Pulished: March 21, 2022
The UK podcast industry has been growing at a steady pace over the past few years and is expected to continue its growth throughout 2022. Listener numbers have increased in the past couple of years throughout the UK even though the average commute time dropped considerably because of the pandemic. With organisations like the British Podcast Awards, new production companies and more people than ever starting their own shows, the UK is becoming a hive of activity.
This increased interest in podcasting has resulted in more opportunities for podcasters to meet, learn and share ideas at conferences, workshops and other events. Conferences are a great way to network, learn new skills, stay up-to-date and share stories. As pandemic restrictions are easing, more people are wanting to get out, meet up and create personal connections.
Here’s a list of the largest UK-based podcasting events, both live and virtual, that you can go to this year. We’ve scoured the web, so you don’t have to, to compile this directory of some of the best podcasting conferences in our home country, the United Kingdom. We’ll try to keep it updated as much as possible, but do let us know if there’s anything you think we should add. We intend to attend as many of these events as possible so do please come and say hi if you see us.
We’ll be curating lists of podcast events that are happening further afield, in future posts. These will probably be grouped into Europe and North America next.
25th - 26th May
Angel, Islington, London
This international festival marks Europe’s biggest gathering of the global podcasting community, set bang in the heart of London’s buzzing media district.
Whether you’re an independent podcast creator, an established industry professional or business leader, you can be rest assured this one-of-its-kind event will inspire, power and support the future of your influential industry at a crucial moment of unprecedented growth and change.
1 day £59.40, 2 days £106.92, 1 day (under 30) £32.40
18th June 2022
Kings Place, London
Content is Queen presents the Women’s Podcast Festival, a one-day event that unites the global community of female innovators and leaders in podcasting, audio and radio.
Connect with the women shaping this rapidly expanding medium, hear their stories, celebrate their successes and connect with their brilliant minds.
£60.47 – £270.09
July 22nd - 23rd 2022
Kennington Park, London
The British Podcast Awards is the biggest event in the UK’s podcasting calendar. Our entrants span the smallest independent shows to the biggest broadcasters and from small businesses to charities and educational institutions. Our nominees and winners represent the true breadth of podcasting.
Grow is one-day event designed for people who’ve launched a podcast, whether as an individual or a company, and are looking to take their show to the next stage.
6th August 2022
Station Street, Birmingham
Motivational speakers can come from an array of areas. From leading entrepreneurs to inspirational explorers.
£27.54 – £65.27
Usually in September
Kings Place, London
We don’t have any details on whether this is happening yet but it has happened for the past 6 years. We’ll add more info when we find out.
5th - 6th October 2022
Not specific to podcasting but covering the wider gamut of “Content Creators and Influencers”. We understand there will be a range of talks geared towards producing and growing a podcast.
Content Creators & Influencers Tech Live brings together a community of 5,000 creators of professional social media and online content – and creative production technology manufacturers and innovative service providers.
Audio Audit is an automatic benchmarking and proofing tool which checks the quality of your podcast MP3 files, giving you peace of mind before you publish.
It checks things like loudness, silences, restarted sentences, encoding, swearing and metadata.Learn more ⇢
Creating an account only takes a couple of minutes. You’ll soon be able to start uploading your own audio files and improving your shows.