Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC strives to offer unique, interactive, educational & networking opportunities for Voice actors in-person and online in a boutique sized setting, in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
**Thank you to all who attended MAVO2023 and to all the Sponsors and Guest Speakers for helping to make this one of our best events yet!
Thank you to our amazing "VALunteers": Sean Mahan, Holly Adams, Carman Wilson, Stephanie Johnson, Julie Ayotte, Jessika Cooney for all the hard work. Thank you to our tech team, "Uncle" Roy Yokelson, Patrick Kirchner and Dan Friedman for all the hard work as well! I'm so grateful for all of you!**
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I'm SO excited that the short film I was in - called "Fuzzy", directed by Joel Dunn of Theory Films, is out!! I play the voice of "Fuzzy"! It was such a fun project and it was an honor to work with such a talented director! I'd love it if you had the time to watch!!!
-Val Kelly - Voice Actor
MAVO2024 Guest Speakers
“I thought MAVO2023 was one of the best VO conferences I can ever remember attending. It was so well put together in so many ways. The presenters were first-rate. I learned so much from Marc Scott, Laura Schreiber, Serina Irwin, Joe Cipriano and all the rest! And, I made a point of networking with great success. I met so many nice, smart, enthusiastic folks who were there to learn and network just as I was. Finally, I have come to love the Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel. The rooms are great, the food is excellent and the staff is friendly and accommodating. I would love to keep coming back to that spot when I attend in the future… and, I will be attending in the future! Thanks again for putting together such a well-run and informative conference, Val. I’m not sure how you get all the pieces together and working so well, but you do.” - Steve Pearson
As someone newer to the voiceover business, I've found MAVO to be informational, welcoming, and approachable. And even with its smaller size, it still provides information and education that rivals much bigger conferences. MAVO is definitely worth the trip!
MAVO was a great opportunity to learn and to network. The sessions and presenters are top-notch, and because it's boutique sized, you have great opportunities to get to know people and top industry professionals without it feeling overwhelming. I'm so glad I decided to come:) I'll be back! -Colleen A.
MAVO exceeded my expectations!!! I am SO happy I went and look forward to going again - just wish I could clone myself so I could attend multiple simultaneous sessions!
Great opportunity to meet and engage with fellow talent from the East Coast!
MAVO is unique in the VO conference world because of two things:
1. Its intentional limited size means you get to spend quality time with speakers and each other in a way not possible at the other conferences. If you've never been to a voice over conference and are considering it, MAVO makes the perfect first conference. It was my first and the limited size was such a joy. Had I gone to Atlanta or even Dallas as my first conference, I think I would have been overwhelmed. MAVO allowed me to get my feet wet in a small, intimate environment.
2. Val Kelly goes out of her way to find speakers who are not the usual suspects you see at other conferences. It's super refreshing to hear from speakers who are not regulars on the conference circuit.
MAVO was, yet again, a warm and welcoming conference. With something for everyone and an opportunity to dig deep and discover. Thank you Val and all your “Valunteers” for all the obvious effort. Grateful for the friends new and old and the family feel. -Ana Clements
I absolutely loved MAVO! The boutique size really gives you the opportunity to connect with everyone.
MAVO 2023 exceeded my expectations!! I was blown away by the community, support and quality of attendees and presenters! I highly recommend this conference for beginners and pros alike!
MAVO is such a unique experience - big enough to make you not feel alone in your creative endeavors, yet small enough for you to meet everyone in the room. The intimate class sessions offered by working professionals allow for one on one experiences that are invaluable, whether you're just starting out or have been at it for years. 10/10 would go again.
I always enjoy myself at MAVO. This boutique conference feels like home every time I attend. The people are kind the teachers are welcoming. This is a great place to learn and grow.
The 2022 MAVO conference was absolutely fantastic. Val does a great job with this conference and you can tell she is passionate about making MAVO a success. The staff does a great job behind the scenes and were very helpful. The speakers were amazing and got so much good information. I made some friendships that I hope will last a long time and had an absolute blast! Thanks again!
Yes, this is worth the investment! This smaller more intimate conference really helped invigorate me in terms of my VO career and kickstarting it.
The speakers were well-known in their field and very helpful, there was a lot more one-on-one networking, and the attendees were very open and sharing.
And Val and her team kept things rolling very smoothly.
I highly recommend this conference, especially if you're in the DC area!
MAVO, be ready to be a sponge & then do some cleaning. It is packed with giving Artists, Tech, Innovators who are there to share, and they give beyond the session you attend. Its size is just right to feel a part of the Voice Over World Tribe. Get ready to feel challenged, to play and to be empowered and realize you are supposed to be here, and we all are glad you are here.
MAVO2022 was an experience like no other! I absolutely loved the ‘boutique’ vibe of this conference..it made networking so much easier with peers and presenters alike simply because of it’s intentionally smaller crowd. By the end of the weekend, I felt like we had all become ‘family’. Can’t wait to be back at MAVO2023!
For either a first timer or a seasoned conference attendee, MAVO22 had everything except crowding. Each session was planned with just the right amount of people so everyone had an opportunity to work with the presenter. It was intimate and so very much fun! Thanks to Val Kelley and her cadre of "VALunteers" for a well-planned, well run, awesome weekend!
