Outlier Podcast Festival | St George, Utah
Outlier, a media and events company, held its first annual Outlier Podcast Festival in St. George, Utah on Friday May 11. It featured the Murderer’s Row of podcasting including speakers such as Ryan Michler of Order of Man, Jeremy Slate of Command Your Brand, Sean Douglas of Life Transformation Radio, Tyler Harrier of BreadWinner, and Kolby Kay of Meltdown in the Desert. The festival also included breakout sessions and panel discussions such as The Head-Game of Podcasting with James Garret of Brain by Design, The Art of Story Telling with Ever Gonzalez of Outlier, and Women in Broadcasting with Arielle Nissenblatt of Earbuds Podcast Collective.
Speakers, discussion leaders, and panel members travelled from across the U.S.—New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Ohio, Arizona, California, and from Northern Utah—to be a part of the Outlier Podcast Festival line-up. In addition to speaker presentations, attendees were treated to question-and-answer sessions as well as one-on-one opportunities to meet and talk to Keynote Speakers. Breakout sessions allowed participants to share ideas and hear advice from guest speakers and other podcasters on a variety of topics ranging from overcoming podcasting anxiety to gaining listeners.
“We had an amazing turn-out,” said Ever Gonzalez, Founder of Outlier and host of the podcast, Outlier-on-Air. “There was a great deal of knowledge exchanged and everyone left feeling motivated about implementing something they’d learned here.”
Outlier will be taking its Podcast Festival on the road starting with an event in Los Angeles, California on September 29th and 30th. Those who will be in attendance can expect the same level of podcasting education and collaboration experienced in St. George and are urged to purchase tickets in advance as there are a limited number available.