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Streaming live from January 26-28, 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.

The only way to get access to the Creators Forum is with a Festival Pass. Get yours now at our discounted early bird rate.

Full Slate of Creators Forum Speakers Announced! The Festival's industry program returns with its most robust slate to date 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