Young industry voices today are proving that age does not always equal authority and that the next generation is not necessarily next – it’s now! The first #NEXTGEN_NOW Virtual Summit will bring together young music business professionals to discuss personal & professional development, perseverance, entrepreneurship, and how their new innovative ideas are influencing, impacting & transforming our industry.
The conference will begin promptly each day at 3 PM ET. All events will take place in the main room (the unique Zoom link you receive) with the exception of the Random Group Meetups and the 5 PM ET Breakout Sessions each day. Please refer to the Event Agenda below for access details; you can also always access the main room to ask questions and find your way to where you need to be.
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3 – 3:50 PM
Random Group Meetups
Join us as attendees all enter a large “Zoom Room” and we randomly pair up everyone into small groups of 3-4 for speed networking. We’ll do three sessions – all 15 mins each – so make sure you’re on time! You never know what magic could come out of these impromptu meetings!
Group Meetups Link: bit.ly/nextgen-meetup
4 – 4:50 PM
Getting Involved: Create Change, Impact & Community At The Same Time
You don’t have to be a veteran music industry executive to get involved with organizations that can create change outside of your 9 to 5. Whether it’s joining junior boards (or even the executive ones) or hitting up your industry trade association with an idea, there are strategic ways to engage and impact. When doing so however, you’ll want to be cognizant of how you manage your time and respectfully leverage your biz relationships without overstepping. Join this special panel to get the real deal on being involved from young execs who’ve been there, done that and are still searching for answers themselves.
5 – 6 PM
Attendees will have the opportunity to attend one of the three professional development conversations below:
1) Joining Boards, Associations & Philanthropic Orgs As A Young Professional
We’ll dive deeper into the last panel and talk about how you can get involved, as well as highlight some of the existing opportunities that are out there.
Breakout Room Link: bit.ly/nextgennow-breakout1
2) Mental Health + Wellness Roundtable
Breakout Room Link: bit.ly/nextgennow-breakout2
3) LinkedIn Workshop: Real-life Strategies & Tactics For Young Professionals
You may think this platform is simply to post resumes and engage with existing connections, but there’s actually a science and strategy to it – one that could change the trajectory of your career path.
Breakout Room Link: bit.ly/nextgennow-breakout3
LOG-IN & GENERAL INFO
You should have received an email confirmation from Zoom which confirmed your participation in the event. The Eventbrite confirmation was simply for your payment. The reasoning behind these separate emails is because accessing the event is unique to you and can only come from Zoom. The sender was “Music Biz” and the subject was “#NEXTGEN_NOW Summit Confirmation; Add This Reminder To Your Cal!”. Please let us know if you did not receive it and we will happily resend.
We encourage you to add the calendar invite to your schedule. Zoom provides an easy button to do so.
At 3 PM ET each day, or a little before, you’ll click the “Click Here to Join” button in your email from Zoom. This will put you in the main room where you’ll be able to access all other parts of the conference.
When in doubt, always refer back to that email from Zoom. We will also send update emails as needed so please check your inboxes regularly.
Questions BEFORE the start of #NEXTGEN_NOW? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-240-4481.
DURING THE EVENT, should you have any difficulty using Zoom, logging in, etc., please text 714-335-2402.
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