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Welcome to Third Place, presented by Third Coast International Audio Festival

 

Third Place is a two-week virtual destination created to celebrate and support audio storytelling for makers and appreciators alike.

 

In 2020, we’ve lost many things: crowded cafes, theaters, conference rooms and dance floors, the very places we usually gather around a shared love of narrative audio. Missing those spaces inspired us to build this — a new, audio-dedicated third place.


We invite you to join us in this Third Place: whether you are an audio producer, a journalist, a storyteller, artist, writer, poet, performer, listener, or appreciator.

 

From October 19 through November 1 (right now!) you’ll enter a world of experimental programming with some of the most exciting makers across the audio landscape. It's not too late to join us, now — we are making all event recordings available to all registered attendees, and you'll join an active, 24-hour community of makers buzzing with inspiration.

 

Check out more information on pricing! And, for the most recent news from our world, subscribe to receive ouThird Place Dispatches.

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Third Coast is an arts organization based in Chicago and rooted in narrative audio communities around the world. We’re fiercely independent, community-driven, intersectional, and strive to make our programming as accessible as possible, while pushing the boundaries of audio storytelling. Read our core values here


When we are not in a global pandemic, Third Coast hosts an annual audio industry Conference in Chicago as well as a slate of programs that advocate for audio storytelling as an ever-evolving medium, and for the diverse communities of people making this work. Read more about our year-round programming here.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

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