Short 5-Minute Showcases

The intent of short 5-minute showcases at Pacific Contact is to give new artists to Pacific Contact an opportunity to be seen by presenters and to act as an icebreaker when they are at their tables in the Contact Room.  Short 5’s are not open to agents or artists that are represented by agents at Pacific Contact.  Agents will have a separate pitch session at Pacific Contact.

Note:  Those who have had Short 5’s in the last 2 years will be placed in lower priority than those who have not had a Short 5 before. The Short 5’s replace Pitch/Performs.  Please note that there will be an opportunity for agents to ‘Pitch’ at Pacific Contact.

Details about the Short 5’s:

  • Artists who are registered as a Type 1 delegates (with table in the contact room) can apply for 1 of 24 short 5-minute showcases during the conference.
  • The Short 5’s are only open to artists registered (type 1 Exhibitor/Contact Room).
  • The Short 5’s exist to give artists attending Pacific Contact the opportunity to perform in front of the presenters.
  • The Short 5’s take place in a meeting room at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown conference hotel.
  • The Short 5’s are 5 minutes max. (can be less) – this includes getting you and what you need on stage. When you are done everything you have with you must leave with you.
  • The Short 5’s are low tech – there is no tech time in advance, no green room or anything more that we provide other than a couple of mics, a small mixing board and a small stage. There are a couple of people with timers who will notify you at the one-minute left mark. They will stop you if you go over 5 minutes.
  • The Short 5’s are fun! Presenters really look forward to them. They help you feel more comfortable and act as an ice-breaker in conversation with presenters when you’re in the contact room.