RedCircle’s Unofficial Guide to Podcast Movement: Evolutions

Everything you need to know about attending this well-known conference and more!

What is Podcast Movement: Evolutions?

This conference is put on by the same folks who organize Podcast Movement (if you couldn’t tell by the name!) While their main conference brings together podcasters and podcast professionals in the industry to mix and mingle, Evolutions is more focused on the emerging technology in the podcasting space, like OpenRAP.

Evolutions features plenty of interesting talks, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and more. It’s a great way to learn more about the new and exciting innovations in the industry as well as meeting new podcasters and professionals in the community.

When & where’s the conference being held?

Podcast Movement: Evolutions is happening from March 26th through March 29th in Los Angeles, CA. The conference itself is being held at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live.

See Podcast Movement: Evolutions website for info on Hotels and Travel.

Who’s attending?

We’ll definitely be there! Come say hello 👋 if you spot our booth!

Other podcast hosting & related tools companies, distribution platforms, advertisers, and podcasters themselves will be attending. There will be speakers from every corner of the industry and plenty of companies to meet and greet with on the exhibition floor.

What’s there to do?

So much! As Evolutions is focused more on new technologies, there are hundreds of breakout sessions, panels, speakers, and other activities for attendees. Certain passes correlate to certain tracks, so be sure to check your ticket! Check out the schedule for more information.

Besides the serious business of podcasting, there are parties and networking events that are perfect for making connections! Need advice on how to best network? See our blog for tips!

How do I get the most out of my time there?

1) Know your track

It’s important to know what track you’re registered for and what events go along with it. Luckily, the Podcast Movement: Evolutions website offers a handy tool on their schedule that filters tracks.

Knowing your track allows you to get to the venue on time and get the most out of the experience!

2) Be curious

Take notes during keynotes, ask questions in panels, talk with everyone you can to learn more about podcasting as a whole. Podcast Movement: Evolutions provides a unique experience where everyone in podcasting is present and available. Take advantage of that!

3) Bring a business card

You never know who you’ll meet at these conferences! Be prepared with some contact information and a quick pitch on you and your show. Leave ‘em with a business card or a way to get in touch with you after the conference.

Some words of advice

We’ll leave you with some final thoughts before you jump on the plane to LA!

1) Get out of your comfort zone

It can tempting to quietly attend the conference and then head back to your hotel as soon as the clock strikes 5 p.m. But you’re not Cinderella – you don’t have to be home at a certain time!

The best way to grow is to push yourself just a bit. Be open to lunches and dinners with folks you meet, or attending the welcoming party to mingle with people, or even just sitting down at the hotel bar with new podcast friends. The key to making connections is keeping an open mind!

2) Have a good time, but not an overly good time

Remember to follow their code of conduct, remember you are technically in a professional setting. Enjoy your time but be careful not to loosen up too much.

3) Where something comfortable

While the dresscode is unofficially business casual, it’s important to wear something that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Emphasis on the comfortable! Pick out a pair of good walking shoes since you’ll most likely be spending a good amount of your time walking through the convention center.

We hope this guide helps you to have the best experience at Podcast Movement: Evolutions! Don’t forget to drop by our booth. We’re looking forward to seeing you all!