WHAT IS MEOW CON?
Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women is proud to announce the inaugural MEOW Con.
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.
Throughout the conference we’ll be discussing issues such as:
- touring when you’re a mom
- the “novelty” of being a female musician
- health and safety on the road
- combating sexism
- the key to building a successful career
… and much more.
MEOW Con brings together musicians, journalists, academics, students, bloggers, filmmakers and industry professionals in all musical genres for two days and three nights of education and networking opportunities, all under one roof in Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world.
You will enjoy more than 100 musical performances, 50 panel discussions, film screenings, mentor sessions and workshops as well as product demos, the Image Alley Trade Show and much more.
MEOW Con will feature nearly 100 female performers in all musical styles. All performances will be held at our host hotel, the Austin Renaissance during the day and into the evening Submission deadline extended through May 10th.
PANELS AND WORKSHOPS
Interested in speaking at MEOW Con? We are currently seeking panelists who are musicians and industry experts with innovative and creative ideas on how women in music can achieve success and staying-power.
MEOW Con is international in scope, so panels should be well-rounded and contain a variety of opinions. We are looking for topics you won’t find at other music conferences. Our goal is to create more opportunities for women in music. As a MEOW Con speaker, you will help to change the dynamic!
The call for panel proposals is now closed, but we are still seeking panelists for some areas. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your bio, qualifications and specific areas of expertise.
AWARD & KEYNOTE
MEOW 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.
Several films will be shown at MEOW Con including the world premiere of She Rocks, a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at female guitar shredders, Lady Be Good chronicling the experiences of women in instrumental jazz, When Things Go Wrong the Robin Lane story, Rock N Roll Mamas and The Winding Stream, a brilliant documentary about the Carter Family.
Trailers and more film announcements coming soon.