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Business Skills for Creative Souls Artists' Conference

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THAT ATTENDED THIS YEAR'S ARTISTS' CONFERENCE,
AS WELL AS ALL THE SPEAKERS, FUNDERS AND STAFF WHO MADE THE EVENT A SUCCESS!

SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!

Here are some photos from the 13th Annual YES Artists' Conference, held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Marché Bonsecours.

  Julie Armstrong-Boileau from Moment Factory delivers the morning keynote address
  Barry Lazar (film producer/writer), Bill Brownstein (Gazette), Dave Cool (Bandzoogle), Ian McGillis (writer) and Sterling Downey (Under Pressure Festival/Magazine) tell participants how to get seen, heard and recognized.
  CBC's Sonali Karnick moderates the YES Artists' Conference

An attendee poses a question during the
'All Eyes on You" Panel on visibility

 YES' Artist Program Coordinator, Monika Majewski giving the second prize of the YES Artistic Project Contest to Brittany
Kwasnik
Singer/songwriter, Kyra Shaughnessy accpeting the award for the YES Artistic Project Contest

John Kobel addresses the audience his
motivational speech
 
Singer/songwriter Jennifer Gasoi tells her inspirational story at the YES Artists' Conference

Attendees at the YES Artists' Conference
 

Geneviève Borne interviews David Usher at the
YES Artists' Conference

David Usher during his keynote address



 
Geneviève Borne interviews David Usher at the
YES Artists' Conference




This event was generously funded by:                                                   Media Sponsor:         

Here are some photos from the 12th Annual YES Artists' Conference, held on Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Montreal Science Center
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Rob Lutes, Linda Rutenberg, Martha Townsend and Juliet Waters at the 12th Annual YES Artists' Conference

Participants at the 12th Annual YES Artists' Conference
 

Participants at the 12th Annual YES Artists' Conference

Hilary Leftick (POP Montreal), Peter McAuslan (The McAuslan Brewing Company), Jane Needles (QDF), Iulia Anamaria Salagor (Conseil des arts de Montréal)

Pilar Agueci, winner of the 2012 YES Artistic Project Plan Contest, with John Aylen (President, YES Montreal)

Iris Unger (Executive Director, YES), Jeannette Kelly (CBC) Anna Goodson (The Meatmarket), Daniel Seligman (POP Montreal), Veronica Redgrave (Communications Redgrave de Miguel, Westmount Independent), Craig Morrison (Montreal Entnomusicologist, Musician)
at the 12th Annual YES Artists' Conference

 

Keynote speaker for the 12th Annual YES Artists' Conference, Coral Egan (Singer/Songwriter)
 

Coral Egan (Singer/Songwriter)
with Jeanette Kelly
at the 12th Annual YES Artists' Conference

 



Here are images from the 11th Annual YES Artists' Conference, held on Monday, June 6, 2011 at the De Seve Theatre, Concordia University in Montreal.

Steve Gallucio delivers the keynote speech at the 11th Annual YES Artists' Conference: Business Skills for Creative Souls Participants during a question & answer period at the 11th Annual YES Artists' Conference: Business Skills for Creative Souls Jane Needles (Executive Director, QDF) and Jenn Doan (Choreographer/Producer) during the Alternative Fundraising presentation.
 Participants at the 11th Annual YES Artists' Conference:
Business Skills for Creative Souls
   
