A Conference Hosted by Ministry of Ideas at Harvard Divinity School


October 9-12, 2019

Harvard University, Cambridge MA


Every day, millions of listeners listen to podcasts and radio programs to teach themselves about the humanities, sciences, and other academic topics, selecting the programs and hosts that suit their learning styles. From tenured academics in university studios to young hobbyists in bedroom closets, producers of educational audio are a diverse set. But they share a common goal—to distill complex information into lectures, conversations, and interviews that are free and accessible to everyone in the world.

Sound Education is a 4-day event at Harvard University for educational and academic podcasters and radio hosts, and their listeners. It is hosted by Ministry of Ideas, a podcast based at Harvard Divinity School. Click here to register.

If you are interested in speaking or sponsoring the conference, please write to zachary@ministryofideas.org.

Lodging Options


Charles Hotel (One Bennett St. Cambridge) 1-800-882-1818

Irving House (24 Irving Street Cambridge) 617-547-4600

A Friendly Inn at Harvard (1673 Cambridge St, Cambridge) 617-547-7851

Sheraton Commander (16 Garden St, Cambridge) 617-547-4800

Hotel Veritas (1 Remington St, Cambridge, MA) 617-520-5000

Marriott Courtyard (777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge) 617-492-7777  

A Cambridge House Inn (2218 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge) 1-800-232-9989

Hilton Hotel Boston Doubletree Guest Suites (400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston) 617-783-0090

The Harvard Square Hotel (110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge) 617-864-5200 

Boston Marriott Cambridge (Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway, Cambridge) 617-494-6600 

Hyatt Regency Cambridge (575 Memorial Dr, Cambridge) 617 492 1234