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Amplify Music 2020 Virtual Conference – April 23/24

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We have joined UCLA Alpert, CU Denver, and many other organizations for a Virtual Gathering/Conference on April 23/24 and pilot session April 17.  

Website: AmplifyMusic.org

Free Registration Link (Eventbrite): https://amplifymusic2020.eventbrite.com

Event Mission: A gathering of lived experiences and workable ideas

This event brings together diverse music leaders and creators online to learn and share from local community response, emergent solutions, and heroic efforts to support local artists, venues, creative communities, and support networks in the surge/challenges of the COVID-19.

  • Unique practices that may transfer to other areas
  • Ways to learn between great ecosystems and communities of communities
  • New combinations of business and community models – bridges beyond streaming
  • “After” – rebuilding trust, conflicts for space/time/funds, challenges of funding in a community rebuilding mode

Please reach out if you have other ideas as well.  This is a Big Tent project, meant to connect groups and great ideas. 

Lead Co-Hosts:

  • Dr. Gigi Louisa Johnson, President, Maremel Institute; Faculty, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
  • Storm Gloor, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media

List of Collaborating Organizations: See the ever-updating list at AmplifyMusic.org.

Inquiries: Please reach out for speaking or collaborating at the links above.  You also can email us at amplifymusic@maremel.com


Speakers and Schedule: In planning stages now 

Cost to Attend: Free.  You may contribute toward the event at Eventbrite, but no payment is required to attend, speak, or share.

Cost to Collaborate: None required, though various collaborators are bringing their community emails, in-kind resources, volunteers, and great ideas.

Technology Needs to Participate: 

  • Speakers will need a webcam, microphone, and optimally a headset, along with Internet access from their computer, tablet, or smartphone.  
  • Participants and Speakers will be on Zoom or another webconference platform, so will need to be able to access the platform we chose (based on attendance); the sessions also will be recorded and shared online afterwards, and may be livestreamed as well.  

Current Draft Schedule (to be shared with more detail by April 16):

April 23/24, 2020
Online – Details to be shared via Eventbrite 

PDT-7 EDT-4 Mumbai+5.5 Tokyo+9 NZST+12 CEST+2 Type Session Name
1:00 PM 4:00 PM 8:00 AM Welcome Welcome
1:15 PM 4:15 PM 8:15 AM Panel What is Resilience?
1:45 PM 4:45 PM 8:45 AM Panel Challenges to Date
2:15 PM 5:15 PM 9:15 AM Break Break
2:30 PM 5:30 PM 9:30 AM Futures 15 Future of Live Music
2:45 PM 9:45 AM Panel Practical Actions from the Front Lines in Seattle, New York, and San Francisco
3:15 PM 10:15 AM Panel What have been Nonprofit, Govt, and Organizational Main Actions in Local Music Communities?
3:45 PM 10:45 AM Break Break
4:00 PM 8:00 AM 11:00 AM Panel How can local organizations and foundations help?
4:30 PM 8:30 AM 11:30 AM Panel How have Local Radio and Media Stepped Up?
5:00 PM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM Break Break
5:15 PM 9:15 AM 12:15 PM Panel Music Education — The Intertwining of Educational Disruption and Music Disruption
5:45 PM 9:45 AM 12:45 PM Panel Night Mayors – West Coast and Asia
10:15 AM 1:15 PM Break Break
10:30 AM 1:30 PM Futures 15 Future Music Trends Impacting Asia, Australia, and New Zealand
10:45 AM 1:45 PM Panel Tokyo & Japan: Practical Actions and Challenges
11:15 AM 2:15 PM Panel China & Hong Kong: Practical Actions and Challenges
11:45 AM 2:45 PM Break Break
8:30 AM 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Panel New Zealand & Australia: Practical Actions and Challenges
9:00 AM 12:30 PM 3:30 PM Panel New Zealand & Australia: Practical Actions and Challenges
9:30 AM 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Break
9:45 AM 1:15 PM 4:15 PM Futurist 15 TBA
10:00 AM 1:30 PM 4:30 PM Panel TBA
10:30 AM 2:00 PM 5:00 PM Panel TBA
11:00 AM 2:30 PM 5:30 PM Break
11:15 AM 2:45 PM 5:45 PM Panel India: Practical Actions and Challenges
11:45 AM 3:15 PM 8:15 Panel India: Practical Actions and Challenges
12:15 PM 3:45 PM 8:45 Break
12:30 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 Panel Advocacy Approached from Europe
1:00 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 Panel European Nightlife: Practical Actions and Challenges
1:30 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 Break
1:45 PM 12/31/1899 17:15:00 10:15 Futurist 15 Beyond Music: Bigger Trends in a Changing Society
2:00 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 Panel Working with Government in Recovery
2:30 PM 11:00 Panel Europe: Practical Actions and Challenges
3:00 PM 11:30 Panel Music Cities: How Can Information and Social Structures Support Current and Future Challenges?
3:30 PM 12:00 Break
3:45 PM 12:15 Panel Diversity of the Live Music Sector
4:15 PM 12:45 Panel COVID-19, and then what?
4:45 PM 13:15 Break
5:00 PM 13:30 Panel TBD Europe
8:00 AM 5:30 PM 14:00 Panel TBD Europe
8:30 AM 6:00 PM 14:30 Break
8:45 AM 14:45 Futurist 15 TBD
9:00 AM 15:00 Panel Latin America: Practical Actions and Challenges
9:30 AM 15:30 Panel Latin America: Practical Actions and Challenges
10:00 AM 16:00 Break
10:15 AM 16:15 Panel How Data is Collectable/Collected Toward Local Action and Recovery
10:45 AM 16:45 Panel Role of Technology in Our Transitions
8:15 AM 11:15 AM 17:15 Break
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Panel Important Takeaways from Katrina: The Challanges of New Orleans’ are the World’s Challenges
9:00 AM 12:00 PM Panel Archiving Music History and Culture
9:30 AM 12:30 PM Break
9:45 AM 12:45 PM Futurist 15 TBA
10:00 AM 1:00 PM Panel Future Cities: Working Together for Government Structured Support for Recovery
10:30 AM 1:30 PM Panel Recovery: How To Support One Another Through Music and Vice Versa
11:00 AM 2:00 PM Break
11:15 AM 2:15 PM Panel Future of Live Venues and Events
12:15 PM 3:15 PM Panel Future of Live Experience and Music in Future Disasters and Social Challenges
12:45 PM 3:45 PM Panel Roles of the Individual in Society – Inequalities, Anonymity and Rights
1:15 PM 4:15 PM Panel Where the Next Year May Take Us
1:45 PM 4:45 PM Panel Closing Conversation: How To Stay Connected and Share Insights Going Forward



April 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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