Second Annual ROC Talent Showcase Showdown
Are you a lowkey crystal-glassware musician? Can you throw it down on the pottery wheel? Or maybe you have jokes for days. Now is your chance to show off those skills you're keeping on the DL, or not-so DL, during the Second Annual ROC Showcase Showdown. You could even win a minor award. No talent? No problem. Spectators are more than welcome to attend this highly recommended five-star event.
What Your Disability Community Wants You to Know About Representation
Representation can have a substantial impact on your audiences.. When done the right way! Guest speaker Chris Hilderbrant, Rochester Spinal Association, will be joined by panelists across disabilities as he leads the conversation on authentic media representation for the disability community.
Salary Negotiation lunch-and-EARN
Looking to gain some new work smarts that'll really pay off? Join us for a sure-to-be-rewarding talk with negotiation expert Sophia Zisook. She'll cover why it's crucial to negotiate salary, benefits, and freelance rates (especially early in your career!) AND how to do it well. You'll learn to value your skill sets better and advocate for yourself in a constantly evolving market, with plenty of timely tips like navigating compensation conversations in-office vs. remote and how to evaluate what rates or salaries you should be charging.
Navigating Calculated Risk on Social with Duolingo’s Owl
Come hear from Zaria Parvez, the brain behind language-learning app Duolingo’s TikTok account. This is your unique chance to learn everything there is to know to become successful on TikTok and flip the script on traditional marketing from an expert.
Comedy @ The Carlson
6-9 pm, presentation at 7 pm
How to Enter Awards That Win
Want to take home an ADDY? Surprisingly (or not), your awards submission form scores high in your winning odds. We’ll show you the ins and outs of creating a successful awards submission. Plus, you’ll learn how to nominate your peers for individual awards—including Silver, Up & Coming, Trailblazer, and Mosaic.