Frequently Asked Questions

Can I submit podcast, presenter or session recommendations?

Podcasters and session programming are curated by our festival team. However, we welcome and will respond to your submissions.

Share Main stage podcast suggestions via Contact us. Send session program ideas via Contact us.

We review recommendations throughout the year with an aim to finalize our programming by June of each year.

Can my company partner with Cincinnati’s First Podcast Festival?

There are many points of entry for collaborating with Cincinnati’s First Podcast Festival from trade displays in our networking area to attendee giveaways.

Interested in becoming a partner? Let’s talk. Contact us.

When can I buy passes for the next festival?

Festival Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis the moment they go on sale. Please purchase your passes immediately as we are unable to set aside passes.

Are there group discounts for passes?

Our festival team works hard to make our passes accessible and affordable for all attendees at a price lower than many other creative conferences. Look for special promotions throughout the year.

Can I cancel and receive a refund for passes?

All cancellations and refunds prior to the event are subject to Memorial Hall OTR Cincy ticketing policies. There are no refunds during the event. Contact us for information specific to ticketing policies.

Can I transfer my pass to another person?

Original buyers can submit their transfer requests via Contact us. Transfer requests must come from original buyers of passes. Transfer requests must include all purchase and transaction information. Our festival team cannot identify potential customers for transfer of passes. While our summit takes part over more than one day, buyers cannot split days between two people. Once a pass is picked up by the original buyer at the event, it cannot be transferred to another individual.

Are there volunteer opportunities?

Our festival team welcomes creative volunteers to help us grow the festival in impact. You’ll work hard during the summit, and, hopefully, learn some valuable take-aways about building and implementing a design experience. We think you’ll find our volunteer opportunities rewarding. We know we’ll value your support.

Contact us to volunteer.

How Can I connect with festival attendees before and after the event?

Our festival team works hard to engage and interact with the Cincinnati’s First Podcast Festival community both online via our digital assets and onsite through additional Creating a Culture of Innovation events. Join our social media channels and stay connected on all our conversations and programs.

I plan to travel to Cincinnati for the podcast festival? Are there official festival hotels?

Aloft Newport on the Levee is the partner hotel of Memorial Hall OTR Cincy; the home of Cincinnati’s First Podcast Festival. A festival rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact us for details. Memorial Hall OTR Cincy is also on the Cincinnati Streetcar route and easily accessible to all Downtown Cincinnati hotels.

Are festival venues accessible for disabled attendees?

Yes. Memorial Hall OTR Cincy; the home of Cincinnati’s First Podcast Festival, is ADA compliant. Our festival team works hard to make our event attainable and accessible to all attendees.

Please Contact us for requests specific to accessibility needs and concerns.

Will you provide translation services?

The scale of our festival does not allow to provide onsite, language translation services. However, we will work hard to provide an ASL interpreter for select programs upon request.

Please Contact us for requests specific to accessibility needs and concerns.

Can I bring a guest to networking events?

Due to the limited capacity of our venue, our networking events are limited to festival pass holders. Please use these events as opportunities to meet other attendees who share your passion for community building and storytelling.