Are You an Event Pro? 8 Webinars and Podcasts to Check Out
What month is it again, how long have we been in quarantine? Are we even still in quarantine? We’re already in August and our industry is still trying to cope with the ongoing situation.
Although we have seen a return in sports and music, many of us are still at home waiting for the revival of events. With this newfound free time, many of us have turned to attending webinars and podcasts. We decided to list some of the webinars and podcast we’re crazy about.
Sports Business Journal @sbjsbd – Virtual Events and Podcast
If you follow us on social media, you know that we have mentioned Sports Business Journal. They have shifted all their 2020 events to virtual events. Their latest series, The Road Ahead, has been a three-part series that is led by the SBJ staff and has speakers from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, USTA, college sports, and more.
The virtual series also allows for you to virtually network with other attendees via the Tap Room. If you’re interested in joining one of their virtual events, check out their calendar here.
On top of offering virtual events, SBJ also offers a variety of podcasts. Whether you want a daily dose every morning of sports news or want to listen to weekly deep dives into the sports industry, SBJ has you covered. You can check out their podcast series here.
National Sports Forum @natlsportsforum – Virtual Summits
National Sports Forum is another one of our partners. We have worked with them on a multitude of conferences. They are one of the largest annual sports conferences in North America. They bring together sports professionals from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, NASCAR, and many more!
They host an annual conference every year but also host seasonal summits as well. Due to the current pandemic, they have moved their summits to a virtual platform. You can register for their Fall Summit here.
They have also created webinars that are on demand and focus on a variety of topics in the sports industry. You can find them here.
Show Maker Symposium @shwmkrsymposium – Live Webinars and Virtual Workshops
Show Maker Symposium is made up of music industry professionals and with the mission to create “a place for us to gather, learn, and give back. During these uncertain times, we will shine as much light as possible towards the end of the tunnel and provide as many resources as available for growth and mental resilience”. They have a variety of webinars and virtual workshops:
- I’m With the Crew : This webinar is a live weekly discussion that is hosted by Misty Roberts and Jim Digby. It’s also guided by mental health professionals Taryn Longo and Dave Sherman and have weekly guest. The focus of the webinar is to have a human approach and how to adapt to the current state of the world.
- Wrong End of the Snake : This webinar is a live weekly discussion that is hosted by Ken “Pooch” Van Druten and Kevin “Tater” McCarthy. Both hosts have decades of experience in the industry and every week look back on their experiences, giving tidbits of advice and have special guests from time to time. One of their past guests happened to be ACCESS client, Mike Shinoda.
- Concert Business Basics : This virtual workshop series is hosted by Jen Kellogg and includes several special guests. This workshop series is great for those beginning their career in the concert industry as there are sessions on routing, riders, tour budgets, and more!
Tour Management 101 @tourmgmt101–Webinar
Tour Management 101 is a weekly live webinar hosted by Mary Jo Kaczka, Mark Clark, Doug Wilson, Adriane Biondo, Henry Bordeaux, Jim Runge, and David 5’1 Norman. On top of being led by highly esteemed professionals in the music industry (and a few ACCESS clients), they also have special guests on almost every episode!
The main premise of the webinar is “teaching the next generation of the concert industry” and it achieves this by discussing a variety of industry topics such as, fundamentals of touring, merch 101, production 101 but also have covered diversity and activism. You can find out more here.
Northstar Meetings Group @northstarmeetings– Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals
Northstar Meetings Group is an online platform that provides a multitude of services to sports event organizers, planners, and incentive program professionals from a variety of sectors. Their podcast, Eventful, started in June 2019 and has covered a variety of topics and subjects that event professionals face in the field. They have recently been focusing on COVID and how to transfer your event into a hybrid event as well as liability and how to attract sponsors for virtual events. You can check out the podcast details here.
BizBash @bizbash- GatherGeeks #gathergeeks
BizBash is a mecca for event professionals. Their mission is “to empower event professionals with ideas, intelligence, and resources to create smarter events”. Their website includes event industry news, directories, and several other resources.
One of their main resources is their podcast, GatherGeeks. GatherGeeks is hosted by David Adler who is the chairman and founder of BizBash. In every podcast he discusses trends in the industry and has guest speakers on every episode.
Their latest episodes have focused on how event professionals can increase virtual event engagement and how event organizers can maintain relevancy. You can find out more about GatherGeeks here.
Event Safety Alliance @eventsafetyalliance : Event Safety Podcast
Event Safety Alliance is one of our partners and we are lucky to work with them. They offer several resources one of which is their Event Safety Podcast. The podcast is hosted by Steve Adelman, VP of ESA and Danielle Hernandez, Outreach Director for ESA.
The main purpose of the podcast is to “bring ideas, discussions, and news from the world of live event safety”. You can find out more about the Event Safety Podcast here.
Podcast Movement @podcastmovement
Have you spent your quarantine listening to podcasts and want to start your own? Our client, Podcast Movement can help you as their website provides several resources and tools for podcasters! They also produce conferences and trade shows in podcasting.
This year they will be having a virtual conference from October 19-29th. You can find out more about Podcast Movement here.