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Conference Opening Program
(MONDAY)

Time Name
3:00 PM - 7:00 PMKickoff and Conference Welcome

Conference Closing Program
(SUNDAY)

Time Name
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMThe Journey To Resilience - Kay Bess
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMClosing Session and Awards

Conference Program
(TUESDAY-SATURDAY)

Time Speakers Name
12:00 PM - 12:25 PMGerald Griffith Morning Kickoff
12:25 PM - 12:45 PMFrances Mulinix Breath to Body, Body to Voice, Voice to Presence
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Chapter One: Intro to ACX, the Audiobook Creation Exchange
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMElaine Clark Dave Fennoy D'Arcy Smith Randall Ryan Gaming Panel
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMHugh Edwards How to Improve Your Casting Chances
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMSusie Valerio Around the World in 60 minutes
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMStephane Cornicard An Introduction to LipSynch dubbing techniques : Band Rythmo (No Recording)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMNatasha Marchewka Katherine Tole Voice123 Tips for Beginners - with Natasha Marchewka & Katherine Tole
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMWes McCraw Rick Sellers Sounds for Toys and Games (voice, effects, music)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMJ Michael Collins Dave Walsh Cliff Zellman AJ McKay Anne Ganguzza The Producer's Panel
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMHeidi Rew Latest Commercial Trends
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMRick Wasserman Crossover Voiceover: Adapting the Stage/Screen Actor’s Process for VO
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMMary Lynn Wissner Mara Junot Trish Ryan Natasha Marchewka Scott Parkin Commercials A -Z
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMCarrie Olsen Thriving in the New Frontier of eLearning
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMElaine Clark Becoming An Anime Character
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMCelia Siegel Brand Your VO Career. Change Your Life.
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMKassy Coleman A Vocal Tune Up - develop a resilient voice
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMD'Arcy Smith Joanna Cazden Vocal Health for the Voice Actor – Vocal Extremes
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMHugh Klitzke “If you talked to people the way advertising talked to people, they’d punch you in the face.”
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMSusan Schuld Tips for a General American Accent
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMTom Jordan From Voiceover to Audiobooks - Should You Take the Leap?
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMJim McCarthy You're a Sales Person First.
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMSylvia Longmire The Pivot After the Pivot: Finding a New Purpose (and Career) After Crisis
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMEliza Jane Schneider Preserving Iconic Characters with the Art & Science of Voice-Matching
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMCarin Gilfry Kristin Price Susie Valerio Working Parents Panel (No Recording)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMDenise Patierno An inside view of the CNN worldwide promo department
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMDave Walsh Your Resilient TRUETELL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PMJoe Cipriano The Journey To Resilience - Joe Cipriano
8:00 PM - 10:00 PMSam Beman After Dark: Dance Party
Time Speakers Name
12:00 PM - 12:25 PMGerald Griffith Morning Kickoff
12:25 PM - 12:45 PMSarah Weatherwax Take care of your voice so your voice can take care of you !
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMLynn Norris Brigid Reale Enhance Your Resilience - Trade Time for Money - The Breakout
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMJ Michael Collins Jill Kershaw Demo Review Session with J. Michael Collins and Sound & Fury Casting CEO Jill Kershaw
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMStephane Cornicard Talking Direction: How to improve the odds.
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMKaren-Eileen Gordon Rock Your Resilience! Radical Self-Care for VO Artists
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMTom Dheere Carin Gilfry Carrie Olsen Christi Bowen eLearning Panel
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMMarinda Botha Virtual Reality experiences - a new avenue for voice actors to explore
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMElaine Clark GET YOUR GAME ON: Characters That Book
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMSally Clawson Break Free: Spontaneity In Commercial VO
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMLynnanne Zager The "Nitty Gritty" of Crime Narration
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMIan Russell Is your's an 'Award Winning' Business?
