2021
Conference
speakers

Keynote speakers

Andrea Shirk

Andrea Shirk

PRESIDENT & CEO
Rock Lititz

ANDREA SHIRK is the leader of a new kind of live event crew. Focused on building a uniquely collaborative, state-of-the-art live event experience, her dedicated team has been breaking new ground within the industry. Andrea comes to Rock Lititz with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and multiple product development and program management roles in her resume, having worked in leadership programs at both Lockheed Martin and Bose. In 2013, Andrea took the lead at Rock Lititz, where shows from around the world come to practice, train, build and structure their tours, and where crews come to learn, grow and find their production community.

Session Leader
Panel: Behind The Scenes
Panel: Race & Gender
Panel: Life Cycle of A Show
Presenter
Recorded Interview
Breakout: Choose Your Interest
Breakout: Next Steps
Henry Bordeaux

Henry Bordeaux

Tour Manager // Production Manager
Tour Mgmt 101

HENRY BORDEAUX started van-touring with punk rock bands when he was 18 years old. Trailblazing from small clubs to arenas, Henry has gone from Guitar Tech to Tour and Production Manager for world tours, TV shows and events for a mixture of acts such as Tyler, The Creator, Travis Scott, Fall Out Boy, Jennifer Lopez, The Biden/Harris Presidential campaign and recently Olivia Rodrigo. Along with a twenty year career in touring, he is the co-founder and co-host of the industry web series Tour Mgmt 101. Henry has earned his rank as a trusted resource for the next generation of the live events industry.

Session Leader
Panel: Behind The Scenes
Panel: Race & Gender
Panel: Life Cycle of A Show
Presenter
Recorded Interview
Breakout: Choose Your Interest
Breakout: Next Steps
Sean Sturge

Sean Sturge

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Clair Global // 8th Day Sound

SEAN STURGE has been working in the audio industry for nearly thirty years, supporting clients and shows around the world. Starting his career in Trinidad as a Sound System Engineer, Sean has spent most of his time as a Monitor Engineer. Providing custom experience for each band, he has supported artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, EMINEM, Prince, Dr, Dre and many more. Starting with 8th Day Sound back in 2013, Sean is excited to watch his community grow as new partners with Clair Global. Sean is eager to connect with an incoming generation of live event professionals.

Session Leader
Panel: Behind The Scenes
Panel: Race & Gender
Panel: Life Cycle of A Show
Presenter
Recorded Interview
Breakout: Choose Your Interest
Breakout: Next Steps

Panelists

Butch Allen

Butch Allen

Production Designer & Creative Director
Blame Funnel Creative
David '5-1' Norman

David '5-1' Norman

Tour Director // Tour Accountant
Tour Forensics
Henry Bordeaux

Henry Bordeaux

Tour Manager // Production Manager
Tour Mgmt 101
Larry Tyler

Larry Tyler

Partner
NKSFB
Layne Lewis

Layne Lewis

Supervisor of Tour Department
NKSFB
Sara Full

Sara Full

Tour & Production Manager
The Lumineers
Sooner Rae Routier

Sooner Rae Routier

Sooner Rae Creative

ModeratorS

Andrea Sweeney

Andrea Sweeney

President
181 Consulting
Rachel Pfennig Hales

Rachel Pfennig Hales

Community & Marketing Manager
Rock Lititz
Sean Sturge

Sean Sturge

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Clair Global // 8th Day Sound

Industry Experts

Adam Byrne

Adam Byrne

Creative Director
TAIT
Amy Gaio

Amy Gaio

Studio A Manager
Rock Lititz
Andy Babin

Andy Babin

Director Of Video Technology
4Wall Entertainment
Brian Panther

Brian Panther

Product and Technical Support Manager
Pyrotek Special Effects
Chastity O’Bradovich

Chastity O’Bradovich

Automation Technician // Lighting Crew Chief
Chuck Andrews

Chuck Andrews

Studio Operations
Rock Lititz
Dave Lester

Dave Lester

Director of Safety & Education
Clair Global
Emily Talbott

Emily Talbott

Control Integrator
TAIT
Geza Divenyi

Geza Divenyi

Vice President of Operations
ChoiceLIVE
Jim Shumway

Jim Shumway

Senior Project Manager
TAIT
Kelsey Kendrick

Kelsey Kendrick

Project Assistant
Rock Lititz
Kevin Kimmel

Kevin Kimmel

Systems Application Engineer
Yamaha
Matt Hales

Matt Hales

Business Development
TAIT
Rae Powell

Rae Powell

Account Manager
ATOMIC
Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Lead Product Developer
Pyrotek Special Effects
Steve Kaelin

Steve Kaelin

Project Manager
ATOMIC
Suzi Meyer

Suzi Meyer

General Manager of Campus
Rock Lititz

Sponsors

Tour sponsors
Production sponsors
Venue sponsors