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Podcast Festival Creators Forum

Hot Docs Podcast Festival’s Industry Conference | November 6—8, 2019

Now expanded to three days! Featuring leading podcast producers from Canada, the United States and beyond, the Creators Forum at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival is a meeting place for podcast insiders, audio pros and emerging creators to network, develop their skills and business, and explore new trends shaping the ever-evolving industry.

In addition to dynamic onstage conversations, masterclasses and panels, this year’s conference will offer an expanded slate of interactive workshops, Close-Up sessions and a special Podcast Pitch event.

The 2019 Creators Forum will feature executives from the following companies: Canadaland, CBC, First Look Media, Gimlet Media, Pushkin Industries, Vocal Fry Studios, Vox Media, and many more! Full lineup and schedule to be announced September 17.

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2019 Forum Overview

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
BUILD YOUR SKILLS
Culminating in the Festival’s first-ever podcast Pitch event, this hands-on 101 track gives you opportunities to hone the practical skills you need to translate a great idea into a compelling podcast.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
BUILD YOUR BUSINESS
Co-curated by Nicholas Quah, Editor and Founder of Hot Pod, the podcast industry’s go-to news source.

Gain valuable insight from internationally respected industry leaders and talented homegrown producers on how to grow your audio business and expand your audience reach across borders. Join podcast luminaries for a candid, deep dive into national and international market trends and business cases that will give you a competitive advantage in an ever evolving industry.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
GET INSPIRED
Explore the creative trends that are shaping the podcast industry and get insider insight from the acclaimed hosts, producers and executives who are shaping the world’s most exciting and original shows.


Top Banner – 2018 Creators Forum: Lisa Tobin (Executive Producer, The Daily, New York Times Audio), Ryan McMahon (Thunderbay, Red Man Laughing, Indian & Cowboy), Sean Cole (Senior Producer, This American Life), and N’Jeri Eaton (Deputy Director Programming & New Audience, NPR)

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