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Creators Forum

Running from January 26-28 at Hot Docs Cinema, the Podcast Festival’s industry conference offers intimate and inspiring daytime sessions exploring the art and craft of podcasting with those shaping the world of audio.

Masterclasses, panels, opportunities to meet decision makers, networking events and more.

Can’t make it in person? All sessions will be available to stream worldwide.

The only way to get access to the Creators Forum is with a Festival Pass. Get yours now at our discounted Early Bird rate. Prices go up January 6.


First session details revealed! Full schedule to be announced in January.

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Seen and Heard: Elevating Diverse Voices & Stories
On Thursday, January 27, we turn over the Creators Forum to Acast, the world’s leading independent podcast company supporting shows of all sizes. Join some of the company’s top audio talent and creative partners for a dynamic day of sessions focused on building relationships with diverse audiences. Learn how the intimacy and unique storytelling possibilities of podcasting can offer a platform for underrepresented voices in the media landscape.

Photo of Eric Eddings & Brittany Luse Creators Forum: Masterclass with Eric Eddings and Brittany Luse, co-hosts of For Colored Nerds
After breaking new ground with their show The Nod, Eric Eddings and Brittany Luse are back with their newly rebooted For Colored Nerds (Stitcher). At this masterclass, the celebrated duo will discuss the art and craft of making “form-breaking” episodes and offer invaluable tips and tricks on how to take your show and your audience to unexpected places.

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