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MEOW Con is an annual gathering of the tribes – an interactive forum designed to address the needs and challenges of women working in the music industry today and to ensure women have a voice at every level of their music career.

The conference brings together musicians, journalists, academics, students, bloggers, filmmakers and industry professionals in all musical genres for two days and three nights of education, performances and networking opportunities, all under one roof in Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world.

Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of musical performances, panel discussions, film screenings, book readings and workshops and much more. Click below to register now.

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AWARD & KEYNOTE

suziwithbassMEOW Con’s signature kick-off event is the Woman of Valor Award Banquet held on Thursday evening, October 24th. The prestigious WOV is a tribute dinner where a lifetime achievement award is bestowed on an artist or industry leader who has broken ground for female musicians.

This year’s Woman of Valor Award recipient and opening keynote speaker is Suzi Quatro, the first female rock bass player to become a major rock star – who will also PERFORM!

“She’s the real deal” – Henry Winkler

“The best female rocker of our time. She’s the one that started it all and no one can touch this woman. Not even today. The Godmother of Rock! Period.” – Cherie Currie

Also honored, Austin’s own Margaret Moser of the Austin Chronicle and Director of the Austin Music Awards.

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PANELS AND WORKSHOPS

panel_graphicMEOW Con will cover a variety of topics in three separate tracks called ICE (Impact, Career and Equality). A full panel schedule is available now!

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SHOWCASES

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MEOW Con will feature nearly 100 female performers of all ages and musical styles. Showcases are held on five stages at our host hotel, the Austin Renaissance Friday and Saturday night.
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FILM SCREENINGS

she_rocks_filmMEOW Con will examine the state of women in music by screening several new and exciting films.

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