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Thursday, September 26 • 9:00am - 9:50am
In Pursuit of Gender Parity in Your Festival Lineup

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It’s no secret that women have been underrepresented on festival lineups for as long as there have been festivals There is finally a growing movement to address this problem, and the arguments against progress. This discussion will address the the lack of gender parity head-on, with speakers who face this issue every day.

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Jamie Katz Court

Communications & Programs Manager, PineCone - Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
Jamie Katz Court moved to North Carolina in 2004 from Portage, Michigan. She has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, but once she discovered her passion for working in the arts, she never looked back. Jamie is responsible for coordinating the logistical... Read More →
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Dustin Boyd

214 Productions
A graduate of MTSU’s Music Business program, Dustin Boyd has spent his entire professional career working in and around the music industry. As a long time staff member for Planet Bluegrass, he oversees merchandise for the company’s three major festivals (Telluride Bluegrass, RockyGrass... Read More →
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Michelle Conceison

Market Monkeys
Michelle Conceison runs management and marketing company Market Monkeys, manages GRAMMY nominated and IBMA winning band Della Mae, English songwriter John Smith, and IBMA-nominated songwriter-artist Sarah Siskind (Song of the Year for Molly Tuttle's "Take The Journey"). Conceison... Read More →
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Jeremy Darrow

Front Country
From festival stages, to clubs, to the rarefied air of the Tibetan Plateau, bassist Jeremy Darrow travels the globe holding down low-end duties with rule-defying indy-folk quartet Front Country. Live and in the studio, Jeremy draws from the worlds of Jazz, Classical, and Pop music... Read More →
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Alex Mallett

Folk Alliance International
Alex handles sales, sponsorships, in-kind agreements and strategic partnerships for the Folk Alliance International conference, fundraising for the non-profit's charitable activities and grant writing for all of Folk Alliance International's events. Alex is uniquely suited to the... Read More →
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Mollie Farr

Lost Buffalo Artists
Mollie Farr runs Lost Buffalo Artists from her home in Nashville, TN. She started Lost Buffalo Artists for those seeking help from a new sort of agent—one that truly understood their lives and music within the music business today, one that would go to bat for them with a relentless... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601