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: February 22-24, 2022

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  Peer Session Weeks in June and October 2021.  Join us for our third installment of gatherings, which will be our final set of online sessions until summer 2022.  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.

Festivals 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 11 am CT

Facilitator: Michelle Demers Shaevitz

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Agents

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 11 am CT

Facilitator: Lara Supan (Fleming Artists)

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Arts Councils and Music Offices

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 2 pm CT

Facilitators: Ashley Shabankareh & Glenn Dickie

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Radio Promoters

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 2 pm CT

Facilitator: Art Menius

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Venues

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 11 am CT

Facilitator: Lisa Wagner & Abby Altman

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Audio Engineers

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 11 am CT

Facilitator: Jerod Rivers

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Folks with Multiple Roles

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 2 pm CT

Facilitator: Michelle Conceison

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House Concerts

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 2 pm CT

Facilitator: Howard Dolginoff

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Record Labels

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 6 pm CT

Facilitator: Pippa Ryan-Kidd

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Young Music Industry Leaders (Under 35)

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 6 pm CT

Facilitator: Sara Gougeon

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Media and Publicity

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 10 am CT

Facilitator: Nick Loss-Eaton

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Radio DJs and Programmers

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 1 pm CT

Facilitator: Jo Ann Mar

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Managers

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 1 pm CT

Facilitators: Yee Yang ‘Square’ Lee & Pippa Ryan-Kidd

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Artists

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7 pm CT

Facilitators: Helen Austin & Ernest Aines

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Agents

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7 pm CT

Facilitator: Stephanie Coronado & Nicole Rochefort

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Folks With Multiple Roles

Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7 pm CT

Facilitator: Amy Laidlaw (I Hear Django)

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