FRIDAY, JANUARY 27TH
7 - 8 PM | KICK-OFF ASSEMBLY | Bra Factory
Shirley Manson (Garbage) in conversation with Eve Barlow (Billboard, Time Out, NYLON, Noisey)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH
SoundGirls 101: Live Audio Mixing for Musicians
11AM | THEATER “MOON” STAGE
Want to know when (and when not) to use gain? Or how to apply FX to vocals successfully? Learn the basics of live audio mixing from highly experienced live audio engineers on a real console -- or ask the more advanced questions that have been stumping you. Led by the professional members of SoundGirls.Org and Karrie Keyes.
Led by: Karrie Keyes + the professionals from SoundGirls.org
Find Your Inner Fierce
11AM | Bar “Star” Stage
(NOTE: Limited to 20 participants, 18+, women only. Thank you for understanding.)
This workshop engages women's powerful feelings and body wisdom as fuel for creativity and leadership, Radical Aliveness-style. Come ready to feel your feelings. Due to the dynamic and intimate nature of this work, size is limited to 20 participants and pre-registration is required. 18+ please. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move around and kick ass in; there will be physical movement.
Led by: Jennifer Huang + Cathy Johnso
Music for Pictures
12:30PM | Bar “Star” Stage
(NOTE: Limited to 12 participants.)
PANEL DESC: An open forum discussion for women who are already working at the intersection of music and pictures (including film, television, and commercials) to gather, ask questions and mutually explore topics in depth in a safe environment.
Led by: Alicen Schneider (SVP, Music Creative, NBCUniversal), Tricia Halloran, + Gingger Shankar (Composer, Singer, Activist)
12:30PM | Bra Factory
Ruidosa presents Heroína Latina: A Conversation With Mujeres Shaping Music and Culture Today
Ruidosa ("to make noise, to rumble, the agitators"), invites a bilingual and multi-cultural mix of mujeres musicians and culture-makers and -shapers to share their unique experiences of developing careers from such diverse spaces such as journalism, punk, ranchera, pop and alternative music. A conversation that explores the challenges of being a bilingual, multicultural female artist and communicator in the world today, including issues such as identity, gender and music, art and content as a vehicle of change and transformation. Today more than ever in the US, is the moment to talk about being latina, feminista and proud.
Led by: Francisca Valenzuela (Artist/Ruidosa) Chile/LA
Panelists: Marty Preciado (Editor, Nylon Español) (Mex/LA), Victoria La Mala (Artist) (Mex/LA), Lido Pimienta (Artist) (Colombia/Toronto), Raquel Sofia (Artist) (Puerto Rico/NYC), Alice Bag (Artist) (LA)
2PM | Theater "Moon" Stage
Own Your Own Voice:An intimate performance and discussion with Madame Gandhi
Women in the Music Industry
2PM | Bra Factory
Five powerhouses from different facets of the music industry will speak about their individual journeys, their experiences with mentorship, and any advice they have for young girls who want to get into music.
Led by: Jasmine Lywen-Dill (WBR, Girlschool)
Panelists: Laurel Stearns (Manager), Sara Matarazzo (Founder, Walker), Kirdis Postelle (SVP, Marketing at WBR), Sarah Avrin (Senior Publicist, Girlie Action Media), Michelle Cable (Founder & Owner, Panache Booking)
SUNDAY JANUARY 29TH
Queer & Trans* Women Discussion on Sexualization and Media
11AM | Bra Factory
An investigation of the sexualization of women in media and the industry at large, and how that experience extends to queer and trans* women in particular. An exploration of the emotional trauma that accompanies being inundated with mass media, and how we can learn, move forward, and reclaim or own our sexuality with confidence.
Led by: Dannielle Owens-Reid
Panelists: Stevie Boebi, Jimanekia Eborn, Jen Richards (Herstory)
SOUNDGIRLS.ORG 102: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN AUDIO ROUNDTABLE
11AM | Theater “Moon” Stage
An open conversation between established professional audio engineers from SoundGirls.Org about the experience of being professionals in audio that isn’t afraid to get technical. Questions on anything and everything job-, experience-, or tech-related welcome. All levels of interest and expertise welcome.
Led by: Karrie Keyes
Tiffany Hendren (FOH for A Silent Film and Head of Sound Delmar Hall St. Louis)
Karrie Keyes (Monitor Engineer Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder)
Chez Stock (Freelance FOH Engineer and Tour Manager for Yuna, PPL MVR)
Mary Broadbent (Tour Manager, Tour Manager Assistant, Merch Manager, Backline Tech for bands/organizations including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Flogging Molly, HoneyHoney, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Prototypes, BottleRock Festival, The Forum, + Star Vox Entertainment)
Karla Barrera (FOH / Monitor engineer at The Roxy. Freelancing at various production companies including Swinghouse, AOP, Motion Audio)
Megan Benavente (FOH Engineer Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band and Troubadour, Frankie, Monitor Engineer Frankie, Finish Ticket)
Music, Media, and Sexual Assault
12:30PM | Theater “Moon” Stage
More women than ever are using the internet to come forward with experiences of sexual assault and abuse in the music industry, but has that translated into change? What are the consequences that come with it? Panelists will discuss their experiences speaking out, the challenges that remain, and navigating these stories in the era of Trump.
Note: This discussion will include references to sexual harassment and assault and may be triggering for some.
Led by: Andrea Domanick (West Coast Editor, Noisey)
Panelists: Beth Martinez (Founder, Danger Village Music), Lorraine Ali (Senior Writer, LA Times), others TBA
12:30PM | Bar “Star” Stage
Alluxe, a.k.a. Laura Escudé, has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, from Kanye West to Jay Z, Bon Iver to Herbie Hancock and many more. Recently she opened for Miguel on his Wildheart Tour, programmed and arranged the music for Kanye West’s Saint Pablo tour and DJ’d for Charli XCX. Laura was also the first person certified in the music software program Ableton Live, which is at the epicenter of all of these shows. She will discuss her career path from concert violinist to electronic musician and controllerist (as Alluxe) and her visions for the future of music. She will demonstrate tools to help create an engaging live performance using controllers and instruments.
Intersectional Feminism in Music
2:00PM | BRA FACTORY
An exploration of inclusivity (or the lack of it) in indie music, strategies for elevating marginalized voices, and why our feminism must be intersectional.
Led by: Mukta Mohan (MTV, KXLU, Honey Power)
Panelists: Marin (Chicas Rockeras), Shana Cleveland (La Luz), Faye Orlove (Junior High)