Podcast Day 24 to bring live event to Sydney

The 24-hour global podcasting event, ‘Podcast Day’, will now be a live event in Sydney.

The event includes chats from podcasting personalities and executives, as well as a late afternoon industry upfronts and networking drinks.

It is set to take place on June 7 in Sydney, with both in-person and virtual tickets available.

The upfronts will act as a showcase for podcast networks to talk about their upcoming shows, activities and special projects to an audience of advertising agency guests. Agency attendees can attend for free by registering at this link.

The earlier part of the day will feature a lineup of speakers including Kellie Riordan from Deadset Studios and Mamamia’s Holly Wainwright – both of whom featured on Radio Today’s Podcast Power Players list.

It will also feature iHeartPodcast Network Australia’s content and partnerships director, Stephanie Coombes, as well as ABC audio executives Andrew Davies (digital and engagement editor, ABC Audio), Gillian Ramsay (insights manager for ABC audience data and insights), and Justine Kelly (executive producer at ABC Audio Studios).

Podcasting talent including Life Uncut’s Laura Byrne and Brittany Hockley, and She’s On The Money’s Victoria Devine will also present.

Matt Deegan from the Australian Podcast Awards said: “We’ve had such a positive response to the online event, it made sense to give it an upgrade and bring together Australia’s podcast community together in Sydney.”

Podcast Day 24’s Peter Niegel added: “Right now in the rest of the world a Live event isn’t possible but for Australia this is an important opportunity for podcasters to meet and to showcase their podcast plans. We’re also thankful to Triton Digital for being the Global Sponsor of our event.”

Those in Australia with existing virtual tickets will be contacted about the option to upgrade to an in-person ticket.

Virtual tickets are $179m while in-person tickets are $279. Tickets and more information are available here.

Radio Today is also running a Podcast Awards which are now open for entry. The Radio Today Podcast Awards with LiSTNR has categories including executive producer of the year, podcast company of the year, radio show podcast of the year, advertising agency of the year, and podcast host or presenter of the year. 

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