DC Podfest will return in 2021!

Our 2020 event has been cancelled due to the ongoing health risks of Covid-19

But we’ll be back in 2021 with an in-person or virtual event that brings together our intimate spirit of community, connection, creativity, and audio excellence.

DC Podfest is one of my favorite events. It's a great opportunity to strengthen your skills as a podcaster and content creator. Networking with other members of the podcast community is just another bonus of attending DC Podfest. If you want to upgrade your game, the DC Podfest presentations and speakers are worth your time.

Eboné F. BellEditor-in-Chief, Tagg Magazine

What is DC Podfest?



We focus on the business, creativity, and influence of podcasting. Our sessions and workshops are designed for everyone from those who are still thinking about podcasting, to those who have been around the block a few times! Prepare to be engaged, entertained and productive no matter your skill level.



Prepare to learn and to go home with your head full of ideas, but make sure you leave room for fun! We want to make your experience memorable, so there’s plenty to do for socializing, networking and a good time. We host everything from open bar events to pancake breakfasts.



Podcasters from around the world gather in D.C. each fall to learn, network and express their passion for podcasting. You can call it a conference. We like to think of it as a family reunion with the family you haven’t met yet. Oh, and everyone in this family has a microphone!



Our speakers and workshop hosts are chosen for their passion and expertise in areas from starting a podcast to building a devoted audience and monetizing. Whether you host a show about anything from pop culture to politics, business to dog sledding, we want you to walk away with tons of new ideas.

Brand New Speakers


DC Podfest is all about honoring new and diverse voices. Each event brings you a few familiar faces with plenty of new ones for multiple days of speakers, workshops, networking, branding sessions, a VIP Party, recording sessions, and more. Some of our speakers appear on the speaking circuit at other podcast events and some are unique to ours. It’s truly podtastic!

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The Venue

DC PodFest brings new and veteran podcasters together for an immersive multi-day experience that includes the finest venues in the heart of our nation’s capital. Prior events have been held at the former Wonderbread Factory, and at the beautiful American Institute of Architects.

Explore The Venue

World-Class Dining

From fine dining to local pubs, D.C.’s got you covered. Tapas, burgers, seafood, vegan, you name it!

Convenient Accommodations

Go for luxury or keep it affordable! D.C. has plenty of space from traditional hotels to Airbnbs.

Rich History

Save time for D.C.’s amazing museums, monuments, and cultural tours. Make it a day, night or quick trip!

Abundant Entertainment

From shopping to sightseeing, guided tours to parks and nature, you’ll find something to love.


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