I got more out of the intimate size of MAVO than any of the gigundo conferences, not only from the sessions and workshops but the social activities as well.
-Jim “Big Dog” Cooper
I'm new to the industry and I was on the fence on if I should attend or not. I"M SO HAPPY that I decided to go to MAVO2022. I met so many awesome people and made some great connections.
I was lucky to find out about MAVO and receive a ticket thanks to David Cui Cui. I'm a slow starter who likes to move incrementally, and MAVO was a wonderful dive. I knew the VO community was a supportive one online, but meeting so many passionate and encouraging individuals was beyond my expectations.
So much heart. Val Kelly has created a place of learning, fun, and community. I was inspired, challenged, and am now motivated to keep the momentum going and become a VO professional who helps others wherever and whenever I'm able.
Seriously, it's become very hard to go back to my day job. Thanks for the memories, and I'm looking forward to MAVO 2023.
-David Lee Hawks
I've been to everyone but the first MAVO and they keep getting better and better. The size is perfect for learning and networking. Big enough to provided top rate speakers; small enough to allow them to meet you and work with you in breakouts and master sessions. The size also allows awesome peer to peer networking.
MAVO2022 was fantastic! The best part was the people in the community Val Kelly created - I was genuinely surprised and delighted to know how kind and dedicated every one are to help each other. I learned a lot from each sessio.n. I'm more excited and encouraged to purse my dream than before coming to MAVO2022. Thank you so much!
Highly recommend. Wonderful people. No negatives.
Absolutely awesome event! The small size enables you to really learn and network.
“Time and life conspired against me for years, and MAVO2022 was my first real VO contacted 10 years in the biz. Being in the area I live it was a no brainer to go this time. And I was so happy to meet and learn from so many. Truly a fun time with a great collection and breadth of knowledge. I already bought my early bird ticket for 2023!”
This is my fourth MAVO, and it's easily the best one yet! Fantastic guest speakers, but also the level of talent and friendliness among the attendees was really inspiring!
Val and her "VALunteers" proved again how VALuable the boutique MAVO conferences are to the voice over community, and to us as individual voice actors and supporters. I'm already in for MAVO2023!
-John Florian, VoiceOverXtra
Hooray! Hooray! Come on Let’s PLAY!!! Wow! Wow! Wow! MAVO knocked it outta the park and brought everyone sliding in HOME as the crowds went Wild! What a WIN!!!
Being a part of MAVO2022 was exceptionally rewarding. When I was lucky enough to become a speaker, I had no idea there would be global participants. I was excited for the standard reasons: reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. Val not only crafts a line up that spans genres and wows those of us who are already excelling, but she attracts voice talents from across the United States and as far as the UK and Japan. I learned so much, was so inspired, and left with a renewed sense of optimism for an industry that I love so much. Bravo to Val Kelly and MAVO, what an incredible experience.
-Laura Schreiber, Voice Actor, Coach, and Video Demo Producer
Thank YOU Val!!
I know you put your heart and soul into this and I hope we all
did you justice! You are amazing and send you lots of love!!
Just a quick note to say a big thanks! I’ll fill out the survey but I wanted to let you know that I had a great time and it was so good to finally meet you IRL! Thanks so much for everything from the tiny touches you did to make us feel so welcome (English Breakfast tea!) to the organizational side running so smoothly. If there were glitches, we certainly didn’t know about them so you killed it. I’m so honoured that you chose me to be one of your speakers this year. Awesome conference and so much great feedback from the actors. I actually sent out auditions to a handful of the voice actors over the weekend!
Firstly, I just want to say the biggest thank you for having me involved with MAVO, it's been one of the best experiences of my year.
You have brought together some incredible people and introduced me to all of them, which I am eternally grateful for.
The friends and colleagues I have made from MAVO extend from your hard work, diligence and friendship, so thank you so much for that.
Secondly, thank you for pushing me to deliver the best possible sessions I could.
The standard was so high, especially in yours, Jason and Laura's sessions, and I've been inspired to push my delivery even further.
I've been back and on set the last couple days, but I'll be in the booth and pushing myself immediately!
Lastly, I'd love to discuss staying involved with what you are doing throughout the year and heading towards MAVO 2023.
I'd love to be able to add value (where I can) to what you are doing and developing.
Also I thought it might be cool to discuss a US/UK collab (especially considering how great you, Rachel and Lillain are already!).
The whole experience over the 3 days was incredible and I loved every second of it.
I am super grateful, appreciative and motivated by my inclusion in the event and can't wait to work with you more soon.
I will of course be more than happy to do the survey and to keep sharing things on instagram etc.
Thank you so so much,
Talk to you soon,
Have a great weekend,
MAVO 2022 was an amazing event to be a part of!
Sometimes, the best way to advance your career is to get OUT of the booth.
Mid-Atlantic Voiceover conference has networking, classes, and coaching, which are all critical to your Voice Acting career. This conference is a great place to get to know your peers as well as the presenters on a more personal level.
Everyone from beginners to seasoned vets, coaches, instructors, and presenters, are there to meet you, work with you, support you and help you grow your career. No matter what your experience is, no matter what genre you want to work in, this is the conference for you.