Different Voices, New Conversations

DC Podfest, November 1-2, 2019

American Institute Of Architects | Washington, D.C.

DC Podfest brings podcasters and digital influencers together for two days of sessions, networking, workshops, and fun.

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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.



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.



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!



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.

Featured Speakers


We are busy putting together a stellar, 5th annual DC Podfest for you! DC Podfest offers new and veteran podcasters two days of speakers, workshops, networking, branding sessions, a VIP Party, recording sessions, and of course we end with a live podcast closing party! Some of our speakers appear on the speaking circuit at other podcast events and some are unique to ours. It’s going to be podtastic!

Dave Jackson

Where to List Your Podcast

Rebecca Gunter

Position Your Podcast

Ralph M. Rivera

Using Audio Production Tools

Molly Ruland

Why Video Matters

Our Sponsors

The Venue

The 5th annual DC PodFest has a new venue! Join us at the American Institute of Architects located right in the heart of Washington, D.C. New location, same incredible, passionate podcasting event! Bring your love of podcasting and join the family.

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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