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Monday, October 2


The Podcasting Panel - Best Practices, Tips and Tricks for Creating a Great Podcasting Series
Today, 24% of Americans age 12 and up listen to podcasts monthly and over 42 Million listen every single week. And these numbers are only expected to grow over the next few years, so is it any wonder than brands and individuals alike are turning to the podcasting format to build their brand, expand their audience and drive business growth? In this session we'll get on-the-ground advice, tips and tricks from four experts around starting your own podcast and building a loyal listening audience.

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Jennifer Long

Co-Creator, Host and VO Talent, Mom.ish Radio
I'm a strong believer in the power of your voice.  In my role as a Co-Creator of the Mom.ish Radio Podcast, Host and VO Talent, I'm guided by a belief that there is room to create, craft thoughtful personal narratives, and produce storytelling across a range of platforms and media... Read More →

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Tyler Anderson

CEO, Casual Fridays
Tyler Anderson is a social media marketing entrepreneur, speaker, and host of the Social Media Social Hour Podcast. He’s the founder and CEO of Casual Fridays and Executive Producer of Social Media Day San Diego. He has over 14 years of digital marketing, social media marketing, and public relations experience and has worked with hundreds of brands on social media and content marketing initiatives including top hotels and resorts for Marriott International, the San Diego Tourism Authority, Penske Automotive, Jersey Mike... Read More →
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Sanjay Parekh

Entrepreneur & Raconteur, Postcast Host, Tech Talk Y'All
Sanjay is a serial technology entrepreneur and a vocal proponent ofstartups. He is a co-founder of Prototype Prime, a startup incubatorbased in the northern Atlanta metro. He is also the co-host of Tech TalkY’all, a podcast covering technology with a southern flair.Previously Sanjay... Read More →
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Jonathan Strickland

Senior Writer, Video and Podcast Host, How Stuff Works
Jonathan Strickland has worked at HowStuffWorks for more than 10 years in the capacity of writer, podcaster, video host and producer. Since 2008, he has hosted the podcast TechStuff, a technology-focused series that has more than 850 episodes and covers everything from particle accelerators... Read More →

Monday October 2, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room D - Marquis 1 - Floor 4 245 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Wednesday, October 4


Pitch to Sell - How to Pitch Film & TV Projects
Pitching is a lot like dating. Should you bring a box of chocolates to woo a buyer? No... but you should know the flow; what moves to make and when to make them. Pitch experts, Mark and Jeanne Simon, co-founders of SellYourTvConceptNow.com, will reveal how to flirt... tease... and make bold advances to spark a True Romance deal in a pitch meeting.

*How to start the pitch of your dreams
*Pitch Do's and Titanic failures
*The ONE question you must pop
*When you need to shut the %$#@ up!

This is an interactive session! A few brave volunteers will get the chance to pitch their shows on stage to the Simons who will critique the pitches with tough but Big Love…and pitch it back to them.

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Mark Simon

Story Artist, Sell Your TV Concept Now, Inc.
Mark Simon is 30-year in the entertainment industry as a producer, director and story artist for live action and animation, writing and lecturing, and amassing over 4,000 production credits. Recent credits include the movies Woody Woodpecker and Chucky 7 for Universal. He is the... Read More →
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Jeanne Simon

Co-Founder, Sell Your TV Concept Now, Inc
Jeanne Pappas Simon has been a producer, writer, and content creator for the major TV networks and studios in the entertainment industry for more than 25 years. She has produced more than 400 television series episodes such as Nickelodeon’s Clarissa Explains It All, Roundhouse... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room E - Marquis Two - Lower Lobby Conference Center 285 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30030


Culture, Tech, and Brands
Does culture influence tech, or does tech push culture forward? Hear how tech is seeping into our local art, music, fashion, and entertainment shaping the culture of Atlanta from local movers and shakers. We host thought-leaders from various industries — such as music, entertainment, tech, brand — to explore the intersection between their respective field and tech. Our conversation is about the tech rise, ways you have adapted and innovated to cut through the noise, and what do you envision the future of tech & culture looks like.

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Rufin Tshinanga

Founder & CEO, Popplr & Co
Rufin is a serial entrepreneur,and founder of Popplr & Co, an app for apparel & accessory brands to activate pop up shops based on consumer demand. Rufin is passionate about developing big ideas, innovative start-ups, and experiences that are impactful, and relevant in today's... Read More →

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James Cuthbert

Sr Brand Manager, Multicultural, Coca Cola Company
ames Cuthbert is a marketing professional, youth culture expert, and community advocate, with over 12 years of experience including stints at three fortune 500 companies (currently at Coca-Cola, formerly at Kellogg’s and General Mills) and two non-profit organizations.  He was... Read More →
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Amber Grimes

Sr Manager, Urban Indie, Spotify
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Jonathan Hessing

Co-Founder, Shouty
Jonathan Hessing is a millennial aged CEO with a passionate focus on culture, digital trends, and media. As CEO of Shouty he has worked for the past couple of years alongside his team discovering new markets that could utilize their technology for content creation, distribution... Read More →
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Jason Rodgers

Founder and Music Director, Orchestra Noir

Wednesday October 4, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room D - Marquis 1 - Floor 4 245 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303