FARM VIRTUAL CONNECTIONS

Webinars and Peer Group Session

In our ongoing efforts to serve the Midwest folk community, we are working on developing a variety of webinars in the coming weeks. Our goal is to create content that will keep us engaged in between conferences by offering everything from peer group discussions to educational panels that will provide helpful tips, tools and resources from experts in our community.

They are FREE to attend

but you do need to pre-register.
Just complete the short questionnaire for the session you wish to attend.

We may be isolated for the time-being, but are not alone. Let’s work together to define our future.

Upcoming Panels/Workshops 

Building Bridges

A conversation with Rev Robert Jones and others TBA

PANELISTS: Rev. Robert Jones, Sr.

DATE: June 5, 2PM EDT/1pm CDT

Don has been hosting weekly performer forums via Zoom to share what he has been doing and learning about how to not only sustain but thrive in the virtual world. Connecting with and building your audience, giving back to your community and still making money. Don is a master entertainer who, like every performer, has had to conjure up new ways to do what he does. He will inspire you with his enthusiastic (what choice do we have) embrace of performing to a screen while still finding ways to connect with your audience.

Long Term Survival in the Digital Era

A presentation and conversation with Don White

DATE: June 12, 2PM EDT/1pm CDT

Don has been hosting weekly performer forums via Zoom to share what he has been doing and learning about how to not only sustain but thrive in the virtual world. Connecting with and building your audience, giving back to your community and still making money. Don is a master entertainer who, like every performer, has had to conjure up new ways to do what he does. He will inspire you with his enthusiastic (what choice do we have) embrace of performing to a screen while still finding ways to connect with your audience. 

Tuesday Tech Talks – COMING SOON!

We’re really excited to share this new idea from FARM Virtual Connections. There is SO MUCH new (and old underutilized) technology out there. It’s impossible to cover all in one session and even harder to get into the HOW-TO of it all. So we thought we’d offer very specific DEMO/Q&A sessions on a single tool, resource or piece of software. That thing you heard about that someone else is using? How do they do that??  Nuts and bolts basics from someone who knows.

Previous Webinars

Technology in the New Paradigm

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 8:00p EDT

Panelists: Mike Pella, Video professional, Cuyahoga Community College; Eric Gnezda – creator and host of PBS series, Songs at the Center; Alan Finkbeiner of Sweetwater Sound, Producer, Musician

For venues and performers in presenting live music in a safe and responsible way presents new challenges. Many of us have been working on a virtual stage since physical distancing guidelines were issued. This panel will explore the equipment and software needed for a successful virtual concert as well as production solutions for video presentation in this new world.

Show Me The Money

April 29, 2020, 7p est

We are joined by Natalia Zuckerman and Ellis Delaney to talk about monetizing your online presence in two unique ways. Natalia Zuckerman is a singer/songwriter and masterful musician and the brainchild behind “Shut in and Sing” the largest online streaming festival for singer/songwriters hosted on Stageit.com. Ellis Delaney is also a singer/songwriter and a master of community building around her music, especially through Patreon. These two people have a lot to say about these two platforms and how the monetization of streaming live and content creation is helping them, and other artists they work with, make some money and community through this Pandemic.

Natalia can be found here: https://www.nataliazukerman.com/
For more information on the remaining “Shut in and Sing” concerts: https://www.stageit.com/ShutInandSing
Ellis Delaney can be found here: https://www.ellis-music.com/news/
Ellis’ Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/ellis

Peer Sessions

Presenter Peer Group

Date: June 3, 2020
Times: 12p and 7p Eastern
You are welcome to register for both sessions!

Artist Peer Group

Date: June 4, 2020
Times: 12p and 7p Eastern
You are welcome to register for both sessions!

Folk DJ Peer Group

Date: June 9, 2020 (rescheduled)
Times: 8p Eastern / 7p Central