NACA Live 2020: Preview

We can’t wait for NACA Live!

Sunday, Feb 23

Get Your Hands Dirty: The Talent Buying Track
1:15 PM-3:15 PM | Room 706
Presented by Babco Entertainment and Degy Entertainment
What if one educational program provided real-world experience in key areas of concert management? What if that one program held workshops in key areas including drafting an offer, setting up a venue, creating an effective marketing plan and advancing a date? Would you attend or miss out?

Monday, Feb 24

Think Like A Comedian (Panel)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Room 605
Presented with Mark Gordon, United Talent Agency
What expectations do comedians have when they perform on your campus? What should you do, from offer to show day, to make sure your expectations are also known? A middle agent and a comedy agent will help you “think like a comedian” to determine best practices for hosting a comedy event.
ENCORE: CMI Middle Agent Panel
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Room 607
Moderated by Michael Croal, Duke University
The 2019 CMI Middle Agent Panel was highly successful. Let’s continue the conversation! Hear a quick overview of what was covered at CMI 2019, hear the panel discuss their greatest triumphs and challenges, and ask the experts your most pertinent entertainment questions
Selecting the Right Artist for your Campus Culture: How to Assess and Research Acts
3:10 PM – 4:10 PM | Room 605
Presented with Dwayne Vincent Elliott, Vanderbilt University
The hardest task in concert programming is choosing the right artist to fit your campus climate. During this interactive and hands-on session, you will be challenged to learn how to use assessment and research to bring the best artists to campus.
From Program Board to Professional (Panel): How the Skills You’re Using Today Can Lead to a Job Tomorrow
3:10 PM – 4:10 PM | Room 607
Presented with Rae Grabowski, Paradigm & Liam Keitz, United Talent Agency
“How did you break into the industry?” “Should I include this on my résumé?” “Where should I be applying?” Ask this panel of former program board members turned entertainment/event industry professionals the questions you’ve been dying to know. YES, it is possible to turn what you’re doing now into a job, so let’s talk about how.

Tuesday, Feb 25

C.A.T.S.: (Concert) Checklist Actions Towards Success
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Room 703
Presented with Gwen Dailey, University of Central Florida
C.A.T.S.! We can’t survive without our cats. Ever have that feeling you are forgetting something? We will explain how C.A.T.S. (Concert Checklist Actions Towards Success ) is the most important tool in concert event management. By using C.A.T.S. to manage your concert event, you’ll never forget anything again.
The State of College Concerts 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Room 607
Presented with Dwayne Vincent Elliott, Vanderbilt University | Taylor Schultz, Paradigm | Emily LaRose, William Morris Endeavor
An artist passed on your offer. Your advisor said no to an act on your wish list. Your program board missed the mark on marketing the event. Why do these things happen? Join this session of advisors, middle buyers and artist agents to discuss concert programming challenges and solutions.
Can We Strike Alcohol? Understanding the Artist Hospitality Rider and the Vital Role its Requirements Play Day of Show.
3:10 PM – 4:10 PM | Room 605
This interactive session will teach you the components of an artist hospitality rider, edits to make, and why the presentation of dressing room requirements is important. Spend this time learning why hospitality is a critical part of a successful concert day.


Melissa AronsonNACA Live 2020: Preview