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMAlfonso Lugo Climbing your Everest
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMMonique Bagwell Make Acting Choices Effortlessly Using LABAN EFFORT Techniques
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMJulia Norton Breathing life into yourself.
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMDave Fennoy Roger Gehrmann George Washington III Sophia Cruz The Stand for Sonic Diversity
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMNatasha Marchewka Choose your Marketing | Find your Lane - with Natasha Marchewka
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMSteve Van Wormer How to Create a Global Podcast Series
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMElley Ray Hennessy Wow that doesn’t even Sound like You!
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMLarry Hudson The Scales of Voiceover (The Key to Excellent Performances)
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMJulie Maddalena A Solid Foundation for Character Voice Acting (Getting Off the Page and Into the Character's Skin)
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMEric Romanowski Getting Noticed in :60
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMZina Solomon Voice Your Vision: How to Create a Resilient Mindset During Challenging Times
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMRandall Ryan Video Games: What Makes Them Different...and How to Land Them
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMDurin Gleaves Alfonso Lugo James Romick Uncle Roy Yokelson Cliff Zellman Technology & Production Panel
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMPilar Uribe Kickstart your voice: Go from dead weight to buoyancy in your VO space
7:00 PM - 8:00 PMPat Brady The Journey To Resilience - Pat Brady
8:00 PM - 10:00 PMDavid Cuetter Steve Pogatch Hey Pandora Listener! Pandora Script Reading Workshop 1
Time Speakers Name
12:00 PM - 12:25 PMGerald Griffith Morning Kickoff
12:25 PM - 12:45 PMJennefer Morris Vocal Warm up with VASTA - Jennefer Morris
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMIan O'Donnell Finding & Developing Your Character Voice(s)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMKristin Price Conquering Imposter Syndrome
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMMary Lynn Wissner Harry Dunn Jeff Howell Steve Pogatch Eric Romanowski Jason  Linere White The Directors Panel
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMVicky Tessio DEMOS: Qué mostrar, y qué demostrar (Demos. what to show, and what to prove)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMLiz Drury If You're Not Working - You Should Try Networking!
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMLawrence Lewis Behind the Scenes with Commercial Producers
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMAna Clements Audiolibros 101 - Audiobooks 101
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMRachael Naylor Breaking through and having the voiceover success you deserve
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMSarah Weatherwax A free voice is a flexible, expressive and transformative voice!
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMBrad Oxnam Fundamentals of Acting for VO
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMHugh Edwards Why The Future of the VO Industry is Globalisation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMMonique Bagwell Beth Chaplin Donovan Corneetz Dave Walsh Acting Panel
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMElaine Clark Get out of your HEAD!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMKim Handysides Creating Concrete Connections to your Scripts
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMNatasha Marchewka Katherine Tole Voice123 Tips for Experience Talent - with Natasha Marchewka and Katherine Tole
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMJeffrey Umberger Jennifer Hummel Lina Ramirez Heidi Rew Gopal Swamy Atlanta's Highly Successful VO Community and Leaders
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMElley Ray Hennessy Ultimate VO Success
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMRick Wasserman Tim Friedlander George Whittam An Actor, a Tech, and an Engineer Walk Into A Studio: Three Perspectives on Home/Travel Recording
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMMicaela Hicks The Animation/Video Game Industry from an Agent's Perspective
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMAndrea Balsa Break into Spanish VO!
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMSonia Meneses Discomfort is the Price of Growth - Lean in to it!
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMElaine Clark Podcasting for Business, Creativity, and Monetization
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMMonique Bagwell Karen-Eileen Gordon Sarah Weatherwax Kassy Coleman Vocal Support Panel
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMMelissa Disney How I lost my voice and found my life
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMGrace Keller Scotch Image Structuring: Make Your Text Come Alive
