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The Festival's industry program offers intimate and inspiring daytime sessions exploring the art and craft of podcasting with those shaping the world of audio.

Get inspired to build your career and audience; write ambitious audio stories; cross creative platforms and more in our three-day lineup of panels, masterclasses and meet-the-decision-maker talks.

You can still get access to our library of sessions from the 2022 Festival until February 28 with a Festival pass.

2022 Speakers In January 2022, the Creators Forum offered a robust slate of hands-on skills building workshops, “Meet the Decision Maker” events with leading content executives and Masterclasses with creative luminaries.
  • Panels with the Media Girlfriends, Director X and Taj Crishlow, Gimlet Media's Lydia Polgreen and Connie Walker
  • Masterclasses with Canadaland, 9/12 and Running from the Cops creator Dan Taberski, For Colored NerdsEric Eddings and Brittany Luse, and This American Life’s Alix Spiegel. 
  • A day of programming dedicated to Elevating Diverse Voices & Stories, guest curated by Acast, and featuring Ira Madison III from Crooked Media’s Keep It!, AsapSCIENCE, and more.
  • Meet the decision-maker talks with CBC Podcasts and Amazon Music


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