Details to be announced.

• Saturday | September 29, 2018 •
6pm
Registration & Credential Desk opens
JW Marriott Level 2

• Sunday | September 30, 2018 •
10am
Registration & Credential Desk opens
JW Marriott Level 2

1pm
Award Winners Power Panel
JW Marriott Level 2

Our superpanel of 2017 IEBA Industry Award winners contemplates the year in live entertainment and weighs in on trends and issues to watch during our 2018 Conference. Headline topics include record-breaking box scores, consolidation, and the lack of diversity in the industry.

Panelists:
Renee Alexander, Minnesota State Fair (Fair Buyer of the Year)
Jim Cressman, Invictus Entertainment Group (International Buyer of the Year)
Lucy Lawler-Freas, Fox Theatre in Atlanta (Theater of the Year)
Adam Kornfeld, AGI (Agent of the Year)


2pm
Keynote Q&A with Gary Gersh
JW Marriott Level 2
Add Gary Gersh to the list of executives who started out in the mail room. Gersh was only 19 when he worked briefly in the Capitol Tower mail room, but this wasn’t his intro into the music business. Fibbing about his age, he got his first job at a record store when he was 14 – so eager to be in the business that he accepted vinyl rather than a salary. In three years, he had graduated to head buyer and helped build what became a chain of 30 Licorice Pizza record stores. After the chain was sold, Gersh went to work at Capitol Records. At age 23, he was added to the A&R staff at sister label EMI, where he signed David Bowie, the Stray Cats and John Waite and became VP/General Manager. These are only the first two chapters in Gersh’s storied 40-year career…

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3pm
Power Panel
JW Marriott Level 2

4:30pm
Opening Reception
The Cannery Ballroom
with open bar & local fare. Live performances in Mercy Lounge.

6pm
Paradigm Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances

8pm
APA Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances

10pm
Paradise Artists Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances

• Monday | October 1, 2018 •
9am
Registration & Credential Desk opens
JW Marriott Level 2

9am
Breakfast for Attendees
JW Marriott Level 2

9:50am
IEBA Annual Membership Meeting
JW Marriott Level 2

10am
Agents Power Panel
JW Marriott Level 2

Great artists inspire us to think in ways we’ve never thought before, and stir in us powerful feelings from the past. Each of our panelists has spent her entire career believing this and chasing opportunities to prove it.

Agents Power Panel is our annual chat with some of the industry’s most influential players and this year’s session features three of the most visionary and optimistic people in the business. As women in senior leadership positions, their experiences give them a different lens. That’s invaluable.

Success is a moving target, and the factory line approach to managing talent never works. These agents manage talent at different times in different ways but always with originality, tenacity, empathy, and passion.

Panelists:
Corrie Christopher Martin, Paradigm Talent Agency
Samantha Kirby Yoh, WME
Marsha Vlasic, Artist Group International


11am
Terms & Conditions Power Panel
JW Marriott Level 2

Our accomplished team of experts returns to IEBA to offer facts and perspective on the legal stumbling blocks in today’s touring industry. We will revisit the widely-misunderstood concept of “additionally insured” and specifically consider cases of sovereign immunity. Security and liability are always on the agenda. New this year will be our examination of employment discrimination, standards of ethical conduct and employee rights, the Equal Pay Act, and First Amendment Rights.

Panelists:
Jason Bernstein, AEG Presents
Brent Daughrity, Anderson Benson Insurance
Tim Epstein, Duggan Bertsch, LLC

Moderated by Pam Matthews, IEBA


12pm
Conference Connect: Chat ‘N Chew Luncheon
JW Marriott Level 2

The working lunch, elevated to a networking event. On the menu: focused lunchtime conversations at your table of specially-assembled conference attendees.


1:30pm
Marketing Power Panel: Global Scale, Local Markets
JW Marriott Level 2

Marketing in a multichannel and multiscreen world means engaging with consumers on their terms —when they want, where they want, and how they want. A message must be optimized across multiple outlets, formats, devices, and data triggers. When coupled with traditional and programmatic ad buying and a multi-marketer landscape, the process becomes increasingly complex.

Leading marketers understand the unique emotional component to live entertainment. When management is working with promoter and venue partners on innovative campaigns, we can reach fans effectively and authentically. This is especially important today as consumers have increasingly higher expectations and an ever-dwindling level of patience for disconnect. And it’s critical to remind ourselves that as consumer behavior evolves, our marketing must evolve with it.

Panelists:
Steve Taliaferro, Live Nation
Megan Wilson, Red Light Management


2:30pm
Ones to Watch Power Panel
JW Marriott Level 2

4:00pm
Corporate 360: The Intersection of Art & Commerce
Mercy Lounge

Always a lively discussion, this year’s installment tackles topics ranging from video requests (cell phone, archival, and more) to the perplexities of promoting “private” events (when does internal becomes external?) and buying outside your comfort zone. As this important market continues to develop and broaden, so do the challenges as well as the opportunities.


4:00pm
Fair Buyers Session: Policies, Programming, and People
High Watt

This special session focuses on three key areas of interest: customer-obsessed service standards that prioritize safety, courtesy, and efficiency; laws and government policies that affect a myriad of fair processes; and unique entertainment programming that wows guests and keeps them coming back year after year.


6pm
CAA Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances

8pm
UTA Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances

10pm
The Kinkead Entertainment Agency Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances

• Tuesday | October 2, 2018 •
9am
Registration & Credential Desk opens
JW Marriott Level 2

9am
Breakfast for Attendees
JW Marriott Level 2

10am
Breakout Sessions
JW Marriott Level 2
It Takes a Community to Protect a Community: 5 Steps to Evolve Your Safety Protocols

The Wonderful World of Family Entertainment

PROs want YOU to have a healther relationship with copyright law

Back to Basics: Live Performance Contracts

 


11am
Agents Alley ** plus ** Promoters Alley
JW Marriott Level 2

1pm
Lunch for Attendees
JW Marriott Level 2

2:30pm
Breakout Sessions
JW Marriott Level 2
Casino Entertainment: Working Together to Win

Festival Case Study 2018

Building a Better On-Sale

Special Session for Young Professionals

 


4:30pm
Doors & Bars Open for Honors & Awards Ceremony
JW Marriott Level 2

5:30pm
Honors & Awards Ceremony
JW Marriott Level 2

7-9pm
Dinner Break

9pm
WME Party
The Cannery Ballroom
with live performances