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMJulia Norton Sing the thing!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PMGeorge Washington III The Journey To Resilience - George Washington III
8:00 PM - 10:00 PMDavid Cuetter Steve Pogatch Hey Pandora Listener! Pandora Script Reading Workshop 2
Time Speakers Name
12:00 PM - 12:25 PMGerald Griffith Morning Kickoff
12:25 PM - 12:45 PMVivian Majkowski Warm-up for the Mic: Release the Tension, Free the Sound for Vocal Variety
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMSimone Kliass The Tech Threat: Will Virtual Voices Take Our Jobs?
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMDurin Gleaves Adobe Audition: Tips and tricks for voice creators
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMNatasha Marchewka Brigid Reale Celia Siegel Marc Scott Business & Marketing Panel
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMHugh Edwards Directed Auditions (Practical & on mic session) with Hugh Edwards
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMLaurel Thomas Face Yoga for Voice Actors
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMSusan Schuld Voice and Body Workout
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMJeffrey Umberger The Basics of Working with an Agent or Manager
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMMicaela Hicks Ask The Agent - Honest Answers about the Animation Industry
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMCliff Zellman Voice Over for Automotive. Moving your VO career to the Fast Lane!
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMZuleika ‘Z’ Deciga Cambios en la industria de la locución comercial. Conoce cómo adaptarte a esta nueva realidad.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMLarry Hudson How To Organize Your Computer For Voiceover and For LIFE!
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMJ Michael Collins JMC Unicorn Award Sponsored Session
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMElley Ray Hennessy Elaine Clark Micaela Hicks Eliza Jane Schneider Animation Panel
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMSally Clawson Be Bold: Increase Your Status In Commercial VO
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMDaree Allen Nieves Let's Make a Bizcast!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMBeth Chaplin Acting for Non-Actors: Guideposts to create more truthful, connected and conversational reads.
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMJulia Norton Developing Vocal Resilience
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMEric Romanowski Jeffrey Umberger Congrats! You Have a Shiny New Demo - Now What?
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMTom Dheere Explainers Explained!
5:00 PM - 5:45 PMDave Fennoy Voice Acting for Video Games
7:00 PM - 8:00 PMDave Walsh The Journey To Resilience - Dave Walsh
Time Speakers Name
12:00 PM - 12:25 PMGerald Griffith Morning Kickoff
12:25 PM - 12:45 PMColton Weiss Vocal Warm up with VASTA - Colton Weiss
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMJoe Cipriano Donovan Corneetz Melissa Disney Jeff Howell Denise Patierno Steve Van Wormer Promo Panel
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMKaren-Eileen Gordon Ohhhhhhhmmmmm: Meditation for VO Artists (aka: How to Get a Flexibility Six-Pack!)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMRachael Naylor Networking, the most powerful tool you can use
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMLiz Atherton J Michael Collins Carin Gilfry Armin Hierstetter Rolf Veldman Ben Wake Online Casting in the '20s: A Panel Discussion
1:00 PM - 1:45 PMJames Younger Creating, Mixing & Mastering Your Own Content
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMDonovan Corneetz Finding the Illusive "Conversational" Read
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMLawrence Lewis Meet the Commercial Producers
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMPilar Uribe INICIA TU VOZ: PASA DE LA RIGIDEZ A LA FLEXIBILIDAD EN TU CABINA DE VOZ
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMJeff Howell All about promo and who do I have to network to get on a network?
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMElaine Clark Choose Your Style!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMMonique Bagwell The Voice From Nowhere: Learning How To Create a General American English Accent
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMAnne Ganguzza AI? As If!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMJay Preston Traveling with a Pro Studio
4:00 PM - 4:45 PMAlfonso Lugo Escalando tu everest - Climbing your Everest.
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMCelia Siegel Brand Your VO Career. Change Your Life.
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMHeidi Rew What 4 Years of Not Booking Taught Me About Resilience
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMKassy Coleman The Conscious Voice - mindfulness practices for the Voice Over artist
7:00 PM - 8:00 PMKesha Monk The Journey To Resilience - Kesha Monk
9:00 PM - 11:59 PMScott Chambers After Dark: Saturday Night Luau

