On the Road Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, June 7
8:30 AM    Registration Opens
9:00 AM    Welcome:Opening Remarks

Plenary Session 1: Overview of Touring, Pre-Tour Prep & Planning for a Tour

9:30 AM    The Art of Managing a Career
9:45 AM    Why Tour? How does it fit into your plans? Where do you want to tour? 
10:00 AM  How are shows/tours booked? Typical tour cycles, All about presenters
10:20 AM  Hiring help: About hiring a manager/agent/publicist
10:35 AM   Tour Finances: fees, budgets, grants, sponsors 
11:05 AM   Getting Tour Ready: Technical and production considerations
11:20 AM   Break
11:30 AM   Video screening: On the Road 
11:40 AM   Q&A
12:00 PM   Lunch (lunch provided)

Plenary Session 2: Selling Your Show at Contact & Industry Events
12:45 PM  The What, When, Who, How much of Contact and Indusry Events 
1:15 PM    Applying, Accepting, Preparing to Showcase
1:35 PM    Exhibiting in a Contact Room/Trade show
2:00 PM    Following up and Block Booking
2:20 PM    Q&A/Other comments from other trainers, participants
2:30 PM    Break

Plenary Session 3: Selling Your Show: Marketing & Promotion
2:45 PM   What artists need to market their shows to presenters and to audiences
3:00 PM   On and offline marketing materials for artists
3:30 PM   Using social media to promote, engage fans and audiences
3:45 PM   Marketing live performances, what artists need to provide to presenters/festivals 
4:15 PM   Break
4:30 PM   Pitch or Perform Session 1
5:30 PM   Wrap up/End of Day

Thursday, June 8
8:30 AM     Registration Opens
9:00 AM     Informal meetings with trainers one-on-one over coffee/tea
10:00 AM   Break
10:15 AM   Welcome

Plenary Session 4: On the Road: Tour Management & Post Tour Follow Up
10:30 AM   Tour management: logistics, itineraries, self care, selling merchandise
10:50 AM   Accounting for it: Bookkeeping, taxes, receipts, invoices, accepting payments
11:20 AM   Contracts and agreements, riders, hospitality, Worksafe and other insurance
11:35 AM   About SOCAN and Royalties
11:50 AM   Following up with presenters post performance, tour wrap up, other tour tips

12:00 PM   Lunch Break (lunch provided)
1:00 PM     Pitch or Perform Session 2
2:30 PM     Wrap up/End of Day