Peer Sessions

Our Peer Sessions provide the space and opportunity for folks who work in specific sectors of the folk music industry to get together to share experiences, practices, and insights, and foster community.

Peer Session Week: November 1-4, 2021

Peer Sessions are a yearly feature at our in-person conference and were extremely well attended at our virtual conference in February, as well as our inaugural Peer Session Week in June 2021.  Join us for our second installment of gatherings.  Please note:  these sessions are intended specifically for folks who work in a particular sector of the folk music industry – these are not intended as pitch sessions – so we kindly request that you only sign up for those conversations that align with your specific professional role/roles.

Artists

Monday, November 1, 2021 at 3 pm CT

Facilitators: Helen Austin & Joy Clark

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Radio DJs

Monday, November 1, 2021 at 5 pm CT

Facilitator: Jo Ann Mar (KALW)

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Radio Promoters

Monday, November 1, 2021 at 6 pm CT

Facilitator: Erik Balkey (Hudson Harding Music)

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Media/Publicity

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 10 am CT

Facilitator: Maria Ivey (IVPR)

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Managers

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 12pm CT

Facilitators: Amie Therrien (MMF-Canada) & Neeta Ragoowansi (MMF-US)

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Record Labels

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 2 pm CT

Facilitator: Rachel Faro (Ashé Records)

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House Concerts

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 6 pm CT

Facilitator: Cydney Perske (Austin East House Concerts)

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Music Community Non-Profits

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 2 pm CT

Facilitators: Kyshona Armstrong (YourSong) & Enrique Chi (Art As Mentorship)

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Folks With Multiple Roles

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 6 pm CT

Facilitator: Amy Laidlaw (I Hear Django)

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Agents

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 11 am CT

Facilitator: Lara Supan (Fleming Artists)

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Festivals 

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 1 pm CT

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Venues

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 1 pm CT

Facilitator: Lisa Wagner (Levitt Pavilion Dayton)

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Emerging Music Industry Leaders

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 4 pm CT

Facilitators: Sara Gougeon & Yas Shelton

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