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] A Marketing plan that WORKS!Rachael Naylor Naylor
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] Acting for Video Games and Animation: Character DevelopmentStephane Cornicard
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] Vocal Freedom & Flexibility for Narration & AnimationSarah Weatherwax Weatherwax
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] Learning to do eLearningTom Dheere
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] There's a reason you're not booking CommercialsMary Lynn Wissner
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Find Your Signature Voice & Eliminate Ready Reads ForeverDavid Fennoy
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 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 Handysides
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] Recording on-the-road with The Booth Of Us!Jay Preston Preston
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] How 3 Questions Can Improve Your PerformanceDonovan Corneetz Corneetz
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Power Up Your Anime CharactersElaine Clark
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 Schneider
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] In A World of Promo-TrailerMelissa Disney Disney
Thursday, April 22, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] Embracing the potential in your Voiceover Business-Marketing and GoalsRachael Naylor Naylor
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] An Introduction to LipSynch dubbing techniques : Band RythmoStephane Cornicard
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM[X-SESSION] The Global VO Warrior - an ABC to Conquering the WorldSusie Valerio Valerio
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM[X-SESSION] - GPS: Approaches to Text Prep for Audiobook Narrators (Audiobook Academy)Andi Arndt Arndt
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] The Force is With You: “Energy Work” for Voiceover Artists (Deep Dive)Karen-Eileen Gordon Gordon
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] Top of Mind: Creative Strategies for eLearning Marketing and OutreachCarrie Olsen Olsen
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM[X-SESSION] Crafting Sustainable Character Voices (Audiobook Academy)Natalie Naudus Naudus
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] Voice Over for Automotive Encore SessionCliff Zellman
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] eLearning Script Writing & Performance IntensiveTom Dheere
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM[X-SESSION] Embodying Character: Physicalization and Imaginative inspiration. (Audiobook Academy)Joel Froomkin Froomkin
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Your Resilient Truetell - The Workshop Dave Walsh
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Vocal Efforts for Video Games – Vocal Combat TechniqueD'Arcy Smith Smith
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 Patierno
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] Cast a SPELL-Vocal MAGIC!Elley Ray Hennessy
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 (Victoria) 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 Wilson Dan Zitt 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 Balsa
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM[X-SESSION] - Characters and Accents Intensive with Dr. Dialect (Audiobook Academy)P.J. Ochlan Ochlan
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] Grounded, Connected, Genuine and Real: Conversational VoiceoverHugh Klitzke Klitzke
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] Live Event & Sports Promo ReadSteve Van Wormer Van Wormer
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] Crime NarrationLynnanne Zager
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Mastering the Brand Imaging Commercial ReadKay Bess Bess
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] The Animation and Video Game Industry Overview of an AgentMicaela Hicks Hicks
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Make Your Gaming Auditions ShineRandall Ryan
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 Bagwell
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 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 Solomon
11:45 AM - 2:45 PM[X-SESSION] Voice Over for AutomotiveCliff Zellman
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 Disney
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM[X-SESSION] What do I need to know to break into Animation and Video GamesMicaela Hicks Hicks
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM[X-SESSION] Advanced Promo ActingJeff Howell
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] Voice Acting for Video GamesDavid Fennoy
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 Deciga
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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