Conference X-Sessions (Workshops)
(TUESDAY-SATURDAY)

Time Speakers Name
8:30 AM - 11:30 AMRachael Naylor [X-SESSION] Embracing the potential in your Voiceover Business-Marketing and Goals
8:30 AM - 11:30 AMStephane Cornicard [X-SESSION] An Introduction to LipSynch dubbing techniques : Band Rythmo
8:30 AM - 11:30 AMSusie Valerio [X-SESSION] The Global VO Warrior - an ABC to Conquering the World
11:45 AM - 2:45 PMKaren-Eileen Gordon [X-SESSION] The Force is With You: “Energy Work” for Voiceover Artists (Deep Dive)
11:45 AM - 2:45 PMCarrie Olsen [X-SESSION] Top of Mind: Creative Strategies for eLearning Marketing and Outreach
3:15 PM - 6:15 PMTom Dheere [X-SESSION] eLearning Script Writing & Performance Intensive
3:15 PM - 6:15 PMCliff Zellman [X-SESSION] Voice Over for Automotive Encore Session
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMD'Arcy Smith [X-SESSION] Vocal Efforts for Video Games – Vocal Combat Technique
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMDave Walsh [X-SESSION] Your Resilient Truetell - The Workshop
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMMary Lynn Wissner [X-SESSION] There's a reason you're not booking commercials
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMJeff Howell Denise Patierno [X-SESSION] Tips from CNN'S VO Experts on how to get noticed for news promos with a focus on the acting styles required
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMElley Ray Hennessy [X-SESSION] Cast a SPELL-Vocal MAGIC!
Time Speakers Name
8:30 AM - 11:30 AMSusan Schuld [X-SESSION] How to Learn Accents & Dialects Fast
8:30 AM - 11:30 AMVicky Tessio [X-SESSION] Conoce a tu cliente: Quién es Quién en el mundo del Locutor Internacional (Know your client: Who is Who in the International VO World)
8:30 AM - 11:30 AMStephane Cornicard [X-SESSION] Tackling Copy : An Introduction to the Layering System
9:30 AM - 12:30 PMJulianna Wilson Dan Zitt [X-SESSION] How Casting Works & Getting Insights into Audiobook Publishing with Dan Zitt and Julie Wilson from Penguin Random House
11:45 AM - 2:45 PMElaine Clark [X-SESSION] Mastering New Characters
11:45 AM - 2:45 PMAndrea Balsa [X-SESSION] Rock your Spanish VO!
3:15 PM - 6:15 PMSteve Van Wormer [X-SESSION] Live Event & Sports Promo Read
3:15 PM - 6:15 PMHugh Klitzke [X-SESSION] Grounded, Connected, Genuine and Real: Conversational Voiceover
3:15 PM - 6:15 PMJulie Maddalena [X-SESSION] FIND YOUR CHARACTER’S VOICE
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMMicaela Hicks [X-SESSION] The Animation and Video Game Industry Overview of an Agent
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMKay Bess [X-SESSION] Mastering the Brand Imaging Commercial Read
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMRandall Ryan [X-SESSION] Make Your Gaming Auditions Shine
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMLynnanne Zager [X-SESSION] Crime Narration
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMMonique Bagwell [X-SESSION] Be the B.O.S. of your Emotions: Learn how to Channel Emotions In Your Read using the B.O.S. Technique
Time Speakers Name
8:30 AM - 11:30 AMStephane Cornicard [X-SESSION] Video games demos and the casting process : The DOs, the DONTs and the big NONOs
8:30 AM - 11:30 AMBrigid Reale Lynn Norris [X-SESSION] Enhance Your Resilience - Trade Time for Money
8:30 AM - 11:30 AMAna Clements [X-SESSION] Audiolibros 101
11:45 AM - 2:45 PMZina Solomon [X-SESSION] Voice Your Vision: How to Create a Resilient Mindset During Challenging Times
11:45 AM - 2:45 PMCliff Zellman [X-SESSION] Voice Over for Automotive
3:15 PM - 6:15 PMMicaela Hicks [X-SESSION] What do I need to know to break into Animation and Video Games
3:15 PM - 6:15 PMMelissa Disney [X-SESSION] And The Winner is... Going Live with Kick Ass Confidence - Explore the world of Live Announce and Award Shows
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMDave Fennoy [X-SESSION] Voice Acting for Video Games
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMJeff Howell [X-SESSION] Advanced Promo Acting
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMZuleika ‘Z’ Deciga [X-SESSION] Herramientas y estrategias para que estés a la vanguardia en la industria de la locución comercial en los EU
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMCarin Gilfry [X-SESSION] Perfecting the Pay to Play- How to Make yourself Competitive in the World of Online Casting
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMElley Ray Hennessy [X-SESSION] What Announcer?!

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