Schedule of Events

Friday, July 27

Morning BCOME Golf Outing. Contact Gary Beckman if interested.
11:30a Check-in and Registration
11:30pLunch in Searcy Cafeteria
12:30Welcome and Introduction
by Michael Drapkin and John Candler
12:50Keynote Address by Dr. Bill Ivey, Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts under President Clinton.
1:50Plenary Session: Speed Networking. Bring 100 business cards and an elevator pitch! You'll meet everyone in the conference by the end of this session.
2:50Plenary Session: The Three Entrepreneurs
3:35 Break
3:55 Track Session I
    PERFORMERS: Life Outside the Classical World: Making a career in the for-profit world.
    FACULTY: Academic Panel I: Discipling Entrepreneurship in Arts Higher Education: Views
      on an Emerging Field
    INDUSTRY: Speed Business Plan Writing - Session 1/2
4:45 Track Session II
    PERFORMERS: Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Resources
    FACULTY: Designing a course on Entrepreneurship
    INDUSTRY: Market Research: What it is, why you need it and how to conduct it.
5:35 Wrap-Up
5:45 Dinner, Searcy Cafeteria
6:45 Pre-concert Mixer, Alumni House
7:30 BMC Evening concert: Concerto Competition, Repertory Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, July 28

7:00a Breakfast, Searcy Cafeteria
9:00Keynote Address by Arlene Shrut, Executive Director, New Horizons
10:00 Track Session III
    PERFORMERS: Business Legalities: Intellectual Property, Contracts, Royalties, and Negotiations. Tracking the cash flow.
    FACULTY: Advancing Arts Entrepreneurship Education: New Concepts in Curricular Design
    INDUSTRY: Speed Business Plan Writing - Session 2/2
11:05 Plenary Session: “Sales and Marketing”
12:00p Lunch, Searcy Cafeteria
1:30 Plenary Session: Creativity Exercise
2:20 Track Session IV
    PERFORMERS: The Rise of the Musician/Distributor - reaching your audience without a record contract
    FACULTY: Leadership in the Academy - creating an arts leadership program
    INDUSTRY: Finding Funding Partners: for-profit, not-for-profit, creative partnerships, what's in it for the partner.
3:25 Break
3:45 Plenary Session: Appalachian Storytelling Singalong
4:45 Plenary Session: Networking
5:30 Wrap-Up
5:55 Authentic North Carolina BBQ Dinner - Firehouse Caterers
6:45 Pre-Concert Mixer, Alumni House
7:30 BMC Evening concert: All That Jazz (Pops Concert)

Sunday, July 29

8:00a Continental breakfast, Searcy Cafeteria
9:00 It’s All About You
    9:00 One-on-One Mentoring with BCOME Staff (signup sheets will be available)
    11:00 Workshop: What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?
9:00 Academic Panels
    9:00 Academic Panel II: Entrepreneurship Education in Music Business Curricula
    10:00 Academic Panel III: Innovative Models in Music Entrepreneurship Education: The University of Michigan
12:00p Brunch/Lunch, Searcy Cafeteria
12:45p Making it Happen: Your Entrepreneurial Feedback Session
1:45p * Myers-Briggs Feedback Session
3:00 Brevard Music Center Orchestra Concert - Strauss: Alpine Symphony
5:00 End of Conference

* Myers-Briggs Testing will be available online before the conference for a nominal fee.