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For more info, please contact:
Marisol Segal
Phone: 415-690-6060
Email: marisol@getconnectedsummit.com

Press Contact:
Christopher Buttner
PRThatRocks.com
Tel: 415-302-0839
Email: chris@prthatrocks.com

San Francisco's Get Connected Summit Announces Guest Speakers, Panels, Performances, Exhibitors, Networking Mixers, Sponsors, Contests, and More!
This is an Unprecedented Two-Day Electronic Music, Media and Technology Mentoring Event

September 22, 2008, San Francisco, CA: The first-ever Get Connected Summit (GCS), October 2 – 3, 2008, at Pyramind Production and Training, 880 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, proudly announces it's complete schedule of events, guest speakers, seminars, contests and more.   The Get Connected Summit is an unprecedented industry development and networking event bringing together leaders and enthusiasts in the electronic music, media and technology industries to explore and showcase innovative talent, technology and social awareness across these increasingly converging sectors.

GCS takes place the same week as two other major music industry events; the San Francisco Lovefest and the Audio Engineering Society Expo.   While these events bring a broad spectrum of internationally recognized and award-winning names in music recording, production, and performance to San Francisco, the GCS immersion experience will connect attendees to a targeted group of electronic music, media and technology professionals through intimate panels, in-depth product demonstrations, artist performances and label showcases.

GCS events, networking opportunities, and after-parties are as varied as they are informative, fun, fascinating, and educational.   Mingle with leading professional musicians, DJ's, promoters, executives, producers, engineers, manufacturer's reps, licensing experts, attorneys, and other creative types who, for decades, have lead successful careers in entertainment and technology.   Learn about the world of event production, how to build a successful company and throw a tight party from top club and arena promoters.   Get the truth about physical and digital music distribution from leading consultants, attorneys, and licensing professionals, build your brand online from musicians and technology leaders who have, and get the inside scoop on game audio production from executives from Sony Computer Entertainment, Dolby, Soundelux DMG, and the president of the Game Audio Network Guild.

If you think ‘making it as a musician' is difficult, try navigating the corridors of City Hall to get event and entertainment permits.   The Politics of Entertainment, featuring the Founding President of the SF Entertainment Commission, the Political Director of the SaveSFculture Coalition, and other dignitaries, will address issues related to outdoor events and what is working in cities around the world.   Where is the future of DJ'ing going and can you keep up?  Where is the future of DJ'ing going and can we keep up? Join the interactive discussion with Remix Magazine's Digital DJ columnist and DJTechTools.com's editor, Ean Golden, who'll moderate a panel with recording artists, and pro DJ's from leading San Francisco radio stations and MTV.  Come discuss what we can do to make a difference in the world today using electronic music and technology to secure a brighter future tomorrow during the Music, Technology and Social Activism panel.

In addition, learn recording studio tips and tricks from San Francisco's finest producers and engineers, immerse yourself in demos of cutting edge music creation and recording products from leading manufacturers, M-Audio, IK Multimedia, Ableton, Digidesign, Kinaxis, MediaMobz, and Serato Audio Research, and enjoy musical performances every 30 minutes in the exhibit hall.   And all participants will receive $20 gift cards from iTunes, Ampeg SVX UNO (Bass Amp & Fx Modeling Software) samples and product discounts from IK Multimedia, and everyone can enter to win one of two Les Paul Studio Chameleon electric guitars generously provided by the Gibson Guitar Company.

Networking mixers will be held at the end of each summit day with food and beverages provided.   On the evening of October 2, artists and producers alike will get immediate access to the ears and feedback of Dance and Electronic music industry veterans and their peers during the Test Press track review session, which results in an unrivaled opportunity to showcase their newest tracks and network with labels, press and distribution representatives.   Participants are encouraged to upload their tracks at http://www.epiphyterecords.com/TestPressuploader/index2.php to get the opportunity to have their music presented and considered for inclusion on the next Test Press compilation release.

In addition, the “Summit Pass” entitles GCS attendees to free admission at evening performances at over 20 of San Francisco's premiere clubs, including: Vessel, Grey Area Beacon, Mighty, Paradise Lounge, Temple, Fluid, 1015, Icon, Revel Lounge, and 111 Minna.

Additional panelists, exhibitors, and workshops are being constantly updated at www.getconnectedsummit.com

The Get Connected Summit is produced in cooperation with partnering organizations and companies, The San Francisco Entertainment Commission, The San Francisco Lovefest, and Pyramind Production and Training, with the support of lead sponsors The Game Audio Network (G.A.N.G.), Dolby, and media sponsors REMIX. Electronic Musician, Music Connection, and Singer and Musician Magazines, as well as The iLiveToPlay Network.

General admission to the summit is$99.00 in advance or $149.00 at the door per person Student AES members receive discounted admission at $49 and AES attendees will receive the $99 walk up rate.

For sponsor, exhibitor, and partnership opportunities, contact: Email: marisol@getconnectedsummit.com

For press inquiries, contact Christopher Buttner, above.