PODCAST CRUISE will take place from February 11 to 16, 2017, leaving out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. PODCAST CRUISE will combine some of the world’s top podcast personalities with an elite group of attendees, as they join forces to discuss emerging strategies, latest trends, and best practices that will help you create, grow, and monetize your podcast. Whether you’re just getting started, you're trying to get better, or you are ready to take a giant leap, the PODCAST CRUISE is for you.
The schedules include pointed keynote presentations, small group breakout sessions, and expert panels, all in a dynamic, community-based setting. Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebook full of action items and ideas to achieve even greater success. With plenty of networking opportunities, it is the perfect place to build a network, find partners, generate new ideas, and learn. Not to mention have a great time!
Registration is limited to the first 40 attendees to ensure they get the full benefit of this exclusive gathering. Come to PODCAST CRUISE and discover how to thrive as a podcaster
The Podcast Cruise has attracted attendees and speakers from around the world. Some of the amazing speakers in the past have included:
- John Lee Dumas
- Kate Erickson
- Chris Brogan
- Chase Reeves
- Chris Ducker
- Donald Kelly
- Jill & Josh Stanton
- and nearly 100 amazing cruisers
We want YOU to be able to experience the Podcast Cruise in 2017!
- 11th Feb: Depart Ft. Lauderdale 4:00pm
- 12th Feb: At Sea - CONFERENCE DAY
- 13th Feb: Costa Maya, Mexico
- 14th Feb: Cozumel, Mexico
- 15th Feb: At Sea - CONFERENCE DAY
- 16th Feb: Arrive Ft. Lauderdale 7:00am
All Podcast Cruise attendees must be 18 years of age or older. Children from the ages of 12 to 17 may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Children aged 11 and under are welcome aboard ship, but cannot attend the Podcast Cruise sessions. Child care and age-appropriate curriculum is available through Royal Caribbean's Adventure Ocean® youth program.
All attendees, attendee guests, and accompanied minors must have a valid passport. Getting onto the ship? You need a passport!
There are plenty of things to do on the cruise ship besides attend the Podcast Cruise. If you'd like to bring a significant other or family member of any age, it's between $609 and $884, depending on cabin type. And if the family member is between the ages of 12 and 17, and has an interest in podcasting, they can attend the conference portion with you! If you want to bring more than three family members on the cruise, we'll put you in touch with our cruise manager who can help you with pricing and any other arrangements.
The access policy of Writing Excuses follows the Social Model of Disability. This regards barriers to the full participation of disabled people as the fault of society (and more immediately we as the organizers), not the 'fault' of the person with a disability. We further reject any negative value placed on a person because of their disability, or indeed on their disability. Disability isn't good or bad, it just is. Please respect our disabled members by engaging in neither negative stereotyping (eg 'If I was you I'd kill myself' or 'I'd rather be dead than in a wheelchair), nor false pity ("I'll pray for you to be cured')' - many disabled people do not want to be cured and regard their disability is a fundamental part of their identity.
Additionally, please note that person first language ("person with disability") is not the universally preferred form of address for disabled people. Many prefer the Social Model and 'disabled person'. Please treat the appropriate form of address for disabled people as you would treat preferred pronoun usage, by asking for their preferred form of address and using it.
We picked Royal Carribean because their ships are designed to accommodate all of our guests, including people with mobility, hearing, and visual disabilities. Read more about the accommodations that are available. In addition, when you fill out the registration form, please let the Podcast Cruise staff know about any accommodations you require.