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Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Tuesday, May 16 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Generation Next: Networking in the 21st Century

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Organized by YEP-Nashville

Like much of the music industry, technology has completely changed the game on how we network today. It's not enough to just make a good impression in person anymore. In fact, you rarely get the chance to make a first impression in person.  Networking today involves social and professional networks, email, text messages, and in-person meetings, and in a sea of millions, it is difficult to stand out online to your target audience. With young professionals constantly cold-emailing industry professionals for coffee meetings, how can someone stand out from the rest of the inbox, and what can you do to make sure that your information is found in their search? From perfecting your resume to networking beyond email, the Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) of Nashville — deemed “the twentysomethings changing Nashville’s networking tune” (Forbes) — has gathered a group of seasoned Nashville professionals to discuss the best practices and the top do's and don'ts of networking in the digital age. 

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Rachel Knight

Founder and President, The Knight Agency, Inc.
Rachel Knight is the Founder and President of The Knight Agency, Inc., a talent development and placement consulting agency that specializes in developing, placing, and advancing the entertainment industry’s workforce. She is also the COO of Turnipblood Entertainment, a full-service booking and production company that specializes in creating exceptional event experiences... Read More →

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Colin Kassekert

Business Performance Advisor, Insperity
Colin Kassekert started working in the banking industry at the age of 14. By the age of 17, he was creating and implementing new process to increase productivity. Since then, Kassekert has launched three companies. He is also a college national champion baseball player and an acc... Read More →
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Garrison Snell

CEO, Gyrosity Projects
Garrison Snell may be only 23, but the Gyrosity Projects founder already is a music industry veteran. The Arkansas native started his first business to book his bands into local clubs while he was still in high school. He entered Nashville's Belmont University as an aspiring drummer, declaring a Music Business major when he didn't get accepted into the school's prestigious Commercial Music Performance program. Quickly realizing he was outgunned as a drummer, Snell and another freshman began a booking and tour-coordination service for their classmates, putting together a 40-date, six-state fair and festival tour in 14 months. Halfway through this tour, Snell was hired to run digital marketing for Little Will-E Records, a start-up record label owned by Brooks... Read More →
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Lou Taylor

CEO, Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group
For the last 25 years, Lou Taylor has sat at the head of Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, providing business management services to actors, artist and athletes. In this role, she leads two Tri Star offices, one in Los Angeles and one in Nashville. Tri Star provides all aspects of business management services, including accounting, financial statement preparation, royalty audits, participation rights audits, tour accounting, production accounting, estate planning and all required tax filings both national and internationally. Taylor ensures that Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group brings financial predictability and peace to all clients. Having spent 28 years as a business manager and several years as a consultant for Arthur Anderson, Taylor is no stranger to developing effective financial strategies for her clients. While at Arthur, she worked for a diverse range of startups, private sector companies and healthcare organizations including Blue Cross and Blue Shield. While in consulting, she learned the importance of analyzing all of the details of a client's business... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom West

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