upcoming events

Aug. 16 to 26: Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival — A few of our podcasters are performing in this year's Fringe:

  • Calum Lykan, host of The Bothy Storytelling Podcast, will be performing at the KidsFringe every day of the festival, alternating between In the Footsteps of Fairytales and It's Hammer Time. Check the schedule to confirm times.
  • Paul Blinov, co-host of I Don't Get It, will appear in Gossamer Obsessions: The Morality PunsIt promises "Sketch comedy unlike any you've seen before. Gossamer Obsessions returns with all-new tales of mirth, malady, and mirthful malady." Find the other Rapid Fire Theatre shows here.

Aug. 17: A Meetup Mashup — Media Lab YYC, run by Kyle Marshall of Assumptions, is combining forces with the Languages and Beers meetup hosted by Azren the Language Nerd. Learn how to effectively talk to a camera, while simultaneously learning phrases and words in Spanish. Then head to the Upper Deck for drinks!
Free: Register

Aug. 17, 18, 24, 25: Lottery Rejects — Join Trent Wilkie of The UnDad and Samara Von Rad at the Underdog at 7 p.m. for the sketches, songs, monologues, jokes and other theatrical goodies that didn’t make the festival cut this year.
Pay what you can

Aug. 20: Podcast talk on the radio — Karen Unland of the Alberta Podcast Network and That's a Thing?! will be making podcast recommendations on CBC throughout the summer. Catch her chat about movie podcasts at about 3:35 p.m. on CBC Calgary's The Homestretch and at about 4:05 p.m. on CBC Edmonton's Radio Active.
Listen live: Calgary and Edmonton

Aug. 21: Wolf Pack YEG Talks Dating — Join German Villegas, host of Modern Manhood, for a monthly gathering that aims to create space for the conversations that men don't normally have. He'll be at The Pint Downtown for a discussion about dating and the single life, presented in conjunction with Next Gen Men.
By donation: Register

Sept. 13: Elevate ~ A Pursuit of Fair Fashion — Andrea Beça of That's So Maven moderates a discussion exploring how we can enjoy a love of fashion without cost to people and the planet. The panelists are Lorna Mutegyeki of Msichana, Esther Hempel of Duval, Claire Theaker-Brown of Unbelts and Janis Galloway of Publicity Room. Presented by The Virtual Effect.
Tickets: $30 

Sept. 14-15: Social Enterprise Bootcamp —  This is a two-day bootcamp in Edmonton for social enterprises who are past the ideation stage but who are in the pre- to early revenue stage, have social impact or want to embed a social enterprise model into the core of their organization. Powered by ATB and led by social entrepreneur Hannah Cree. 
Free: Apply to attend

Sept. 19: Arlene Dickinson: Lessons from the Den — The Edmonton Public Library and the Edmonton Community Foundation are pleased to welcome entrepreneur and Dragons' Den star Arlene Dickinson to the Forward Thinking Speakers' Series. She distills a lifetime of experience to reveal everything you need to know – and do – to start, to run, and to grow a great business.
Tickets: $10 to $100 

Oct. 11-21: LitFest — Early-bird passes are on sale now for LitFest, Canada's original nonfiction festival. Get in on 11 days of presentations and workshops by a host of amazing Canadian authors. And check out the #yegsummerreads reading list!
Tickets: $99 to $129

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. 
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Ongoing: Taproot's guide to Edmonton's summer festivals — Don't miss out on any of Edmonton's summertime events, all pulled together in one place on Taproot Edmonton.
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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 hello@albertapodcastnetwork.com.