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Audiobook Academy at VO Atlanta Overview

The VO Atlanta Audiobook Academy presented by ACX is audiobook narrator training geared towards those who have narrated fewer than 50 titles. Areas of focus will be technical, business and performance with Breakouts and X-sessions available in each in addition to a few panel discussions designed to help you. Whether you are at the start of your audiobook journey and need help setting up your home studio and profile for audiobook work, you’ve recorded a few audiobooks and need guidance on next steps to forward your career, or you want to work on improving your performances – The Audiobook Academy at VO Atlanta (AAVOA) will have exciting educational options and top names as your guide.

Audiobook Academy Highlights:

The Audiobook Academy takes place alongside the main VO Atlanta Voiceover Conference, so if you’re interested, you can register for both at a discounted rate, and get the best of both worlds.

Academy Highlight

Additional sessions are listed below which take place as part of the General VO Atlanta Conference.The following sessions take place at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel.

Breakout Sessions are 1-Hour sessions included with general registration.

X-Session (Workshops) are 3-Hour sessions with only 12 attendees per workshop.

(Additional Fees Apply to Workshops)

Academy News and Updates

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The Audiobook Academy at VO Atlanta presented by ACX.com debuting in 2020 features a very unique resource sure to benefit audiobook narrators; Michele Cobb. Michele has been a part of the past few VO Atlanta Voiceover Conferences, but 2020 offers something different....

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Day
Session TitleSession SpeakerStart TimeEnd Time
3/27/20AAVOA KeynoteDion Graham8:30 AM9:30 AM
3/27/20Dialects, Accents, and Honoring Ethnicity in Audio (X-Session Workshop)Joel Froomkin9:30 AM12:30 PM
3/27/20A Deep Dive into an Ahab Audition (X-Session Workshop)Dan Zitt, Julie Wilson9:30 AM12:30 PM
3/27/20Working with a Production StudioChris Fogg9:50 AM10:50 AM
3/27/20Chapter One: Intro to ACX, the Audiobook Creation ExchangeScott Jacobi9:50 AM10:50 AM
3/27/20How & Where to Research and Advance an Audiobook CareerJohn Florian11:10 AM12:10 PM
3/27/20Dual POV Audiobook NarrationNatalie Naudus,  Andrew Eiden11:10 AM12:10 PM
3/27/20LUNCH BREAK (Included with Registration)12:00 PM2:00 PM
3/27/20Please, Pigeonhole Me! Audiobook Narrators, Genre Fiction, and the Value of a Niche (X-Session Workshop)Andi Arndt1:30 PM4:30 PM
3/27/20Alone in the Booth: Focus on Tech (X-Session Workshop)Andrew Eiden1:30 PM4:30 PM
3/27/20Actors BuffetJanuary LaVoy,  Dion Graham2:00 PM3:00 PM
3/27/20Marketing Yourself & Your Audiobook ProjectsScott Jacobi2:00 PM3:00 PM
3/27/20Working with a Production StudioChris Fogg3:20 PM4:20 PM
3/27/20Self-Producing an Audiobook: Home Studio Set Up, Recording, and Outsourcing Post-ProductionEvan Andree3:20 PM4:20 PM
3/27/20Containing Multitudes – Honoring Diversity in Audiobook PerformanceJanuary LaVoy4:40 PM5:40 PM
3/27/20Working with AuthorsScott Jacobi4:40 PM5:40 PM
3/27/20Friday Night Chill8:00 PM11:00 PM
3/28/20How Your Voice Can Change Lives: Audiobooks Promote Equal Learning OpportunitiesPaula Restrepo8:30 AM9:30 AM
3/28/20Audiobook Recording Using HindenburgJonathan Hurley8:30 AM9:30 AM
3/28/20The Art of Storytelling (X-Session Workshop)Dion Graham9:30 AM12:30 PM
3/28/20Character Voices Workout (X-Session Workshop)Natalie Naudus9:30 AM12:30 PM
3/28/20Breathing Life into Audiobooks – Tips and TechniquesJanuary LaVoy9:50 AM10:50 AM
3/28/20Self-Producing an Audiobook: Home Studio Set Up, Recording, and Outsourcing Post-ProductionEvan Andree9:50 AM10:50 AM
3/28/20Setting up Your Home StudioMichael Kinsey11:10 AM12:10 PM
3/28/20Audiobooks for the Actor – The unique challenges of coming to audio as a seasoned actor (or the complete opposite.)Joel Froomkin11:10 AM12:10 PM
3/28/20LUNCH BREAK (Included with Registration)12:00 PM2:00 PM
3/28/20Unleashing Your Inner Voice – Audiobook Performance Intensive (X-Session Workshop)January LaVoy1:30 PM4:30 PM
3/28/20Do It Yourself Platforms and Launching Your Audiobook Career (X-Session Workshop)Joel Froomkin1:30 PM4:30 PM
3/28/20Bridging the Gap – from Indie Work to PublishersNatalie Naudus2:00 PM3:00 PM
3/28/20How & Where to Research and Advance an Audiobook CareerJohn Florian2:00 PM3:00 PM
3/28/20Narration Using HindenburgJonathan Hurley3:20 PM4:20 PM
3/28/20Intro to Casting & Ahab 3.0Dan Zitt, Julie Wilson3:20 PM4:20 PM
3/28/20Choose Your Own Adventure: Paths to Success in Audiobook NarrationAndi Arndt4:40 PM5:40 PM
3/28/20Making YOU a BusinessNatalie Naudus, Scott Jacobi4:40 PM5:40 PM

See Additional Content Below which is part of the general VO Atlanta Conference.

 

The following sessions are available as part of the General VO Atlanta Conference. These sessions take place at the Hilton Atlanta Airport.

Session TitleSession SpeakerStart TimeEnd Time
3/26/20GPS: Approaches to Text Prep for Audiobook Narrators (X-Session Workshop)Andi Arndt1:00 PM4:00 PM
3/26/20From Voiceover to Audiobooks – Should You Take the Leap?Tom Jordan3:30 PM4:30 PM
3/27/20Self-Producing an Audiobook: Home Studio Set Up, Recording, and Outsourcing Post-ProductionEvan Andree9:50 AM10:50 AM
3/27/20Romance and Erotica: Embracing and Honoring the GenreJoel Froomkin3:20 PM4:20 PM
3/27/20Out of Character? or All the Way In? (X-Session Workshop)Dion Graham6:30 PM9:30 PM
3/28/20Be a Savvy Audiobook ProducerAndi Arndt, Scott Jacobi, Andrew Eiden9:50 AM10:50 AM
3/28/20Alone in the Booth: Navigating the Path of Self-Recording (X-Session Workshop)Andrew Eiden1:30 PM4:30 PM
3/28/20Audiobook Narration vs. Other VO WorkDion Graham3:20 PM4:20 PM

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