Robert Drake here …
Hot on the heels of a successful inaugural KindieComm 2014, we surveyed all attendees to gather their thoughts and opinions and spent time discussing ways we can tweak our creation to make it even better! After receiving a record number of submissions for the KindieComm 2015 Showcase, we’ve selected our lineup, notified the artists and will announce the Showcase lineup later this week. We’re finalizing Breakout Sessions as well – those too should be confirmed and announced before the upcoming holiday break.
Folks who joined us in June 2014 know what to expect: a day of socializing, networking and growth – capped with a night of great live music! Additionally, we will again offer a public concert on Sunday and offer tickets to that as well.
In true Kids Corner fashion, KindieComm will stress an interactive atmosphere, starting with a free continental breakfast & free coffee/tea all day – plus cash bar all day. Breakout sessions will book-end the KindieComm Free Lunch at Noon. Following a comfortable dinner break, we’ll gather again for the nighttime KindieComm 2015 Showcase at World Cafe Live!
As with KindieComm 2014, we’ve designed these breakout sessions to be less of a formal panel and more of an interactive conversation moderated by two or three people. We believe this format increases the flow of ideas and creativity within each session. Per your suggestions, we moved some of the sessions to a larger space than we used in June (complete with microphones) so now both breakout sessions will be amplified.
For attendees arriving in Philadelphia the night before, we’re hosting a casual Happy Hour Friday afternoon (4-7pm) to mix and mingle. The KindieComm 2015 registration table will be open as well – so you can check in and get your name badge. We’ll have a list of nearby spots where you can dine afterward.
We’ll be producing the 2015 Kids Corner MusicFest showcase for the general public on Sunday, March 22 (11am-1pm) at World Cafe Live featuring performances by The Pop Ups, Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights as well as The Not-Its! Tickets to Sunday’s show are separate from your registration and you can reserve yours ($15 per) when you register for KindieComm 2015.
Returning by popular request will be the KindieComm Mailroom – a designated area where Kindie artists can drop off their latest CDs, media kits and more to Kindie media folk attending KindieComm . This area will be staffed all day long and equipped with extra pens/paper for personalized notes you might want to include with your items. The purpose of the Mailroom is to relieve the stress of hunting down every broadcaster and blogger in attendance. By utilizing this free service, everyone can relax and make the most of their KindieComm experience!
We’ll also have the KindieComm FREEBIE table – where you can place CDs, posters and other marketing info for attendees to pick up at their leisure.
Early Bird Registration for KindieComm 2015 (until February 21) is just $75 – after that, registration for KindieComm 2015 is $90.
(registration includes free continental breakfast and a free box lunch)
To secure a discounted hotel room at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel – $145 plus tax (a $25 per night savings) – located just a few short blocks from World Cafe Live – click Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
To learn more about World Cafe Live, click http://philly.worldcafelive.com/
More KindieComm details to come - for now, let’s get this party started!!