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The Soundwave Summit 2024

6 June 20248:30 am - 10:00 pmStartwell786 King St W, Toronto
ON, M5V 1N6,

If you’re a podcast lover, producer, audiophile, or just interested in the industry, the Soundwave Summit is a new conference made for you!

We’ve been working with Lead Podcasting and Black Canadian Creators to bring you a new event bringing together indie creators who are making waves in podcasting.

The Soundwave Summit is made up of two parts: a daytime portion, Soundwave Sessions, which offers panels, presentations and networking opportunities at StartWell (786 King Street West).

In the evening, we have the Soundwave Showcase, which includes a series of live podcast performances at Paradise Theatre (1006c Bloor St West).

The Summit takes place on June 6, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://thesoundwavesummit.com/
Use code SONAR15 for 15% off!

See the full breakdown of sessions below…

JUNE 6: SOUNDWAVE SESSIONS

8:30-9:00 am – StartWell
OPENING REMARKS
Kattie Laur & Sherley Joseph
Meet your MCs for the day!

9:00-10:00 am – StartWell
LET’S TALK PODCASTING
Amanda Cupido
A look at the past, present and future of the industry from the CEO of Lead Podcasting.

10:00-10:30 am – StartWell
BUILDING COMMUNITY AROUND YOUR PODCAST
Sherley Joseph
Learn how to nurture a community within your audience, expand beyond social media and leverage a podcast newsletter from the co-founder of t…

10:30-11:30 am – StartWell
TUNING INTO DIVERSITY: THE EXPERIENCE OF BLACK CANADIAN PODCASTERS
Chidinma Azubuike
A panel discussion moderated by host of But What Do I Know? podcast, joined by Gavin Stephens & Daniel Grant (hosts of The Uncolonized Podcast)

11:30-12:00 pm – StartWell
PITCHING YOUR PODCAST
Michael Mongiardi
Podcasting on your own can be isolating. A network can help bring your show into a community, get you in front of new audiences, and help you monetize. Learn how to pitch your show from the co-founder of The Sonar Network.

12:00-1:30 pm – Order food on site or venture outside!
LUNCH BREAK

1:30-2:15 pm – StartWell
WHERE IS THE MONEY FOR CANADIAN PODCASTS?
Kattie Laur
A panel discussion led by the brains behind the Pod The North newsletter and the podcast, Canardian. She’ll be in conversation with:
Katie Jensen (Principal of Vocal Fry Studios) and Jessica Vallentin (Audience Development at Canadaland)

2:15-3:00 pm – StartWell
MONETIZING YOUR VOICE: AMPLIFYING YOUR PODCAST IN BRAND PARTNERSHIPS
Ubah Guled
Hear about marketing and partnerships from an influencer specialist.

3:00-3:30 pm – StartWell
SELL YOURSELF: THE BUSINESS OF PODCASTING
Jordana Katz
Learn how to sell yourself to potential advertisers with tips and tricks on creating a media kit, proposal, rate card, and pitch.

3:30-3:45pm – StartWell
CLOSING REMAKRS
Kattie & Sherley

3:45-4:45 pm – StartWell
NETWORKING!
Speakers from throughout the day will be stationed in different breakout rooms for small group conversations, fueled by Great Lakes Brewery. Yes, there will be drinks!

JUNE 6: SOUNDWAVE SHOWCASE

7:00-7:15 pm – Paradise Theatre
OPENING REMAKRS
Your MC, Erika Casupanan, will kick off the night!

7:15-7:45 pm – Paradise Theatre
BLACKLANTIC
Hillary LeBlanc & Clinton Davis

8:00-8:30 pm – Paradise Theatre
SQUIRREL TALK!
Selena Vyle & Hillary Yaas

9:00-9:20 pm – Paradise Theatre
QUIZ COCONUT’S QUICKFIRE QUIZ-POD!
James Cutler

9:20-10:00 pm – Paradise Theatre
THE WOMEN OF ILL REPUTE
Wendy Mesley & Maureen Holloway

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