 The agenda of the 11th Annual YES Artists' Conference: 
Business Skills for Creative Souls
 Steve Gallucio delivers the keynote speech at the 11th Annual YES Artists' Conference: Business Skills for Creative Souls  Aleece Germano giving her Social Media & 
Marketing presentation at the 11th Annual YES Artists' Conference:  Business Skills for Creative Souls
 Participants during the Networking Lunch at the 11th Annual YES Artists' Conference:  Business Skills for Creative Souls
 Participants taking in the Social Media & Marketing presentation at the 11th Annual YES Artists' Conference:  Business Skills for Creative Souls   Aleece Germano giving her Social Media & Marketing presentation
at the 11th Annual YES Artists' Conference: 
Business Skills for Creative Souls
 Participants during the Networking Lunch at the 11th Annual YES Artists' Conference:  Business Skills for Creative Souls  Peter McAuslan (President, McAuslan Brewing) presents Noah Wohl with the top prize in this year's YES Artistic Project Plan Contest.
 Peter McAuslan (far right) with Katelyn Clark, Noah Wohl and Kirsten McCrea at the 11th Annual YES Artists' Conference: Business Skills for Creative Souls Carolyn Flower (Owner, Agence Flower Communications Agency), Jamie O'Meara, Former Editor-in-Chief, Hour Magazine) during the Media Relations presentation.  Andy Nulman (President, Festivals & Television, Just for Laughs) moderating the "Creation and Inspiration - How They Made It" panel. Paul Cargnello (Musician/Songwriter), Bettina Forget (Gallery Owner/Visual Artist, Atelier Bettina Forget), Johanna Nutter (Actor, Writer & Artistic Director, Freestanding Productions), Roger Sinha (Artistic Director, Choreographer & General Manager, Sinha Danse), Sarah Spring (President, Parabola Films), Carmine Starnino (Reader's Digest) during the "Creation and Inspiration -
How They Made It" panel.


         




Here are images from the 10th Annual YES Artists' Conference, held on Monday, June 7, 2010 at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal.




Andy Nulman (Just for Laughs) moderates the morning panel "Creation & Inspiration: How They Made It!" at the 10th Annual YES Artists' Conference, June 2010.

 

Kevin Allwood (Allwood Fashion Corp.), Marie-Jo Leroux (Ubisoft), Dil Hildebrand (Painter), Mila Aung-Thwin (Eye Steel Fim), Alain Goulem (Actor) and Monique Polak (Marianapolis College) and  for the morning panel "Creation & Inspiration: How They Made It!"



Robert Soroka (JMSB-Concordia/McGill/Dawson) and Michelle Sullivan (HKDP) delivered a presentation on marketing and social media techniques for artists. 


 
Participants engage in a presentation on marketing and social media techniques for artists.


Industry Panel: "Getting a 'YES'!" Guest panelists included: From top left Greg Dunning (Telefilm Canada), Sarah Rushton (Canadan Council for the Arts), John Aylen (YES), Jim West (Justin Time Records, Inc.),Jane Needles (QDF), Marc Lanctôt (Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal), Andrea Kenyon (Kenyon Wells Casting)

 
Oliver Jones is interviewed by CBC Radio's Katie Malloch at the 10th Annual YES Artists' Conference, June 2010.
 

John Aylen (YES), OIiver Jones and Iris Unger (Executive Director, YES), at the 10th Annual YES Artists' Conference, June 2010.

 

 
Participants at the 10th Annual YES Artists' Conference, June 2010.


Here are images from the 9th Annual YES Self-Employed Artists' Conference, held on Monday, June 8, 2009 at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal.



Morning Keynote: Liane Balaban (Actor, New Waterford Girl, One Week, Last Chance Harvey)


Andy Nulman moderates the Artists' Panel: 
Creation and Inspiration

 


From left to right: Alan Handel (Handel Productions),  Julian Espana Keller (Interdisciplinary Artist), Liane Balaban (Actor), Iris Unger (Executive Director, YES Montreal), Andy Nulman (Airborne Mobile), Andrea Kenyon (Andrea Kenyon Casting Associates), Dulcinea Langfelder (CEO and Founder, Off Interarts Studio), Dawn Taylor Watson (Musician & Actor), Joel Yanofsky (Literary Journalist, Concordia Professor)


Outside the Centaur Theatre


Participants at the 9th Annual YES Self-Employed Artists' Conference


"Show me the money!" Panel discussion with Dave Cool (MsAuslan Brewery), Jane Needles (Executive Director, QDF), Nancy Rosenfeld (President, Stephen R. Bronfman Foundation) and James Simon (Illusionary Success Inc.)


"Networking Your Way to Success" segment with Peter E.H. Palmer (Dale Carnegie Business Group) and Alyssa Kuzmarov (Oracle Productions)


Andy Nulman gives the Afternoon Keynote, entitled "POW! Right Between the Eyes: Profiting from the Power of Surprise".






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