Conference Schedule

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R.O.C.U 10th Anniversary and 1st Annual Conference Schedule February 7th & 8th 2020

Day One – February 7, 2020

3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Registration check-in

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Walk-up Onsite Registrations Accepted – (Credit Card Only)

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Cocktails/Happy Times @ the hotel bar

Day Two – February 8, 2020

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Registration Check-In

Walk-up Onsite Registrations Accepted – (Credit Card Only)

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM – 3 Breakout Sessions

Salon E – Roundtable Discussion: Audio Technicians & Sound Engineers

Moderated by: Kyle Hamilton-2019 Parnelli Winner & Jeremy Peters – Sound Image

Salon F – Roundtable Discussion: Lighting

Moderated by: Ryan Williams-Lighting Director & Programmer

Salon G – Presentation: Tour Logistics

Presented by: Steve Maples, Vice President of Trucking at Rock-It Cargo

Salon D – General Sessions (TBD)

BREAK: 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM – 3 Breakout Sessions

Salon E – Presentation: Recording, Mix, Playback

Presented by: Vernon Mungo, Recording, Mix, Playback Engineer

Salon F – Roundtable Discussion: Production/Stage Management

Moderated by: Victor Reed – Global Events Productions Network, LLC

and KC Jackson, Production/Stage Manager-Earth, Wind & Fire

Salon G – Presentation: Media Servicers/Video

Presented by: Ryan Williams, Lighting Director & Programmer

BREAK: 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

11:00 – 11:45 AM – 3 Breakout Sessions

Salon E – Presentation: Social Media/Networking

Presented by: Cherise Pugh – FanGage

Salon F – Panel: Tour Management: International & Domestic

Moderated by: Bill Reeves, Tour Manager-Anthony Hamilton, Tony Bullock, Production Manager-

Earth, Wind & Fire & Ronnie Stephenson – Creative Production Partners

Salon G – Roundtable: Women of Color in the Business

Moderated by: Sparkl West – Infinity West, Inc.

LUNCH BREAK: 11:45 PM – 1:45 PM

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM – 3 Breakout Sessions

Salon E – Presentation: Venue Safety/Active Shooter

Presented by: TBA

Salon F – Presentation: Mentorship

Presented by: Joe Shafner, Production Manager-Aretha Franklin, Curtis Vannoy, Bill Reeves, Tour

Manager-Anthony Hamilton & Victor Reed-Global Events Productions Network, LLC

Salon G – Presentation: Tour Accounting/Settlement

Presented by: David “51” Norman-Tour Forensics & Jini Thornton, CEO & CPA- Envision Business

Management Group

BREAK: 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM – 3 Breakout Sessions

Salon E – Presentation: Venue Safety/Active Shooter

Presented by: TBA

Salon F – Presentation: Insurance

Presented by: TBA

Salon G – Presentation: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Presented by: Donald Lamar – Small Business Development Center

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FREE TIME: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

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BANQUET BEGINS

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Cocktails in Function Area 3 ***Cash Bar***

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Dinner – Salon D

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Memorial/Award Presentations

9:30 PM – 10:30 PM Closing Remarks, Photos and Entertainment

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