Podcamps

Local Podcast Meetups (via www.meetup.com)

Each of these are mentioned. There is also a backstory to the change of preferences for the value of these conferences, and a hint of some issues that may be haunting some of the more successful shows that delivered value at one time to the podcasting community.

From the large national conferences (like NMX and Podcast Movement), we also deliver some perspectives on the REGIONAL and local podcast conferences, meetups and Podcamps. I myself will deliver my perspectives, since I have been a speaker at the main national conferences, as well as a Podcast Meetup Organizer and a speaker at many Podcamps.

Finally, I apologize to all my listeners, since I had a forced absence due to not only technical problems and a failure and replacement of my main system for podcasting, but also for being caught up with a bed-ridden flu and bronchitis that rendered me unable to deliver any value to you, my audience.

To all of you, I wish you a happy holiday season and a bright next year for your success as a New Media Professional and podcaster.

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Jul 30

54- Podcast Movement 2015 Conference – Some reflections

podcast_reporter_albumartwork1400In this episode, there are regrets and apologies, along with reflections from this Podcast Reporter.

Regretfully, I will not be able to attend the Podcast Movement 2015 event due to major health issues, which have been caused by complications resulting from Agent Orange (the toxin used in Vietnam, and which negatively affected the combat infantrymen on the ground when they were in the jungles and rice paddies and mountains in Vietnam and Laos).

So this episode covers the following topics in the theme of REFLECTIONS:

– Having to miss the networking, personal communications and re-energizing and reinforcing the relationships I had with various podcasters that have become good acquaintances and friends. Among them is one of the co-founders and organizers of the Podcast Movement Conference, Gary Leland (he had a booth in 2014 with the old “Podcast Pickle” who is now re-branded as the “Podertainment Pickle”) — for Gary had a booth for his Podertainment Magazine in the exhibit area:

– Having to cancel my live interview scheduled on 31July2015 with Doug Foresta of the CoachZing podcast show;

– Having to miss Paul Colligan’s meetup;

– Having to miss the workshops which I had signed up for earlier;

– Having to miss the exhibits and announcements;

But most of all, HAVING TO MISS THE PODCASTING HALL-OF-FAME ceremony for the inaugural inductees, as well as the Podcaster Awards ceremonies — scheduled for 31 July 2015.

In speaking about the Hall of Fame ceremony that is scheduled for 31 July 2015, the first inductee is the “PODFATHER” himself — Adam Curry.

Adam CurryAs you will hear in this audio episode, we also cover the question of whether the Podcast Movement conference can repeat the success of 2014.

In addition, there is some feedback from other podcasters about the selection of speakers and keynote speakers for this event.

Finally, we recommend that you listen to the following podcasters and their shows AFTER the conference to get summaries of the event and their perspectives:

Paul Colligan and his The Podcast Report;

Dave Jackson and his School of Podcasting;

Todd Cochrane and his New Media Show;

Adam Curry and his No Agenda Show;

Daniel J Lewis and his Audacity to Podcast show.

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Oct 09

26- Other conferences for Podcasters- perspectives from Rob Walch

Most podcasters who consume the blogs and podcast episodes of other podcast shows are probably aware of the 2 big conferences in which Podcasters are involved — New Media Expo in Las Vegas (at www.NMXLive.com) and one specifically oriented to podcasters (and put on by podcasters), Podcast Movement.

This episode is an interview with Rob Walch of Libsyn.com which discusses the “other” conferences (some oriented to podcasters) in which podcasters can attend, present, learn and do some valuable networking.

Rob Walch, who is the vice-president of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn.com, is one early podcaster (producing content since 2004) that has attended every major single podcast and New Media conference since 2005. That is, he attended the Portable Media Expo in 2005, the Podcast and Portable Media Expo in 2006, the Podcast and New Media Expo in 2007, The New Media Expo in 2008, 2013, 2014 — as well as all the BlogWorld and New Media Expos up until 2012. He has also attended Podcamps in various locations, and he is the organizer of a Podcasters Meetup.

Rob’s good fortune currently is to represent Libsyn at these events, since he has a passion for the company and for his job — especially since he still continues to podcast with his shows of Tii (This week in iOS), The Feed and Podcast 411. In doing so, he has a perspective far beyond what most podcasters have, in that he has seen a variety of events that can benefit podcasters and others who are in the New Media space.

Rob Walch at media eventsIn particular, Rob has recently been to the LA Podfest (Podcast Festival in Los Angeles, California, which is held annually and usually in September) for the past several years. As you will hear in this audio episode, his schedule covers over seven events in 2014.

We also discover that Rob has attended and participated in more conferences that provide value to podcasters than just about anyone else in the podosphere.

In addition, we get his perspective about virtual podcaster conference events, about Podcamps as events for podcasters, about Meetups as local events, and about “other” conferences and events that provide value to podcasters.

Rob can be reached at:

email:  Rob@libsyn.com

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