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The ADAPT Conference: A Crash Course On Entertainment’s Pandemic Business Models

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The ADAPT Conference: A Crash Course On Entertainment’s Pandemic Business Models

The ADAPT Conference, taking place digitally on October 22, was created by Kevin Lyman (Founder of the Vans Warped Tour, USC Professor, CEO of the Kevin Lyman Group and Unite the United) and Trevor Swenson (Dynamic Talent International) after seeing how the COVID-19 pandemic brought the entertainment industry, live events, and much of the world’s economy to a grinding halt. The entertainment industry faces the reality of being the first to shut down and the last to reopen in any way that can result in major revenue streams. The ADAPT Conference aims to highlight professionals who have found success through these times, as well as provide resources for those searching to learn how to do it themselves, collaborate, and adapt to our new reality.

Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite. For industry professionals, one ticket is $149, for an industry 4-pack, $400, and for students, $49. Use code “FUSICOLOGY” for 20% off Industry Passes.

The ADAPT team shares, “Many colleagues in the entertainment industry have seen their job opportunities disappear, been furloughed, or even laid off due to COVID-19. If you lost your job and are currently struggling financially we want to help in any way we can.” Applications for the ADAPT Unemployment Scholarship are now open here: http://bit.ly/ADAPTScholarship. Industry professionals who are currently unemployed, furloughed, or laid off due to COVID19 quality for the scholarship will receive 50% off their ADAPT Conference registration, and be added to the conference’s “Open To Work” directory.

The event will be hosted on Whova Conference App featuring attendee networking opportunities, customizable profiles, interactive chat box + video during panels, polling Q+As, community message boards, and more.

ADAPT is being produced by Dynamic Talent and KLG with generous support from Prism.fm, 3P America, Health Education Services, NACA (National Association of Campus Activities), Pure Noise Records, Flytevu and Sonic Workshops and more sponsors who will have virtual booths where they can showcase their brand, interact live with attendees and more!

A full schedule of the day’s classes can be found below. For more information on ADAPT, please head to http://www.adapt-conference.com/.

The classes will be broken down by the following throughout the day:

  • 8:50am PT – Setting the Stage for Success: Opening Remarks with Kevin Lyman
  • 9:00am PT – From Obstacle to Opportunity: A conversation with Kevin Lyman, Laura Hutfless + Jeremy Holley (co-founders of FlyteVu)
  • 9:30am PT – Class #1: Managing through Rocky Waters: creating new revenue opportunities + keeping a lean overhead – Taught by Randy Nichols (Force Management) and Deborah Klein (Primary Wave)
  • 11:00am PT – Class #2: Inside the Label’s Mind: releasing new music, breaking through the noise, and what they’re looking for today – Taught by Eric Tobin (Hopeless Records) and Mike Easterlin (Elektra Music Group)
  • 12:30pm PT – Class #3: Evolution of the Venue: from March, to now, and the Future – Taught by Casey Ianelli (Marathon Live) and Sean Lupton (Opry Entertainment Group)
  • 2:00pm PT – Class #4: Socially Distant Live Shows: the comeback of Drive-Ins – Taught by Vincenzo Giammanco (CBF Productions), Michael Silva (VenuWorks) and Jeff Fortier (Mammoth)
  • 3:30pm PT – Class #5: Live Streaming in the age of COVID-19 – Taught by Joel Madden (veeps., MDDN) and Brian Rucker (Twitch)
  • 5:00pm PT – Diversify The Stage: Creating Collective Action For Change by Jerome Cooks (Never Famous, TPA) + Noelle Scaggs (Diversify The Stage, Fitz + the Tantrums)
  • 5:30pm PT – Breakout Sessions
    • The Talent Agents Den hosted by Trevor Swenson (Dynamic Talent International)
      • 2020 Venue Management: a Saga hosted by Liza Saturday and Casey Ianelli (Marathon Live)
      • Inside Degy World: Creating Events & Concerts in an Avatar World hosted by Ari Nisman (Degy World LLC.)
      • Visual Albums & Release Strategies For The Indie Signed & Independent Artist hosted by Mark Woodbridge (921 Collective)
      • ‘Is it time to grow up?’ hosted by the Touring Professionals Alliance with by Matt Doherty (The Unusual Company, TPA) and Jerome Crooks (Never Famous, TPA)
      • Pivoting in a Pandemic hosted by Chamie McCurry (Danny Wimmer Presents)

Thursday October 22, 2020

8:50 am - 6:30 pm



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