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Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Music Matters: Music Technology (free) Event at the Phoenix in Toronto

Attention all Music Geeks and Tech Freaks! We are excited to announce our next Music Tech MeetUp event, happening at the legendary Phoenix Concert Theatre on November 21, 2018.

This time, I’ll be moderating a panel on the role of technology in education and well-being.  The networking and panel discussion will be followed by a Music Technology concert in partnership with MusiCounts and Yorkville Sound.

And it gets better: If you RSVP through the Music Technology MeetUp, you will receive a wristband to let you in the concert—for free!

As always, the event is 100% free to attend! And like all our previous events, we will offer free drinks, beer, snacks, and pizza (you can’t network on an empty stomach, right?).

The Agenda:
Date: Wednesday November 21 , 2018
Location: The Phoenix Concert Theatre 410 Sherbourne St, Toronto.

— 5:15pm – Doors open for the Music Tech event.
— 5:30-6:15pm – Networking.
— 6:15pm – Panel discussion, “Music Matters: the Role of Technology in Education and Well-Being” moderated by Alan Cross (scroll down for panel lineup).
— 6:45pm – Q&A
— 7:00pm – Doors Open for the Music Tech in partnership with Leaders Concert Series in support of MusiCounts concert.
— 7:00-7:45pm – Social mixer and demo on impact of music on education.
— 8:30-10:45pm – Live music, including Bucket List, a collective of musical executives from Toronto’s tech sector with award-winning special guests!

Our panelists (taking the stage at 6:15pm) are:

Alan Cross – Multi-Award winning Broadcaster, Music Journalist, and Music Technology Groups’ founder.
Taymoore Balbaa – Strategic Development at SUBPAC
Dr. Dan Bosnyak – Technical Director at McMaster LIVELab
Tom Ladd – Managing Director, Business Dev. & Sales at Cognixion
Jeff Wolpert – Director Music Technology & Digital Media Program at the University of Toronto
Michael H. Thaut PhD – Director, Music and Health Sciences Graduate Programs at the University of Toronto & Professor of Music and Neuroscience.

RSVP now, as space is limited! See you there!

If you have any questions, please email Nathalia Ribeiro at nathalia (at) musictechnology.ca

About MusiCounts: MusiCounts www.musicounts.ca is a national music education charity associated with CARAS and The JUNO Awards. They believe that having access to a musical instrument at a young age provides life-changing benefits that will positively impact children throughout their development. This is why MusiCounts provides musical instruments and equipment to schools and after-school programs all across Canada.

*The first 150 Music Tech attendees will receive a free wristband to the concert following the Music Tech networking event. We’ll do our best efforts to secure free wristbands for everyone who attends our event; otherwise, tickets are $25 in advance or at the door.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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