Welcome to our fourth edition of VanPodFest! All events are available to passholders, please click through to Eventive to register.

10:00am - 10:30am
VanPodFest Virtual Welcome. Nov 20, 10:00 AM. With Hannah McGregor and Andrea Warner.

Welcome to VanPodFest! Hannah McGregor (Witch, Please and Secret Feminist Agenda) and Andrea Warner (Pop This!) are here to get you oriented for the day’s events. Grab a coffee and your desired breakfast pastry, and meet some of your fellow podcasters.

10:30am - 11:30am
The Expanding Universe of Podcasting with Kelly&Kelly. Nov 20, 10:30 AM.

Adaptations of podcasts continue to explode - developing into scripts, movies and digital series.

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Why We Started A Podcast Company In A Pandemic with Media Girlfriends. Nov 20, 12:30PM. With Hannah Sung, Nana aba Duncan and Garvia Bailey.

What does it mean to bet on yourself? That's what Hannah Sung, Garvia Bailey, and Nana aba Duncan did when they started Media Girlfriends, a podcast production company led by women of colour working towards more inclusion, diversity and perspectives in media. Between the co-founders, they have half a century of award-winning journalism and storytelling excellence with CBC, The Globe and Mail, Hot Docs, The Walrus Lab, Huffington Post, MuchMusic, RBC, Historica Canada and more.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Podcasting Climate Change. Nov 20.

The events of this summer (heat, fires, floods, storms) have brought home the reality of climate change like never before and the urgency of making media to address the crisis couldn’t feel greater.

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Building An Audience for Your Indie Podcast. Nov 20, 5 PM. Featuring Laura Palmer and Liv Albert.

With Liv Albert (Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby) and Laura Palmer (Island Crime).

So you’ve started a podcast, and now you need to figure out how to build an audience. Learn about the approaches that actually work from BC-based indie podcasters Liv Albert and Laura Palmer who have turned their passion projects into successful shows with massive fan-bases.

Co-presented by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs
SFU Woodward's

Event Host(s)
6:30pm - 7:30pm
VanPodFest Virtual Happy Hour. Nov 20, 6:30 PM. Hosted by Andrea Warner and Hannah McGregor.

Wind down after a very full day of podcasting programming at this Happy Hour event. Bring a beverage of choice, and get ready to chat and network with other festival attendees. Hosted by Hannah McGregor (Witch, Please and Secret Feminist Agenda) and Andrea Warner (Pop This!)