Culture Con Info Session Schedule

Culture Con is a 4 day conference style event in Kelowna, BC. This event is meant to promote local talent and accelerate the careers of independent artists. 

 

We have put together a team of industry experts and pros to help facilitate information. Our team of panelists includes Grammy winners, Polaris Prize nominees, label owners, entrepreneurs, marketing experts, grant writers, agencies and representatives from Creative BC.

 

Please arrive promptly for your session.

 

Schedule Below:


Session 1 - Running Events and Booking Tours

11:00AM - 12:00pm 

 

Session 1 is about running your own event and touring. How to stand out by creating a unique experience, working around tight budgets, and how to set yourself up for success in the future. Learn who your audience is and ways to build upon that.

 

Panelists are:

Ice Tha One (Artist and Mentor)

Savannah Wellman (Tiny Kingdom)

Tina Joslin (Event Producer and Business Owner)

Charissa Schmauhn (Midnight Agency)

Graham Hood (In House Creations)

 

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Session 2 - Grants and Funding 

12:00PM - 1:40pm 

 

Session 2 the team from Creative BC join to share about funding programs for BC's music industry, providing support for artists, live music presenters, music companies and industry development. Get all the details about funding programs and how to apply. We look forward to answering all of your questions!

 

Speakers are:

Kaitlyn Reining (Senior Program Analyst, Music Programs)

Joseph Bardsley (Coordinator, Music Programs)

 

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Session 3 - Leveraging Social Media

1:50PM - 2:40PM 

 

How can I leverage my social media to develop my career? What are brands and businesses looking for? How do I make my online audience translate to real world opportunity?

 

Panelists are:
Jeremy Becker (BeckerX)

Jade Wolfette (Wolfette Styling)

Bdice (Recording Artist, Graphic Designer, Videographer, Photographer)

Naoto Wakabayashi (Digital Marketing for Atlantic Records via Wavo)

Sean Whyte (Greyhearts Denim)

 

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Session 4 - Brand Identity & Why It Matters

3:00PM - 4:00pm 

The importance of communicating your brand and how to create opportunity from it. This info session looks to explore ways in which creatives can create a stronger brand identity, how talent buyers, booking agents, live events and your audience perceive your brand. 

 

Panelists are:
Sean Whyte (Grey Hearts Denim)

Andrea Nazarian (Hilite Agency)

Bdice (Recording Artist, Graphic Designer, Videographer, Photographer)

Charissa Schmauhn (Midnight Agency)

Chin Injeti (3x Grammy Winner)

 

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Session 5 - Artist Development & How to Get Noticed

4:00PM - 5:00PM 

 

Artist Development, presentation and roll out are key to building an artist identity and career progression. This panel is meant to give artists a space to learn about what DSPs, labels, management, agencies and A&R’s are looking for. How can an artist stand out from the crowd and build a sustainable career for the long run.

Panelists are:

Chin Injeti (3x Grammy Winning Producer)

Savannah Wellman (Tiny Kingdom Music)

Andrea Nazarian (Hilite Agency)

Naoto Wakabayashi (Digital Marketing for Atlantic Records via Wavo)

Ice Tha One (Artist and Mentor)

 

RSVP Here