Mini MAVO2020 Conference Info

Tentative Schedule

**Schedule is subject to change and attendees will be notified of any changes made.**

(Most recent update 8:32am 10/7/2020)


ALL Sessions will take place on Zoom.

You must be a registered attendee to receive the Zoom links for the sessions.

Pre-Conference Sessions - Thursday, November 5, 2020:

6:30-7:30pm ET - Angel Burch - "Think like a creative out of the booth." (Supplementary fee $35)

**Please note: This session is a Pre-conference session and is NOT included in the price of the General admission ticket. You must purchase this as an add-on if you'd like to attend.)

7:45pm - 8:45pm ET - Pre-Conference Happy Hour!!  Join us for a Pre-conference happy hour! This is a chance for attendees to mingle and chat - just like they would at an in-person event!! These are always a ton of fun - you won't want ot miss this one. **This session is included in the general admission ticket price. Registered attendees will receive the link to this session before the event starts. 


Friday, November 6, 2020

9am-10am - J.Michael Collins:  "Less is More: Mastering Commercial Delivery for the 2020s."

In this one hour masterclass, J. Michael will demonstrate the techniques that have helped him land dozens of national TV spots in one of VOs weirdest years, and have propelled his students to new heights in their careers. Learn why Less is More is the order of the day in most high-end commercial voiceover today, just how far that theory reaches, and how to execute the reads that agents, casting directors, managers and other buyers are looking for."

10:15-10:45am - Opening remarks - Val Kelly In this 30 minute address, Professional Voice Actress, Podcast Host, Owner/President/CEO/Executive Producer of Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC, Val Kelly will talk about event expectations, event etiquette and the schedule! She's always entertaining, so you won't want to miss this!! 

11am-12pm "Creating Your Best Demo." J. Michael Collins, Roy Yokelson, AJ McKay, Dan Friedman

 Featuring some of the industry's leading demo producers and audio engineers, and moderated by JMC, this panel will take a deep dive into bleeding edge demo production trends, how to make a reel that will get you noticed, signed, and booked, and how to avoid falling into scams and demo mill traps."

12-1:00pm - Lunch Break (GO - re-energize! We're just getting started!!)

1:15-2:15pm - "Uncle" Roy Yokelson - "Today's Home studio needs - Adobe audition, Audacity."

2:30-4:00pm - Brad Newman - "Market like you're not in voiceover."

4:15-7:15pm - Everett Oliver Animation breakout: "How to make your characters stand out from the competition." (Limited to 12 attendees. This session is NOT included in the General admission fee and must be purchased as an add-on. Fee $55.) THIS SESSION IS NOW SOLD OUT!!!! 

7:30-9:00pm - Tom Dheere - Rates, Billing and Negotiating: How much do I charge? How do I tell them that? How do I send the bill? These questions and more will be answered! 

7:30-8:30pm or whenever you can fit it in!!!  - Dinner break

9:00-10:30pm - Social event 

Saturday, November 7, 2020:


8am-9am- Mike Lenz – “The rise of Podcasting and The Role of Voice Actors in this growing industry.”

9:15am-10:15am – Steve Maraboli – Opening remarks/motivation

10:30am-11:30am – Sunday Muse: “Messy is the new perfection: What risks are you taking to land the part?” Stop wasting your time trying to figure out what casting wants to hear. Learn how to quickly cut through self doubt and shift your character copy with a clear, direct and self empowering approach. 

11:45am-12:45pm – Michael Kinsey  - "Where can I give back" - Learning Ally and how you can help!

12:45-1:45pm – Lunch break

2-3:30pm – Eric Bauza – Animation breakout session

3:45-5:15pm – AJ Mc Kay: Radio Imaging 101 – An introduction to radio imaging

5:30-6:30pm – Katherin Vasilopoulos – E-learning: Fundamentals and Group Discusson

E-learning is a type of education format delivered on an audio-visual platform.  Many narration genres can be blended in order to satisfy the content requirements developed for various industries. Numerous voiceover avenues are available in e-learning, for all voice types! Join Katherin Vasilopoulos in this breakout session to learn more about how you can be part of the e-learning voiceover world!

 **(Supplementary breakout session add-on fee $35). You must register for this session as an add on, it's not included in the General admission ticket).** 

6:30-7:30pm – Dinner break

7:30-9:30pm – Dan Friedman – Coaching and Direction for Pros

             Sunday, November 8, 2020:

8:30 – 10am – Brigid Reale – “The Business of VO Goals: From making to manifesting.

10:15am-11:45am – Stanley Fisher – “How to stay out of your auditioning dysfunction.”

12-1pm – Lunch break

1-2:30pm – Johnny Heller – Intro to audiobooks/performance opportunity 

Join Superstar Johnny Heller in an overview of the audiobook industry. We will discuss script prep, character choices, Fiction v Non Fiction approaches, finding work and more! This will be an interactive session and Q&A is highly encouraged! 

**(Supplementary breakout session add-on fee $45. You must register for this session as an add-on as it is not included with the general admission ticket. **

2:45-3:45pm – Liz de Nesnera – Telephony - the ins and outs of telephony VO

4:00-5:00pm – Marc Scott  - The 10 Commandments of Voice Over Marketing and Business in 2020 and Beyond...

Marc Scott, the original VOpreneur and your guide through the business of voice over, will share 10 truths he believes are fundamental for every voice actor to understand in our current industry and as we move forward into a new year.

5:15-6:15pm – Jay Preston and Meg Hensley – “On the road recording with The Booth of Us!”

6:30-7:30pm – Animation panel – Eric Bauza, Sunday Muse, Sara Jane Sherman, Meg McClain, Everett Oliver

7:45 – 8:45pm - Closing Ceremony (attendees must be present to win a prize).

Prizes so far include:

  • J. Michael Collins: 1 fully produced demo from JMC Demos - Value $2,400

  • Sennheiser: 2 pairs of HD 200 Pro Over Ear monitoring headphones, 1 pair HD 280 Pro Over Ear monitoring headphones, 2 MK4 True Condenser Microphones.

  • "Uncle" Roy Yokelson: 1, 2 Hour Life changing Adobe Audition, Audacity or Twisted Wave Set up and training ($300 value), 1 Fully produced Killer Telephony Demo from Antland Productions Killer Demos.

  • Sunday Muse: 1/2 Hour Private coaching session 

  • Angel Burch: 1 Full VO X-class package... This includes 8 sessions to help you set up your business from beginning to end, 5 ways to market and finding a niche through Strategic Target Marketing. The class is good for 2021. $1,200 value 

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