As we pack for VO Atlanta 2019 this coming week, the excitement is palpable. It will feature hundreds of hours of content spread over four days; the industry’s biggest conference never fails to be an event to remember. It is a celebration of learning, networking, socializing, and friendship unlike anything else in the industry. This year, over 700 attendees are expected to join over 50 of the voiceover industry’s leading talents, agents, casting directors, managers, branding and marketing experts, service providers, and other assorted VO luminaries for a week that will help many talents take their careers to the next level.
The voiceover space is famous within the entertainment industry for being unusually supportive and collegial. We look out for our own and think of ourselves as one big family. Like all families, there are disagreements and points of tension from time to time, but in the end, we all rise together, and nowhere is that reflected better than at VO Atlanta. Somehow, being among friends and colleagues who share the daily struggles of being a solopreneur in a rapidly changing business makes all the petty arguments seem unimportant, and inevitably leads to a coming together as a community.
So as you pack your suitcases, plan your outfits, and try to cram an entire portable studio into a bag, make sure you remember the one thing that is most essential for an enjoyable weekend at VO Atlanta: A smile.
Anna and I are bringing ours, and we can’t wait to see you there!