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AEMCON 1-on-1s

Book 1-on-1 Meetings With Industry Experts. Available to AEMCON Pass-holders ONLY.

This year, we’re giving all AEMCON Conference Pass-Holders a chance to book 1-on-1 meetings with some of our speakers and experts. In these sessions, you can bring your challenges to experts and get their opinion.

  • These sessions are only available to AEMCON Conference Pass Holders

  • Most sessions are 20 min long, please come prepared with specific questions for your expert

  • We have experts that range from PR and Grant Funding, to Modular Synths, playing live, and hardware/software integration

  • As spots are very limited, please only sign-up if you know you can make your appointment. Appointments are first-come first serve, if you can’t make your appointment, please contact us right away at info@albertaelectronicmusic.com

Only AEMCON Pass-holders are eligible for signing-up to the 1-on-1s. Please make sure you purchase a pass here.


+ Modular Synths, Integrating Hardware & Software, and Hardware Emulations (Universal Audio)

Sunday 11:00-12:00PM / 2:30-4:30PM
20 minutes each.

Talk to a Universal Audio Specialist about any of your challenges with modular rigs, UA plugins, connecting modular rigs to your DAW and vis-versa, latency and much more! Also, if you have a question about the Universal Audio sound ecosystem, this is the session for you!

Len Goins is an unbiased veteran of hardware and software integration. Equally adept in hardware modular synthesizer systems and computer-based production environments, Len is a champion of the hybrid approach. The best of both worlds. The right tool for the right job. Make everything work with everything else.


+ Media Planning, Asset Review, and PR with Vel Omazic (Canada's Music Incubator)

Saturday 9-1 or 6-8, Sunday 9-1
30 minutes

Sit down with one of Canada's top publicists and community development representatives Vel Omazic.

Vel Omazic has been Canada’s Music Incubator’s executive director since co-founding the not-for-profit organization in 2011. CMI’s mandate is to provide customized and ongoing mentorship to artists and managers across all genres of music and to collaborate with industry partners, community organizations and all levels of government in music sector infrastructure development. He has worked in the Canadian music industry for over two decades having served as vice-president, national promotion and media relations for Sony Music Canada for 10 of those years, supporting the careers of Celine Dion, Our Lady Peace, Amanda Marshall and Chantal Kreviazuk, among many others. He got his start in the music industry in the national promotion/publicity department at PolyGram Records. Prior to joining CMI, Vel was VP marketing & communications at Green Living Enterprises, an environmental consulting, marketing and events agency.

Please submit 2-3 topics in advance to discuss at your meeting. Topics can include anything from reviewing your media plans, seeking advice on PR campaigns, reviewing assets you plan to share, going over your funding proposals, or brainstorming next steps for your career.

+ PR Q&A with Jordan Bruce (Dispersion PR)

Saturday 10:00-12:00PM / 1:00-3:00PM
30 minutes each.

Talk to a PR specialist from Dispersion PR about your plans to move forward as an artist and get real time feedback. Come prepared with your music links, PR plans and goals and anything else you need advice or help with relating to PR.

Dispersion PR brings over 45 years of combined experience in the electronic music world. Our ability to effectively publicize releases, artists and events comes not only from extensive PR experience but a deep knowledge of the industry as a whole. This background knowledge, along with an enthusiastic, passionate and honest team means Dispersion PR can deliver campaigns that are perfectly suited to our client's goals. Set up in 2007 by Directors Julian Shay and Dean Muhsin, both with varied backgrounds in music including retail, label management, artist management and publishing, Dispersion PR has grown to become an industry leader representing some of the strongest names in electronic music. Clients past and present include fabric, Cocoon, Hotflush, Desolat, Defected, Get Physical, Ministry of Sound, k7!, BMG, Rekids, Visionquest, Hottrax, No19 Music & My Favorite Robot to name just a few.

+ Grant Funding With FACTOR CANADA (Grant Funding)

Sunday, November 18, 12-4pm
20 Minute Appointments

Did you know FACTOR’s programs provide financial support to Canadian recording artists, labels, songwriters, publishers, event producers and distributors. Whether an artist is looking to record a demo or a full-length sound recording, market an existing album, or go on tour at home or internationally, there is funding available. In these one-on-one meetings, you are able to bring your applications for review, ask questions about the programs most suited to your needs or get help setting up your account.