Cuban is among the featured speakers at the Podcast Movement’s annual conference, scheduled Aug. 23-26 in Dallas.
“I’ve been a supporter of podcasts for decades,” Cuban said. “It democratizes content creation. It is a medium that can be consumed by almost anyone.
“And it’s a great launching pad for new voices.”
The conference will be headquartered at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas. The event will be spread across more than 10 stages and include over 150 workshops, breakout sessions, panels and keynote talks. The full schedule was released Wednesday, and conference topics are geared toward different experience and industry levels.
In addition to Cuban, headliner speakers include Phoebe Judge, host of Criminal (which previously featured the North Texas case of the serial bank robber “Cowboy Bob,” which turned out to be Garland spinster Peggy Jo Tallas in disguise), and Nishat Kurwa from Vox Media Podcast Network.
The conference is a return to the city where it began in 2014. Since then, Podcast Movement events have brought together at least 10,000 attendees from 35 countries, said Dan Franks, president and co-founder of Podcast Movement.
“The podcast and media world is changing rapidly, and I can’t wait to hear from representatives from across our industry about where they think things are headed, and how we can prepare,” Franks said in a statement.
Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks, has more than three decades of experience in the digital media industry. He has always looked for the next digital platform to attract and engage an audience and said that TikTok is the “future of sports media” in a CNBC interview in April.
At this year’s Podcast Movement, Cuban will take the stage alongside Fireside co-founder Falon Fatemi in a session titled The Power of Web3 and Metaverse: The Future of Podcasting, Media, and Entertainment.
Cuban and Fatemi shared the stage at last year’s conference, where Cuban described podcasting as being “old, tired and beat up,” adding “there’s only one way to monetize — by lying your ass off to secure sponsorships.”