PodcastCon UK Gathering Boasts Leading Podcasters, Indie Bands

Oct 20th, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media, Podcasting Events

PodcastCon UK, a podcasting convention which takes place in central London on Saturday, 18th November 2006, has announced a full lineup of podcast personalities and sponsors. This will be the second year of the conference, a not-for-profit event organized by a team of UK podcasters with professional expertise in conference organization, law, media, and public relations.

According to organizers, the conference will mark podcasting’s second birthday in the UK and will be a chance for independent podcasters, podcast listeners, the media, the music industry, and business people to come together.

Panelists at PodcastCon UK 2006 will include some of the UK’s leading independent podcasters such as Green Dragon, Mark Hunter of the Tartan Podcast and John Buckley of Dissident Vox, as well as Neil McIntosh from The Guardian, Chris Vallance from the BBC, John Buckman from record label Magnatune and many more. Independent music, an important part of podcasting in the UK, will also feature heavily with live acoustic sets from the likes of Ellie Myles, Jimmy Golding and The Shakes.

Cheeze, the digital direct marketing agency, has today been confirmed as lead sponsor of the conference. Jamie Riddell, Director of Innovation at Cheeze, said, “As a marketing medium, we believe that podcasting is set for rapid growth if handled correctly. Our work on BLAD, the Blog and Podcast Advertising Directory has helped us grow dialogues with much of the community and we are looking forward to growing those conversations at PodcastCon.”

A detailed conference program and sign-up page for anyone wanting to attend PodcastCon UK 2006 can be found at www.podcastcon.co.uk.

PodcastCon UK 2006 is run by: Paul Nicholls, Birmingham-based lawyer and podcaster www.podcastpaul.com; Neil Dixon, www.neildixon.com – founder of BritCaster.com, the online hub for UK podcasters, and creative rich media designer, also producer of the Minor Technicality podcast; Alex Bellinger, founder of Origin PR with 15 years experience in public relations, conference organisation and marketing, also the producer of SmallBizPod , and; Adrian Pegg, a TV producer and media commentator, www.adrianpegg.co.uk.

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  1. […] On November 18, 2006, there will be a podcasting convention that will be held in central London. This podcasting event is organized by PodcastCon UK and will also mark the second year of podcasting industry in UK. PodcastCon is a non-profit institution composed by UK podcasters who specialize in media, public relations and law. […]

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