upcoming events

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Oct. 8: How to sell ads

Robyn Dawson of Kick Media and Karen Unland of the Alberta Podcast Network discuss what media buyers look for, how to position your podcast without huge numbers, how to deliver on a campaign, and more.


Sept. 14: PodCasting for Fun — Planning Your Podcast — Meg Wilcox leads a hands-on workshop to help you learn more about the Calgary Central Library’s audio recording and post-production studios, acquire new tools and technical skills, and start transforming your great idea into a podcast.
Free with a library card: Register

Sept. 17: Podcaster Meetup! — Kyle Marshall of Media Lab YYC and Putting It Together invites you to join fellow podcasters at Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters on Confluence Way. Grab a coffee and talk about everything podcast-related.
Free: Register

Sept. 18: Let’s Find Out Book Club: Cradle to Cradle — Join Chris Chang-Yen Phillips at Mill Creek Cafe to talk about Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Reading the book is not mandatory — just drop by!
Free: Details

Sept. 19: The Salon — Pamella Heikel of Healthy Lifestyle Design invites you to an intimate gathering of women to discuss happiness and cultivating positive thoughts.
Free: RSVP

Sept. 21: PodCasting for Fun — The Interview — Meg Wilcox leads a workshop at Calgary’s Central Library to help you discover tools and strategies to structure and conduct your interviews so they feel as natural as conversation.
Free with a library card: Register

Sept. 25: BetaCity YEG — Mack Male of Speaking Municipally and Taproot Edmonton will speak at the next BetaCityYEG Meetup, a citizen-led digital engagement group with a mandate to connect citizens with opportunities to learn about, provide feedback for, and participate in projects that improve our community with technology.
Free: RSVP

Sept. 28: Podcast Brunch Club: Edmonton — Lisa Pruden of The Well Endowed Podcast convenes fellow podcast nerds to have brunch and talk about Radiolab’s “G” series on intelligence.
Free: Register

Sept. 28: Next Big Thing — Linda Hoang of Don’t Call Me a Guru is among the speakers at this Edmonton iteration of Mike Morrison’s one-day conference for entrepreneurs.
Tickets: $150

Sept. 29: PodCasting for Fun — Introduction to Audio Documentary — Meg Wilcox leads a hands-on workshop at Calgary’s Central Library to help you discover how to take interviews and turn them into a short, narrated documentary.
Free with a library card: Register

Sept. 30: Wolf Pack YEG Hears from Youth — Join German Villegas of Modern Manhood and Next Gen Men to hear young people share their thoughts on gender, power, justice, and current issues that are important to them.
Tickets: $5 to $20

Oct. 2-5: LitFest Presents: AuthorPods — A series of live shows and discussions at the intersection of writing and podcasting, presented by Edmonton’s nonfiction literary festival. LitFest passholders get in free!

Oct. 2: An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell — SOLD OUT

Oct. 3: INDIGiPOD: Rick Harp & The Book Women Podcast — A conversation featuring Indigenous and Métis voices in podcasting, plus some book talk.
Tickets: $12

Oct. 3: MEDIA INDIGENA Live — Rick Harp hosts a roundtable live at Yellowhead Brewery, with regular panelists Kenneth T. Williams and Kim TallBear.
Tickets: $12

Oct. 4: Emotional Baggage — Alicia Tobin of Super! Sick! Podcast! and Retail Nightmares, and author of So You’re A Little Sad, So What? in conversation with Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, Nisha Patel.
Tickets: $12

Oct. 4: The Secret Life of Canada — Falen Johnson and Leah-Simone Bowen of Secret Life of Canada from CBC Podcasts in conversation with Chris Chang-Yen Phillips of Let’s Find Out.
Tickets: $12

Oct. 5: How Is That Funny? — A panel on how to talk about unfunny things in a funny way with author and podcaster Alicia Tobin, and Falen Johnson and Leah-Simone Bowen of CBC's The Secret Life of Canada.
Tickets: $12

Oct. 5: Neighbourhood Beats — A candid discussion on reporting from real-life neighbourhoods and the people who call them home. With Justin Ling of Uncover: The Village, Slumtown producer Elizabeth Hames, and Carissa Halton, author of Little Yellow House. Hosted by Trisha Estabrooks.
Free: Details

Oct. 5: True Crime Showdown — A conversation between Justin Ling of CBC Podcasts’ Uncover: The Village, and Globe & Mail crime reporter Jana Pruden. Hosted by Karen Unland of the Alberta Podcast Network and That's a Thing?!.
Tickets: $12

Oct. 3-12: Open Invitation — Anita Bourgeois of The Read-Along directs a new one-act comedy at Edmonton’s Backstage Theatre featuring a couple with very different expectations of a dinner party.
Tickets: $24 to $30, with some 2-for-1 and pay-what-you-will nights

Oct. 8: Edmonton Podcasting Get-Together: How to Sell Ads —Robyn Dawson of Kick Media and Karen Unland of the Alberta Podcast Network will discuss what media buyers look for, how to position your podcast when you don't have huge numbers, how podcasts compare to other advertising media, how to deliver on a campaign, and more.
Tickets: $10

Oct. 10: The Wellness Summit — Alberta Blue Cross is putting on a day to explore fresh perspectives and practices around what it takes to create healthy workplace cultures, drive engagement and spark communication — all the things you need to make your workplace a space where everyone thrives.
Tickets: $125

Oct. 17-27: LitFest — Canada's original nonfiction festival brings together authors and presenters from home and afar, giving their perspectives on true crime, historic mysteries, gender identity, mental health, food culture, and more.
Details and tickets

Some events with APN connections:

Oct. 21: Election Night: Can’t We Get Along? — Dave Cournoyer of The Daveberta Podcast moderates a discussion with Humble the Poet, Kai Cheng Thom, Ayelet Tsabari, and Ami McKay. Then watch the federal election results roll in on the big screen at Metro Cinema.
By donation: RSVP

Oct. 22: Genetics: A Love Story — Keren Tang, co-founder of OtherWise, moderates a discussion on family, genetics, and early detection with authors Ami McKay and Renée Pellerin.
Tickets: $12

Oct. 23: An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space — Adam Rozenhart of The Daveberta Podcast interviews science commentator Bob McDonald about his new book.
Tickets: $12

Nov. 8: Ember Awards — Digital Alberta recognizes digital excellence from individuals and organizations across Alberta. Join the party at Hotel Arts in Calgary!
Tickets: $63.75

Ongoing: ATB Entrepreneur Centre events — Check out the events listings for sessions all over Alberta to help you build your business. 
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Some of these events are put on by the network or its sponsors; others involve our podcasters or are of interest to our podcasting community. If you have an event to list, contact us at hello@albertapodcastnetwork.com.