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Friday, April 22 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Countdown to Lift-Off: 10 Tips for the Best Conference Experience

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So you’re attending a conference or playing a showcase festival - now what? Our panelists will give you 10 specific tips to make the most out of your time at LAUNCH or any conference. How best to stand out in a crowd of other performers, networking tips and making connections that can help your career and more will be discussed.

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Jen Kellogg

Vans Warped Tour / The Entertainment Institute
Jen Kellogg is currently the tour accountant for the Vans Warped Tour, co-founder of The Entertainment Institute, controller for Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival and instructor at Columbia College Chicago. Jen started her career at SCOPE Productions at the University of Iowa before becoming a talent buyer at Jam Productions, where as part of a team, she bought for theatres, arenas and stadiums. Jen was instrumental in developing tours... Read More →
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Lou Plaia

Co-Founder / Executive VP of Artist Relations, ReverbNation
Lou Plaia is the Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations of ReverbNation. Since 2006, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging artists build their careers. We’ve connected artists to venues, festivals, brands, publishers, labels, managers, agents and the fans themselves. Our powerful career management and online marketing tools, combined with rapidly growing A&R capabilities and broad industry relationships offer... Read More →
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David Silbaugh

Talent Buyer, Milwaukee Summerfest
David is a co-founder and co-producer of the Yellow Phone Music Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A boutique conference that presents programming featuring numerous industry luminaries and showcases with emerging and unsigned talent. Silbaugh is best known as a Talent Buyer and Production Supervisor for Summerfest, "The World's Largest Music Festival" – also in Milwaukee - which books over 800 artists of... Read More →
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Deborah "Zuke" Smith

Founder, Zuke Tunes
Deborah “Zuke” Smith, founder of zuketunes LLC (www.zuketunes.com), is a vocal coach and artist mentor based in the NYC metro area. She has worked with many types of artists including Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), several finalists on The Voice, X-Factor, American Idol, and America’s Got Talent, and Sky Flaherty who is now on the Broadway tour of Newsies. Her young student, Grace Nevin, was recently featured on Good... Read More →
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Jeremy Weiss

Owner, The CI Companies / LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival
Jeremy Weiss has owned & operated independent record label CI Records for more than 20 years, working with veterans and new artists alike. Most recently the label has helped launch the careers of bands such as AUGUST BURNS RED, THE PINK SPIDERS, and TEXAS IN JULY.   2 years ago, Weiss accepted the position of president of Think Loud Entertainment, a label owned by the membership of the rock band +Live... Read More →

Friday April 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Galactic Room (Lancaster County Convention Center - Vine Street Commons) 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

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