Conference Workshops (X-Sessions)

VO Atlanta is well known for our industry-leading workshops. These small-group sessions are designed to provide you with the opportunity to connect with experts who provide you with training and knowledge based on their many years of experience.  These sessions are OPTIONAL and are not included in the general conference registration fee.

If you intend to sign up for any of these sessions, please understand that they are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE:  All Times are US Eastern Standard Time (Same as New York)

Time Name Speakers
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] Acting for Video Games and Animation: Character DevelopmentStephane Cornicard
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] A Marketing plan that WORKS!Rachael Naylor
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] Vocal Freedom & Flexibility for Narration & AnimationSarah Weatherwax
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] Learning to do eLearningTom Dheere
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Find Your Signature Voice & Eliminate Ready Reads ForeverDave Fennoy
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] There's a reason you're not booking CommercialsMary Lynn Wissner
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Coming up next - The New Direction of PromoJeff Howell
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Adobe Audition - Start to Finish - Mono Recording to Multi-Track Post ProductionUncle Roy Yokelson
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] Brand Your VO Career. Change Your Life. Celia Siegel
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] Don't Fear the REAPERJames Romick
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] Super Promos and Superteases - A mini Master Class for Promos and In-Show AnnouncingJoe Cipriano
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] eLearning - Get in on the ACTKim Handysides
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] How 3 Questions Can Improve Your PerformanceDonovan Corneetz
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] Recording on-the-road with The Booth Of Us!Jay Preston
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Power Up Your Anime CharactersElaine Clark
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] In A World of Promo-TrailerMelissa Disney
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] eLearning Narration Techniques for a Digital Age: “Educate” your way to More MoneyAnne Ganguzza
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] MASTERY in Accents, Dialects, & Character Voices: The Quickest way to Learn or Lose ANY Dialect or Accent for AnimationEliza Jane Schneider
Thursday, April 22, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] Embracing the potential in your Voiceover Business-Marketing and GoalsRachael Naylor
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] The Global VO Warrior - an ABC to Conquering the WorldSusie Valerio
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] An Introduction to LipSynch dubbing techniques : Band RythmoStephane Cornicard
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM[X-SESSION] - GPS: Approaches to Text Prep for Audiobook Narrators (Audiobook Academy)Andi Arndt
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] The Force is With You: “Energy Work” for Voiceover Artists (Deep Dive)Karen-Eileen Gordon
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] Top of Mind: Creative Strategies for eLearning Marketing and OutreachCarrie Olsen
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM[X-SESSION] Crafting Sustainable Character Voices (Audiobook Academy)Natalie Naudus
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] eLearning Script Writing & Performance IntensiveTom Dheere
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] Voice Over for Automotive Encore SessionCliff Zellman
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM[X-SESSION] Embodying Character: Physicalization and Imaginative inspiration. (Audiobook Academy)Joel Froomkin
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Your Resilient Truetell - The Workshop Dave Walsh
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Cast a SPELL-Vocal MAGIC!Elley Ray Hennessy
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Vocal Efforts for Video Games – Vocal Combat TechniqueD'Arcy Smith
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] There's a reason you're not booking commercialsMary Lynn Wissner
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Tips from CNN'S VO Experts on how to get noticed for news promos with a focus on the acting styles requiredJeff Howell Denise Patierno
Friday, April 23, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[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)Vicky Tessio
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] How to Learn Accents & Dialects FastSusan Schuld
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] Tackling Copy : An Introduction to the Layering SystemStephane Cornicard
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM[X-SESSION] How Casting Works & Getting Insights into Audiobook Publishing with Dan Zitt and Julie Wilson from Penguin Random HouseJulianna Wilson Dan Zitt
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] Mastering New CharactersElaine Clark
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] Rock your Spanish VO!Andrea Balsa
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM[X-SESSION] - Characters and Accents Intensive with Dr. Dialect (Audiobook Academy)P.J. Ochlan
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] Live Event & Sports Promo ReadSteve Van Wormer
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] Grounded, Connected, Genuine and Real: Conversational VoiceoverHugh Klitzke
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM[X-SESSION] Audiobook Deep Dive: The Third Person Narrator (Audiobook Academy)Scott Brick
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Make Your Gaming Auditions ShineRandall Ryan
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Mastering the Brand Imaging Commercial ReadKay Bess
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Crime NarrationLynnanne Zager
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Be the B.O.S. of your Emotions: Learn how to Channel Emotions In Your Read using the B.O.S. TechniqueMonique Bagwell
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] The Animation and Video Game Industry Overview of an AgentMicaela Hicks
Saturday, April 24, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] Video games demos and the casting process : The DOs, the DONTs and the big NONOsStephane Cornicard
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] Audiolibros 101Ana Clements
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] Enhance Your Resilience - Trade Time for MoneyBrigid Reale Lynn Norris
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] Voice Your Vision: How to Create a Resilient Mindset During Challenging TimesZina Solomon
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] Voice Over for AutomotiveCliff Zellman
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] What do I need to know to break into Animation and Video GamesMicaela Hicks
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] And The Winner is... Going Live with Kick Ass Confidence - Explore the world of Live Announce and Award ShowsMelissa Disney
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Voice Acting for Video GamesDave Fennoy
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Advanced Promo ActingJeff Howell
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Herramientas y estrategias para que estés a la vanguardia en la industria de la locución comercial en los EUZuleika ‘Z’ Deciga
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Perfecting the Pay to Play- How to Make yourself Competitive in the World of Online CastingCarin Gilfry
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] What Announcer?!Elley Ray Hennessy

NOTE:  All Times are US Eastern Standard Time (Same as New York)


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