Indianapolis, USA
8 May 2018

Hosted at local music venue HI-FI and at Fountain Square, the event focused on discussions that will help leaders understand the value that music can bring to an economic and cultural economy, whilst also assessing which other sectors could benefit from the music scene.

 

The event brought national and international experts to the city to learn about what other locations are doing, including speakers from Denver, Austin, Memphis, Atlanta and London UK.

25
Speakers

1x Conference day

1x
Evening event


Presentations
& Panel Discussions

100+
Delegates

5x
Internationals

Tuesday

8th May 2018

Welcome remarks

10.00am-10.10am 

Presentation - Indianapolis needs a music strategy

10.10am-10.25am

Shain Shapiro, CEO, Sound Diplomacy (UK)

Panel 1 - Needs & challenges of the artist community

10.25am-11.05am 

David Lindquist, Journalist, IndyStar (USA) (moderator)

Katie Carlson, Creative Director, Mick Management (USA)

Oreo Jones, Artist, Chreece Festival (USA)

Jennie Devoe, Artist (USA)

Lauren M Pacheco, Co-founding Director, Chicago Urban Art Society (USA)

Coffee break

11.05am-11.30am 

Panel 1 - Needs & challenges of the local business economy, laws, festivals, ages

11.30am-12.10pm 

Jeb Banner, CEO, Boardable (USA) (moderator)

Robert Meitus, Partner, Meitus, Gelbert & Rose (USA)

Sarah Myer, VP Marketing, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (USA)

Karl Hofstetter, Owner/ Founder, Joyful Noise Recordings (USA)

Dan Kemer, Vice President Midwest Clubs & Theatres, Live Nation (USA)

Panel 1 - Healthy music ecosystems: Which stakeholders benefit?

12.10pm-1.10pm

 

Presentation - Music venue trust: Best practice and why grassroots venues matter

1.10pm-1.30pm 

Alex Mann, Public Affairs Officer, Music Venue Trust (UK)

Coffee break

2.10pm-2.30pm

 

Panel - Policy and navigating local politics

1.30pm-2.10pm 

Jim Rawlinson, Develop Indy, Regulatory & Permitting Ombudsman (USA) (moderator)

Lisa Gedgaudas, Program Director, Create Denver, City and County of Denver (USA)

Steve Sternschein, Heard Presents / Mission Control (USA)

Tammy Hurt, Founder, Georgia Music Partners (USA)

Thomas Cook, Chief of Staff, Mayor Hogsett (USA)

Panel - Role music plays in tourism and economic development

2.30pm-3.10pm 

Elizabeth Cawein, Founder, Music Export Memphis (USA) (moderator)

Chris Gahl, Senior VP Marketing & Comm, Visit Indy (USA)

Joanna Woronkowicz, Professor, Indiana University (USA)

Sean Starowitz, Asst. Director of Economic Development for the Arts, City of Bloomington (USA)

Linda Broadfoot, Director, Indy Parks (USA)

Roundtable - Let’s create Indianapolis’ framework

3.30pm-4.30pm 

Closing reception & Emerging Artists Showcase

7.00pm-11.00pm 

 

Performances by The Wldlfe, Dreamchief, Jennie DeVoe and more. 

Closing remarks

4.30pm-4.45pm

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