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Blk Podfest: The Business of Podcasting Summit

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· Stage
Welcome Session
Join us for the opening/welcome session. Come hear from our founder as she gives an overview of the day & kickoff what's set to be an amazing day.
Ona Oghogho
2021-03-06T09:30:00Z 2021-03-06T10:00:00Z America/New_York Welcome+Session Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Podcast Legalities
Workshop exploring trademarks, libel, royalty music, contracts and how podcasters can best protect themselves!
Casey Handy-Smith
2021-03-06T10:00:00Z 2021-03-06T11:00:00Z America/New_York Podcast+Legalities Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Taxes & Accounting for Creatives
An in-depth conversation to debunk money myths, talk about the foundations of accounting, and break down taxes (everyone’s favorite subject).
Keila Hill-Trawick
2021-03-06T11:00:00Z 2021-03-06T12:00:00Z America/New_York Taxes+%26+Accounting+for+Creatives Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Launching a Podcast Production Company (VIP)
Come learn about what goes into starting a podcast production company; from seed funding and structure to finding hosts.
Chris Colbert
2021-03-06T11:30:00Z 2021-03-06T12:15:00Z America/New_York Launching+a+Podcast+Production+Company+%28VIP%29 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Understanding Brand Sponsorship Panel
An in-depth conversation about what brands are looking for, how to properly position your show and projections for the future!
Ona Oghogho Gary Coichy Jay Connor
2021-03-06T12:00:00Z 2021-03-06T13:00:00Z America/New_York Understanding+Brand+Sponsorship+Panel Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Pitching to Large Publications (VIP)
Come learn how to pitch your podcast, business or new project to writers at some of the biggest publications.
Janice Gassam Asare
2021-03-06T12:30:00Z 2021-03-06T13:15:00Z America/New_York Pitching+to+Large+Publications+%28VIP%29 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Expo Hall
Checkout our amazing vendors as they share ways their brands can help take your podcast to new heights!
2021-03-06T13:00:00Z 2021-03-06T15:30:00Z America/New_York Expo+Hall Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Instagram for Podcasters
A deep dive workshop on how to use Instagram to promote your podcast, engage your audience and increase discoverability!
Natasha Samuels
2021-03-06T15:30:00Z 2021-03-06T16:30:00Z America/New_York Instagram+for+Podcasters Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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SEO for Podcast Discoverability
Workshop training you on the tools to get your podcast to the top of Google Search Engines and overall SEO best practices!
Charlene McCraney
2021-03-06T16:30:00Z 2021-03-06T17:30:00Z America/New_York SEO+for+Podcast+Discoverability Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Securing a Job in Podcasting Panel
An immersive conversation on what companies are looking for when hiring podcast host, producers and more!
Moriel Herbert Ona Oghogho Amber Smith Donald Albright
2021-03-06T17:30:00Z 2021-03-06T18:30:00Z America/New_York Securing+a+Job+in+Podcasting+Panel Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Let's mingle and meet new people!
2021-03-06T18:30:00Z 2021-03-06T19:45:00Z America/New_York Networking Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Closing Ceremony
Lets reflect and close the day out strong!
Ona Oghogho
2021-03-06T19:45:00Z 2021-03-06T20:00:00Z America/New_York Closing+Ceremony Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Donald Albright

Co-Founder & President, TenderfootTv

Amber Smith

Podcast Content Partnership Manager, SiriusXM-Pandora

Jay Connor

Founder, Extraordinary Ideas & Co-Host/Producer, Extraordinary Negroes Podcast

Casey Handy-Smith

Founder & Attorney, C. Handy Law

Charlene McCraney

SEO Strategist, Blogger Startup School

Moriel Herbert

Senior Recruiter, NPR

Chris Colbert

CEO and Founder, DCP Entertainment, a media platform for underrepresented voices.

Aaron "A-King" Howard

Executive Producer, Loud Speaker Network (The Combat Jack Show)

Janice Gassam Asare

Sr. Contributing Writer, Forbes

Keila Hill-Trawick

Founder, Little Fish Accounting a boutique accounting & tax firm.

Ona Oghogho

Founder, Blk Pod Collective & Blk Podfest

Gary Coichy

CEO & Founder, Pod Digital Media

Natasha Samuels

Social Media Strategist, Shine with Natasha

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Blk Pod Collective

Our mission is to help fill the void of adequate representation for Black people within the podcast industry. We do this by providing support, creating avenues to increase visibility, and developing educational resources to ensure that our community has the tools needed to start, grow and sustain their platforms.

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