On Sept. 23 and 24, Southwest Actors Conference & Expo, the premier actors’ conference in the Southwest region, debuts its inaugural event at Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Scottsdale.
The conference, which is set to be an annual event, will provide professional actors access to knowledge and training provided by top industry experts and practitioners, allowing actors to make crucial connections and discover new opportunities to grow their acting careers.
The two-day event begins Friday, Sept. 23 with an actor and industry mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 24 registration and networking begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by an opening session and keynote remarks from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and seminars in breakout rooms from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with a lunch break from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.). The conference culminates with closing keynote speaker from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Speaker highlights include:
Bella Hibbs, Founder and Director of Southwest Actors Conference & Expo, Casting Director for Good Faith Casting
Heidi Dean, CEO of Marketing 4 Actors
Andrea Courtney, L.A. Manager for Established Artists Management
Lilly Bankston, Owner and Talent Agent, Bankston Talent Agency
Angie Seger, Agency Director at Signature Models & Talent
DaJuan Johnson, Owner and Founder of Think Bigger Coaching
Katrina Fristoe, Owner and Talent Agent, SWAG Talent Agency
Faith Hibbs-Clark, Casting Director and Owner, Communication Method for Actors
Kaz Santana, Actor and Owner of Line Runner Tapes
Joe Girard, L.A. Manager of Bohemia Group
General admission tickets begin at $417 (plus tax) and include access to the industry mixer, general admission sessions and expo; VIP tickets begin at $576 (plus tax) and include access to the industry mixer, general admission sessions and expo in addition to special VIP seating at all sessions and panels, VIP lunch on Sept. 24 with industry guests and VIP swag bag.
Date: Friday, Sept. 23-Saturday, Sept. 24
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23; 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Scottsdale
4415 E. Paradise Village Pkwy. S, Phoenix 85032