Schedule uses Central Time.

• Monday | October 12, 2020 •
1PM CT
Opening Remarks


1:15PM CT
Award Winners Power Panel

Our yearly superpanel of IEBA Industry Award winners reflects on how an unprecedented year impacted each of their businesses – and their lives.

Panelists:
Darin Lashinsky, NS2 (Promoter of the Year)
Amy Madrigali, Troubadour (Club of the Year)
Josh Moore, The Bowery Presents (Club Buyer of the Year)
Stacy Vee, Goldenvoice / MTG (Festival Buyer of the Year)

Moderated by David Kells, Bridgestone Arena (Venue Executive of the Year)

Sponsored by Prism


2pm CT
New Terms & Conditions in Response to the Pandemic

2020 is forcing us to rethink the definition of “ready, willing, and able” and negotiate adverse admission policies and reduced capacity into force majeure language. In this fifth annual session with our team of experts, we take on today’s most urgent legal issues including COVID cancellation, weather payment, and indemnity and liability limitations. Communication and compromise will be key as we return to live events but, now more than ever, we must master a true understanding of our contracts, know for certain what we are responsible for, and accept what is insurable & what is not.

Panelists:
Jason Bernstein, AEG Presents
Brent Daughrity, Anderson Benson
Tim Epstein, Duggan Bertsch, LLC
Berkeley Reinhold, Business & Law Office of Berkeley Reinhold

Moderated by Pam Matthews, IEBA


3pm CT
Breakout Sessions
LIVE on Zoom with audience Q&A

 

1. Event Intel from Across the Globe
Panelists:
Michael Brill, D.Live (Germany)
Emma Bownes, O2 Arena (UK)
Venancio Castro, ASM Global (Latin America)
Zane Collings, ASM Global (US)
Marie Lindqvist, Stockholm Globe Arenas (Europe)
Tim Worton, ASM Global (Asia/Pacific)

Moderated by Dana DuFine, ASM Global

2. Fairs & Expos
Panelists:
Danny Aguilar, Delaware State Fair
Renee Alexander, Minnesota State Fair
Dr. Chris Boleman, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Jason Kane, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Moderated by Mallory Hines, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

3. Some Things Never Change: Living Your Core Values in a Crisis
Panelists:
Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Arizona State University
Joan Squires, Omaha Performing Arts
Jerry Yoshitomi, Meaning Matters


• Tuesday | October 13, 2020 •
NOON CT
Agents Alley opens
Hosted on IEBA’s website and within our mobile app
IEBA’s signature event moves into a brand new digital space. Check out the talent and find your direct connection to their agents.

1pm CT
New Protocols & Technology for the COVID Era

For centuries, venue operators have been charged with maintaining safe and secure buildings for public assembly. We’ve faced crisis before and have been tasked with a new normal over and over again. As we prioritize venue preparations for a safe return, we are also evolving technology to engage fans, identify demand scenarios, and respond with flexible pricing and nuanced incentives. Our customers vote with their trust and their wallets. We can rest in the knowledge that we possess the experience and expertise to rebuild confidence in live events and develop and implement new safety strategies that are credible, functional, and economically feasible.

Panelists:
Don Graham, Oak View Group & Climate Pledge Arena
Angela Miles-Powell, Ticketmaster
Mike Plutino, Food Service Matters
Mel Raines, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Kim Stone, Chase Center

Hosted by Eric Bresler, Oak View Group and Nick Vaerewyck, Climate Pledge Arena

Sponsored by CAPS Payroll, a Cast & Crew Company


2pm CT
An Uncomfortable Conversation
about Equality in the Entertainment Business

It’s time to tackle our own house – where we work – to create a dynamic industry that reflects the public we serve. If our industry – one that promotes and celebrates culture – is hobbled by deep, structural systemic prejudice, we will have a bigoted society.

And so we ask ourselves: what is my role in maintaining a system that drives inequality? What am I prepared to do to achieve change? Will we summon the courage to answer with one clear voice and eradicate injustice from the entertainment business, and from society at large?

Panelists:
David Carrigan, Live Nation
Becky Gardenhire, WME
Donna Julian, Hornets Sports & Entertainment
Binta Niambi Brown, Black Music Action Coalition
Noelle Scaggs, Diversify the Stage

Moderated by Ali Harnell, Live Nation / Women Nation


3pm CT
Breakout Sessions
LIVE on Zoom with audience Q&A
1. Festivals Search for a 2021 Roadmap
Panelists:
Lzzy Hale, Artist
Danny Hayes, Danny Wimmer Presents
Jared Martin, CAA
Danny Wimmer, Danny Wimmer Presents

Moderated by Lou Brutus, National Syndicated Radio Host

2. All Bets Are Off: Casino Entertainment in 2020 & Beyond
Panelists:
Deana Baker, Choctaw Casino & Resort Durant
Gary Olsen, Kevin Stewart Productions
Seth Shomes, UTA
Frank Wing, APA

Moderated by Kell Houston, Houston Productions and Charlie Davis, Paradise Artists

3. Young Professionals: Preparing for the Comeback
Panelists:
Amy Davidman, TBA Agency
Annie Flook, Elektra Music Group
Anthony Makes, Brooklyn Made Presents
Eric Milhouse, Nederlander
Sam Schaumberg, Platform Artists

Moderated by Joe Giordano, BOK Center


4pm CT
Closing Remarks