May 2: How to Podcast — Whether you want to start podcasting for fun, have the next great idea, or want to use it to market your business, this workshop at Media Lab YYC in Calgary will show how to take your idea and make it into a show you could release today.
May 5: PodSummit — Join us for a day of learning and connection making, plus some amazing giveaways. If you have a podcast, you will learn how to make it sound amazing, grow your audience and create a show your listeners will love. If you don’t have a podcast, you will learn how to start one, and we’ll be happy to welcome you to the community!
May 8: Sickboy at NorthwestFest — The Alberta Podcast Network presents Sickboy, a documentary about Jeremie Saunders, whose podcast uses laughter to change the way people think about serious illnesses such as cystic fibrosis. Podcast-related things will go on in the lobby of the Metro Cinema. This film will be preceded by a short film called Picture This, about what it means to be disabled and desirable. (NorthwestFest, Edmonton's nonfiction film festival, runs May 3 to 13.)
May 8: How to Edit Your Podcast — You've recorded your podcast but now you need to edit it. What setting should you use? What's the recommended workflow? What does compression do? All that and more will be taught at this workshop at Media Lab YYC in Calgary. Kyle Marshall will help you take audio you've already recorded and make it sound as good as possible.
May 12: How to Record Great Audio — Whether you're a musician or a podcaster, great sounding audio is key to what you are making. Checking for the right levels, picking the audio editor you want to use, and utilizing effects are all things you need to understand. Craig Learmont brings years of experience as a professional musician and the owner of his own production company to Media Lab YYC to help you out.
May 26: Edmonton International Cat Festival — Linda Hoang, co-host of Don't Call Me A Guru, organizes an annual event to celebrate all things feline and raise money and awareness for cat rescue organizations.
June 7: Podcasts Connect: A talkfest on the future — Be part of the audience for a series of live recordings of made-in-Alberta podcasts, featuring interviews with innovators and future-focused thinkers at INVENTURE$ Connect. Four podcasts — That's So Maven, A Branded World, The WorkNotWork Show and Future Chat — will explore themes related to health innovation and entrepreneurship; transformation as a marketing tool; new frontiers in energy; and technological developments that are changing our world.
Ongoing: ATB Entrepreneur Centre events — Check out the events listings for the centres in both Edmonton and Calgary for sessions to help you build your business.
Free: Register here
Some of these events are put on by the network; some involve the network as a partner; some are just of interest to Alberta's podcast community; and some are put on by our sponsors. If you have an event to list, contact us at email@example.com.