CMAO Road to Independence Conference Schedule & Full Panel details announced!

The CMAO Is pleased to announce the full Weekend Schedule for The Road to Independence Conference taking place at the Delta East in Scarborough on November 15th and 16th, 2014.

For just $75, your ticket gets you a full weekend of access to 10+ seminars and workshops, industry showcasing, networking and even lunch both days! Priced so that all artists can afford to attend – The CMAO is excited to continue to present engaging and educational opportunities for all members through our inaugural conference.

 All panels, workshops, and panelist information has been added to the CMAO website.    

                  

7AM-8PM~ REGISTRATON

9-10AM~

  

KEYNOTE ADDRESS WITH MIKE DENNEY

 

  
MODERATOR:
Bill Toffan
  
10 – 10:15AM~  SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 
FEATURING: 
Cliff Dumas

(The Talent Whisperers)
10:15 – 10:45AM~  BREAK (Morning snacks & beverages included with conference ticket)
10:45 – 11:45AM READ MY STORY- I’M WORTH IT 
FEATURING:
Brian Meece 
(Rocket Hub)
12-1PMPR, SOCIAL MEDIA, PROMOTION & MARKETING 
PANELISTS: Eric Alper (E-One Entertainment), Nadia Elkharadly (Addicted Magazine), Allan Mamaril (HMV).
MODERATOR: Samantha Pickard
(Strut Entertainment)
Also appears as panelist
1-2PMLUNCH BREAK (Lunch included with Conference ticket)
2-3PMTHE STORY OF ‘THE LOVELOCKS’
FEATURING: Amber Bell (Dale Speaking), Holly Cybulski (HC Consulting) Mike Denney (MDM Records), Ali Raney and Zoe Neuman (The Lovelocks)
3:15 – 4:30PM~ MOCK RADIO MEETING
PANELISTS: Paul Ferguson (Cool 100), Jack Latimer (KICX 106), Pete Walker (KX 96)
MODERATOR: Steve Parker
(Canadian Country Spotlight)
4:45 – 6PM~  STAGE PRESENTATION WORKSHOP 
FEATURING: Elaine Overholt
With Special Guests: TBA
6PM~  DINNER BREAK 
(Not included with conference ticket. Restaurants on site.)
7:30PM CASH BAR OPENS OUTSIDE SHOWCASE ROOM
8-11PM~  INDUSTRY SHOWCASING ACTS (TBA)

 

 
8AM-5PM~  
REGISTRATION
  
9-10AM~  BRAND PARTNERSHIPS & BRAND ALIGNMENTS
FEATURING: Allan Mamaril (HMV) & Samantha Pickard (Strut Entertainment)
10-10:30AM~  BREAK (Morning snacks & beverages included with conference ticket)
10:30 – 11:45AM~  MEDIA TRAINING
FEATURING: Cliff Dumas (The Talent Whisperers)
With Special Guest: TBA
12-1:15PM~ BUSINESS OF MUSIC
PANELISTS: Mike Kraz (MROC), Paul Sanderson (Author, Lawyer)
MODERATOR: Craig Parks (Copyright Lawyer) Also appears as panelist
12- 1:15PMSONGWRITING – HOW GOOD IS GOOD ENOUGH? 
THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION FEATURING: Casey Marshall (Songwriter/ PublicArtz), Michael McCarty (SOCAN), Ralph Murphy (ASCAP), Neil Sanderson (Three Days Grace/Public Artz)
***Bring your best “In Progress Song” (Not a finished song please) and perform it with a guitar or a capella. Receive live on-the-spot feedback and advice on finishing your song ideas from the panelists! 
1:15 – 2:15PMLUNCH BREAK(Lunch included with conference ticket)
2:15 – 3:15PM~   CONNECTING THE DOTS 
PANELISTS: Mike Denney (MDM Rercords), Andrea Morris (AM to FM), Julien Paquin (Paquin Artists Agency), Paul Tuch (Nielsen Entertainment)
MODERATOR: Steve Kassay (Durham Radio Inc)

3:30 – 4:45PMHOW TO TAKE YOUR SONG(S) FROM A-Z
PANELISTS: Mike Denney (MDM Records), Greg Kavanaugh (Producer/GKM), Ralph Murphy (ASCAP)
MODERATOR: Anya Wilson (Anya Wilson Publicity and promotions)

3:30 – 4:45PMVOCAL COACHING WORKSHOP
FEATURING: Elaine Overholt
With Special Gu