Speakers Announced For Pollstar Live! Panel ‘Hell Yes, I’m Still Going: Untangling the Most Massive Rescheduling Campaign in the History of Earth’

Pollstar Live!
– Pollstar Live!
Joe Harris
– Joe Harris
Leading agents from CAA, United Talent Agency and APA along with executives from Live Nation, C3 Presents, YM&U Group and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, will take part in the Pollstar Live! panel “Hell Yes, I’m Still Going: Untangling the Most Massive Rescheduling Campaign in the History of Earth.”
Scheduled June 17 at 9 a.m., the panel features Gerry Barad, EVP of Booking at Live Nation Global Touring; Joe Harris, music agent at CAA; Peter Katsis, who is a partner at YM&U Group; Jbeau Lewis, who is a music agent and part of the music leadership team at UTA; Sophie Lobl, Global Talent Buyer at C3 Presents; and Bruce Solar, partner and co-head of Worldwide Music at APA. David Kells, who has been with Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Predators since 2005 and who currently serves as the EVP of Entertainment and Venues, is the moderator for the discussion. 
Peter Katsis
– Peter Katsis
In March of 2020, our industry was faced with the unprecedented challenge of canceling or postponing thousands of shows and events worldwide. Those in the trenches will discuss how they dealt with this monumental challenge, how the rescheduling process has gone, and the fan engagement dynamic in play in these completely unique times.
Pollstar Live! is set for June 15-17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.  

The conference is the world’s largest gathering of live entertainment professionals and the flagship event for Pollstar magazine. The event features panels with the industry’s top executive and visionaries, multiple networking opportunities and the 32nd annual Pollstar Awards. 
Jbeau Lewis
– Jbeau Lewis
Pollstar Live! kicks off June 15 with Production Live!, the one-day companion conference that features insightful panels and discussions from industry professionals on all topics related to staging live events including lighting, video, staging and stage management, sound technique, concert production, video, regulations, security and more.
Previously announced speakers for the panel “An Honest Look At Diversity & Inclusion in Live Entertainment,” sponsored by Live Nation, include Live Nation Media & Sponsorship’s Shavonne Dargan, Nederlander Concerts’ Eddie Orjuela, Noelle Scaggs of the band Fitz & The Tantrums as well as the Diversify The Stage initiative, Bao Vo Creative’s Bao Vo, and Culture Collective’s Jonathan Azu, who is moderating.

David Kells
– David Kells
Stas Chijik, the CEO and co-founder of Billfold POS, will share his expertise on cashless payment technology during the Pollstar Live! panel “I Really Did Forget My Wallet: The Next Era In Cashless/Touchless.” Other esteemed speakers who will be contributing to the discussion include Michael Conley, the chief information officer and senior vice president of the Cleveland Cavaliers; Amy Latimer, president of Boston’s TD Garden; and Wayne Scarsella, EVP of Sports & Entertainment at Appetize Technologies, Inc. The panel will be moderated by Dr. K. Elizabeth Hawk, president at Ampersand Intelligence. 
Sophie Lobl
– Sophie Lobl
The Production Live! panel “What I Did On My Summer Vacation: How The Production Biz Stood Tall In The Pandemic,” includes speakers Maria Brunner of Insight Management and Musically Fed; Joey Gallagher of Gallagher Staging; Robin Shaw of Upstaging, Inc.; Michael Strickland of Bandit Lites; and Debbie Taylor; production coordinator for AC/DC, U2, Black Sabbath, Guns ‘N Roses and The Rolling Stones. 
Production manager/tour manager Bill Reeves and production stage manager Lance “K.C.” Jackson the founders of Roadies of Color – will take part in the panel “Roadies of Color/Inclusivity on the Road & At the Show,” a candid discussion on the critical issue of a lack of diversity in live entertainment. Other speakers on the panel include Tour Forensics’ Dave “5-1” Norman, Rebekah Foster of Ujima Sound Productions, Ltd., and Tina Farris of TF Tours – all skilled veterans of the business of producing live entertainment.
Bruce Solar
– Bruce Solar
This year’s conference will offer digital passes as a registration option for those who can’t attend the conference in person. 
Registration for in-person and digital passes is open now.  
Visit pollstar.live for more information.